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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - September 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 16, 2019, 05:44:51 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette club
September 09, 2019   Lounsbury’s Meeting Room              7 PM   

Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Gary Gaskin, Ed LeBlanc, Don and Debbie MacAuley, Wornick Price, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Trueman   Copp, Margaret Mayes, Chanel Michaud, Betty May Madden, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Eric LeBlanc, Bob Cormier, and Bruce Peacock (20).

The meeting was called to order by the president with a welcome to the 19 members in attendance and our guest, Bruce Peacock.  Our current membership is 142 families.

Minutes of the August meeting were accepted as read.

Old Business:
Run Reports:
1)   Aug 10 --- Corvettes of Southern NB --- 10 cars from our club; good event
2)   Aug 11 --- 34 cars --- Memramcook, Belliveau Orchards, to Roger and Angie’s and then on to Hillsborough where Bob and Lana Cooke had prepared a great BBQ and everyone enjoyed the garage and the grounds. Special thanks to all those who helped to make this a great day --- the Cooke’s including Jeff who did a drone video of our cars, Trueman and Margaret, Bob and Carolyn, Dave and Sharon, Steve and Marilyn.  A $500 donation was collected for Children with Learning Disabilities.
3)   Aug 17 --- trip to PEI. Thirty cars crossed the bridge and met 25 – 30 more at Gateway Village followed by a tour of eastern PEI.  Saturday was such a fun day we were able to avoid being too disappointed when Sunday came in with rain.  Thanks to all who donated items for the Chinese auction.
4)   Carlisle tour had approximately 45 members participating
5)   Bowling Green anniversary tour --- 1 car from Moncton, 2 from Nfld, and 6 from NS.  One highlight of the trip was being able to meet with GM exec Lisa and have a close look at her new C8.  Toured Harley Davidson plant; tours of Corvette plant were priced at $500; Jefferson Airplane concert and fireworks were great fun.  It was a tour of a lifetime for many in attendance.  It was noted that reports are coming out that C7’s are still being produced on the line with the C8s
6)   Shediac Show --- 6 – 8 cars attended


Financial Report:
(paper copy is attached)
Account balance as of Sept 09, 2019 is $xxxx with expenses of $394.25 and income of $71.55.
MOTION: report accepted as presented
   Moved: Wornick Price      Seconded: Chanel Michaud    Approved


New Business:
MOTION: The Autism Resource Center of Southeastern New Brunswick (ARC) will receive $2000 as the profit from our show.   
Moved: Angie Bourgeois   Seconded: Helen Estabrooks   Approved

Upcoming Runs:
1)   Sept. 14th --- Shipyard Tour led by Angie with those ladies who wish to drive.  Please register asap.
2)   Sept 13/14 --- 7th Annual Acadia Region Corvette Club event in Ellesworth Maine
3)   Sept 22 --- Fundy Trail at St. Martins; meeting at Magnetic Hill
4)   Oct 12th --- President’s Run
5)   Oct 19th --- Lobster Run with speaker from Ducks Unlimited
6)   Oct 25th --- Hampton Middle School
7)   Oct 26/27 --- possible alpaca farm tour
8)   Cancelled events ---- Fall Brawl, McAdam Train , and Cabot Trail.

It was noted that there seems to be a major problem with the bending of rims on the C7s.

Hats and a few T-shirts are still available for purchase.  Further ordering of these items can be done directly from Doyle’s.
The new magnetic name tags are selling well.
Roger has received 100 new pins and they are available as needed.  Pins were a major PR item for Roger and Angie on the Bowling Green trip.
Kingston Corvette Invasion for June 19/20, 2020 was noted a fun event.

SPECIAL NOTE:
Please consider offering your name to serve on the executive for 2020.  Groups work best when the work is shared and the current executive members will be most happy to mentor those who wish to offer their time and talent.

Meeting adjourned by the president.

Secretary Louise Fyffe

President Roger bourgeois 
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Pictures \ Past Events / Bowling Green,KT - Aug 26-Sept 2, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 11, 2019, 05:03:40 AM »
Well, another successful New England Caravan to Bowling Green, Kentucky;  this time for the National Corvette Museum's 25th anniversary.  In our mini group, we had 2 couples from NF (Harry/Patsy, Neil/Pam), 7 couples/8 Corvettes from NS (Rick/Nancy, Ivan/Amanda, Debbie/Sandy, Peter/Terri, Joan/Doug, Kirby/grandson Blake, Darryl/Anita), and Roger & Angela from GMCC. 
Roger & I were fortunate enough to experience a tour of the Harley Davidson manufacturing plan in York, PA.  Now that is a tour of manufacturing.  We saw motorcycle creations from small pipes to the finished product, including some pretty fancy unique models (special customer orders).

We left Gettysburg and travelled a pre-map'd route, including a run through "the Back of the Dragon":
https://www.backofthedragon.com/
Certainly a highlight of the driving experience. 

We made the trip from Pensylvania to Kentucky in 3 days (arriving mid-day on the 3rd day), including a stop at the Bristol Motor Speedway, where some were adventurous enough to put their vette on the track.

Our time in Kentucky was spread out between individual tours the countryside, time at the museum, wonderful time in Nashville, time at the GM assembly plant, and time at the National Corvette Motorsport track.   Many banquet meals and many late evening gatherings made for new friendships forever. 

Check out the New England Caravan Facebook page, the GMCC Facebook page and the Vettes of Coastal Maine Facebook page for lots of stories and pictures.

I am not as eloquent as Paul would have been in describing our time in Kentucky, but it was a fantastic trip and one we'd recommend it to everyone.  Maybe you can make the 30th anniversary celebrations.
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Pictures \ Past Events / Corvettes at Carlisle - August 29-31, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 11, 2019, 01:58:37 AM »
I believe 14 Corvettes from GMCC, NSCC and NFLCC made the trek to Carlisle.   It was a success for at least 2 of our members, winning celebrity picks:  Gina & Chris Halow, their first time and quite something to be proud when you consider the volume of beautiful Corvettes to choose from;  and Jeanne & Lindou Cormier, their 4th time, and also a great achievement.  There must have been something about their vettes that really stood out:  my guess is Chris' yellow calibers and as far as Lindou, nothing more needs to be said.
Everyone was able to check out the new C8's on the Carlisle grounds (I saw 5, there may have been more).  Lots of opportunities to check out the interior, exterior, compartments, storage and even to sit inside for picture taking.  GM representatives were present to answer the questions they were allowed to answer.  What was privileged information was responded to with a "stay tuned" reply.   
Only 11 Corvettes continued on from Gettysburg, PA, to Bowling Green, KT, for the 25th anniversary activities at the Corvette Museum.
Check out the many photos posted about the Carlisle weekend, GMCC Facebook page.



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Pictures \ Past Events / PEI Corvette Club Annual show weekend - August 17-18, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 11, 2019, 01:45:00 AM »
Another fantastic weekend of activities, sponsored by our friends with the PEICC.  Leaving Aulac, we crossed the bridge to join up with that club at Gateway Village for a run to Stompin' Tom's museum.  Lunch was served, and a special thank you goes to the cooks and servers, as everyone had eaten within approx an hour.  Great organization skills.
It never ceases to amaze me that although PEI is not know as a large island, it certainly has a lot of territory to visit, different each year.  A great job done by the PEI members for taking us to areas never explored before.  Considering we were 54 Corvettes when we arrived at the museum and no one got lost, hats off to those that kept us in line.
Once we finished lunch, our group split with the PEI members returning home and the rest returning to their hotels/motels.  It was time for a little rest as the PEI members prepared the BBQ and auction.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the auction as it is very difficult to get prizes.
After the BBQ, some returned to the Comfort Inn for a game or two of L-R-C.  The Manager allowed us to use the breakfast room, telling staff the next day that we turned it into a bar. (said with a little humour, since she knows Roger).
We woke up to dark clouds and the threat of rain, but a good turn out registered just the same.  Unfortunately it did rain quite hard and it was determined that the show would have to be cut short - so prizes were given out and a few attended a group dinner before heading home.   
Despite the weather on Sunday, everyone enjoyed Saturday so much, that everyone was happy with the weekend activities.
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Pictures \ Past Events / GMCC BBQ - Hillsborough, NB - August 11, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 11, 2019, 01:29:04 AM »
We were so very fortunate to have Lana, Bob & Jeff Cooke invite us to their home for an excellent back-yard BBQ.  Please see all photos, including a video from Jeff's drone, on our GMCC Facebook page.   
Many volunteers helped with the cooking (pulled pork, hotdogs, hamburgers, casseroles.....) and that made the load a little lighter for the Cooke's. 
The pre-BBQ drive included a trip to Memramcook to the Belliveau Orchards, where we were able to stock up on some goodies.  Then for another quick stop at Roger & Angela's home in Dieppe, where Roger proudly displayed his garage and its Corvette paraphernalia.
Off to Hillsborough to the BBQ where everyone had more than enough to eat.
Corvettes of every style & color lined the Cooke's driveway where some great photographs could be taken. 
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Pictures \ Past Events / Corvettes of Sourthern NB Annual Corvette show - August 10, 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on September 11, 2019, 01:18:35 AM »
Only 7 Corvettes made the trip to Saint John (Coincidentally only red, white, blue, yellow Corvettes made up the caravan - the Acadian flag was well represented) .  It was cloudy and sure enough, we ran into rain along the way which dirtied up the cars a little.  Upon arrival, some chosen to take advantage of a car wash set up, while others thought their vehicles were just fine with a little "waterless" cleaning.   It turned out to be a beautiful day in Saint John and the food, friends, and prizes made it another fun event. 
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Location: Darlings Chevrolet, 121 Downeast Highway, Ellsworth, Maine
Our club has no experience with this show, but those from Saint John & Fredericton tell us it’s a blast.
Check their website for details & hotel information.
http://acadiavettes.org/annual-fall-corvette-meet/

Lots of prizes, free buffet, free ice cream....

Have not heard who is going, so no meeting place/time established.  If you’d like to get a group going, contact: corvetteclub@hotmail.com and I’ll post your departure info here. 
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Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - August 2019
« Last post by HATE2W8 on August 08, 2019, 10:14:01 PM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club Monthly Meeting
August 5, 2019 – Lounsbury’s dealership – 7 p.m.

The meeting was called to order with the following members present:  Roger & Angela Bourgeois, Dwight & Libby Rayworth, Helen & Rick Estabrooks, Victor LeBlanc, Charles Gould, JM Thibodeau, Bob Cormier, Chanel Michaud (11).
Roger welcomed the group, including new member Jean-Marc.

OLD BUSINESS:
Angela read the minutes from last month’s meeting.  Two corrections were requested:  Caraquet trip saw 9 cancellations; and, Charles & Chanel helped out with teardown after the Lounsbury show.  This will be corrected on the web.
Motion to accept minutes by Charles Gould, seconded by Chanel Michaud – minutes accepted with corrections as read.

July 3-8 – the Atlantic Nationals weekend can be considered a success.  Three couples from Ontario thanked the group for the hospitality shown during their visit.   A very special thank you to Betty Mae for stepping up and getting the dash plaques completed with very little time allowed.  Great job.   Thank you to those that donated prizes for the Saturday show and shine; we ended up with over 60 prizes given out during the show and at the meal.   The two winners from the show:  the Atlantic Nationals award was given out to Jeanne & Roger (Lindow) Cormier and the Paul Dunn Memorial pick, chosen by Paul’s granddaughter, went to a Carlisle Blue vette owned by Amanda Hines.
During the supper, tickets were sold on giveaways as fundraising for the Autism Resource Centre:  Corvette jackets, wax products, gift certificates from Corvette Depot,  2/$250 gift cards won by Bob Cooke and Philippe Valotaire,  and the 3 major prizes: a tool cabinet won by Howie Polter of Ontario; earrings won by Amanda Hines of NS; and a cordless drill won by Trueman Copp of Riverview.
The Atlantic Nationals finished on Sunday with approximately 1,750 cars registered.

July 14 – 4 Ferry crossings as we toured Kings County.  Wonderful BBQ at Louise & Dave Fyffe’s son & family’s home.
July  19-21 – Yarmouth Car show weekend.  This was a fantastic trip set up by Dave & Sharon Gates.  A great big thank you to them for making this a fun time together for our club, as well as a thank you to Ivan Hines & Jody Crooke from the NSCC for a great Corvette show weekend.
July 27 – day trip to St Andrews.  Beautiful weather and a good turn out between the 4 clubs represented (32 Corvettes).
Aug 4 – Memramcook show saw 7 Corvettes attend and 285 cars registered.  This is always a very pleasant car show with lots of sun and shade for everyone.

FINANCIAL REPORT:
In Treasurer’s absence, Roger read the email summary from Wornick.  Bank balance as of August 5th: $xxxxxx.     
Motion to Financial Statement by Helen Estabrooks, Seconded by Chanel Michaud – report accepted as presented.
Bills for payment were presented: $75 gift card purchased and sent with a thank you note to Dave’s son and wife for their hospitality; and $317.00 for Club pins ordered. 
Motion to pay bills presented by Rick Estabrooks, seconded by Chanel Michaud – motion carried.

NEW BUSINESS:
The club has received a thank you from the Cystic Fibrosis for money from the 50/50 held at Lounsbury.  Thank you to the members for supporting this cause.
Cruise to Shediac, not yet on our calendar, will be added for those wanting to attend on August 25 (rain date of Sept 1).
June 18, 2020 – we’ve been asked to post this on our calendar for next year.  It is a big Corvette show in Kingston Ontario:  Kingston Corvette Invastion, Eastern Ontario Corvette club hosting.
New club hats have been ordered, along with apparel samples.  Group will be advised when those have arrived.
We have ordered 100 club pins and they should be received shortly as well.
New magnetic name tags are being looked at by one of our members, Linda Gauvin.  She will let us know the details once they are set up.
Roger wanted to take a moment to emphasize that the Corvette Club does not accept bullying, drinking and driving, and drinking to excess while at the hotels.   If you drink the night before an activity, please ensure that you are sober before driving with the group the next morning.   Also, please be respectful to other members of the club, both male  and female.  Be aware that what you write on social media, in email messages, etc., is a reflection on both you and the club.  Once the message is in print, it is difficult if not impossible to retract.   Any complaints need to be addressed in person with the person organizing the event, or at least one of the club executives.  Don’t post or email your frustrations, as the person who set up the event has gone through lots of work and wants it to be a pleasant experience for everyone.

UPCOMING EVENTS:
As always, please refer to our calendar of events on the web page prior to an activity to confirm departure time/place, etc.
Aug 10 – Corvettes of Sourthern NB show at Boston Pizza, Saint John.
Aug 11 – Club BBQ (email detailing events has gone out).
Aug 17-18 – PEI Corvette Club show and shine.  There is a Sat and a Sunday departure.
Aug 21 – Corvettes at Carlisle (Pensylvania) and Caravan to Bowling Green, Kentucky.
We have not heard about the Cabot Trail, so we will cancel this event for 2019 and hopefully someone will be willing to organize the trip next year.

Our current membership is 140 families.

We  set up the year’s calendar on our web page in January or February, so if you see an event that involves overnight accommodations, make arrangements a.s.a.p.   Cancellation is always an option if something else comes up for you.  We have no control over the hotel prices or how much room is available.

Please read the email messages from the club thoroughly.  You may read through quickly and miss some important note. (like an r.s.v.p. requirement).    Keep the message until the event has passed, that way you can refer to it without having to bother someone else to know what’s planned.

Roger learned that the club will be losing a great ally.  Kevin Horsman has accepted the position of Branch Manager at Lounsbury Miramichi.  Kevin has always pushed Corvette sales by keeping an inventory, promoting the vehicle and sales.  So much so that Lounsbury Moncton is currently on the National radar for sales.  Kevin and Kendall Underhill were on hand in California for the reveal of the 2020.    We wish Kevin all the best in his new position and opportunity.  We don’t know yet who his replacement will be.

The 50/50 was won by Vic LeBlanc, in the amount of $11.00.

Meeting was adjourned by Chanel Michaud.

Angela Bourgeois
Minute Taker for Louise Fyffe
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Event Calendar / Cruise to Shediac Car show
« Last post by HATE2W8 on August 07, 2019, 11:20:48 PM »
A show is organized for August 25th, with a rain date of Sept 1st.  Time runs 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
Location is 229 Main St., Shediac (near giant lobster)
Calendar & dash plaques for first 200 registered.
Registration Fee $15/car
BBQ, Music, Prizes....

Corvette Club will meet there.
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Event Calendar / BBQ - Sunday, August 11th
« Last post by HATE2W8 on July 30, 2019, 10:43:31 PM »
Leaving Dieppe Blvd Irving at 10 a.m. for a cruise to Memramcook, through Dover Road.  A quick pit stop at Roger & Angie's home, then on to Hillsborough for a group BBQ gathering at the home of Bob & Lana Cooke.  We should arrive there at 1 p.m.
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