From the Zone Winter 2017

From the Zone!

The end of the year is upon us! It is time to say thanks to those who have served the club and for the job they have done. I know several regions have new presidents taking over. It is time to send a note to those who have finished their terms thanking them for the jobs they have done for their regions and welcome their replacements. It takes many volunteers to make this club successful. There are many other positions that are just as important to the club as the President. Let’s take a moment to say thanks to all those other volunteers who spend their time and talents on the club so we can enjoy our cars.

Congratulations to Dan Pankratz of Fox Valley Region! Dan received his 50th Anniversary Name badge, Lapel Pin and Certificate. Please drop me a line if you know of any others reaching milestones in the club so they too can be recognized. Congratulations are also in order for Chicago Region. They are finishing up their 60th Anniversary year with their Annual Dinner Dance and Awards Banquet. I encourage all of Chicago Region Members to sign up for this event. It is always a great time.

Many regions are setting their calendars for next year. There are a lot of great events taking place this year. So now is the time to mark your calendars for next year. I have mentioned it before and I will mention it again, but this year’s Parade is being held Tan-Tar-A Resort located in Osage Beach, MO. This is in the backyard of the Midwest. It is an area filled with great driving roads, scenic views and a 1,000 miles of lake shoreline. If you have never been to a Parade before, please come see what a special event these are. This year’s Treffens will be held in Santa Ana Pueblo, NM on April 25 – 29 and Banff, Alberta, Canada on Sept. 12-16. Both locations should make for great getaways.

In addition to these events is another can’t miss event. Rennsport Reunion VI is happening on September 28, 2018. This event is put on by Porsche Cars North America. PCA provides some volunteer help to the event. Once again it is being held at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway in Monterey CA. This is an incredible weekend of all things Porsche. It is a chance to see Porsches normally housed at the Museum running on the track in the way they were meant to be driven. Tickets are on sale now.

On a business note, the Winter Board Meetings will be held on February 9 through the 11th. Everyone is welcome to attend the Board Meeting on the 11th. They are being held in Columbia, MD. 2018 will also see the Driving Tour Minimum Standards fully implemented and new Autocross Minimum Standards being implemented during the cross of the year.

I hope everyone had a great year and has a great winter.

Jack Stephensen
Zone 13 Representative