From the President Apr 2012

Our 2012 season has begun with an extremely successful Mid-Winter party event. We had close to 200 members in attendance and Sandy and Bill Zilienski did an outstanding job of putting this on. We want to thank the Sewickley Car Store for hosting and sponsoring our function. I also want to thank Davis Kawalik for assisting me as the emcee. He made sure that I addressed all items and that our presentations were given to the correct people. He then took the mike and made sure everyone knew his birthday was forthcoming – so we sang Happy Birthday to him.

We also got to see the new 991 for the first time (at least to most of us) and it was not disappointing. Although it is larger it still keeps the lines of the original 911.

I was extremely pleased with the first issue of our newsletter headed by Iron Jack Purvis and Frank Buniciky. With the assistance of Paul Nickoloff and Rob Hoffman, our newsletter should be recognized as one of the best in PCA. Please note that with the upgrading of our newsletter, now is a great time to have your company or some company you know of to place an ad. Our newsletter has a great demographic and is read by over 1000 members.

Next up is our All-Member dinner. This function is to celebrate the new members and recognize those individuals that have done outstanding achievements for the club in 2010. I hope you new members remember the dinner is on the club and you will also receive meaningful welcome gifts.

We have scheduled a number of events this year and a calendar can be found on our website. In addition to our track events (which was mentioned in last month’s newsletter) we are planning a golf outing, two Wine and Shines (probably a Saki and Shine) and a picnic/dinner during our DE at BeaveRun.

We will also have our traditional drive and dinner (more party than dinner) in Hershey for the annual Porsche Only Swap Meet. We will have details on our website and an upcoming email blast.

Hope to see you at the All-Member Party and please contact me with your suggestions, ideas and input.