Putnam Park Road Course improvements over time

Look at all of the improvements that have been made to Putnam over the past few years. Come check out the DE!!

February 2018 Membership Report

As Jason wrote in his presidents report, we had a terrific holiday party last month. A number of new members attended, which was great, as the more members participate, the more they become involved in the club social network. Many of my friends now I’ve made through my involvement in the club.

It’s your club, be part of it.

So, in January, we welcomed five new members, including a prospect (Test Drive!) who chose to join and had five members, whose membership has expired. So, our member counts for Feb 1:

– Primary Members 301
– Affiliate Members 164
– Total Members 465

 

 

 

 

February 2018 President’s Report

President’s Report February 2018
Jason Miller-KY Region President

What a night! Keeping with tradition, Saturday, January 13th, KYPCA officially kicked off 2018. Thank you to the 90 plus members who ventured out on that cold January night. We may have officially outgrown the Lake Forest Lodge. But, I feel confident in reporting that a good time was had by all. Taziki’s Café served up an excellent meal, the door prizes were some of our best to date, and as always, the beer and bourbon flowed. This year the grand prize was again a DE weekend curtesy of Randy Biery and Blue Grass Porsche, and the club matched with a second DE giveaway. It was great to catch up with old friends and meet some new ones as well. What better way to spend a cold January night in Kentucky! Be sure to put our 2018 Holiday Party on your calendar – it will be in January of 2019.

Looking ahead, our Activities Chair, T.H. Morris is actively planning another great year. We anticipate, weather permitting, that our first drive of the season will be sometime in March. For our DE participants, the dates are set and the contracts are signed. The June DE will be held June 8 thru 10 and will also consist of Instructor Certification, registration opens the end of April. The September DE will be held September 7 thru 9. Both DE’s will again be held at the newly (for the second time) repaved Putnam Park.

As a reminder, to stay up to date with Club happenings check the website often http://kypca.org.

Do you have an idea for a Monthly Meeting, Club Drive, or social gathering? Let me know – millermd@twc.com.

The February meeting will be Monday, February 12 at Famous Dave’s, 8605 Citadel Way, Louisville, KY (off Hurstbourne Ln.) We will have our first Board Meeting of 2018 Monday, February 19.

Come on Spring!!

Summer Heat June 2018

KYPCA Driver’s Education

Friday, June 8th – Sunday, June 10th 2018

Putnam Park

This event will include Instructor Certification on Friday, June 8th

Porsche Parade 2018 July 8-14

Porsche Parade is PCA’s biggest event. Parade is a week-long extravaganza of driving tours, competitive events, banquets, social events, and seminars, and lots of Porsche fun. This year, Parade is heading to the Lake of the Ozarks. You won’t want to miss it!

Important dates to remember:

Phase I Housing Registration: January 29, 2018 at 12 pm EST.

Phase II Event Registration: April 2, 2018.

Parade: July 8-14, 2018 at the Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.

 

https://www.facebook.com/PorscheParade/

Fall Fastival September 2018

KYPCA Driver’s Education

Friday, September 7th – Sunday, September 9th 2018

Putnam Park

2018 Event Committee At Work

Your KYPCA Event Committee never sleeps. In an attempt to provide the utmost in event and activity excellence, we pre-ran a planned Urban Donut Run visiting and verifying the quality of doughnut offerings prior to release as a club drive.

Our latest pre-run was filmed by a documentary crew saving our effort for posterity.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/81oecj72glojc3d/2018%20Donut%20Run.mp4?dl=0

KyPCA After Holiday Party

KyPCA Holiday Hangover aka After Holiday Party

Saturday, January 13, 2018

7p-Midnight

 

The membership is invited to attend our 2017 “After Holiday Party.”  This year we will be returning to the Lake Forest Lodge.  The cost will be $20 per person and will include a catered dinner from Taziki’s Café.  There will be alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages for your enjoyment.   And, as always, door prizes! If anyone wishes to donate a door prize, please let us know.

        

Please mail your RSVP along with your check to:

After Holiday Party KyPCA

PO Box 35341

Louisville KY 40232

(Make check payable to: The Kentucky Region PCA)

 

OR visit:

kypca.motorsportreg.com

 

RSVP and payment must be received no later than Friday, January 5, 2018

 

Questions:

Richard Darnell

502-889-8120

Or

Jason Miller

millermd@twc.com

January 2018 President’s Report

President’s Report January 2018
Jason Miller—KY Region President

I have now completed my third year as your KYPCA President; 2014, 2015, 2017; and I am excited to continue on in 2018. As we celebrate what was 2017 and ring in 2018, I want to thank each of you for another great year.

Total membership numbers remain consistent. Club events and member participation continue to grow. The monthly meetings continue to have record attendance, as do our club drives. And, as usual, with the support of Blue Grass Porsche, our DE’s remain a huge success. This is all due to YOU!

With that said, if you are reading this…I have one request.

It was recently brought to my attention that we lost a member. Vaughn M. Stevens passed to the auto club in the sky at the age of 96. An excerpt from his obituary reads:

“My hobbies included working on and preparing sport cars for concours shows and auto crossings. As a member of the Kentucky Region Porsche Club of America, I was elected Treasurer for a few terms.”

While I cannot say I ever had the pleasure of meeting Vaughn, in his memory, I would like to encourage our seasoned and less active members to return to the club. You have so much to share and we all can learn from one another. Come to a Monday meeting, club drive, or social event. We welcome you.

Here’s to 2018! I wish you all a joyous and prosperous new year.

I am once again honored to serve as your 2018 KYPCA President. I hope to see everyone at the After-Holiday Party Saturday, January 13 at the Lake Forest Lodge.

Our January meeting will be Monday, January 8 at Gustavo’s Prospect. The meeting starts at 7pm.

January 2018 Membership Report

It was a dark and stormy night….actually, it wasn’t, but it was colder than Louisville has any reason to be. Which might explain our low membership numbers for the month. One new member, welcome Scott Welham!, and a prospective member, Troy Luster, who has joined through the Test Drive Program, membership benefits for 6 months while the prospect searches for a Porsche to buy.

On a sadder note, Vaughn M. Stevens, who once served as club Treasurer, passed away in Minnesota, having outlived his wives and son. Besides his service to the club, Vaughn also provided years of service to our schools as a teacher and administrator and in World War II.  We honor Vaughn’s memory.

Five memberships expired in December and our membership numbers for 2017 increased by twelve over last year at this time.

– Primary Members 301
– Affiliate Members 164
– Total Members 465