Sunday 20 April 2014

Our Jaguar Club of North America AGM Weekend

While on my séjour in Lawrence Massachusetts in January for Denise McCluggage’s workshop, I met Dennis Eklof, the Jaguar Club of North America’s Northeast Regional Director. He mentioned that they were hosting this year’s AGM in Boston on April 4 th, 5 th, and 6th.

Weeks later, Dennis contacted me to get the event poster illustrated and designed. They also invited me to stay for the weekend at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, the event venue.

I invited my youngest son Olivier to come along for a little break from his busy work schedule.

It was a well-organized event where I met regional representatives from all over North America. There were also lovely significant Jaguars on display in the banquet hall, pure eye-candy! I was given a space to show off my art, and was available to autograph the well-printed posters.

On Friday evening, Olivier treated me to a Celtics game, followed by a comedy-improv show by the amazing Wayne Brady at the Wilbur Theatre. The Celtics lost, but Wayne Brady was nothing short of amazing; we were in stitches for the whole show!

While I manned my booth on Saturday, Olivier went shopping, and in the evening, I joined Motorsports Marketing Resources Director Peter Bourassa at the AGM banquet; Olivier was treated by our lovely friend Dianne Isaacson to his very first ball game at the historic Fenway Park, with the Red Socks playing the Brewers.

On Sunday, on our way back home, we stopped in Lawrence to see my friend Michael Ricciardi at European Motorsports. Michael kindly let Olivier sit in his lovely Lamborghini Contach, then treated us and one of his mechanics Tiny to brunch at Charlie’s Diner, just down the street from his shop.

I can say that though it is a long drive to get there and back, I will never give up an opportunity to see my friends in New England. Go Socks, go!!!


Motorsport Modeller said...

WOW looks like a great event to have attended. Thanks for the pics.

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