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*The Chev-El Times* Volume 17 Issue 1 A publication of the New England Chevelle and El Camino Association Jan. 2007 HTTP://GROUPS.MSN.COM/CHEV-EL 4 STATE STREET SHREWSBURY MA 01545 WWW.CHEV-EL.COM 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 WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEETING PLACE Congratulations to the following members that ASK IF ALL SIGNED IN January marks an anniversary date for them joining READING OF NOVEMBER the club. INTRODUCE SELVES (IST. TIME Jim Paton…………………………Arlington, 1991 ATTENDING) NEWS LETTTERS FROM OTHER Sandro Giacchino……………………Medford, 1999 CLUBS, CORRESPODENCES A COUPLE OF “SPECIAL” ARTICLES ON WACO WEB SITE CHRISTMAS PARTY RECAP…….JIM MEMBERSHIP, MEMBERS NOT JANUARY UPCOMINGS RENEWED ………JIM 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 NORTHEAST REGIONAL FOR 2007…….JIM QUESTIONS , COMMENTS, OPEN DISCUSSION ADJOURN 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. Thanks! A LITTLE NEW YEARS INFORMATION 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 milk 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 DIRECTIONS 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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