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Membership Director

Captain Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.

Membership Numbers:

2420 Members

1150 Co-members

6 Lifetime Members

Total: 3,576



As we approach the end to another year of successful membership, hats off to all you members who have taken time off to work the events. Without our volunteers, we wouldn’t be able to run AX, have great Fun Runs, work the courses at the track or do any of the other things for which GGR has become celebrated.

Let me tell you that each month I check the numbers and it’s heartening to note that month to month the members who re-up are always 90+. As an example, over the past 30 days 100 members renewed their memberships and we had 49 new members sign up. That’s due to our programs and your participation! Thanks to all.

For Christmas, Give Membership as a Present!

Did you know you can give a membership to a family member or friend with a Porsche as a gift?  It’s easy to do! All you have to do is send an email to PCA ( with the contact info – email and phone of the person you wish to purchase the gift for (PCA won’t contact them until next year or prior to the event). They can use your contact information to set up the account initially, if you want to receive the info. So that you can hand them the membership as a gift, PCA can send you a copy of Panorama, a decal and a PCA keychain at no charge. It’s that easy!

Normally I’d include in this blog the list of new members as well as congratulate all our members celebrating their anniversaries. However, due to new software that sees some incompatibility between Apple Numbers and PCA Excel, we’ll have to wait for a resolution. Sorry.

Volunteer Placards

In 2020 you’ll be asked to help out promoting the club to every Porsche driver you see. Stop them at CVS, tell them they don’t need drugs! At Safeway they don’t need food, at Whole Foods, they can put back their yogurt…until they join. They need GGR!

I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature all the info they need to explore the club. I know you’ll want to hand these out! These are available at every GGR function and we’d like you to pick some up and feel free to use them whenever you see an unaffiliated Porsche sitting idle. I stick them on windshields of Porsches or hand them to drivers if they don’t have our logo in the window.  No one is safe from the devious membership director! Porsche owners in Half Moon Bay now run when they see me coming!  If you want, I’ll even mail some to you so you can hand them out…let me know and I’ll get them to you! 



Member badges are provided free to all those new members/affiliates who RSVP and attend social and/or driving events for the first time. Otherwise, our member badges are available for a small fee through Spotlight Impressions in San Mateo. The badges feature the GGR logo, your name and a convenient magnetic clasp. The cost is $12.00for the badge plus shipping. So, it behooves you to get them from us during an event. Otherwise, to order your badges fill out the form on our website at and email back to Spotlight Impressions at  Make sure to wear your badge to all functions to help interact with 0ther members!


If you failed to pick up your badge at an event, let me know…I’ll send it to you! Contact me at: HMBSHERM@COMCAST.NET I still have a HUUUGE back-log of badges created from event “no shows.”  Please make sure to ask for yours at the next event you attend, we’ll have them set out.

Thanks to all and have a great holiday season. Captain Mike!

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