Typ 356 Northeast is dedicated to the preservation and enjoyment of the
356 Porsche and to the fellowship of 356 enthusiasts
Minutes of Typ 356 NE Board Meeting
Date of Meeting: October 12, 2004
Place of Meeting: Jerry Tulis’s Office on Congress
Street in Boston at 6:00 p.m.
Attendees: Ron Swenson, President
Jerry Tulis, Treasurer
Jim O’Hare, Secretary
Peter Crawford, Events Chairman
Bob DiCorpo, Membership
Dick Chiasson, Member at Large
Distribution: Attendees
George Huff, Vice President
Dave Willard, Tech Chairman
Len Cannizzaro, Member at Large
Bill Collins, Member at Large
Greg Graham, Member at Large
Loosey Blake, Web Master


  1. The Meeting Minutes from September 14, 2004 were approved as submitted.
  2. Jerry Tulis presented the Treasurer’s report. The current Club balance is $3,548.21. There are no major expenses left for 2004.
  3. Bob DiCorpo, Membership Chairman, reported that current membership is 129, a record number.

Scheduling and Events

  1. All the following events were discussed at the meeting. Exact schedules, rain dates, directions, etc. should be checked for the specific details on the Club website.
  2. On October 16th there is a Tech Session scheduled at Meister Restoration. Bob DiCorpo is the coordinator.
  3. On October 31st there is a Sunday drive with Greg Graham as coordinator.
  4. On Sunday November 14th there is a Sunday drive with George Huff as coordinator.
  5. A discussion followed concerning the Holiday Party. It will be held again at the Stockyard Restaurant in Brighton. Dick Chiasson once again is in charge. Sunday January 16th 2005 is the target date.

New Business

  1. A discussion of dues ensued. It was decided that the dues for 2005 will remain at $30.00; however, the Board approved of a late fee of $10.00 after the first of February. In the past, a significant amount of time has been devoted to the collection effort of late dues payers. It was also pointed out that this new policy and a lessening of the effort to collect late dues may result in fewer members in 2005. A brief discussion of using Paypal followed as an alternative to personal checks; however this was tabled.
  2. The December meeting was discussed and no final location was determined. Ron Swenson raised for discussion the prospect of inviting those who had hosted events in 2004 to the meeting. This was tentatively approved and will be finalized at the November Board Meeting.
  3. After a review and survey from those who attended the East Coast Holiday at Williamsburg, Virginia, it was decided by the Board not to pursue hosting a New England Holiday by the TYP356NE group in 2006.

Notification of the date, time and location of the next meeting will be via e-mail.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:10 p.m.
Respectfully submitted,
Jim O’Hare, Secretary

The above represents my understanding of items discussed and agreements reached during this meeting. Please contact me at jimohare@webtv.net if you have questions, concerns or clarifications.