The Jaguar Association of New England (JANE) is a group of like-minded automobile enthusiasts with a love of Jaguar motor cars of all types and generations. JANE is affiliated with JCNA, Jaguar Clubs of North America, and is its largest member club with almost 300 members.
Membership spans all of New England and some surrounding states. Membership is open to all, and does not require Jaguar ownership.
The group was founded by Bernie Yurt in 1968 and was originally called NEXKA, which stood for New England XK Association. The name was changed to JANE in 1986, when all types of Jaguar models were recognized and welcomed. JANE meets on a regular basis at monthly meetings, usually at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury, MA, on the 4th Wednesday of every month, except during some holiday periods. Members gather at the Wayside pub for a lively cocktail hour before the dinner meeting, which usually includes an interesting guest speaker.
JANE members' cars are often displayed on the lawn during the spring, summer and fall meetings. JANE also hosts many other events during the year, and is very active with tours, slaloms, picnics and the occasional rally, as well as our annual three-day Concours. We specialize in camaraderie and good parties. See the Events Calendar on this website for details.
JANE has a bi-monthly newsletter called The Coventry Cat that covers the club's activities and is included with JANE membership. The Coventry Cat's Meow is a virtual newsletter created to keep members connected during the pandemic.
So, take a cruise through the website and get familiar with us. Welcome to JANE! Please consider joining us if you have an interest in Jaguars!
JANE is governed by a Board of Directors whose Officers are elected annually and include the immediate Past President.
Elected Directors serve staggered 3-year terms.
The members of our 2023 Board of Directors are:
Officers with one-year terms: President, Gus Niewenhous; Past President, Aldo Cipriano; Co-Vice President Membership, Marjorie Cahn; Co-Vice President Membership, Jeanine Graf; Vice President Events, Dean Saluti; Secretary, Susan Holden; Treasurer, Don Holden.
Directors through 12/31/21: Dave Reilly; Rich Kosinski
Directors through 12/31/22: Gus Niewenhous; John Feng; Bob Doyle; Daniel Graf
Directors through 12/31/23: John Brady; David Moulton; Ray Binder.