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Monthly News Letter / Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs meeting October 2018
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 30, 2018, 01:42:14 AM »
Atlantic Canada Corvette Clubs
Meeting Minutes, October 27, 2018
Boardroom, Lounsbury Chevrolet, Main St, Moncton
Roger & Angela Bourgeois, Greater Moncton Corvette Club
Paul Dunn, Greater Moncton Corvette Club
Ivan Hines, Corvette Club of NS
Kingsley Lewis & Colby, PEI Corvette Club
Errol Callbeck, PEI Corvette Club
Ray & Kathleen Cromwell, Loyalist City Corvette Club
Sylvia Blanchard, Corvettes of Southern NB
Abent:  Representatives from River Valley Vettes
And the Newfoundland/Labrador Corvette Club

The meeting began at 10 a.m. and was chaired by Roger Bourgeois, GMCC President.   Roger welcomed the group and thanked everyone for taking time from their busy schedules to attend the meeting in Moncton.  It was a great summer.
1.    Harry Bartlett, President of NLCC, sends their regrets, but forwarded us their notes to share, as follows:
Membership is at approx 28, down a little from last year;  weekly cruise night every Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.;  Meetings first Monday of each month;  Hickman Motors car show in July;  Monetary donations to MADD and Kids Eat Smart Foundation;  Overnight cruise to Random Island/Clarenville area in July;  Day cruise of the Baccalieu Trail in September;  Annual Corvette rally in August;  Annual pool tournament in November;  Annual Christmas dinner in December;  Overnight trip to Woody Island Resort in September.
2.    Errol Callbeck, President of PEICC, accompanied by Kingsley Lewis, the event coordinator. 
He acknowledged that the fall meeting is certainly not as exciting as the spring gathering as it is hard to get excited about winter coming.  Thank you to Lounsbury and the Moncton club for again allowing us to use the Boardroom. 
For a quick recap of their year, the Barrett Jackson Pot Luck party was held at Errol and Dionne’s home in January, which is always a nice evening and typically well attended.  In February, they held a Valentine’s get together at the Merchantman Pub in Charlottetown.  Regular Wednesday night gatherings began in May;  a small change to the gathering place alternating between the usual spot and a new location at the Red Shores Casino.   Unfortunately, folks tended to return to the usual gathering spot by the end of the season, so not sure the Red Shores will continue in 2019.

Outside of the Maritime Corvette shows, which every one knows about, we attended a few other shows on PEI – including the PEI Antique Car Show in May, PEI Street Rod Association in July and a couple of local parades.
The PEICC show in August this year was again a tale of 2 different weather patterns.  With no rain all summer, they got a month’s worth of rain on the Saturday of the Island Tour.  The trip was cut short, but ended in the parking lot of a restaurant, which accommodated us well.  A smaller group than usual attended the evening BBQ and fundraiser, but everyone enjoyed their evening.   Sunday turned into a nice day and final count was just under 50 Vettes registered and a few more that parked on the sidelines to take in the show on foot.  Not surprisingly, the Belle of the Ball was Bobby Cooke’s ZR1 convertible and it attracted a lot of attention from the public as well as the participants.   Following the show, about 30 people gathered for supper.  Errol thanked everyone once again for making their small club’s show a success.
As a club, they have not had great success in growing, which is a bit disappointing.  There are more Corvettes on PEI than ever before.  But would welcome any ideas we could share about how to get interest in their club.  Currently the membership stands at 20-25 families.
As we look forward to 2019, they expect the annual show weekend to be organized similarly to the past few years, and will take place on August 17th and 18th.
The club has had a few members express an interest in the 2019 Caravan to Bowling Green, but no one has registered yet.  Errol & Dionne plan to attend as they have participated in the last 3 and always create some great memories each time.
Final event for 2018 will be their Christmas party, Sunday, November 25th.
Executive for 2019:  President, Errol Callbeck;   Vice-President:  Scott Ferris;   Teasurer:  Doug MacDonald;  Events Coordinator:  Kingsley Lewis.
Feel free to email Errol at any time:
Thank you everyone for being here and we look forward to bright, sunny days ahead in Summer 2019.
3.    Ivan Hines, President of CCNS, presented the following for his club.   
The executive board members are:  Ivan Hines, President;  Jody Crook, Vice-President;  Treasurer:  Rick Latimer;  Secretary:  Doug Butt;  Past President:  Matt Meade;  Director at Large:  Tom Kennedy JR.
Their club has purchased a 2’x2’ stone, officially laid at the National Corvette Museum in section 80.  Standard size bricks can be purchased in conjunction with the New England Caravan group at a cost of $100 for a NCM member, $125 for non members.  The bricks will be laid in a special area for the New England Caravan, in front of the commemorative bench.  Anyone interested can contact Randy Flock at    Anyone interested in the Atlantic group participation in the New England Caravan should contact Rick Latimer at
The club’s new Events Coordinator  is Michael Carver: and the newsletter editor remains Darleen Langille.
The club’s charity for 2018 was the Q104 IWK Children’s Trust.  The club donated $1,000.  They have voted to support that charity again in 2019.
The club has honored another 2 members with lifetime memberships in recognition for their years of service and dedication to the club and the Corvette community:  Orrin Flick & Betty-Mae Madden;  they join the other 3 lifetime members:  Rob Stuart, Brian & Debbie Palmer.
The holiday party is set for January 12th at the Timber Lounge in Halifax.
The annual Maritime Meet will again be held in Yarmouth in conjunction with SeaFestCar Show, on July 19-21, 2019.  A block of rooms are booked for Corvette members at the Rodd’s Grand Hotel in downtown Yarmouth.  Ivan encourages everyone considering the show to grab a room for the weekend. (902) 742-2446 – ask for the Corvette car club rate.
Wednesday night cruises and off season monthly breakfasts will now move to the Thunderbird Diner instead of the True North Diner.
Ivan thanked GMCC for chairing the meeting again, it is great to see everyone.
** Added following the meeting:  During the last weekend Annual General Meeting, discussion followed regarding trophies at the Maritime Meet.  As the organizer of that show, Ivan wants trophies, so he will continue to have trophies in 2019.  It is a  large cost burden, but attendees seem to love them and Ivan enjoyes the designing and surprise element, so for the time being, they are remaining a part of the NS show.
4.  Ray Cromwell, President of the LCCC, started out by stating that their club members were very busy, with 43 activities in 2018, with their main trip being to Hartland.  The Hartland Days is held on the first Monday in August.  The club does no overnight trips; but have many BBQ’s (chicken, spare ribs, souvlaki kabobs, bacon wrapped scallops, steak, twice baked potatoes) and then Black Forest Cake for dessert.  The membership makes many local runs with a restaurant at the end of every trip.  The membership is currently at 17, and no one is ever hungry.  Club members were able to attend the Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton and PEI shows;  unfortunately no one was able to make the NS show.
5.  Sylvia Blanchard, President of the CSNB, tells us they are now at 43 members (Vettes), which includes three new members this season.   Sadly 2 members passed away: Cyril MacNeil and Doug Wilson.
It was a very busy season for their club as well with lots of events.   Their annual show, held in August, saw 51 Vettes registered and the weather was great.  Everyone had a great time.  Thanks to the members from the Moncton, Fredericton, PEI and Acadia Region Corvette (Maine) clubs for helping make it a success.
Club members attended the Lounsbury show and Atlantic Nationals in Moncton, Fredericton/Fiberglass Alley and a few were able to make it to the PEI show.  Members participated in the Bar Harbor weekend held in the Spring, and the ARCC fall show in Ellsworth, Maine.
The club teamed up with the Loyalist City Corvette Club to Hartland, St-Martins, and the Jemseg shows, as well as local shows in Hampton and St George.
A few cruise nights to their sponsor (A & W) and onto the Moosehead Batch Brewery afterward.  They referred to these as Burgers & Beer night.  A day trip to the McAdam Railway station was a great day.  The season sinished with a corn boil & BBQ at their events’ coordinator’s home, Dorothy Miller.
They try to fill up the off season with monthly breakfast get together (Vittles without Vettes) at Britt’s Pub, Rockwood or the Lock Stock & Barrel pub, and they have the occasional evening outing to an up town restaurant.
Their Christmas party will be held on Dec 1st to wrap up the season.
The club’s October meeting was not held, so the executives for next year has not been confirmed.  Sylvia believes that everyone will remain in their current position, with the exception of the Event Coordinator, who will be stepping down.  The Charity for 2018 has not yet been decided, but they have a donation jar for Romero House.
6.  Roger Bourgeois, President, GMCC.  The club currently has 147 members (Families), from NF to Ontario, none yet from Quebec.  Sales of new Corvettes is still strong with 3 new 2019’s being delivered this fall. 
The season began with the Speed Sport car show at the Moncton coliseum, followed by a trip to Baie-Ste-Anne; Bar Harbor Maine, Lounsbury’s show (140 Corvettes in attendance) – thank you is extended to everyone from Lounsbury for attending their show; RiverValley Vettes; The Great Race (which was a race that began in Buffalo and ended in Halifax – pre 1973 cars of every kind, including cars seldom seen).  During that event, Roger met a gentleman and his wife from Texas, who actually restores C2’s as a business.  During our show at the Atlantic Nationals, 130 Corvettes registered and the show’s main prize was won by one of our members;  then a trip to Yarmouth that took 4 days travelling the north-west of NS and lead us to the Maritime Meet weekend;   the members toured an Alpaca farm, a Monastery, Beaubears Island interpretation centre.  Our members Lindou & Jean hosted 40 Vettes (77 people) at their annual BBQ.  We attended the Saint John show, PEI show, made a 3 day trip to Dalhousie, Rimouski Quebec and home through Edmundston (touring a submarine, a museum for the sunken ship The Empress of Ireland, St Laurence River – biggest ship disaster after the Titanic – all in Rimouski Quebec).  Our final Corvette runs for the season were a trip to Pictou to visit Rollie MacDonald’s home and garages/car collection, and then a Lobster feast run with a stop at Bobby Cooke’s home to view his car collection.  Our Christmas party will be held on December 8th at the Knights of Columbus hall on Murphy Ave, Moncton, at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcomed.
We already have 3 members paid for 2019, so we anticipate another great year.  Our 2019 calendar will begin with Speed Sport car show at the Moncton coliseum on April 12-14.  The Atlantic Nationals will be held on July 3-6th and Roger encourages everyone to register before December 31st to take advantage of the reduced rate ($35 compared to $45).
We will try to participate in all Corvette club shows for 2019, and are planning an overnight trip to the Shippagan, NB area.  Our trip to Maritime Meet, Yarmouth will include a tour of the south shore of NS this year, and as always, 2 days for the PEI show.
Our calendar of events will be posted as soon as the events are planned (usually by end of April) and any Corvette member from any other club is welcome to join us on our runs. check calendar.
Roger & Angela will participate in the 2019 New England Caravan to Bowling Green.  We believe we are the only members from our club with that planned.
Paul Dunn will be making another book of memories to cover pictures taken during the year 2018.  The book will be out in November at an approx cost of $50.  He will not order extras, so if you are interested, contact him immediately:
Paul has also accepted the position of Canadian Council of Corvette Clubs, Eastern Region, Chief Editor for their magazine Fast Past, issued twice a year (Spring and Fall).

Next meeting will be held on Saturday, April 13th, 10 a.m. at the Lounsbury Chev Dealership, Moncton, Boardroom.

Have a great Holiday Season and a Happy New Year.

Angela Bourgeois, Minute Taker
Pictures \ Past Events / Oct 26, 2018 - Hampton Middle School
« Last post by psdunn on October 27, 2018, 02:00:42 AM »
Five Corvettes left Moncton on this cool, sunny autumn day to visit the Hampton Middle School and take part in their annual Fall Fair and car show.  Three more members met us at the school so we ended up with 8 cars on display and they got a lot of attention from the students and staff.  It seems that Lindou has become a bit of a legend at the school as the guy with the red car who lets students sit in the car and rev the engine.  As is evident in the photos, there were plenty of excited kids who got a chance to sit in a Corvette, rev the engine and get their picture taken and thus the legend continues.  A silent auction is held as part of the fair to raise funds for the school breakfast program and other school activities and our members were active bidders.  A bitterly cold wind drove us inside the school a number of times to warm up, evidence that the season is over for another year and the cars will now go into storage until we have clear and dry roads in the spring.  In the meantime, let the planning begin for 2019!
Pictures \ Past Events / Re: Oct 21, 2018 - Trueman's Lobster Run
« Last post by psdunn on October 22, 2018, 01:46:56 AM »
And a few more pictures.
Pictures \ Past Events / Oct 21, 2018 - Trueman's Lobster Run
« Last post by psdunn on October 22, 2018, 01:42:38 AM »
A total of 24 cars made this run today, thanks in large part to the beautiful weather - a clear, cool autumn day.  Our first stop after departing from Riverview was at Bobby and Lana Cooke's garage.  Unfortunately, Bobby could not be there as he is in the hospital but we were ably hosted by Lana and their son Jeff.  Everyone in the club wishes Bobby a speedy and complete recovery.  After our tour of this incredible collection of cars, trucks, bikes and snowmobiles we continued our drive to Alma where we purchased our lobster from Collins and other treats from Kelly's Bake Shop (home of the sticky bun).  A drive through Fundy National Park took us to the Goshen Snowmobile Clubhouse where we proceeded to feast on the lobster and other goodies provided by club members.  Draws were held for some nice prizes and then it was time to say good-bye for another year, except for those going to Hampton this Friday.
Thanks to Trueman and Margaret for putting together a great event.  Can't wait for next year!
Pictures \ Past Events / Oct 14, 2018 - President's Run to Pictou
« Last post by psdunn on October 15, 2018, 03:01:39 AM »
A chilly wind was blowing on an otherwise perfect Fall morning when 14 Corvettes left Moncton en route to Pictou, NS.  We followed the TCH to Masstown where we made the mandatory stop at the market.  While there in the parking lot, we met George & Linda Penner who are vacationing in the region and stopped when they saw the Corvettes.  They are members of the Corvette Club of Manitoba and it turns out that George is the club photographer!  Imagine my surprise.  We exchanged information and plan to stay in touch; it doesn't hurt to have contacts at other clubs.  From the market, we continued on the TCH to Pictou and the garage/race shop of Rollie MacDonald where we toured the shop, enjoyed refreshments that were provided and admired cars that were on display by local enthusiasts.  By the time we reached Rollie's we were about 19 cars strong as other Corvettes had joined us along the way.

From Rollie's, we drove through Pictou to the Breakwater Restaurant which opened early for our visit.  The service was quick and friendly and the food was very good - what more can one ask for?  For our trip home we followed the Sunrise Trail along the coast of the Northumberland Strait, enjoying the Fall colours along the way.
Event Calendar / President's Run
« Last post by psdunn on October 12, 2018, 03:50:10 AM »
We are going to Pictou, NS.   We will leave at 8:30 am from Dieppe Blvd Irving (bridge across route 15 is closed, so you will have to follow detour signs - extra 10 minutes). 
In Pictou we will visit Rolly MacDonalds’ garage, among other things he owns King Racing & will have a couple of race cars there.  Last year he was working on restoration of an older Vette.   
Then we will head to downtown Pictou for lunch.
Monthly News Letter / GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - October 2018
« Last post by HATE2W8 on October 08, 2018, 02:33:10 AM »
Greater Moncton Corvette Club
October 01, 2018     
Lounsbury Meeting Room​
7 PM
Present: Angie Bourgeois, Paul Dunn, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Gary Gaskin, Charles Gould, Wornick Price, Trueman Copp, Doug MacDonald, Chanel Michaud, Rick and Helen Estabrooks, Greg Zwicker, and George Scott. (14)y
The regular monthly meeting was called to order by Angie Bourgeois in the absence of the president at 7 PM with 14 members in attendance.  Membership stands at 146 and one new member, George Scott, was welcomed.
Minutes of the September 2018 were accepted as read.
Continuing Business:
​Reports on last month’s runs were read by the chair --- Miramichi Drags attended by 8-10 cars; Belliveau Orchard, Keillor House, Dorchester Jail, Painted Pony for lunch, and on to Jollicure for ice cream and bakery items; Shippegan run has been cancelled to next year; Ryes Run had 13 cars in attendance.
Financial Report:
​(paper report attached)
Balance stands at $Xxxx with deposits of $317.50 and withdrawals of $270.45.
MOTION: report accepted
​Moved: Wornick Price​       Seconded: Chanel Michaud​   Accepted

MOTION: bills accepted for payment --- hats $89.36 and lanyards $287.50
​Moved: Helen Estabrooks​      Seconded: Chanel Michaud​      Accepted
New Business:
​Upcoming runs were discussed:
October 7 --- 10 drivers will help with the Miss Teen Pageant in Dieppe
October 13 --- President’s Run to Pictou with a visit to Rolly MacDonald’s
October 21 --- Truman’s Run to Bobby Cook’s, to Alma for lobster and on to                                    ​Goshen snowmobile club.  Our club will purchase a $100 ticket from the ​snowmobile club on their annual draw.
October 26 --- Hampton Middle School show
October 27 --- Atlantic Corvette Clubs meeting
Two runs for next year are already planned to be on the schedule ---- Shippegan/Miscou overnight and McAdam Railway Tour for a day trip.
There being no further business the meeting was declared adjourned on motion of Chanel Michaud.
50/50 draw winner was Rick Estabrooks for $16.
Secretary --- Louise Fyffe                                             Chair --- Angie Bourgeois
Pictures \ Past Events / Sept 30, 2018 - Rhys' Run
« Last post by psdunn on October 02, 2018, 03:36:27 AM »
This poker run is an annual fund raiser to benefit the Moncton Hospital Neo Natal Intensive Care Unit and many of the local car clubs participate, including GMCC.  This year we had about 15 Corvettes on the run which took us to Petitcodiac, Sussex, Penobsquis, Alma and Hillsborough.  It was a beautiful day for a drive as the Fall colours have begun to appear.  Unfortunately, one of our member's cars was damaged in a parking lot incident along the way and now needs a trip to the Body Shop for repairs.
Pictures \ Past Events / Re: Sept 16, 2018 - Orchard, Dorchester, Sackville
« Last post by psdunn on September 17, 2018, 03:09:12 AM »
A few more pics.
Pictures \ Past Events / Sept 16, 2018 - Orchard, Dorchester, Sackville
« Last post by psdunn on September 17, 2018, 03:04:54 AM »
Nine cars left Moncton headed for their first stop of the day at Belliveau's Orchard in Memramcook and there we met up with two more cars bringing us to 11 cars in total.  Fall harvest is in full swing at the orchard with lots of pumpkins, squash and gourds of every shape and colour on display.  Some folks took the opportunity to stock up on fresh produce while others just socialized and enjoyed the nice weather.
Our next stop of the day was at the Keillor House Museum in Dorchester, NB.  This stone mansion was built in 1813-1815 by Yorkshire immigrant John Keillor and it now houses period furniture, china and kitchen utensils.  Our guide was very knowledgable and the tour taught us a lot about life back in that time.
From there, we went next door for a tour of the former Dorchester provincial jail, site of the last double hanging in New Brunswick in 1936 when the Bannister brothers were hanged for murder.  The tour was excellent and there is still artwork and graffiti on some of the cell walls done by inmates.  The building is now privately owned and functions as a B & B where guests get to sleep in one of the cells!  Some claim to have had ghostly experiences in the building - who knows?
From the jail, we drove to Sackville for lunch at the Painted Pony Restaurant that is located in what was once the service department of the Lounsbury Chev Olds dealership in town.  There we enjoyed a very nice meal and for dessert, we continued on to the Trueman Blueberry Farms for some home made ice cream.  The only complaints I heard were about the mosquitoes - the ice cream was delicious!  From the farm, we took a leisurely drive back to Moncton on secondary roads to end a very interesting  and informative day.
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