December 15, 2019

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

President’s Message – Sept-Oct 2018

Well, the 2018 Chapter car show is in the books, and despite some threatening weather early on, overall it was quite successful. Many thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to all of our show winners, especially Chapter member Martin Hirsch who took Best of Show with his 1959 Bonneville Convertible. Special thanks to all club members who helped in setting up and running the show event, and special thanks to all our sponsors!! 

As much as we hate to see time fly by so quickly, 2018 turned out to be not the friendliest for car events, so now it’s time to plan for our Chapter’s annual “post-holiday” dinner. Many members have expressed a strong interest in returning to Casa Giuseppe in Lyndhurst. Let us know what you think. Of course, we welcome any other suggestions as to another venue for the dinner. We hope to pick the date and make that selection at our November meeting. 

Our  next regular meetings will be November 15 and December 20 at the Maple Valley Diner (formerly The Hearth – still getting used to that change!!!). Please come and join us. 

Dianne Lennox, President

President’s Message July-August

Well, after a particularly soggy summer, Labor Day is here. Don’t know about anyone else, but I feel we’ve been gypped out of good part of the “car season.”

On a brighter note, the Long Island POCI and GTOAA chapters held their annual car show on August 26, and a few of our chapter members made the trek to the Garage Eatery in Islandia, New York. Weather and the location were great. As the name implies, the Garage Eatery had an automotive theme. Chapter member, Martin Hirsch, took first place in his class, and member and newsletter editor, Bill Wolf, received the Long-Distance award. Some pics to follow in a future newsletter.

A few members attended the POCI Convention in Wisconsin and several others with GTOs attended the GTOAA Convention in Pennsylvania. From all accounts, a good time was had by all. Next year’s POCI Convention will be in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, which means it’s only a few hours’ drive from New Jersey. Hard to pass up when it’s this close to home.

Time to really get ready for our Chapter’s car show on October 7 at the Masonic Lodge on Van Houten Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey. We hope to see many of our members, and please spread the word to any other Pontiac owners you know. We will have a separate mailing with the car show flyer and sponsor letter to help spread the word and hopefully drum up support for our show.

Our next regular Chapter meetings are September 20 and October 18, 2018. The September meeting is particularly important as we will be finalizing details for the car show.