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President’s Message

2016 President's Message

Hello All,

My name is Claude Taylor; I joined the club in 2002 and have been actively involved with our region since 2006. My wife Cheryl asked me one night what I would like to do and I replied that I would like to become more involved with the club. Ironically, the next day we attended a board meeting and Cheryl became the secretary for our region and I volunteered to be the insurance chair. Ever since that meeting, we’ve volunteered in one capacity or another within our region as well as the National level.

The Porsche Club of America is divided into 13 zones encompassing 144 regions.  While I’ve remained very active in the Chesapeake Region, I have the added benefit of attending many other PCA events in Zone 2, because my wife Cheryl is the Zone 2 representative which includes 9 additional regions besides Chesapeake.  We attend many events throughout Zone 2 from Southern Virginia to Northern Pennsylvania, making lots of wonderful new “Porsche” friends along the way.     Our region, Chesapeake, is considered a mid-size region, with approximately 800 primary members.   We are privileged to have such a great group of volunteers.  Furthermore, Chesapeake is quite fortunate to host the National office.   Because of Chesapeake’s geographic location, many National board members are Chesapeake members as well.

Our region is honored to have a great board serving us and because of this we host over 50 events annually.  Please be sure to check out our calendar on our website for a list of upcoming events.  We offer a plethora of happenings from socials and driving tours to tech sessions and autocross. Each year we host our biggest event known as the “Chesapeake Challenge”, (a multi-event day with a car show, rally, tech quiz and more).  This year, since we are celebrating our 55th anniversary, we are combining the celebration with the Chesapeake Challenge so the day will be extra special with many surprises.  Another sure to sell out event held annually is our crab feast in July and after holiday party in January. If you cannot find something of interest in our region, please log on to the Zone 2 website at http://zone2.pca.org  and see what the other regions have to offer.  As a PCA member you can attend any PCA event regardless of whether it is in your home region.  Also be sure to “like” our region on Facebook – Porsche Club of America – Chesapeake Region  as well as Zone 2’s Facebook page – PCA – Zone 2.

I look forward to seeing you at one of our outings soon.  Please remember that we are all volunteers and a thank you goes a long way.

Peace,

Claude

Porsche Club of America – Chesapeake Region