Happy New Year Everyone!
As your newly elected President, I have the honor and privilege to communicate with you on a monthly basis and discuss the goings on within the Chesapeake Region. First off, last November your Committee and Board Members met to discuss and establish the types of events, assign date(s) to each event, and resolve event date conflicts and overlaps. Happily, we were able to plan the entire year, but with the full understanding, events and dates may need to be adjusted.
Ok, enough of the administrative talk – now, let’s look at what’s planned for the first three months of 2018, so please mark your calendar:
17th Board and Committee Meeting (open to all members)
24th Social, Carrabba, Hunt Valley, MD
27th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, Party Hosted by Porsche of Silver Spring
17th Super Slot Car Night, Parkville Family Y of Maryland
24th Tech Tactics East, PCA National Event, Easton, PA (Tentative Date)
28th Social, Location TBD
9th Werks Reunion, PCA National Event, Amelia Island (9th – 11th)
14th Social, Location TBD
16th Zone 2 Driver Education, Virginia International Raceway (16th – 18th)
21st PCACHS Volunteer Appreciation Party, Carson’s Creek Restaurant
24th Tour & Rally School, Location TDB
25th Autocross, Instructor Course, Location TBD
28th Board and Committee Meeting (open to all members)
As you see from the above list of events, the Board and Committee Chairs are hard at work planning events for you the Chesapeake Region Membership. Remember, it may be the Porsche marque, but in some way it’s really about the companionship! I do hope you have an opportunity to take advantage of at least one of these activities and join in with your fellow members.
With the Patter now in the talented hands of Al Saxon and Ron Farb, they would love to receive member feedback to learn firsthand what you think about the new newsletter design and layout? You can contact both Al and Ron at email@example.com. Ron and Al need your help, as the newsletter is only as good as the articles and photos you send them. For example, where did you vacation this past year? Were you fortunate enough to travel to Europe and drive through majestic mountains or 9th Century city states? How about your special trip to Stuttgart, Germany and see the Porsche museum and factory? Those historic cars each have a story to tell that needs to be shared, so please take a look through your photos and jot down your thoughts and quickly you’ll see those notes become a paragraph and then a story that should be shared. What better way to convey the idea that all Porsche owners should plan a trip to Stuttgart and take in the wondrous history of the Porsche than to read from a fellow PCA member.
Did you say you wish you could help out at the After Holiday Party, an Autocross event, one of the local Tours, or you have a favorite restaurant that would be a great place to hold one of the monthly Socials? We are always looking for new ideas and individuals willing to step up an volunteer to help out with one of the events. For example, on December 10th at the Linda’s Legacy/Kindertime Toy Drive at Porsche of Towson, we had no less than a dozen extra volunteers pitch-in to un-box, sort and stuff 603 backpacks! At $25/backpack, the Chesapeake Region members contributed a total of $20,075 to Linda’s Legacy. That’s a 23.5% increase over last year’s total of 461backpacks at $11,525. By the way, your club contributed by purchasing 200 of those 603 backpacks. That’s $5,000 of the $20,075 total! Our continued Community Service generosity to Linda’s Legacy, First Fruit Farms and the NICU at Mercy Hospital, is very special and I truly hope we can continue this effort in 2018 and the years to come.
Let’s keep in touch, talk to me at an upcoming event, or email me with whatever is on your mind at firstname.lastname@example.org and I look forward to seeing you on the road real soon!
Have fun and Drive Safely! Michael