Zone 4 Representative

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Soriano

United States of America

Phone:  (419) 843-2070

msoriano.zonerep@gmail.com

 

 

National Office

Porsche Club of America

P.O. Box 6400

Columbia, MD 21045

Phone: 410-381-0911
Fax: 410-381-0924
admin@pca.org

Welcome to the Porsche Club of America ………….Zone 4

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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 Secretary Cindy Jacisin 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 Reception and 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, Griot’s Garage, and the Olive Garden.  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 meeting rooms at the Maumee Bay Resort.  The afternoon session consisted of several presentations including the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix, Parade, and the use of social media to increase both membership and attendance.  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.  In addition, Zone 4 Safety Chair Chip Henderson discussed the work he has done as part of the National Safety 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 start working as 1 cohesive Zone thus providing even more opportunities for our members to enjoy the camaraderie that PCA offers.

As I mentioned last month, after a great deal of hard work and lobbying, I am pleased to announce that there will again be a Porscheplatz at the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix the weekend of June 3-5.  The Porscheplatz includes an exclusive “Porsches Only” Car Corral which allows Porsches to park on Belle Isle.  You must have a PCA Car Corral ticket and be driving a Porsche vehicle to park on Belle Isle (club membership is not required). In addition, Your single or multi day ticket includes premium Car Corral parking on Belle Isle, a hospitality tent, video feed of the races, complimentary beverages, reserved seating in Grandstand 2 and easy access to the pits and concessions.  Another highlight of our Porscheplatz is presentations by race teams, drivers, and sponsors such as Michelin and Mobil 1.  We’ll have some giveaways as well.   Tickets are available at www.detroitgp.com/corrals.

For those travelling from out of town, we have made arrangements with The Henry Autograph hotel and have set up a room block. For reservations call 888-709-8081 and mention the Porsche Club room block.  In addition, I am currently in the process of organizing a Michigan State Police escorted motorcade on Saturday from The Henry Autograph Hotel on to Belle Isle concluding at the Porsche Car Corral.  This is a very unique opportunity for us, but will only occur if there is enough interest and participation. 

 
Be sure to check your local region’s website and newsletter as well as the Zone 4 website http://zone4pca.org for the latest details on the many events close to you that are being planned. Here are just some of the events taking place this month:

Thanks,
Michael

Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Porscheplatz


GP Porsche club Room Block @ The Henry

May 14 OVR Charity Wine Tasting


May 17 RSR DE @ Waterford Raceway

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Zone 4 Regional Event Calendar 2016
Events Date Affiliation Link
Annual Charity Wine Tasting
and Member Social
Fri, May 6 Ohio Valley Region

ovrpca.org
Devils in the Details
at Munks Motors
Sat, May 7 Southestern Michigan Region sempca.org
New Member Meet & Greet
at Tom Wood Porsche
Sat, May 7 Central Indiana Region cirpca.org
Kentucky Derby Party
at Porsche of Ann Arbor
Sat, May 7 Maumee Valley Region mm.pca.org
Board Meeting
at Spagnoulo's in Okemos
Tues, May 10 Motor-Stadt Region mst.pca.org
Club Race and DE
at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Fri-Sun, May 13-15 Mid-Ohio Region morpca.org

May Dinner Drive

to the Dock at Bayview

Sat, May 14 Western Michigan Region wmi.pca.org
Cleveland Indian's Game
at Progressive Field
Sat, May 14 Northern Ohio Region norpca.org
Autocross
at Tire Rack
Sun, May 15 Michiana Region michianapca.org
DE
at Waterford Raceway
Tues, May 17 Rally Sport Region rsp.pca.org

All Members Dinner
and People's Choice Concours

Sat, May 21 Allegheny Region arpca.com

It's not just the cars, it's the people