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The Chev El Times


									                     *The Chev-El Times*

Volume 17 Issue 1                A publication of the New England Chevelle and El Camino Association   Jan. 2007


S                      A NOTE FROM OUR PREZ
It's a new year and I hope everyone's Holiday Season was enjoyable and that good health, prosperity, and
good fortune come our way. The cards, e-mails and phone calls of good wishes and thoughts were very
much appreciated and I thank you.

I am looking forward for the Club to prosper and I am pleased to say that the Club is doing well. Our new
meeting place at Tri State Trucks is great. Please try to attend meetings when you can. There are plans in
the works for some good times and hopefully they will be well attended.

We are in the talking stage for a 2007 Regional so please keep it in mind because it is a big job and it
should be easier now that we have done one. The Sturbridge Host is being looked at again and I will be
talking with them soon.

Please watch your e-mails for any information and planned events. A dinner night is being planned for
Wright's IN RI so watch for details.

If you can figure out that this sentence doesn't read qite right its becase a letter is missing. The missing
letter is "U" and yes we need "U" at as many events as possible. Happy New Year!

If you or anyone you know of are in need of a good all around mechanic, interior work, body work or just
about anything to do with a car, give Scott a call at 508-829-9400. Tell him you found out about him
through the club. I recommend him highly and I know he will treat you right.

GO PATS! and think SPRING !

“You just might be a motor head if when asked your blood type your reply is 10 W 40"

Your prez
Jim Goodwin
NEXT CLUB MEETING                                       Wright Chicken Farm
                                              We will get together for our annual chicken dinner
                                              some time in February, probably a Saturday night.
Thursday, January 11, 2007 7:00 PM. The       Being planed for February 18 Check your e-mail for
December meeting covered and discussed        future details.
the following:

 WELCOME REMARKS AND                               HAPPY ANIVERSARY
                                              Congratulations to the following members that
                                              January marks an anniversary date for them joining
   READING OF NOVEMBER                       the club.
                                              Jim Paton…………………………Arlington, 1991
   NEWS LETTTERS FROM OTHER                  Sandro Giacchino……………………Medford, 1999
                                                  JANUARY UPCOMINGS
                                              January 1st – New Year’s Day
   MAIL LIST, TIME AND POSTAGE               January 11th – Next Club Meeting
   NEWS LETTER                               January 15th – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
                                                        DUES REMINDER
NOTICE: Unfortunately Cloverleaf
Chevrolet has closed its doors for good.
Thank you to our new member Steve Harrop
                                                        This is it everyone!
Please keep an eye on your e-mail for
 for providing us with a new meeting place:   Last call and reminder for 2007 dues. If not received
updates on where the next meeting will be.
              Tri State Trucks                by Jan 5th, it will be presumed that you are not going
            411 Hartford Tnpke.               to renew and your name will be deleted, no
              Shrewsbury MA
                                              exceptions. This is the only way we have of knowing
                                              if you intend to remain an active member. If there are
                                              mitigating circumstances, PLEASE contact Jim.

The celebration of the new year is the oldest of all holidays. It was first observed in ancient Babylon about 4000
years ago. In the years around 2000 BC, the Babylonian New Year began with the first New Moon (actually the
first visible cresent) after the Vernal Equinox (first day of spring).
The beginning of spring is a logical time to start a new year. After all, it is the season of rebirth, of planting new
crops, and of blossoming. January 1, on the other hand, has no astronomical nor agricultural significance. It is
purely arbitrary.
Other traditions of the season include the making of New Year's resolutions. That tradition also dates back to the
early Babylonians. Popular modern resolutions might include the promise to lose weight or quit smoking. The
early Babylonian's most popular resolution was to return borrowed farm equipment.
The Tournament of Roses Parade dates back to 1886. In that year, members of the Valley Hunt Club decorated
their carriages with flowers. It celebrated the ripening of the orange crop in California.
Although the Rose Bowl football game was first played as a part of the Tournament of Roses in 1902, it was
replaced by Roman chariot races the following year. In 1916, the football game returned as the sports centerpiece
of the festival.
The tradition of using a baby to signify the new year was begun in Greece around 600 BC. It was their tradition at
that time to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth
of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth.

                                  2006 CHRISTMAS PARTY
Good food, good spirits, good times and good friends. That is what it’s all about. Once again we had our
annual Christmas party at the Chinese place in Worcester. Jim of course had his bottle of egg nog, and I heard
he received another bottle as a present, I’m sure it will still be good next year. The food was good but the
conversations were even better. It is great to see everyone and I hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday.
We will see you all in February at Wrights Chicken Farm. It’s not a secret that we all love to eat.

       If this isn’t fric and frac!          Delicous food! Now who          We took over the place, what else is new!
                                             is the artist?

                        HAPPY New Years                                                                 
        HOT CHOCOLATE                                                 PARTY PUNCH

 INGREDIENTS                                         INGREDIENTS
    3 tablespoons powdered chocolate                      3 (3 ounce) packages fruit flavored gelatin
     drink mix                                              mix
    1 tablespoon white sugar                              4 cups white sugar
    3 tablespoons sweetened condensed                     13 cups boiling water
                                                           2 (46 fluid ounce) cans pineapple juice
    1 (5 ounce) can evaporated milk
                                                           1 (16 ounce) bottle lemon juice
 DIRECTIONS                                                 concentrate

 1. In a 16 ounce glass, combine chocolate                 2 (2 liter) bottles ginger ale, chilled
    drink mix, sugar, sweetened condensed            DIRECTIONS
    milk, and evaporated milk. Add water
    to fill the glass.                                  1. In a large bowl, combine gelatin and sugar.
                                                           Stir in boiling water until mixture is
 2. Place in microwave and cook on High                    dissolved. Stir in pineapple juice and
    for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Stir and serve.                lemon juice concentrate. Divide into 2
                                                           containers, and freeze until solid.
                                                        2. To serve, place gelatin mixture in punch
                                                           bowl, and chop into pieces. Pour in ginger
SAUSAGE CHEESE BITES SNACK                                 ale.
              INGREDIENTS                            Now this is a non-alcoholic punch, but I am sure
                                                     you can add your favorite spirits.
    1 pound mild pork sausage

    4 cups buttermilk biscuit dry mix

    2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

    1 cup water
                                                     Till next time,
 1. Crumble sausage into a skillet; cook over
    medium heat until no longer pink. Drain.         Sue 
 2. In a large bowl, combine biscuit mix and
    cheese. Add the sausage and stir until well
    blended. Stir in water just until mixed.
    Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls.

 3. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at
    375 degrees F for about 15 minutes or
    until golden.
                                                  Always do sober what you
                                                  said you'd do drunk. That
                                                  will teach you to keep
                                                  your mouth shut.
                                                  ~Ernest Hemingway

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