December 5, 2021

DECEMBER 17, 2015

Eleven members began the last meeting of the year with a brief prayer at 7:05 p.m. Dianne Lennox, our chapter president, read the treasurer’s report. Our members currently total 73 strong. Our new website is now live for us to explore. The domain is : gardenstatepoci.org . Dianne also brought in flyers announcing our After-the-Holidays party on Sunday, January 17th. After some discussion, it was decided to modify the flyer slightly prior to mailing it out and then including it in the next newsletter. Sunday, March 6th has been chosen as the first day of our next wine-making adventure. Details will follow in our November-December newsletter.

We discussed other future activities such as a joint trip up to the Rhinebeck Aerodrome with the Long Island and Nutmeg Chapters. Additional possibilities would include a trip to the AACA Museum in Hershey, Pennsylvania and the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Holmdel, New Jersey.

MaryAnn Schwedhelm provided an inventory of our chapter apparel. We talked about offering a hooded sweatshirt. MaryAnn will bring sweatshirt material samples to the January meeting for our consideration.

We spoke about Don Keefe’s new magazine, Poncho Perfection. Don is the former Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director of Smoke Signals, POCI’s monthly publication. We all wish Don many blessings in his new venture.

Our next meeting will be on Thursday, January 21st  2016. As our time together drew to a close at 8:05 p.m. , we exchanged many best wishes for a blessed and happy holiday season.

Steve Sanguino

Secretary

NOVEMBER 19, 2015

Fourteen members began our meeting with a small prayer at 7:12 p.m. Lory Wolf read her treasurer’s report and announced that our membership now numbers 73. We briefly discussed our fall car show and everyone thought that our newsletter editor, Bill Wolf, and his staff, Brittany Wolf, did a superlative job with our last “Metro News” featuring photos and results of the October 11th rain date show.

Our website is being upgraded and redesigned. This will enable Dianne Lennox, our president and webmaster, to work more efficiently. As such at 8:00 p.m. an accomplished website designer and cordial guest speaker arrived at our meeting to explain the process and present the various options of redesign available to us. John Schwedhelm, one of our directors, who along with his wife, Linda, is instrumental in  registering cars at our annual shows, suggested that in the future car show entrants be able to check our new website for last minute show date changes brought about by inclement weather.

Maryann Schwedhelm, wife of director Ray Schwedhelm, kindly made reservations for our annual After-the-Holidays party at the Dolce Novita restaurant in Moonachie, New Jersey for Sunday, January 17th  2016 at 3:00 p.m.  We decided upon Dolce Novita because it is convenient for many of us, has ample parking and although it is not a BYOB, the fare is hearty, delicious and reasonably priced. We have dined at Dolce Novita individually and as a club before and everyone seemed pleased. There will be a mailed notification of our party as well as a reminder in the next “Metro News.”

The next meeting will be held on Thursday, December 17th. Our meeting was over at 8:40 p.m.

September 2015

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – At 7:17 p.m. eleven members prayerfully began our meeting. Our first topic of conversation was the upcoming chapter car show.As of this meeting we have 12 pre-registered car entrants.It was mentioned that White Post Restorations of Virginia contributed 100 nifty White Post Seventy-fifth Anniversary pens and also advertising inserts for our show goody bags. They also sent us a voucher to be applied to brake work done at White Post.We decided to present the Best of Show winner with this handy prize. We agreed that our green or new blue T-shirt would be the “uniform of the day” for all club members who work the show. Extra flyers advertising the show were made up. We obtained our certificate of show insurance. Our new show dash plaque featuring a ‘53 Pontiac and given to each entrant was passed around. It was met with tremendous approval. Our inimitable D.J. , John Lennox has been developing a nice mix of tunes to entertain everyone at the show. We are anxious to try out our recently purchased software designed for show ballot tabulation “under fire” . However as a backup we will be prepared to count the ballots manually. We briefly discussed having a Pontiac-powered car class at future shows.

Style ideas and prices for a new blue Garden State Chapter hooded sweatshirt wetre presented. We also talked about new car show trophy designs. We are continuing the process of revamping our club website. We set our next two meeting dates as : Thursday, October 15th and Thursday, November 19th. Our meeting was over a few minutes after 8:00 p.m.

OCTOBER 15, 2015 – Eleven members began our meeting with a small prayer at 7:00 p.m. Lory Wolf, our treasurer, submitted her report with emphasis on our October 11th (rain date) car show. There were 73 Pontiacs and GMC’s at the show. Our chapter membership now stands at 72 with one new member joining during the show. Mary Ann Schwedhelm read her report on chapter items sold at the show. We will have to order more T-shirts. In fact members of the Nutmeg Chapter (Connecticut) approved of our new blue T-shirts and classic rally style short sleeve shirts so much that they would like to order theirs from our vendor. Our car show ballot counting software worked superbly and streamlined a once tedious task. A few members once again proposed starting a new car show class composed of Pontiac-powered vehicles. We also talked about various car show trophy designs, in particular one involving attaching a dash plaque to the trophy. We will be sending the long-distance award to its winner who hails from Connecticut and had to leave the show prior to the awards ceremony.

Several members expressed their desire for having a blue hooded sweatshirt with a zipper made up. This new item sounds like a good idea considering that cold weather is in the offing. We are considering joining up with the Nutmeg and Long Island Chapters for a future cruise to the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, New York. Another possibility is a cruise up to Cold Spring also in New York State. A proposal was made to schedule another series of wine making sessions next spingtime. Crafting a nice red then would permit our vintage to age in time for its enjoyment during the holidays. It is time once again to consider the date and location of our annual After-the Holidays party in January, 2016. Dates proposed were Sunday, January 17th and Sunday, January 24th. A few restaurants were suggested and several of us agreed that it should be a B.Y.O.B. The next meeting dates were announced : Thursday, November 19th and Thursday, December 17th. Our meeting concluded at 8:10 p.m.
Steve Sanguino
Secretary Club

September 24, 2015

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 – At 7:17 p.m. eleven members prayerfully began our meeting. Our first topic of conversation was the upcoming chapter car show.As of this meeting we have 12 pre-registered car entrants.It was mentioned that White Post Restorations of Virginia contributed 100 nifty White Post Seventy-fifth Anniversary pens and also advertising inserts for our show goody bags. They also sent us a voucher to be applied to brake work done at White Post.We decided to present the Best of Show winner with this handy prize. We agreed that our green or new blue T-shirt would be the “uniform of the day” for all club members who work the show. Extra flyers advertising the show were made up. We obtained our certificate of show insurance. Our new show dash plaque featuring a ‘53 Pontiac and given to each entrant was passed around. It was met with tremendous approval. Our inimitable D.J. , John Lennox has been developing a nice mix of tunes to entertain everyone at the show. We are anxious to try out our recently purchased software designed for show ballot tabulation “under fire” . However as a backup we will be prepared to count the ballots manually. We briefly discussed having a Pontiac-powered car class at future shows.
Style ideas and prices for a new blue Garden State Chapter hooded sweatshirt wetre presented. We also talked about new car show trophy designs. We are continuing the process of revamping our club website. We set our next two meeting dates as : Thursday, October 15th and Thursday, November 19th. Our meeting was over a few minutes after 8:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 15, 2015 – Eleven members began our meeting with a small prayer at 7:00 p.m. Lory Wolf, our treasurer, submitted her report with emphasis on our October 11th (rain date) car show. There were 73 Pontiacs and GMC’s at the show. Our chapter membership now stands at 72 with one new member joining during the show. Mary Ann Schwedhelm read her report on chapter items sold at the show. We will have to order more T-shirts. In fact members of the Nutmeg Chapter (Connecticut) approved of our new blue T-shirts and classic rally style short sleeve shirts so much that they would like to order theirs from our vendor. Our car show ballot counting software worked superbly and streamlined a once tedious task. A few members once again proposed starting a new car show class composed of Pontiac-powered vehicles. We also talked about various car show trophy designs, in particular one involving attaching a dash plaque to the trophy. We will be sending the long-distance award to its winner who hails from Connecticut and had to leave the show prior to the awards ceremony.
Several members expressed their desire for having a blue hooded sweatshirt with a zipper made up. This new item sounds like a good idea considering that cold weather is in the offing. We are considering joining up with the Nutmeg and Long Island Chapters for a future cruise to the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, New York. Another possibility is a cruise up to Cold Spring also in New York State. A proposal was made to schedule another series of wine making sessions next spingtime. Crafting a nice red then would permit our vintage to age in time for its enjoyment during the holidays. It is time once again to consider the date and location of our annual After-the Holidays party in January, 2016. Dates proposed were Sunday, January 17th and Sunday, January 24th. A few restaurants were suggested and several of us agreed that it should be a B.Y.O.B. The next meeting dates were announced : Thursday, November 19th and Thursday, December 17th. Our meeting concluded at 8:10 p.m.
Steve Sanguino
SecretaryClub – At 7:17 p.m. eleven members prayerfully began our meeting. Our first topic of conversation was the upcoming chapter car show.As of this meeting we have 12 pre-registered car entrants.It was mentioned that White Post Restorations of Virginia contributed 100 nifty White Post Seventy-fifth Anniversary pens and also advertising inserts for our show goody bags. They also sent us a voucher to be applied to brake work done at White Post.We decided to present the Best of Show winner with this handy prize. We agreed that our green or new blue T-shirt would be the “uniform of the day” for all club members who work the show. Extra flyers advertising the show were made up. We obtained our certificate of show insurance. Our new show dash plaque featuring a ‘53 Pontiac and given to each entrant was passed around. It was met with tremendous approval. Our inimitable D.J. , John Lennox has been developing a nice mix of tunes to entertain everyone at the show. We are anxious to try out our recently purchased software designed for show ballot tabulation “under fire” . However as a backup we will be prepared to count the ballots manually. We briefly discussed having a Pontiac-powered car class at future shows.
Style ideas and prices for a new blue Garden State Chapter hooded sweatshirt wetre presented. We also talked about new car show trophy designs. We are continuing the process of revamping our club website. We set our next two meeting dates as : Thursday, October 15th and Thursday, November 19th. Our meeting was over a few minutes after 8:00 p.m.
OCTOBER 15, 2015 – Eleven members began our meeting with a small prayer at 7:00 p.m. Lory Wolf, our treasurer, submitted her report with emphasis on our October 11th (rain date) car show. There were 73 Pontiacs and GMC’s at the show. Our chapter membership now stands at 72 with one new member joining during the show. Mary Ann Schwedhelm read her report on chapter items sold at the show. We will have to order more T-shirts. In fact members of the Nutmeg Chapter (Connecticut) approved of our new blue T-shirts and classic rally style short sleeve shirts so much that they would like to order theirs from our vendor. Our car show ballot counting software worked superbly and streamlined a once tedious task. A few members once again proposed starting a new car show class composed of Pontiac-powered vehicles. We also talked about various car show trophy designs, in particular one involving attaching a dash plaque to the trophy. We will be sending the long-distance award to its winner who hails from Connecticut and had to leave the show prior to the awards ceremony.
Several members expressed their desire for having a blue hooded sweatshirt with a zipper made up. This new item sounds like a good idea considering that cold weather is in the offing. We are considering joining up with the Nutmeg and Long Island Chapters for a future cruise to the Aerodrome in Rhinebeck, New York. Another possibility is a cruise up to Cold Spring also in New York State. A proposal was made to schedule another series of wine making sessions next spingtime. Crafting a nice red then would permit our vintage to age in time for its enjoyment during the holidays. It is time once again to consider the date and location of our annual After-the Holidays party in January, 2016. Dates proposed were Sunday, January 17th and Sunday, January 24th. A few restaurants were suggested and several of us agreed that it should be a B.Y.O.B. The next meeting dates were announced : Thursday, November 19th and Thursday, December 17th. Our meeting concluded at 8:10 p.m.
Steve Sanguino
SecretaryClub