December 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report December 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Happy Holidays! May Santa Claus be good to each and every one of you!!

 

What are you thankful for?

 

I am thankful for family, friends, and the freedoms afforded to me through this great country. I am truly blessed in so many ways. I count the friendships gained as a member of the KYPCA as one of those many blessings. Those that know me also know I love my cars, but without our club, it’s just a car. The club has allowed me to truly appreciate the cars, drive them to my limits, and even learn to work on them a bit (although Mitch and Jason usually do the heavy lifting.)

 

Club participation has never been stronger. As we begin to make plans for 2018, I challenge each of you to stay involved, or take the leap and get involved. Remember this is YOUR club. It can only be as good as we make it.

 

I want to personally thank all of my fellow officers, board members, and Presidential appointees for leading the club with enthusiasm and passion. From our always top notch DE’s to the many exhilarating drives, we work hard to provide something for everyone.

 

Our December meeting will be Monday, December 11 at Mellow Mushroom St. Matthews.  The meeting starts at 7pm.

 

Mark your calendars and don’t forget to RSVP for the After Holiday Party Saturday, January 13, 2018.  Look for your postcard invitation in the mail soon or check the website www.kypca.org for more details.

 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays,

 

Jason

November 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report November 2017
Jason Miller – KY Region President

Saturday, October 7 marked the third annual German Festival and Bourbon Tasting at the beautiful home of Steve and Bernadette Doolin. This has truly become one of my favorite, if not my favorite, events of the year. The light rain and cooler temperatures kept a few away, but new faces joined the party. It was a nice relaxing outdoor evening with great friends, good food, bourbon, and new this year – live music. 7 bourbons were blindly sampled and much to my surprise, Maker’s Mark won the night. I suggest placing this event on your 2018 calendar, tentatively the first Saturday in October.

Thursday, October 19 “Car Wars” hosted by Patrick Strehl displaced many a new car on the Blue Grass Porsche lot with some fantastic race cars and other sought after collectables. And, although my schedule did not permit attendance this year, I am told this was the largest crowd to date. Here’s to hoping Patrick keeps this tradition going as well.

Sadly, October brought the end of our official driving schedule. We closed out the season Saturday, October 28 with the annual Huber’s Winery Drive, joining both the Central Indiana and Southern Indiana Regions. It was cold! But, the fall colors this time of year make a leisurely drive through the Knobs very enjoyable.

October also brought with it the need to elect Club Officers. Only the seats of the President and our three Board Members are term limited. As the first year of this term comes to an end, I have agreed to fulfill the optional 2nd year. A quorum, presiding at our October membership meeting, decided to keep the remaining elected officers intact as well – VP, Jeremy Miller; Treasure, Richard Darnell; Secretary, Robert Klein, Board Member, Jim Doll. Bobby Bailey assumes the Web Chair position. And, T.H. Morris and Anthony Minstein remain as Activity and Membership Chair respectively. Steven Rountree and Ed Hessel depart as their 2-year terms as Board Members come to an end. We will elect 2 new Board Members at the November membership meeting.

SAVE THE DATE – our January Holiday Hangover Party will be Saturday, January 13. Details will follow as things come together.

Lastly, as we prepare the 2018 calendar, suggestions for our monthly membership meetings and other club related activities are appreciated. Preferred meeting location criteria include: a FREE meeting room, good parking for the Porsche, and quality affordable food. Please e-mail me: millermd@twc.com.

Our November meeting will be Monday, November 13 at Rooster’s, 10430 Shelbyville Rd. The meeting starts at 7pm.

Jason Miller

October 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report October 2017
Jason Miller – KY Region President

KYPCA and Blue Grass Porsche put on another fabulous DE! Our September Fall Fastival did not disappoint.

September 8-10 we once again took over Putnam Park for our Fall Fastival DE. The weather was fantastic. For all of you that attended, thank you. A BIG BIG thank you to Randy Biery and the Blue Grass Porsche staff for their continued support without which these DE’s would not be possible. PCNA Hot Shoes John Lewis and Cass Whitehead were again on hand the entire weekend providing on track instruction and ride-alongs.

Thanks must also be given to the many club members who continually invest their time to plan, run, and instruct. There are too many to mention. But, special thanks goes out to Jeremy Miller, Mark Bos, Richard Darnell, Mark Lichtefeld, Chuck Hicks, Dan Stewart, T.H Morris, and Gene and Peggy Hoffman.

Start planning for the June 2018 DE. There will be approximately 15 slots available for Friday’s Instructor Certification. This is only offered every other June. Stay tuned for future updates.

Now bring on October. Steve and Bernadette Doolin will be hosting their 3rd Annual German Festival and bourbon tasting at their home October 7 at 4pm. And, we will once again round out October with our Annual Huber’s Drive.

Check our website www.kypca.org for the most up to date information. Bobby Bailey and Louisville Geek have been working hard to fine tune our site, and it shows. Check it out!

Our October meeting will be Monday, October 9 at Martin’s Bar-B-Que. The meeting starts at 7pm. Officer nominations will be held.

Jason Miller

September 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report September 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Where is the time going?!? This year is racing by. Our KYPCA activities have been better than ever. If you have yet to join us, there are still plenty of activities left.

 

August was great! But, September promises to be even better!! The Fall DE is right around the corner; September 8, 9, 10 at Putnam Park. There is still time to register. Or, just come up for the day, check us out, and stay for dinner and drinks at our host hotel, the Cambria.

 

Upcoming events:

 

  • Sept 8,9,10 KYPCA Fall Fastival
  • September 11 KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Gustavo’s Prospect
  • October 7 Doolin’s 3rd Annual German Fest & Bourbon Tasting
  • October 9 KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Martin’s Bar-B-Que, 3408 Indian Lake Dr.
  • October 14 Madison Soup, Stew, Chili & Brew (planning in progress)
  • October 28 Huber’s PCA Drive

 

Have an idea for a Club drive or event? Let us know.

 

The cars bring us together, but the people keep us together.

 

Our September meeting will be Monday, September 11 at Gustavo’s Prospect, 6051 Timber Ridge Dr. The meeting starts at 7pm.

 

I hope to see many of you at the track!

 

Jason

August 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report August 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Wow! July was packed with plenty of Porsche activities – The Goodwood Brewery Tour, Keeneland Concours, and Patoka Winery visit were all well attended. Each provided spirited drives and plenty of Porsche comradery.

 

Don’t forget to join us Friday, July 28 as we close out the month with an annual favorite, making an ice cream run to Polly’s Freeze.

 

The month of August promises to be just as busy.

 

PLEASE note an important change. Due to circumstances beyond our control, the August Club meeting will now be at Aspen Creek.

 

Mark your calendars now for our next DE, the Fall Fastival, September 8, 9, 10. Registration opened Sunday, July 23 at 9am.

 

Below is a rundown of upcoming events:

 

  • July 28              Polly’s Freeze Ice Cream Run
  • August 5            Minstein Pool Party
  • August 14          KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Aspen Creek (behind Oxmoor Mall)
  • August 19          Chihuly Nights – Maker’s Mark
  • August 26         Parade Laps at NCM
  • Sept 8,9,10       KYPCA Fall Fastival
  • Sept 11               KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Gustavo’s Prospect

 

KYPCA – good activities with great friends “Rain or Shine.” There are still plenty of planned events coming up and there will be more added.  Have an idea for a drive or event?  Share it with us and we will do our best to make it happen.

 

Our August meeting will be Monday, August 14 at Aspen Creek.  The meeting starts at 7pm.

 

Jason

July 2017 President’s Report

President’s Report July 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

 

Another FANTASTIC Summer Heat in the books.  KYPCA DE’s are nothing short of amazing. And, the new surface at Putnam Park is pretty great too!  If you have yet to participate either as a driver or simply as a spectator, what are you waiting for?  Our September Fall Fastival is calling your name.

 

Thanks to Randy Biery and the Blue Grass Porsche staff for their continued support, without which these DE’s would not be possible.  The weather could not have been better and the weekend was incident free.  PCNA Hot Shoes John Lewis and Cass Whitehead were again on hand the entire weekend providing on track instruction and rides in the brand new Porsche Panamera, these two guys…!  Cass and John have become friends to so many of us.  And, their driving skills, they make it look so easy.

 

Thanks must also be given to the many club members who continually invest their time to plan, run, and instruct.  There are too many to mention.  But, special thanks go out to Jeremy Miller, Mark Bos, Richard Darnell, Mark Lichtefeld, Chuck Hicks, Dan Stewart, Anthony Minstein, and Gene and Peggy Hoffman.

 

And, to all our Instructors, THANK YOU!!  Without our Instructors this event does not happen.  This was my first time having two students.  While I truly enjoyed it, I was exhausted!  I am indebted to the many who took the time to instruct me and allow my development as a driver.  We are all lucky to enjoy such an amazing hobby.

 

Mark your calendars now for our next DE, the Fall Fastival, September 8, 9, 10.  And remember, we will be holding Instructor training at our June 2018 event.

 

Below is a rundown of upcoming events:

 

  • July 1 Goodwood Brewery Tour
  • July 10 KYPCA Monthly Meeting
  • July 15 Keeneland Concours
  • July 22 Patoka Lake Winery
  • July 28 Polly’s Freeze Ice Cream Run
  • August 14 KYPCA Monthly Meeting – Oxmoor Country Club
  • August 26 Parade Laps at NCM

 

 

Our July meeting will be Monday, July 10 at the home of Bobbie and Jim.  The meeting starts at 7pm.  Bring a chair.  Dinner and drinks will be provided.  Check your e-mail for details, including address.

 

Jason

June 2017 President’s Report

 

 

 

 

 

 

President’s Report June 2017

Jason Miller – KY Region President

As I sit down to write my June report this morning, I am now one year older, having just celebrated my 41st Birthday yesterday, May 20th.  And, what better way to have celebrated then with my fellow Porsche enthusiasts at Joe and Jane’s Annual Wine Party last evening. While we did incur a brief rain storm, accompanied with some small hail, nothing could take away from what has become one of our best events.  Joe is truly a master chef.  Short of Ruth’s Chris, I assure you, I could not have had a better steak. Jane is always the perfect hostess, even with wet feet trampling through her beautiful home.  And of course, no party can be complete without the fabulous guests, new and old.  The beauty of this party is that it is solely about the socialization, and every year new members who have yet to attend an event show up.  I am confident in saying everyone had a great time!  I know Holly and I did.  Thank you again to Joe and Jane for another great event!!

 

We are now in the thick of driving season and have numerous events planned.  Check the calendar of events often to stay up to date.  Here is a brief list of upcoming events:

 

  • May 27 Town Branch Distillery Tour
  • June 9-11 Summer Heat DE
  • June 12 KYPCA Monthly Meeting
  • June 17 General Butler State Park and Rabbit Hash General Store
  • July 10 KYPCA Monthly Meeting
  • July 22 Patoka Lake Winery
  • July 28 Polly’s Freeze Ice Cream Run

 

The June DE is fast approaching.  Have you signed up?  As I write this report, there are still slots available.  Don’t miss out.  September is too far off.

 

The Pacesetter in its new form can be found at www.kypca.org.

 

Our June meeting will be Monday, June 12 at the home of Edward and Stasia.  The meeting starts at 7pm. Bring a chair. Check your e-mail for details, including address.

 

I hope to see you there.

 

Jason

 

President’s Report April 2017

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines!!
Driving season is finally upon us.

The month of April promises to get things rolling. Cars & Coffee is back – the second Saturday of each month at Captain’s Quarters. The Kentucky Derby Festival is getting underway. And, our first two drives of the season will take place. The first being Saturday, April 15 as we head to Angel’s Envy distillery for an afternoon tour. And then, Saturday, April 29 a little longer excursion to Natural Bridge.

April also brings with it the start of Track Season. I must say, this excites me! Admittedly, my track days are likely limited this year. For the second time in a year’s span, I started a new job last November. While I am enjoying the new challenge, my already limited free time is now even less. With that said, I am looking ahead to our June DE at Putnam Park. Registration opens for the Summer Heat Sunday, April 23 at 9am.

As a reminder, our June DE is scheduled June 9 – 11. Followed by our Fall Fastival September 8 – 10.

In March I mentioned the Pacesetter would be moving over to a fully web-based design. The Pacesetter in its current form will end with the May edition. Our hope is to have the new edition available by June, and it will be found at www.kypca.org.

Please make plans to join us at our June monthly meeting to honor Belinda for her unwavering dedication to the Pacesetter over the years.

The April meeting will be Monday, April 10 at Fiesta Time Amigos: 135 S English Station Rd Ct.

See you there.

Jason Miller

President’s Report March 2017

Spring seems to have come early. Or, are we just being teased? I’m choosing to be optimistic.

While I am not looking forward to mowing the lawn, pruning the shrubs, and all the other outdoor work that Spring brings; I am looking forward to sunny days, weekend drives, DE’s, Bourbon Tastings, and reconnecting with friends. Thanks to the careful planning of our Activities Director, T.H. Morris and Drive Master, Edward Hessel some fantastic Club Events/Drives are planned. Everyone should have received an e-mail outlining the upcoming events. But, remember to check the Pacesetter and the website calendar to stay up to date.

First up is a Tech Session at Blue Grass Porsche Saturday, March 25. During this How To session we will be introduced to front brake pad change on the late model Porsche. Then, on Saturday, April 15 we will embark on our first planned drive of the season as we head to Angel’s Envy distillery for an afternoon tour. As any of our regular drive participants know, our Drive Master can turn what is routinely a short drive downtown in to a fun and more lengthy expedition.

DE season is also revving up. I am eager to drive the freshly repaved Putnam Park. Registration for our June DE opens in April – be on the lookout.

Lastly, the Pacesetter will be getting a refresh, as we move to a fully web-based design. More details will be shared as they unfold. But, in preparation, I remind everyone to visit www.kypca.org and to follow us on Facebook.

Our March meeting will be Monday, March 13 at Bearno’s Pizza Westport Rd. I will be working Capital Hill that day, hence, I will see you in April.

Jason Miller

President’s Report February 2017

Saturday evening January 14, KYPCA officially kicked 2016 to the curb and revved up 2017 with another great party.  Randy Biery and staff welcomed our annual “Holiday Hangover” Party back to the showroom of Blue Grass Porsche.  And, it did not disappoint.  The one hundred plus guests in attendance were greated with a newly installed video screen playing a continuous loop of photos which allowed for a leisurely drive down memory lane.  Complete with valet parking, music, open bar, an excellent meal from Taziki’s Mediterranean Café, door prizes, and of course many great conversations. Once again, Thank You to Randy Biery and Blue Grass Porsche for their amazing support of our club.  If you have not done so already, please stop in and thank Randy and his staff.  Also, I say again, Thank You to all of our members for making the club what it is.  Be sure to put our 2017 Holiday Party on your calendar – it will be in January of 2018.

Looking ahead, our Activities Chair, T.H. Morris and Drive Master, Edward Hessel are 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 9 thru 11, with the September DE held September 8 thru 10.  Both DE’s will again be held at the freshly repaved Putnam Park.

As a reminder, to stay up to date with Club happenings check the website and Pacesetter often http://kypca.org.  You can also follow us on Facebook – look for KYPCA.

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 13 at Famous Dave’s, 8605 Citadel Way, Louisville, KY (off Hurstbourne Ln.)

See you there!

Jason