Greater Boston Chapter - Founding Meeting!

Dear GRP Members in Greater Boston,

Members from the Greater Boston region have been meeting since December 2010 as an unofficial chapter, and in order to become officially recognized we must have a founding meeting. This includes inviting all members who live in the region (generally defined as the Route 495 belt) to attend. RSVP HERE!

We will have our founding meeting on Tuesday, June 12, 2012 from 7-9 PM at the Community Room at Tent City, 130 Dartmouth St, Boston, 02116.  

This is directly across the street from Back Bay Station on the Orange Line, and a short walk from Copley Station on the Green Line in Boston’s South End. There is also a parking lot at 145 Dartmouth Street, which will cost you $8.

At the founding meeting, we will approve by-laws (review and comment on the draft bylaws here) and elect officers. We will also conduct some regular chapter business. This may include discussion of the establishment of local chapters across the region, so even if you can’t make monthly meetings in Boston, consider attending the founding meeting if you are interested in working with other GRP members in your area to establish a local chapter.


If you have further questions, please contact Mike Heichman at [email protected] or 617-265-8143. We hope to see you there! 

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  • Elie Yarden
    commented 2012-05-14 10:51:09 -0400
    I should like to see the plans that will draw 50 – 80 active GRP members from the defined area to this initial meeting of a ‘regional chapter.’ This is no small matter given the number of individual supporters (registered J) who live within the limits of this area. I say this simply because past experience provides ample evidence, that executing business necessary to the formal operation of a regional chapter, may be insufficient as an activity to attract people from Somerville, Salem, the North and South shores, much of Middlesex may be unsatisfying in the absence of a presentation of what opportunities a regional chapter might provide its active participants.
    At least some hint would help. Let’s consider what we might do to have this effect.

    Elie Yarden
  • Anthony Barrows
    published this page in Greater Boston Blog 2012-05-13 18:51:00 -0400