The Nugget
Golden Gate Region Porsche Club of America
May 2016, Volume 56, Issue 4


For spring, I like a fresh look that's a little traditional American, a little French country, and shines at either a picnic or an evening opera al fresco on the esplanade.

Thankfully, my Paris design team was up to the challenge with this simple cape paired with a white silk wrap. Perfect also in a Porsche with the top down, though then I would also need Chanel sunglasses and a foulard mode!

Hope you're likewise enjoying your spring!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

Opening for Secretary!

We would first of all like to thank Cheryl Klein for the time she served as GGR Corporate Secretary, a Board of Directors Position. We also appreciate very much that, when job responsibilities precluded her from continuing, she let us know in a prompt and professional manner.

That side, we have an opening!
The Junior Editor

The Secretary is a full, voting board position, participating in board meetings and discussions and voting on all important club matters. The duties are taking minutes at monthly board meetings and officiating in annual Board of Directors elections for open positions. There is abundant help and guidance for easing into both of these duties.

This is a great way to get more involved in the club and learn about what it takes to put on the club's many events. As much as we appreciate the members who renew and participate in the club, we appreciate even more those who help to run the club and put on events!

Plus you are sure to be invited to the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner!

If you're interested or would like more information, please email me!

(Note: bribes and kickbacks are not required, but are highly appreciated. ;)


Membership Report


--by Capt. USN Ret. Mike Sherman, Membership Director  


GGR Regional Summary   




April 2016 GGR Membership News Posted under: Membership Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret. - Membership Director GGR Regional Summary Primary Members  2,030 Affiliate Members  1,026 Life Members          7 Total Members  3,063 New/Transferred Members - Total: 51 Why we love Porsche You all know by now that I'm a great[...]...More»



Autocross News

--by Andrew Blyholder, AX Director

AX#2 Autocross Report             


After a slightly damp event #1, we got an absolutely perfect weekend at Marina for the second event of the 2016 GGR - Carlsen Porsche Autocross Series on April 16. This was also the first event of the Zone 7 autocross series, with GGR hosting on Saturday, and LPR[...]...More»




Motoring / Social News
Micheal Griffin

--by Michael Griffin, Vice President & Bern

Bern Beecham

Beecham, Motoring/Social Director 


May 2016        


--Bern and Michael were quite occupied putting on yesterday's Fun Run and will be back with a report next month. --Ed.



Board Minutes
April 20, 2016     


Present: Andrew Forrest, Thorben Primke, Richard French, Sandy Provasi, Tom Provasi, Bern Beecham, Michael Griffin, Michael Sherman, Andrew Blyholder, Larry Adams, John Celona. Call to Order: the meeting was called to order at 6:45 pm. Call for agenda changes: none Call for calendar changes: none Postmortem of events Auto Cross:[...]...More»




Track News

Richard French
--Richard French, Track Director

Track time still available: DE and Club Race at Buttonwillow Racway Park on May 14-15


PCA Racing West Coast Series Dual in the Dessert 2016 - May 14-15 We are hosting a DE and Club Race at Buttonwillow Raceway Park on May 14-15. Sign up now for our Driver's Education event at We've got many Nationally certified instructors ready to help first timers have an[...]...More»

In the Zone

--by Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 rep

I want to start this month with a big thanks to all the Zone 7 Autocross instructors and crew who came out over the holiday weekend to instruct at the Zone Autocross School. Thanks also to Livermore Porsche who sponsored the school. It was a great event. Now for what[...]...More»




News Nuggets

Future Porsche Owner Recruited  

Membership Director Capt. USN Ret. Michael Sherman is forever busy recruiting new club members. We give Capt. Mike abundant kudos for the incredible membership growth he's nurtured at GGR, and for the fact that he only recruits humans as opposed to the unlimited varieties of flora and fauna who seem to be joining "Upper Canada."

( I don't even know what an "Upper Canada" is.--Ed.)

Taking the long, strategic view, Capt. Mike recognizes that grooming  new members can and should begin shortly after birth. Here he is introducing his grandson, Henry J., to the joys of owning one of the Wonders from Weissach.

They began with the early upside-down bathtubs, then moved on to the race cars.

No doubt later topics will include "affording one," to be tackled in conjunction with "having a career."

Click the title or image above to read the April 2016 issue of Porsche Panorama online. 

Thanks for reading! Have your human take their Porsche out and drive it!

CoCo Giselle
Executive Editor

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