Welcome to the Porsche Club of America ………….Zone 4
Greetings Zone 4 Members,
Before all of our regions’ driving seasons began, it was time for us to hold our annual Zone 4 Presidents’ and DE Meetings. This year we were joined by National President Caren Cooper as well as several other members of the National Staff. The meetings comprised a weekend full of activities which began on Friday night with a Welcome Dinner at Zia’s located at the Docks at International Park, where we were given the use of their private dining room.
The next morning started bright and early with the Presidents’ Meeting. Attendees had the opportunity to win some fantastic prizes generously donated by the organizers of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Racer Parts Wholesale, TireRack, Griot’s Garage, and PCNA. I am pleased to announce that every region within Zone 4 was represented, with most regions sending a number of members, as we filled the ballroom at the Maumee Bay Resort. The afternoon session consisted of several presentations including a Social Media Webinar, Parade, and an important presentation by National Driving Tour Chair Greg Halverson. After an informative and enlightening day of interactive discussions, many of us went out to enjoy an evening of dinner and entertainment in our own private VIP area at the Hollywood Casino for some social playtime.
Sunday’s meeting was dedicated to addressing DE questions and concerns led by John Krecek, a member of the National DE Committee. A great deal was accomplished during these meetings. Most importantly, I wanted this weekend to be a balance of productive discussion and education as well as a chance for us to socialize and bond through fun, light hearted activities thereby promoting my main theme for the weekend, which was to encourage all of us to join forces and come together in order to enhance our ability to work as 1 cohesive Zone thus providing even more opportunities for our members to enjoy the camaraderie that PCA offers.
I recently attended Northern Ohio Region’s New Member Party held at Porsche of Beachwood. Nearly 200 members were treated to an amazing display of cars which included a 918 and two 911R s, while dining on a fantastic buffet dinner. During the evening, the region awarded 1 lucky new member with a free DE, and I had the honor of recognizing Robert Frye for his 50 years of membership in PCA by presenting him with several items from the region and National.
There are a number of wonderful events taking place this year throughout the zone. As region calendars firm up and events continue to be added, please remember to check your inboxes, region’s newsletter and website for the most up to date information about events available to you. Please continue to check the master calendar on the events page, as well as your local region’s website and newsletter for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned. Also, consider attending other regions’ events listed below.
May 12 - OVR Charity Wine Tasting & Social
May 16 - RSR Beginners Track Day
May 20 - EBR Dinner Drive to Raven's Glenn
May 21 - NOR Autoross at Rolling Acre Mall
Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar 2016
|Club Race and DE|
at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
|Fri-Sat, May 5-7||Mid-Ohio Region||morpca.org|
|New Member Gathering|
at Porsche of Grand Raipids
|Sat, May 6||Western Michigan Region||wmi.pca.org|
|1st Saturday Breakfast|
at the Sunrise Cafe
|Sat, May 6||Central Indiana Region||cirpca.org|
|Kentucky Derby Party|
at Porsche of Ann Arbor
|Sat, May 6||Maumee Valley Region||mm.pca.org|
|Annual Charity Wine Tasting|
and Member Social
|Fri, May 12||Ohio Valley Region||ovrpca.org|
|Meguiar's Car Detailing Session|
at Fowler Automotive
|Sat, May 13||Allegehny Region||arpca.org|
|Beginners Track Day|
at Waterford Hills
|Tues, May 18||Rally Sport Region||rsp.pca.org|
at Spartan Speedway
|Sat, May 20||Motor-Stadt||mst.pca.org|
at The Tire Rack
|Sat, May 20||Michiana Region||michianapca.org|
to Raven's Glenn
|Sat, May 20||Eastern Buckeye Region||ebrpca.org|
at Rolling Acres Mall
|Sun, May 21||Northern Ohio Region||norpca.org|
|Waterford Family Day|
at the Races
|Fri, May 28||Southeastern Michigan Region||sempca.org|
It's not just the cars, it's the people!