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Pictures \ Past Events / Fredericton/Mactaquac/Nackawic tour - July 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 07:01:52 PM »
Great day to tour the province. Beautiful scenery and some good laughs.  Trying to maintain a route that kept us near water, we got to see parts of our province that we had not seen in years.  Thank you everyone for social distancing and wearing face masks.  And thank you to Roger & Angie for scouting the route the weekend before to make sure we avoided rough terrain and fresh tar. 
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Pictures \ Past Events / Alma Restaurant/Cruise - June 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 06:56:43 PM »
Did someone say lobster rolls?  or actually food of any kind?   11 Corvettes met up in Riverview for a cruise to Alma.   The Muddy Rudder Restaurant was set up to accommodate everyone that needed to social distance (some were comfortable with their new bubble friends).  Food and service was great considering our new normal.   Thank you to Trueman & Margaret for setting up with run.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Kent County Run - June, 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 06:52:04 PM »
Considering Covid-19 has brought our club activities to a complete halt for April and May, we were timid in going for a cruise in June.  But Bob Cormier & Melissa Bourque organized a great first outing - through Shediac, Cocagne, Notre Dame, Irishtown, then back to where we started, Dieppe.   Thank you for the brave that came out for the first run. (12 Corvettes)
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Pictures \ Past Events / Christmas Party - December 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 12, 2020, 06:47:31 PM »
With a fantastic turnout, we had a blast - check out the crazy Christmas sweaters.   Great fundraider/auction for the Christmas club charities, great food, great fun, great friends.
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly (Video Chat) Meeting July 6 2020 Executive
« Last post by Ricko on July 09, 2020, 05:33:27 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
July 6, 2020
Video Chat – 7pm

Present :  On chat Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Bob Cormier and Melissa Bourque, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, joining by phone Wornick Price.

President Roger Bourgeois welcomed everyone to the July meeting advising he was glad to see Atlantic Canada opening up.

He advised it was not necessary to read the minutes from the last months meeting.

The video chat was scheduled as he decided having the meeting at Lounsbury’s would have been difficult as social distancing would have been an issue.

Old Business :  Three runs have taken place, the 1st organized by Melissa and Bob which took the participants from Dieppe, through Shediac, Cocagne, Irishtown, then Champlain Place parking lot.  Thanks to the 12 cars that attended – was a good turnout for a Thursday evening.
The 2nd organized by Trueman and Margaret, from Riverview, along the NB114 to Alma.  Participants had an evening meal at Trueman’s nephew’s new restaurant – it is a large, beautiful spot.  As expected, due to the new rules around Covid-19 food preparation and service, food took a while to be served, but it was all worth waiting for and no complaints were heard.  The owner, Graham, was a member of our club when he owned a vette.  Following our meal, Trueman lead us to a road, sort of a mountain top, behind the restaurant that brought us overlooking the Alma scenery.  We had 11 cars, including Ron and Anne from Fredericton.  Again, a great turnout for a Thursday evening.
Our 3rd and final run was this past Saturday.  President Bourgeois led participants to Mactaquac/Nackawic, following as much of the Saint John River as possible, along Sheffield, Frederiction North, etc.  We ended up with 13 plus corvettes.  Once in Fredericton, members disbursed to different take-outs for lunch.  Then regrouped at the bowling alley parking lot to continue the trip.  Our final stop of the day was at the Lincoln Big Stop and we then continued home through Sussex.  In all, it was a sunny day and we had 2 new couples join our club.  Welcome to Kevin Hamelin and Manon Drolet from Cocagne in their black-rose 2017 convertible and Frank and Johanne Savignac of Salisbury, in their 2018 triple black Grand Sport.

This trip was a good indicator of our social distancing and wearing masks.  We will continue to monitor this going forward as it is critical for our health.  Club activities will be curtailed or stopped altogether if we see otherwise.  Too many of our members have health issues and we need to respect each other. 

Financial Report :  Deposits June 4 $50, June 25 $30 and July 7 $90 for a total of XXXXXX.

New Business:  Now that Atlantic Canada is open we are going to start moving – major car shows are not beginning but we can travel safely as a group.  It won’t be easy, things are different.  We have to maintain the 6 feet separation – 6 feet is not an arm’s length.  We need to wear masks when 6’ is not possible.  We cannot be too careful.  As friends, it is difficult to not shake hands or hug but some of our members are very vulnerable to infections.  Covid-19 does not discriminate age, sex, race as the ones that have had it will tell you that it is a struggle just to survive.  Washing hands very often is also recommended and we all know that is a good habit.  Just look at the news from the US – they are still way up in numbers of new cases each day.  I will monitor our provincial numbers and if necessary, we will cancel our calendar of events for the rest of 2020.

Everyone is recommended to bring their folding chairs on outings.  We never know where we may eat our lunch and it could be in a parking lot.

Potential future trip this summer will be a trip to Pugwash/Tatamagouche/Pictou:  PEI – e-mails will go out if these get planned.

Membership is at 86: Lounsbury hasn’t given us the names of those that purchased vettes since June 2019 ( they get free membership), so there could be some more members out there that we are not aware of yet.

President Bourgeois advised he will be sending an email out with regards to one of our members’ behaviour while at the Lounsbury dealership in Moncton.  In these stressful times, we need to show more patience and tolerance.

President has ordered tube masks in bulk and once they have arrived an email will be sent.  They will be $10 each.  A name tag order will be done up soon as well – email to come shortly.

Last but not least, welcome new members, Donald and Diane Leger, 2017 silver Z06 coupe and Bruce and Shelley Steeves, 2017 yellow coupe. 

There being no further business chat meeting adjourned. 

Thanks to Bob Cornier for arranging.

(Mentioned during call & email sent as follows:
Member Conduct in Public

Hello members,  I received information that one of our members was upset with Lounsbury and displayed their displeasure in the Lounsbury showroom, using his affiliation with the Greater Moncton Corvette Club in the process.
Lounsbury is our major club sponsor and have been very generous to our club over the years.
The market place, at the moment due to Covid-19, requires that we be more tolerant and show patience when it comes to items being on back order, etc., … matters that are out of the control of our suppliers. 
If you are not able to show respect to our sponsors, most definitely do not use the GMCC name to embarrass yourself and hurt the club’s reputation.
I would ask that if you have any issues with any of our sponsors (they are listed on our web page),  that cannot be resolved in a professional manner, then please bring the matter to my attention and I will try to rectify or better the situation.
Thank you, Roger)


Helen Estabrooks
Secretary


Roger Bourgeois
President   
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting (Video Chat) Executive
« Last post by Ricko on June 06, 2020, 08:32:23 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
June 4, 2020
Video Chat – 7pm

Present :  On chat Bob Cormier and Melissa Bourque, Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, joining by phone Wornick Price.

The club executive decided to draw for Irving gas cards in value of $25 each, these cards would normally have been given out during club outings, as the outings to date have been cancelled due to Covid 19 it was decided to ask Libby Rayworth to make the draw.  President Roger Bourgeois advised winners included Bob Buzzel, Trueman Copp, Paul Deware and Leander Gauvin.  Congratulations to the winners who will receive their cards in the near future.  Information already passed to members by Bob Cormier.

President advised all club activities in the calendar until the end of July have been cancelled.  Rick Estabrooks has already updated the calendar.

With travel restrictions in place for the Atlantic provinces it is difficult to plan or organize club activities.  The executive are mindful of the health and safety of all members.   With part of New Brunswick scheduled to open up to activities of up to 50 people the club may try to organize an evening run, possibly an hour,  with all participants staying in their cars, no socializing and everyone keeping the recommended social distance.  More to be decided in the coming days.  If such an event could take place Bob Cormier would send out an e mail to participants with date and time as well as strict guidelines.

Bills for payment in the amount of $175.19 submitted.  Current balance of $XXXX provided by Treasurer Wornick Price.

All participants thanked Bob Cormier for arranging the Chat and setting it up for us less tech savvy participants.

Another Chat to be scheduled for the first week of July in the event travel restrictions between Provinces continue. 

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary       
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Monthly News Letter / Greater Moncton Corvette Club Monthly Meeting March 2/2020
« Last post by Ricko on March 03, 2020, 07:29:30 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
March 2, 2020
Lounsbury Meeting Room – 7pm

Present :  Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Wornick Price, Charles Gould, Victor LeBlanc, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Bob Cormier and Melissa Bourque, Don MacAulay and Debbie MacPherson, Eric LeBlanc, Dave Fyffe, Trueman  Copp and Margaret Mayes (17)

The meeting was called to order by President Roger Bourgeois who welcomed the 17 members present, also welcomed Trueman Copp back from his Bucket List Tour 2020 to Minnesota on snowmobile with another member Bob Steeves.

Minutes of the February meeting were accepted as read, correction made to name Melissa Bourque.

Old/ Continuing Business :  A) The February 16 breakfast at the Knights Of Columbus Hall was attended by only 6 members who enjoyed the good meal.

B)  Speed Sport East – President reported no one had stepped forward to volunteer to coordinate the event, spots for 7 cars had been registered and President was contacting Lounsbury’s to see if they would provide sponsorship for the event.  Two cars had been offered for the event, one from Bob Cormier, a C5 with Lamborghini  doors and one from Tony Trenholm a ZR1, President advised he would like to see other cars offered that were older years.  Victor LeBlanc volunteered to coordinate this event, to make calls to ensure the cars would be available.  Bob Cormier advised that he was in the process of making some posts, painting them black and would look into whether he had enough yellow chain for the 200 feet required to rope off the area.  Trueman Copp advised that there were 30-34 posts in his garage that would be available if needed, may need painting and Wornick Price advised the rope used last year could be washed if  Bob did not have enough chain for the entire area.  It was noted that Lounsbury’s provided one car for the show in previous years.  Angela Bourgeois reported that Betty Mae Madden had volunteered to help with signage for the event.  Parties agreed to discuss further after the meeting.

Financial Report :  The treasurer, Wornick Price, reported the current bank balance as XX, with expenditures of $1260.00 and income of $35.25.   $30.00 received for membership, and a further amount of $57.00.  Motion to accept moved by Wornick Price and seconded by Angela Bourgeois.  Approved. 

Bills for payment provided in the amount of $10.58 for postage and sympathy cards, motion to accept moved by Angela Bourgeois and seconded by Rick Estabrooks .  Approved.

New Business :  A)  The next Knights of Columbus breakfast scheduled for March 15, 2020.

B)  Certificate received from Maritime Motor Sports Museum for our membership.

C)  Membership for the 2020 year is 65 members paid, President advised we should see a significant jump with the Speed Sport East event and Lounsbury Car show.

D)  Further discussion ensued regarding Speed Sport East and questions answered about the Yarmouth Car show.

Meeting declared adjourned by the President.

50/50 in the amount of $14.00 won by Dwight Rayworth.

Helen Estabrooks
Secretary


Roger Bourgeois
President
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Event Calendar / Alpaca Tour
« Last post by Ricko on February 10, 2020, 06:16:08 PM »
Rain Date August 9/20 More Details to follow
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - February 2020
« Last post by HATE2W8 on February 05, 2020, 09:37:38 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
February 3, 2020
Lounsbury Meeting Room – 7pm
 
Present ;  Roger and Angela Bourgeois, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Louise and Dave Fyffe, Gary Gaskin, Ed LeBlanc, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Paul and Monique Girouard, Betty Mae Madden, Don MacAulay and Debbie MacPherson, Charles Gould, Wornick Price (17)
 
The meeting was called to order by the President who welcomed the 17 members present.
 
Minutes of the January meeting were accepted as read. 
 
Old/Continuing Business :  A) The season planning meeting at the Knights of Columbus after breakfast on Jan 19, 2020 was cancelled due to snow falling and a forecast for it to continue, it was decided to reschedule for Jan 27 at Lounsbury meeting room at 7 pm.
 
B) Our calendar for the 2020 season has been started, it was reviewed month by month with few changes.  President reminded all that some dates could be added and others retracted as the season went foreward.  He thanked all those that came out for the planning meeting and helped to get this started. 
 
C) It was reported that the trip to Kingston had been sold out.
 
D)  Bob and Melissa Cormier delivered the cheque for $400 to the Moncton SPCA and a thank you card was read by the President.  Roger and Angela Bourgeois delivered cheque for $400 to Jean E.S. Irving Centre for women and children as well as $400 to the Knights of Columbus breakfast program.  This was the disbursement of the funds collected during the Christmas Party.  All donations were very much appreciated and they thanked all members for their generosity.
 
Financial Report:  The treasurer, Wornick Price, reported the current bank balance as $xx, with expenditures of $943.09 and income of $414.49.  Cheque for $30 had been received, outstanding cheque for $400, and bills received for payment in the amount of $100 and $150 for the webmaster.  Motion to accept moved by Wornick Price and seconded by Angela Bourgeois. 
Approved
 
Membership for the Maritime Motorsport Hall of Fame.
 
New Business : A)  A volunteer is needed to head up the Speed Sport East April 16 – 19, 2020, it was also reported that the posts required repainting, would be done closer to the event.  At this time no one came forward to volunteer to plan this event.
 
B)  Plastic license plates are being done with our club logo which can be used for display or souvenirs, C1 – C5  vettes have a bracket on the front to accommodate the plate, only 5 are being done so far to see how well they sell.
 
C)  Club membership for 2020 stands at 61 paid members and counting.
 
D)  Production of the first C8 is supposed to start this week, February 3, 2020.
 
E)  A thank you card was received from Paul and Monique Girouard in the passing of his father.
 
F)  Additions to the calendar discussed with clarification on some event, dates of Vettes to Vets to be clarified as dates showing on calendar are those for 2019 season.
 
Meeting declared adjourned by the President.
 
50/50 winner in the amount of $16  was Charles Gould.
Helen Estabrooks
Secretary
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Event Calendar / Monthly Meeting
« Last post by HATE2W8 on February 04, 2020, 10:44:50 PM »
Lounsbury Chev. Moncton NB
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