C1 1953 - 1962

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C2 1963 - 1967

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C3 1968 - 1982

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C4 1984 - 1996

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C5 1997 - 2004

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North Jersey Corvette Club
March 11, 2020

Our meeting was called to order by George Faso. This month’s meeting was held at Franco’s Pizzeria in West Caldwell. Motion to approve last month’s minutes was made by Anthony Vitale and seconded by Mary Swope.

Those in attendance tonight were: Jack Budesa, Penny Budesa, Ken Caiafa, Hector Carrion, Linda Siegfried, David DeFeo, Kathy DeFeo, George Faso, Frank Feichtl, Kathy Feichtl, John Kardashian, Lee Marino, Phil Riso, Fran Riso, Al Sokerka, Hain Swope, Mary Swope and Anthony Vitale.

The club wishes the following members a Happy Birthday for the month of March:

Albert Duga – 1st Janet Mok – 11th
Bryan Juncosa – 5th Mike Vaclavick – 18th
Angela Cantaldi – 8th Jennifer Caban – 23rd

Financial Report

Penny gave the Financial Report for the month of February — as of February 1st we had an opening balance of $8,783.14, as of February 29th we have a closing account balance of $8,614.14. There were deposits totaling $86.00 which were monies for dues and 50/50. There were disbursements totaling $255.00 – for our picnic permit and club shirts.

Other Business

George said that both the Federal and State Income taxes have been filed.

We had Jack Snowdon join the club tonight. He has been to some previous meeting and decided to join tonight. He and his wife Norma own a 2018 Victory Red Coupe with a 6-Speed Manual Transmission.

We had Jack Budesa talk about our 2020 Holiday Raffle. As has been in the past, we encourage each member to purchase at least one ticket. The tickets are $10.00 each and you have 9 chances to win $500 at our Holiday Dinner in January. We know that there are quite a few members who can not make it to our monthly meetings but we ask that if you are interested in purchasing tickets to please let me know via e-mail and we will be able to send you as many tickets as you like and you can send a check to the PO Box. As of tonight, we have already sold 17 tickets which only leaves us 94 more to sell. Again, if each member buys one, we’ll have them sold in no time.

Kenny Caiafa spoke about someone who had reached out to the club via Facebook asking if we would be open to attending his father-in-law’s funeral procession in East Hanover. Jeff Collura said that his father-in-law was an avid Corvette fan and had put a deposit on a 2020 in the hopes that he would live long enough to see it and drive it. That did not happen and when he reached out, members who were available said that they would be happy to accommodate. Those from our club that went were Kenny, Victor and Hain. There were also some members from NGCA – Kenny said that they had a total of 7 cars that drove behind the flower car and before the hearse all the way to the cemetery. They were then invited to attend the repass and we given a round of applause when they were leaving. There were several messages posted on Facebook about how awesome it was to have such a grand gesture from total strangers showing up to do this. That’s why Corvette owners are a breed apart from everyone else.

George brought up that we may possibly have another Corvette Jamboree either in April or May. We’ve done this before and it’s just a way to get Corvette owners together and to possibly get more members. More details as they become available.

George also told those present that we now have an NJCC gmail address:

[email protected]

We have a date for our Holiday Party at the Brownstone – it’s January 23, 2021 at 7PM. As we have had in the past, George was able to secure the Grand Conservatory room again for this event. George is thinking about mixing it up by making it a 4-hour cocktail party, but will check to see if it’s feasible and let us know as the year progresses.

Our March dinner social at Rosa’s is sold out. Our April social dinner is going to be Saturday, April 18th at the Flaming Grill Buffet in Riverdale. Victor was able to secure the smaller back room. For those who have not been there before, they have everything from American to Chinese and Japanese, they also have Hibachi. It Is a BYOB, so if there is a particular beverage that you like to drink, you are encouraged to bring it along. Victor has also said that this is a cash event they do not accept credit cards anymore.

We have also secured our social dinner for May– Kathy Feichtl and Penny Budesa have secured the upstairs area at Portobello at 175 Ramapo Valley Road in Oakland for Saturday, May 30th at 7PM. They have been able to get separate checks and you will be ordering off of the menu. This is not a BYOB as they have a full bar.

Linda will be sending out separate e-mails for the upcoming dinner socials so that we can get a head count as well as Lori’s event in April (so that we can be sure we have enough seats saved).

There is one other event in April and it’s called “Light It Up Blue” and is being held on Saturday, April 25th. This is a charity event for Autism Awareness and it raises money for Spectrum 360, the school that Jesse Barbarisi attended. It is being held at the Harp & Bard, 363 Lakeview Avenue in Clifton. Jesse’s father’s band – Bad Mouth Jimmy is playing again and he starts at 9PM. Lori will again reserve the back-table area, far enough away from the band speakers that we can at least talk. There will be an auction again this year, so bring cash to bid on some awesome items.

You are encouraged to submit some ideas for either fun runs, social dinners, social breakfasts or something that is fun to do. We’ve had bowling parties and if this is something that you would like to do again, let us know. There’s a lot of fun things to do in this state and we’d really like to take advantage of all that New Jersey has to offer.

George spoke about the plaque dedication for Rose Kardashian at the TEAL Headquarters in Brooklyn. We all agreed that a Sunday morning would be better as traffic would be light. John is going to check with them to see if Sunday, June 7th would be a viable date as there are no free Sunday’s in April. John will contact them and get back to George. Details to follow.

Jack Budesa gave us an update on Al Alfano who had a hip replacement and he is coming along nicely. Fran Riso was also at tonight’s meeting and she also is progressing nicely. Anthony gave us an update on Victor – his blood work came back good but he is having issues with the screws in his back starting to protrude. The doctors all agree on a wait and see basis instead of submitting him to another surgery. He is gong to be fitted with a new brace to help him stand straighter. Lori Barbarisi also had successful foot surgery and is on the road to recovery.

The 50/50 of $37.00 was won by Al Sokerka

Our next business meeting will be on Wednesday, April 8th at Franco’s Pizzeria on Bloomfield Avenue in West Caldwell (it’s in the Essex Mall directly across from Ott Miller Chevrolet).

Respectfully submitted,
Linda Siegfried