October 25, 2020

Car Show 2020

Our annual Car Show is still on for Oct 4 2020. Located in Clifton. More Information to follow.

Welcome New Members!

We welcome Anthony Rizzi of Cliffside Pk, NJ to our chapter. Anthony is the owner of a 1964 Pontiac Catalina. 

Welcome to Tom Tupka of West Haven, Ct. Tom is the owner of a 1962 Star Chief, a 1964 Catalina and a 2007 G6. 

Tom and Christine Pirog of Towaco, NJ are the owners of a 1971 Formula 400 Firebird. We are happy to have you in our chapter. 

We also welcome M.J. Corigliano Towing & Recovery from Boonton, NJ to our club. 

Our chapter would like to welcome Frank and Samantha Tupka from East Haven, Ct to our club. They have a 1964 Catalina Ventura Sport coupe . We hope to see you at one of our gatherings in the coming year. 

Welcome Bill and Lucille Marcy from Hackensack, NJ.
They pilot a special piece of Pontiac history in a 1970 Superior-Pontiac Ambulance. Bill says, “this car is not nearly done and it will only be ‘driver quality’ but it runs great and it shows nicely, it is difficult to find another and I am happy to own it. We look forward to attending some shows and events with it this year.”

We are glad to have new members Rocco and Constance Scotellaro in our chapter.
They hail from Emerson, NJ and have two Pontiacs, a 1970 GTO Convertible and a 1978 TransAm.

Welcome to Carol Batey from Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
We welcome Dr. Chuck Thompson hailing from Chino Valley, Arizona.

We also welcome Nunzi Romano, from Brooklyn, NY to our group.

We at the Garden State Chapter welcome Tim Koutsaftes from Colombia, NJ to our group. Tim pilots a 1964 Bonneville.

President’s Message – Mar-April 2019

Happy Spring!!!

Time to open the garage doors and pull off those car covers.

Chapter member, Lou Calasibetta’s, annual Open House/Breakfast/Car Show at Old Stillwater Garage on Main Street in Stillwater, New Jersey, takes place on Saturday, May 11. Anyone wishing to can meet at the Pompton Queen Diner on Route 23 in Pompton Plains (before Route 287) by 7:30 that morning to caravan up to Lou’s. We leave for Lou’s at 7:45.

Mark your calendars for Sunday, July 28. The Chapter will be picnicking the day away at Silas Condict Park in Kinnelon. Details to come in a separate mailing.

Be sure to check the “Upcoming Events” in the newsletter and the calendar on our website for car shows, cruise nights and other events. Feel free to contact me or any of the other officers and directors if you know of any car shows or cruise nights in your area. One of the upcoming major events is the 2019 POCI Annual Convention in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, July 16-21, 2019. Given the close proximity, hopefully many of our members will choose to attend. .

And save the date for our 2019 car show on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Clifton Masonic Lodge, 1476 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey. Show flyer coming soon!!!

Next meeting dates are May 16 and June 20 at the Maple Valley Diner (formerly The Hearth) in Clifton.

Dianne Lennox,  President

President’s Message – Jan-Feb 2019

Once again, we eagerly await the end of Winter and look forward to Car Season (aka Spring!!). We’d love to hear from you with any information you get on car shows, cruise nights, or other events to put on our website calendar. Please forward it to our newsletter editor, Bill Wolf, by mail or email it to our website mailbox.

Dues are OVERDUE!!! Thanks to all who have sent in their dues for 2019; reminders are on the way to the procrastinators.

Many thanks as well to all who attended the “After the Holidays” party on January 27 at Casa Giuseppe in Lyndhurst. Once again, a grand time was had by all. We’d love to try new places for our party, so if you have a favorite restaurant, let us know and we’ll see if it would work for our group.

We are pleased to let everyone know that this year’s car show is officially scheduled for Sunday, October 6, 2019, with a rain date of Sunday, October 13, 2019 at the Masonic Lodge on Van Houten Avenue in Clifton. We welcome suggestions from past attendees show for any changes or improvements we can make to this year’s show.

Also mark your calendars for this year’s POCI Convention in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania which runs from July 16 through July 21, 2019. Definitely close enough to us to not pass up if you can.

Chapter member Paul Coniglio asked us to remind all original owners of the award they can receive from POCI. In addition, Paul and several other original owners are trying to put together a new POCI Specialty Chapter for original owners. Information and forms are being sent via email/snail mail.

Next meeting dates are March 21 and April 18 at the Maple Valley Diner in Clifton.

Dianne Lennox,  President

President’s Message – Nov-Dec 2018

Nov-Dec 2018

Season’s Greetings and Happy Holidays!!!! Hope everyone’s holidays were most enjoyable. 

By popular demand, the Chapter’s “After the Holidays” party will take place on Sunday, January 20, 2018 at 3:30 P.M. at Casa Giuseppe at 503 Valley Brook Avenue, Lyndhurst, New Jersey. As mentioned in the flyer we circulated, the menu is a la carte, and the restaurant is a BYO or you may purchase wine and cocktails from Bar 503, which is attached to the restaurant. 

As always, the New Year reminds us that Chapter dues are due in January. Reminder – annual Chapter dues are now $15. 

Our next regular Chapter meetings are January 17 and February 21, 2019 at the Maple Valley Diner (formerly The Hearth), 1116 Route 46 West in Clifton. Come join us for some good food and good company. We’d also love to hear from our membership as to any activities and events you are planning on in 2019. 

On behalf of our Chapter, we wish all our members very Happy Holidays and best wishes for a very Happy and Healthy New Year 2019!! 

Dianne Lennox, President