May 20, 2024

April 18, 2019

Our meeting began at 6:45 p.m. as chapter chaplain Steve Sanguino presented our invocation to 12 members. Lory Wolf went over her treasurer’s report and indicated that the chapter has 85 members. She also submitted our annual report to POCI. New Garden State Chapter membership rosters were handed out. Once again we will be having a chapter picnic at Silas Condict County Park in Kinnelon, New Jersey. It is scheduled for Sunday, July 28th at 11:00 a.m. rain or shine. Lory was kind enough to obtain the necessary permits. We decided that all picnickers tote their own food and drink. Ed and Elaine Silvestri graciously offered to supply the charcoal. Lory will draw up a picnic flyer for our Facebook page as well as for e-mail distribution. Beloved member Lou Calasibetta will host his ever-popular annual open house on Saturday, May 11th at his Old Stillwater Garage in Stillwater, New Jersey. Dianne Lennox our chapter President will announce Lou’s get-together in an e-mail to all. The Masonic Lodge in Clifton, New Jersey has been secured as the location of our Sunday, October 6th car show. Some confusion brought about by double booking on the part of the Lodge was resolved and we are good to go ! The food truck and DJ who served our shows in the recent past will be on hand to nourish and entertain. We talked about making changes to this year’s car show flyer – mostly as concerns car classes. Also since we have been plagued by incomplete ballots at prior car shows, we agreed to encourage all show entrants to vote their entire ballot. Chapter director Steve Kiellar led a discussion about chapter plans for the 47th Annual POCI Convention in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania in July. Emphasis was placed upon our chapter display. Mary Ann Schwedhelm manager of our club store mentioned that we are in need of our signature T-shirts. She will purchase more chapter T’s in an assortment of sizes to satisfy the minimum order of 12 shirts required by our apparel vendor. Our meeting ended at 8:15 p.m.

Steve Sanguino, Secretary