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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Mimutes - Nov 4, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 11, 2019, 01:53:36 AM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
November 04, 2019         
Lounsbury Meeting Room - by 7 PM
 
Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Don MacAuley, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Trueman Copp, Margaret Mayes, Victor LeBlanc, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Bob Cormier, Wayne Coster, Betty May Madden, Wornick Price, Ed LeBlanc, and Charles Gould (18)
 
The meeting was called to order by the president who welcomed the 18 members in attendance.
 
Minutes of the October meeting were accepted as read.
 
Old/Continuing Business:
1) Current membership is 145 families
2) President’s run to Fox Harbour was pleasant with 10 cars in attendance
3) Lobster Run went well with 25 cars --- Riverside - Albert stop, Studio on the Marsh for a presentation by Mac Dunfield of Ducks Unlimited, Alma for our food pick up and then to the Goshen Snowmobile Club for dinner.  Thanks to Trueman and Margaret for organizing this event.
4) Buctouche Pageant was a success.  Thank you to those who participated.
5) Hampton Middle School show had 8 Corvettes.  This event is growing every year.
 
Financial report:
Current bank balance is $Xxxx with income this month of $xxx and expenses of $Xxxx.
MOTION:
Acceptance of the treasurer’s report as presented.
Moved: Rick Estabrooks.   ​Seconded: Libby Rayworth​     Carried
MOTION:
Donations to be made of $75 to the Sue Stultz Turkey Drive and $500 to Food Bank Alimentaire.
Moved: Angie Bourgeois​    Seconded: Bob Cormier​    Carried
 
New Business:
1) Corvette Atlantic Meeting --- those clubs who could not attend sent notes to be read.  There may be changes upcoming for club shows in 2020
2) Nominations --- all members are encouraged to nominate others or to volunteer within the context of the meetings as it encourages others to step forward.  Currently we have the following volunteers or nominees for 2020:
President --- Roger Bourgeois
Vice president
Treasurer --- Wornick Price
Secretary --- Helen Estabrooks (available in April --- Louise Fyffe to hold the position until that time)
Volunteer Events Coordinator --- Rick Estabrooks
Volunteer Communications Coordinator --- Bob Cormier
                 Bob and Rick will work closely together on these files
3) After an extensive discussion the following motion was approved:
MOTION
The president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer will receive honorary memberships in the club for the current year of service as of January 01, 2020.
Moved: Victor LeBlanc​   Seconded: Ed LeBlanc​    Carried
 
 
There being no further business the meeting was adjourned followed by the 50/50 draw won by Ed LeBlanc for $23 and a draw for 2 pairs of Wildcat tickets on behalf of the Cystic Fibrosis Society
 
Secretary
Louise Fyffe
 
President
Roger Bourgeois
   
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Monthly News Letter / Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs meeting - October 26, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 10, 2019, 08:52:53 PM »
Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs
Meeting Minutes
October 26, 2019 – Lounsbury Chevrolet boardroom, Moncton, NB

In attendance:
Roger & Angela Bourgeois, Greater Moncton Corvette Club
Errol Callbeck, Kingsley Lewis & grandson Colby, PEI Corvette Club
Sylvia & Donny Blanchard, Corvettes of Southern NB
Ivan Hines, Corvette Club of NS

Regrets: Loyalist City Corvette Club
RiverValley Vettes
NFLCC

The meeting began at 10:00 a.m. with Roger as Chair.  He welcomed everyone that could attend.  Three clubs were absent; however, Ray Cromwell from the LCCC forwarded his notes.

Sylvia read the LCCC’s notes:  A total of 35 activities kept this club busy in 2019, with no overnight trips.  One event to note is the participation in the Hartland Days during the first Monday in August.  The club membership totals 21 and representation was sent to all the other Corvette shows.  Calendar for 2020 is nearly completed. (we will ask Ray to email to everyone).

Continuing with her own club’s activities, Sylvia also indicated that they had representation from their club at all of the Corvette shows, including shows in the US.   The St Andrews’ day trip was so enjoyable, with participation from Saint John, Moncton, Fredericton and Maine, it may become an annual event.  Another enjoyable day was the poker run, with members from the Moncton and Loyalist Club joining in… this may be an annual event as well.

Their own show was considered a success and thank you to those that participated from other clubs.
During the summer months, besides the car shows attended, they had a few cruise nights, an annual corn boil, participation in the Bar Harbor and Ellsworth weekend shows.  The Christmas party is scheduled for Dec 7th. 

The election of officers will be held next month.  Some of their officers will be stepping down, so the search is on for volunteers.  Events for 2020 are not yet finalized.

Ivan thanked the club, on behalf of Amanda, for the photo she has received and wanted to take a moment to wish Paul Dunn a happy birthday (today would have been his birthday).  Their club is seeing a small attendance on runs and is hoping to improve that in 2020.  Total membership is 116 with 5 holding ‘lifetime’ membership status.

The executive for the CCNS likely won’t change but their AGM will be held tomorrow.
The Yarmouth show is considered to have been a success and next year it will be held on July 17-19.  Ivan is working on special rates with a hotel located nearer to the show parking and on the waterfront. 

This club had 8 vettes participate in the Carlisle/Bowling Green trip, putting 6400 kms on their cars in 16 days.  On the 3rd Sunday of each month, the members take part in a brunch which maintains the off season contact.  The club’s charity is the Children’s Trust Fund.

For the PEICC, Errol thanked Moncton and Lounsbury for hosting this meeting.  Summer seemed to come to an abrupt halt after Hurricane Dorian.  They keep busy in the winter months as well, and begin their Wednesday night gatherings in May.  It is getting harder to get people excited to show up frequently.

Other than the other club shows, PEI members attend many local shows and parades.
There is discussion on changing the format for Vettefest next year, but more details will come as decisions are made.  It is anticipated that the dates will be Aug 15/16.  The Christmas party will be held on Nov 24th.

The executives for 2020 will be:
President:  Errol Callbeck
V-President: Basil Hambly
Treasurer: Doug MacDonald
Events Coordinator:  Kingsley Lewis  (krlewis@eastlink.ca)

Last, but not least, Roger representing the GMCC members.  Our season annually begins with the Speed Sport car show and ends with the Hampton Middle School show.  We have activities every weekend, which include taking part in all of the Corvette shows and Atlantic Nationals.  Our show was considered a great success, but, unfortunately, it rained overnight on Saturday leaving our parking field in a swamp-like condition. 

We will finish the year with our Christmas party on Dec 7th. 
Our sponsor, Lounsbury Chevrolet, will have a new contact for us, Troy Killen, with Kevin Horsman moving on to their Miramichi location.

Our calendar of events for 2020 will be worked on in January and our web page will quickly be updated.  Definite dates so far are: 
April 17-19: Radical Speed Sport Moncton Coliseum
May 29-31: Bar Habor weekend, Maine
June 6:  Lounsbury Corvette Show, Moncton
June 19:  Kingston Ontario Corvette Invasion
July 9-12: Atlantic Nationals (with Corvette show on Saturday, 11th)
Aug 15-16: PEICC show
Oct 30:  Hampton Middle School car show

The meeting was adjourned at approximately 11:30 a.m.

Next meeting will be scheduled for April 18th.

Angela Bourgeois
Minute Taker
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Event Calendar / Alpaca farm group visit
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 06, 2019, 05:19:09 PM »
A trip to the Alpacas ranch planned for November 9 Saturday.
meet at McDonald’s Magnetic hill at 9:30 AM
An email message with more info will be sent. 

Don MacAulay at 378-0899
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Pictures \ Past Events / Hampton Middle School show - October 25, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 05, 2019, 12:04:02 AM »
Although a small group of Corvettes participated, the teachers and students of the Hampton Middle School were very pleased with the overall turnout.  A great big thank you from them to the Greater Moncton Corvette Club members that took part.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Leisure, Leaves & Lobster - October 19, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 04, 2019, 11:59:50 PM »
What a day!  We had 25 Corvettes & 1 Porsche on the run, starting out in Riverview, then a stop to the monuments in Riverside, then to Gallery on the Marsh in Harvey, on to Alma for the purchase of lobster.  With a wonderful stop in the Fundy Park for a group photo, we continued to the Goshen Snowmobile Club.  The great volunteers there helped us enjoy our lobster feast.  We purchased tickets on the GSC's annual fundraiser and truly believe someone in the group will be the winner.  We ended the day with Brian Palmer & Roger Bourgeois' birthday cake for dessert (the 19th is actually their birthday).
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Pictures \ Past Events / President's Run to Fox Harbour Resort, NS - October 5, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on November 04, 2019, 11:49:29 PM »
We anticipated a good turn out when in the planning stages, but due to the rain throughout NB and NS on that day, we had 10 Corvette couples and 1 Porsche.  Those that participated in the day had a fun time regardless of the weather.  The food and exploring was wonderful.  Thank you to the President for setting up this activity.  Since this was our third time at Fox Harbour, it will likely be our last as a group and that made the day even more memorable.
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Event Calendar / Bar Harbor Maine weekend
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 24, 2019, 04:40:21 PM »
Deb Shepard wants me to relay some information about our May 29 – 31, 2020 event in Bar Harbor.  You can check out or website for additional information about our Denim & Diamonds Country Hoedown:
 
https://vettesofcoastalmaine.org/bar-harbor-tour/
 
Please note our VOCM registration form for the May 2020 event will be available around the middle of November.  We will email it out and also post it on the VOCM website once it is ready.
 
With respect to hotel reservations for May, 2020:  There has been some confusion when folks are calling in to make their room reservations.
 
At this time, anyone that checked out in June of 2019 filled out a paper registration form if you were planning on returning in 2020 and wanted your room. Those forms are being held by the hotel staff until the hotel opens the 2020 season on their computers. That should be around the end of 2019. At that time your name will be entered into their computer system for your room.  So, at this time the hotel is unable to look to see if any rooms are still open.
 
For those calling to reserve a room for the May 2020 event, the hotel staff are being very specific regarding the room block. YOU MUST ASK FOR THE ”SPRING 2020 CORVETTE GROUP” block.  Again, the manual hotel registration form is what they will complete for you at this time.  You should be sure to ask them to do that! The manual registration will be later entered into their computer system. You will be entered for leftover room availability after those requested before you.
 
If you have called for a hotel reservation for May 2020 and were told no rooms are available, call again and ask for the manual registration form to be completed.
 
For those going to Bar Harbor this coming weekend:
 
Deb was also told the rooms that were blocked for the fall are full in Hillcrest and Hilltop. There are rooms available at the Bluenose. If anyone plans to cancel a room for this weekend, please advise us here so the group will know.   Deb’s email address is shepardinmaine@gmail.com
 
Dan Doiron, VOCM Treasurer and Bar Harbor Committee Member
 
Daniel P. Doiron, CPA, CVA |Principal
Albin, Randall & Bennett, CPAs
Main 207.772.1981 | Direct 207.518.6813
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - October 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 14, 2019, 11:26:59 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
October 07, 2019      Lounsbury Meeting Room​    7PM
 
Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Don MacAuley, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Trueman Copp, Margaret Mayes, Victor LeBlanc, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, and Bob Cormier. (13)
 
The meeting was called to order by the president with a welcome to the 13 members in attendance and to our guest, Angèle Collette, representing the Autism Resource Center.
On behalf of the club she was presented with the cheques of support from our year of fund raising ---- $2000 directly from the club and $750 from Atlantic Nationals.  The Lounsbury BBQ netted $1025 and the Nationals BBQ netted $6065 so our support total for the year was close to $10,000.  Angele thanked the club for their generosity and reported that the Center is drawing closer to being able to have their own building which will greatly help their efforts to support families who are dealing with this condition.
 
Minutes of the September meeting were accepted as presented.
 
Old/Continuing Business:
a) Induction ceremony for Maritime Sports Hall of Fame on November 16th will honour Trueman Copp and Greg and Claudette Turner along with others. Tickets are available at a cost of $80.00 for the banquet and must be purchased by November 01.
b) Tours completed:
     … Shipyard, museum and Bank of NB tour to Riverside/Albert area --- 13 cars with 5 NS members
     … Day trip to St. Martins --- 22 cars --- good time for all
​… Rys Run --- 18 cars touring Albert County, to Sussex and back to Blair Agencies on Pine Glen Road
 
 
Financial Report:
In the absence of the treasurer the vice president presented the report showing a balance of $xxxx. as of this date.
MOTION:
Report accepted as presented
​Moved: Angie Bourgeois​    Seconded: Helen Estabrooks     ​Approved
 
New Business:
a) Oct 12 --- President’s Run --- leaving Macdonald’s Restaurant at Dieppe at 9AM. Travelling main highway to Ultramar exit at Rte 104 in NS and proceeding through back roads to Wallace area.
b) Oct 13 --- Buctouche Pageant will need 20 cars to carry the contestants or we will manage by using multiple trips to do this event.  Contact is Michel at 962-3245
c) Oct 19 --- Lobster Run --- meet at Petrocan at Point Park for 9:30 AM ending at Goshen Snowmobile Club for lunch
d) Knights of Columbus breakfasts ---- Oct. 20, Nov 17, and Dec 15
e) Oct. 25 --- Hampton Middle School --- depart MacDonald’s at Magnetic Hill at 10 AM --- always a fun time with the kids at the school
f) Oct. 26 --- Atlantic Corvette meeting at Lounsbury’s --- any concerns are to be forwarded to Roger
g) Roger has met Troy Killen, the new sales manager at Lounsbury’s and expects a good working relationship
h) A thank you note has been received from Wayne and Lisette Coster on the death of her mother
i) Atlantic National Volunteer Supper was held this past weekend at Lions Club on Mark Avenue.  The run the next day toured three collectors’ garages in the area.
j) Name tags and sweaters are now available to those who ordered --- more information will follow.
k) Membership is now 143 families
l) Nominations for 2020 --- the club is in need of many members to make it work efficiently.  The executive positions will be open for nominations in advance of our elections.  Wornick Price has volunteered to remain as our treasurer.
 
There being no further business the meeting was declared adjourned followed by the 50/50 draw won by Helen Estabrooks for $11.00.

Louise Fyffe
Secretary
 
Roger Bourgeois
President 
 
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Pictures \ Past Events / St Martins' Day trip - September 22, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 08, 2019, 07:31:53 PM »
Paul was always so descriptive with his articles about our past photos, I wish I had his talent.
But I can say that this was another great adventure for the Greater Moncton Corvette Club members with a large participation of great friends.  As always, Roger led the group through Sussex onto the shores of the Bay of Fundy in St Martins.  With a mandatory stop for something to eat, and eat well we did, we continued on to the Fundy Trail.  What a beautiful row of colors we were.

It is getting more and more difficult to find places to explore after 28 years as a club, but the run to St Martins and the Fundy Trail never gets boring.  We picked a perfect day with no fog and lots of sunshine.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Ladies' Run - Albert Co., New Brunswick
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 08, 2019, 07:23:13 PM »
What a great turn out with 24 Corvettes, which saw 7 ladies at the wheel.  When we arrived at the Petro-Canada for our departure, the NB Jeep club was grouping at the same location - they were likely thinking, I hope we don't end up on the same route.  Not likely. 
We visited the Albert County Museum in Hopewell, the Old NB Bank Museum, with a great tour guide and a wealth of information, the Shipyard Heritage Park/Anderson Hollow Lighthouse in Harvey Bank, then to the Parkland Village Inn in Alma for a wonderful lunch.
On our return trip to Moncton, some made a quick stop at the Train Museum in Hillsborough, which, unfortunately, was closed, but a good place for photos and a stretch.   Then 2 couples stopped at an antique store for a quick tour of what the gentleman had to sell.

I believe everyone quickly got over the nervousness of the women driving, since they all can drive as well (and in some cases better) than the male partner - particularly when it came to parking.  Great job ladies - we will do it again. 
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