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GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - March 2019
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Greater Moncton Corvette Club
March 11, 2019               
Lounsbury’s Meeting Room         
7 PM
Present: Roger and Angie Bourgeois, Dave and Louise Fyffe, Ed LeBlanc, Wornick Price, Dwight and Libby Rayworth, Chanel Michaud, Betty May Madden, Jake Clements, Trueman Copp, Margaret Mayes, Dave Gates, Wayne Coster, Alfred Landry and Dave Mitton. (17)
The meeting was called to order by the president at 7 PM with a welcome to all.  This was our first meeting following the death of Paul Dunn and the president spoke of the circumstances for both family and the club.
Minutes of the February meeting were read and approved.
Roger read the tribute to Paul Dunn that will be published in the spring edition of Fast Past (see attached).  The entire membership has been saddened by Paul’s unexpected death.  Roger and Angie have visited with Della on behalf of all those who have sent expressions of sympathy.  It will be hard to fill his place among us.
Old/Continuing Business:
a) The February breakfast was attended by 9 members.
b) Speed Sport East --- April 11 – 14 --- discussion centered on how to handle this year’s display with a suggestion that the club might honour Paul Dunn’s role in our club and beyond.  Roger will manage this work with help from all members.  Seven cars are needed with four promised so far.
c) Constitution --- it was noted by a member that the constitution requires a show of hands for motions to be officially declared.
Financial Report:
​The treasurer reported financial activity for the month showed expenses of $xxx with income of $xxx producing a balance today of $xxxx (paper report attached).
Report accepted as presented.
​Moved: Libby Rayworth​
Seconded: Dave Gates         
Bills for payment of $13 were approved.
​Moved: Angie Bourgeois​
Seconded: Chanel Michaud​
New Business:
a) Under the current conditions the executive is in urgent need of help to carry on the work that Paul Dunn did so capably.  To that end four tasks will be set up and volunteers are requested.
     Task 1 --- maintaining the membership and communication list --- Dave Gates ​has volunteered.
     Task 2 --- photography and written reports for runs for Facebook and/or web               ​page
     Task 3 --- submission for “Fast Past” two times per year featuring seasonal ​activities past and future
      Task 4 --- production of an annual book similar to the ones Paul has been ​doing for us.
b) Calendar Schedule --- members are reminded to make motel reservations for the trips on the 2019 calendar available on the web site.
c) The next breakfast gathering is scheduled for March 17.
There being no further business the meeting was declared adjourned. 
50/50 draw was won by Margaret Mayes in the amount of $17.
Louise Fyffe
Roger Bourgeois
It is with great sadness that in February we heard of the passing of our member and friend, Paul Dunn.  I met Paul about 14 years’ ago.  When Paul joined our Corvette Club, he immediately volunteered for different club related tasks.  During the last 4-5 years, Paul was our communication director, sending countless email messages to our members and other Corvette clubs.  He also had a huge passion for photography and therefore soon became our official club photographer.  Paul captured the essence of all the club events and runs.  He took it upon himself to catalogue his photos and produce commercial grade, soft covered, memory books; taking orders from our members who wanted a copy.  He produced a book for each year from 2014-2018. They will forever be treasured.
Paul was also in the process of preparing Canadian Council of Corvette Club, Eastern Region’s, Fast Past issue.  Our club members were very pleased when we heard in the last months of 2018 that he had taken over as Editor of that magazine.  What an honour.   He was successful in publishing his first edition, and as expected, it turned out great.  Paul excelled at whatever work he took on.  He was in the process of gathering what was needed from all the clubs to produce his second edition of Fast Past, due out this Spring.   Anyone that met Paul understood his passion for our hobby.  During his hospitalization and sudden death, our club received email messages and notes from as far away as Newfoundland, all the Maritime Provinces, Ontario and New England States.  Anyone that knew Paul sent messages of encouragement for the family, prayers for a recovery, and then condolescenses when the sad news came.  We all felt the loss as a family would, as Paul’s Corvette family. 
Words cannot express how he will be missed…. We have lost a great friend.
Roger Bourgeois
President, Greater Moncton Corvette Club