September 2021 Board Meeting Minutes

The September board meeting was held on September 8th via a video conference at 6:00 PM. 

In attendance were:
  • Kristin Larson – Treasurer
  • Alan Davis – Secretary
  • Lisa Burke – VP Administration
  • Anker Berg-Sonne – VP Membership
  • Jerome Gangitano –VP Driving Events
  • Luis Rivera – VP Communications
  • Bill Seymour – Past President

Not in attendance:
  • Nick Shanny – President

The Board approved the monthly Treasurer’s Report and the August Meeting Minutes and then proceeded with focused discussions about club activities, events, and general business.


Jerome reported that the next DE event on September 24 thru 26 at Palmer Motorsports Park is all good, the fourth Autocross went well, and planning is going well for the Concours in Newport, the Fall Tour, and the 2022 Ramble.  SIM racing will soon be switching to the Fall sessions as well as an international competition.


Luis provided a summary of NER’s website and social media activity.  We continue to see an increasing level of interest from younger members.  While it’s not breaking news, Luis has agreed to use the term Cars & Coffee instead of Coffee & Cars.

Annual Gala

Lisa Burke presented several options for the Annual Gala that will be held on Saturday January 8th. The Board voted and agreed to have the Gala at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.  The selected space has been recently renovated and has a great view of the playing field far below.  There are two hotels within a short walk of the space as well las many restaurants, bars, and places to shop. Note that the Patriots will be playing in Miami on that weekend.
Former board member, Robert Jacobson has agreed to Chair our Sponsorship And Advertising Committee thru the end of 2021.

The next NER board meeting is scheduled for October 13th at 6:00PM on Zoom. 
The Club’s monthly Board meetings are planned for the second Wednesday of each month and typically begin with a social period at 6:00PM and the official Board meeting at 6:30PM – although when it’s a Zoom meeting, the social piece is brief and the meeting begins shortly after 6:00 PM.
Club members may attend any of the monthly Board meetings.  Please contact the Club Secretary ([email protected]) in advance of the meeting to confirm your attendance and the meeting time and place.