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GMCC Monthly Meeting Minutes - July 2019
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Greater Moncton Corvette Club
Monthly Meeting – July 1st, 2019
Lounsbury Chevrolet boardroom

The meeting began at 7 p.m. with 16 members present:  Roger & Angela Bourgeois, Wornick Price, Chanel Michaud, Don MacAulay, Debbie MacPherson, Dwight & Libby Rayworth, Betty Mae Madden, Dave Gates, Steve Whalen, Margaret Mayes, Trueman Copp, Rick & Helen Estabrooks, Dave Fyffe and Eric LeBlanc.

In the absence of our secretary, the minutes of the June meeting will be read, along with these, in August.

Old Business:

The Lounsbury show went very well, lots of sun and great prizes.  We ended the day with a total of approx 130 Corvettes.  Vettes from all Maritime provinces were on hand.  Thank you to those that helped with parking:  Victor LeBlanc, Dave Gates, Charles Gould, Chanel Michaud, Trueman Copp;  thank you to the registration volunteers:  Libby Rayworth, Helen Estabrooks and Dave Gates, and to Angie, who worked on the list from Lounsbury both on Friday and Saturday, to make sure no one was missed.  I hope I didn’t forget anyone, let me know if I did.   Thanks to Lounsbury for all their work in moving their vehicles, providing the bouncy castle, food, music and of course, the prizes.

The RiverValley Vettes show saw 15 Corvettes from the GMCC participate.  Weather turned out nice.  It got quite warm in the afternoon.  They had 51 Corvettes register with a good variety of years.  We had supper (late lunch) at Porter’s Diner.

On June 22nd, members from our club participated in a poker run, hosted by the Corvettes of Southern NB in Saint John.  The run took us through Hampton, Rothesay, Quispamsis, the Reversing Falls, then back to the beginning at Boston Pizza.  Angie & Roger came in second with 2 pairs, but Dave Williams won the $107 jackpot with 3 of a kind.   It was a fun day. 

On June 29th we departed on a weekend trip to the Acadien Peninsula.  It appeared a very promising turn-out taking part in the tour.  However, due to health issues with some of our members, or personal reasons for cancelling, we saw 9 cancellations.   We still have a very good turn out with a total of 15 during the weekend.   It was a fantastic weekend, both weather and activity wise, and well planned out by our hosts, Chanel & Judy.  Thank you for making it happen.   Angie will post the details of the two day trip on our website.

The Financial Statement was presented by Wornick, with a total of $xxxx as beginning balance, expenses of $1.25 from bank charges, deposits of $999.98, and bills presented for payment in the amount of $573.95 (postage, envelopes, paper, rope for show, 2 jackets for show give aways). 

Moved Wornick Price;  Seconded Libby Rayworth.  Accepted.

New Business:   

Congratulations to Trueman Copp on being inducted into the Maritime Motor Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to snowmobiling and sports.  Greg & Claudette Turner have been inducted as well for their work with the Speed Sport East car show. 

The Atlantic Nationals begin this week, starting with a car show at Action Car & Truck Accessories in the evening (this is usually a very crowded activity, and I suggest that if you plan on attending that you go early), Thursday is breakfast in the morning followed by a tour (GMCC will be going to Kent County), then on Friday we have our annual noon run to Cap Pele, with a return to Moncton for the downtown activities.  The GMCC annual show will be held on Saturday and then the Nationals continue on Sunday.
For the Saturday show, please enter via the Rotary Lodge.  We will need volunteers to help with the parking and to help replace those that will need a break or stop for lunch.  Set up begins at 7:30 a.m., as we have to block off the field for the Corvette show.  Prizes will be given out at the same time as a few awards – no judging this year.  A meal will follow at 4 p.m. at Baci Italia on Mountain Road.

Sponsors have given generously to support the local Autism Resource Centre  and so please use their services when you can:

Action Car & Truck Accessories
Apha Appliance & Solutions
Atlantic Air Cooled Engines
Comfort Home Builders
Flawless Automotive & Paint
Les Pneus Goguen Tires
Maritime Clear Bra
MacDonald Corvettes
Moland Corvettes, Bridgewater, NS
Mr. Lube, Dieppe
Riverview Truck Repair
Shepps Transmission
UNI Financial, Dieppe
Lounsbury Automotive
Mothers’ Wax
Canadian Council of Corvette Clubs (Mobil 1)
Corvette Depot

Upcoming events: 
July 14th – Ferry Crossings, Kings County.  Depart McDonald’s, Magnetic Hill at 9:30 am – Dave Fyffe will set up BBQ stop for lunch and then JJ’s Diner in Sussex for supper.
July 18-21 – Trip to Yarmouth.  Departure time will be set on calendar. 
July 27 – Day trip to St Andrews.  Depart 8:30 am, McDonald’s Magnetic Hill.
Aug 4 – Memramcook Car Show
The Ladies’ Run will be held in conjunction with the Sept 15th Shipyard tour.   More details to follow.
The BBQ scheduled for August 11th will be moved from Lindou & Jeanne’s home to Bob & Lana’s home.  We will have details at the August meeting.

A short discussion was held on our club needing more volunteers prior to an event.  For example, we have volunteers to help with parking at the Atlantic Nationals, but no one stepped forward to help out in the preparation, which usually begins two month's prior to the actual show.   Although this year many of those that normally help out have serious health issues and can't be expect to help, we still can't put a show together with just 2 volunteers. 

Another problem facing our club, as a result of the usual volunteers being ill, is the set up and pull down of banners and flags.  This was evident at the Lounsbury show when, although we had a good group step up for setting up, we had 4 people (Roger & Angela Bourgeois, Charles Gould and Chanel Michaud) stay behind to take down our club banners, tables, chairs, pack boxes, etc.  The prizes were drawn, and members left without consideration of what needed to be cleaned up.

And lastly, and most importantly, we have to review our caravan driving habits.   Please do not leave an unreasonable gap between you and the car ahead of you - this is where other vehicles will squeeze in, slow down, and then the tail loses sight of the lead car. You must keep a safe distance but please keep up with the group.   Be alert when passing transport trucks - avoid coming back inline too close in front of the truck - if there is not a comfortable space in front of the truck, lay back until there is safe room.

Meeting was adjourned by Angela Bourgeois.  50/50 was held with Dwight Rayworth taking home $18.

Angela Bourgeois
Minute Taker for Louise Fyffe
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