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Minutes of Typ 356 NE Board Meeting

Date of Meeting: April 5, 2005

Place of Meeting: CBT Office, Canal Street, Boston at 6:00 p.m.


Ron Swenson, President
George Huff, Vice President
Jerry Tulis, Treasurer
Jim O’Hare, Secretary
Peter Crawford, Events Chairman
Bob DiCorpo, Membership
Bill Collins, Member at Large
Len Cannizzaro, Member at Large
Greg Graham, Member at Large
Dick Chiasson, Member at Large


Dave Willard, Tech Chairman
Loosey Blake, Web Master


  1. The Meeting Minutes from November 2, 2004 were approved as submitted.
  2. Jerry Tulis presented the Treasurer’s report. The current Club balance is $6,660.69; however, there are a large number of expenses relating to the upcoming Spring Tour as well as the Club insurance that will have to be paid from this balance. The Club insurance is estimated to be approximately $900.
  3. Bob DiCorpo, Membership Chairman, reported that there are 115 paid up members. This includes six (6) new members.

Scheduling and Events

    The following events were discussed at the meeting. The exact dates and times for all future events should be checked on the Club website.

  1. April 23, 2005, Ron Swenson and Rainer Cooney are contemplating going to Hershey, PA to the PCA Swap Meet. Anyone interested should contact them.
  2. April 24, 2005 George Huff is leading a drive. Time and departure points will be announced on the website.
  3. May 15, 2005 Dick Chiasson will lead a drive to Pomfret, CT. Time and details will be announced on the website.
  4. June 3 through 5, The Spring Tour; detailed plans were outlined by Peter Crawford. The schedule and routes, etc. will be published on the website over the coming weeks.
  5. June 19, 2005 German Car Day at the Museum of Transportation; a coordinator will be announced shortly.
  6. George Huff has been in contact with Alex Finigan about an event at Paul Russell sometime in July. Details will be announced once finalized.
  7. July 9, 2005 the annual Mount Washington Hill Climb will take place. No formal Club event is planned at this time.
  8. The prospect of an event at Tanglewood was discussed by Len Cannizzaro. Due to scheduling questions nothing final has been determined.
  9. August 7, 2005 Bill Sooter and Bob DiCorpo are working on a Founders Day event in the south coast area. Time and details will be announced.

Other events are listed on the Club calendar and will be discussed at future meetings.

New Business

  1. A further discussion took place concerning additional parts to be added to the travel kit. Price quotes are being obtained on items that were discussed at Bill Collin’s Tech Session in February. Bill will have final suggestions at the next meeting.
  2. Len Cannizzaro initiated a discussion pertaining to the Club website that centered on the current method of having the Club members notify by e-mail the event chair person of their desire to participate in an event. The members of the Mini-Club are able to do this by simply clicking on the event. This greatly simplifies the task of the person in charge of the event. Len is investigating the feasibility of instituting this system.
  3. Jerry Tulis and Jim O’Hare are going to initiate an investigation of the Club’s current insurance policy and attempt to assess any potential liability incurred by the Board Members. They will report at the next meeting.

The May Board Meeting will be held on May 3, 2005 at a place to be announced.

With no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 7:35 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.