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President’s Message July-August 2016

Unbelievably Labor Day weekend is here and another car season will be coming to a close.

A good time was had by all of our members who attended the POCI convention in Bettendorf, Iowa this year. A par- ticular highlight was visiting Antique Archeology which was in neighboring Leclaire Iowa, home base for the show “American Pickers.”

Our annual car show is now just around the corner. With the new location our expenses are a lot more than in past years. We could really use everyone’s help in getting as many sponsors as we can. A sponsor form is included in this newsletter.

Also, come on out with your car on Sunday, October 2, at the Masonic Lodge on Van Houten Avenue in Clifton. Save $5 and pre-register by September 23.

Till then, happy motoring!!

Dianne Lennox


President’s Message March – April 2016

As you’ve noticed from the front cover, our annual car show, scheduled for Sunday, October 2, 2016, will be held at the Clifton Masonic Lodge located at 1476 Van Houten Avenue, Clifton, New Jersey, which is easily accessible from Route 80, Route 46, Route 3, and the Parkway.

We were advised at the beginning of the year that the VFW Hall in Franklin Lakes where we have been holding our show is closing, which is why we are moving. We thank their members for all their hospitality in hosting our show the last few years. Unfortunately, this seems to a theme this year as we have learned that a couple of other Chapters in the tristate area also have to relocate their shows.

“Car season” is kicking off and first on our agenda is Chapter member, Lou Calasibetta’s, annual Open House/Breakfast/ Car Show at Old Stillwater Garage on Main Street in Stillwater, New Jersey, on Saturday, May 7. As usual, anyone who wishes 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.

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. Some of the upcoming major events: Pypes Open House in Hatfield, Pennsylvania – June 17-18, 2016, and the POCI annual convention in Bettendorf, Iowa – July 12-16, 2016.

Next meeting dates are May 19 and June 16 at The Hearth.

Dianne Lennox – President

President’s Message February 2016

Well, we’ve almost made to the end of another winter and none too soon. Fortunately, it seems that this winter hasn’t been quite as bad as the last few. Of course, a blizzard dumping 2 feet of snow is never fun!!

Many thanks to all who have sent in their dues for 2016. Reminders will be going out to the procrastinators.

Also, many thanks to all who attended the “After the Holidays” party on January 17. A good time was had by all, and we even got a little snow to set the mood which fortunately did not stick to the roads.

If you haven’t checked it out already, be sure to look at the Chapter’s updated website. We are hoping to be able to provide more current information via the website on a regular basis, and we welcome submissions from all our members. Please feel free to call or e-mail with events that may be of interest to our members, especially local car shows and cruise nights.

Coming soon as well will be an order form for Chapter hoodies.

Next meeting dates are March 17 (be sure to wear your green!!!) and April 21 at The Hearth in Clifton.

Unfortunately, I have to end this message on a very somber note. Our deepest condolences to Vice President, Greg Pavan, and his family on the most untimely passing of his wife, Lucy. Please keep Greg and his daughters in your thoughts and prayers.

Dianne Lennox

President’s Message December 2015

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year 2016!

Yet another year has come to a close.  Hope everyone had a chance to enjoy some good times with their rides, and let the countdown to Spring begin!!

Everyone is cordially invited to attend the Chapter’s “After the Holidays” party at Dolce Novita in Moonachie on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 3 P.M.  Hopefully you all received our e-mail and/or mailing with all the details.  As in the past, dinner will be a la carte, and the Chapter will cover beer, wine and soda.  We’d love to see you come out for some great food and company.

Another date to note is the Tri-County Cruisers annual bus trip to the Atlantic City Car Show and Auction on Saturday, February 27, 2016.  Tickets are $60.00 per person and includes the bus ride and admittance to the car show/auction.  Please contact Bill Wolf, Steve Kiellar or me no later than January 20, 2016 so we can get a ticket order in.

Mark your calendars, too, for Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 PM at Your Own Winery on Route 23 in Riverdale.

The Chapter Vintners will be at it again.  Come join the fun!

When you get a chance, take a few minutes to check out the Chapter’s “new and improved” website.  Many thanks to Jeannine Perry, whom we hired to bring the website more up to date, and many more thanks to Mike Stone for all his years of managing the website up until now.  Feel free to e-mail me or any of the other officers or directors if there is anything you’d like to add, particularly to the new Calendar feature.  We’d love to be able to list local car shows, cruise nights and the like.

Last, but probably most important, Chapter dues are due in January, and our next regular Chapter meetings are January 21 and February 18, 2016.

Once again, on behalf of our Chapter, I want to wish all our members very Happy Holidays and best wishes for a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Dianne Lennox


President’s Message November 2015

Happy Halloween!
Many thanks to all who attended our Chapter’s annual show, which was held on Sunday, October 11, 2015. We went with our rain date, and it looks like we made the right call as the 11th turned out to be a great day weather-wise. We had a great turn out even though we were competing with a few other regularly scheduled shows, as well as a couple of other rain dates. Many thanks to all of our members who helped run the show!!!
Not too soon to think about and schedule our “After the Holidays” party. We are looking at either January 18 or 25, 2016 as the date. We welcome suggestions as to a restaurant, preferably a BYO.
Also, we have already reserved March 6, 2016 for our next wine-making session at Your Own Winery in Riverdale, New Jersey. More details to follow.
Our next regular Chapter meetings are November 19 and December 17, 2015. Come on out to The Hearth in Clifton. “Car season” may be over, but no reason not to come by and “shoot the breeze.”
Dianne Lennox