Happy New Year & Check out the Emojis Here!

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Happy New Year & Check out the Emojis Here!

Capt. Mike (AKA) Capt. Michael Sherman, USN-Ret.
Membership Director

GGR Regional Summary

Total Members, 3439

Primary Members, 2336
Affiliate Members, 1097
Life Members, 6

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 (charlottec@national.pca.org) 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!

Watch Porsche TV

From now on, the centralised video portal “newsTV” will be the place to go for all of Porsche’s exclusive video content – free of charge and with no registration required. newsTV.porsche.de provides background information on the company as well as about new products for journalists and distributors (make sure to scroll to English). World premieres and new car unveiling can be watched live. All content – in both German and English languages – can be called up on any mobile device as well as via a desktop.

Ya Gotta Love it – Porsche Emojis!

From the classic 911 to the Le Mans winner cars – Porsche models are now available as emojis for Apple’s iPhone.  The new sticker app “Automoji” is the work of designer Kevin McCauley from Texas. It contains detailed illustrations of 60 Porsches, including every Le Mans winner. Required for the download is the new operating system iOS 10 from Apple. You can get a first insight here: roadandtrack.com: These Porsche Emoji for iOS 10 Are Perfection

New Members in NOV/DEC 2018

Please welcome them aboard when you see them
Name Car
Nelson Abinsay 2007 Cayman Atlas Grey Metallic
Steven Barnett 2005 911 CarreraS
Alex Barza 2016 Boxster Spyder Gray
FlorianBaur 1996 911 Carrera
Ken Chin 2013 911 Carrera Black
Bert Cicconem 2004 BoxsterS
Erneil Dylim 2019 911GT3 RS GT Silver
Max Fawahl 2012 911 Targa4S
David Grusky 1999 911 Carrera Black
Mike Heuer 2008 CaymanS White
Assadour Kevranian 2016 MacanS Dark Blue Metallic
Hansoo Kim 2016 MacanS
Tait Kirkham 1984 911 Carrera Brown
Sam Lambert 2019 911 Carrera GTS Chalk
Jonathan Lee 2015 Cayman GTS
Jimmy Lie 1996 911 Carrera 4S Polar Silver
Andy Markov 2010 911 Carrera S Midnight Blue
Jason McClelland 2016 Cayenne GTS Midnight Blue
Eric Merriman 1993 968 Cabriolet Midnight Blue
Alex Michael 1999 Boxster
John Mitchell 2015 CaymanS Agate Grey Metallic
Cam Moore 2014 911 Turbo Rhodium Silver
Ramgumaar Parameswaran 2016 Cayman White
Sue Pollock
Ingo Renner 2011 911 CarreraS Black
Evan Stalter 2012 911 CarreraS Black
Jeremy Sulzmann 2015 911 CarreraGTS Cabriolet
Brian Tanabe 2016 911 CarreraS Black
Christopher Tocher 2016 911 Targa4S Black
DamianTompkin 2012 911 CarreraS Dark Metallic Blue
Shawn Wells 2014 911 CarreraS Silver
Kent McLaggan 2001 911 Turbo Black
Victor Carillo 1969 911T
Brandon McCormick 2017 911 TurboS Blue
Peter Novak 2006 911 CarreraS Black
Christopher Johnson 2016 911GTS Black
Colin Lindberg 2004 911 Targa Black
Benjamin Sloss 2018 911 GT2 RS Yachting Blue
Brandon Wardle
Daniel Chin 2018 911 GT3 White Metallic
Doug Youd 1997 911 Carrera

Congrats to our JAN 2019 Anniversary Members!

ImageIn a world where discarding old, used, and tired items is too easy, there are Porsche owners! We keep our cars, refurbish when necessary, and value our relationships.  We are proud to have you as members and thank you for your commitment to GGR.  Here are the members who will celebrate their anniversaries in January

40 Years (1979)
Lester Slusser 1970 911E
20 Years (1999)
Kristi Chiocco 1986 944
Michael Lee 1983 928S
Scott Mylius 1985 944
Christopher Toomey 1996 911 Carrera Black
15 Years (2004)
Eric Fajardo 1978 911SC Yellow
Ted Floyd 1989 911 Carrera
Michael Nettleton 1989 944 S2
Joseph Pacheco 1985 911 Carrera

10 Years (2009)
Michael Bonner 1968 911L Ivory
Jon Rich 1979 911SC Black Metallic
Paul Zak 2007 CaymanS Arctic Silver
5 Years (2014)
ColinAu 2010 911 Carrera4S Black
Brant Ballantyne 2001 Boxster Silver
Henry Bandet 2016 CaymanGT4 Silver
David Colbert 2004 911 Carrera Blue
Victor Early 1996 911 Carrera Red
Magnus Gille 2014 CaymanS White
Steve Johnson 2016 CaymanS
Abraham Rahey 2011 911 GT2 RS Carrera White Metallic

Refer a Friend

 If you have friends who might be interested in Porsche, go to the PCA website and the “Refer a Friend” feature. It’s an excellent way to invite and introduce prospective members to the Porsche Club of America.  It is an easy and quick way to follow up after making a personal contact.  See the steps below.  The great thing about this feature is that ANY member can use it.  So, give it a try.

1. Log in to your account.
2. From the Menu Bar, click Membership, Refer a Friend.
3. Under “Refer Friends” enter the email addresses of friends you would like to refer.  Separate each email address by a comma.
4. Under “Message” an automatic message will appear.  Feel free to make changes.  In fact, I would encourage you to personalize your message and direct them not only to the PCA website, but the Membership Benefits page as well (https://www.pca.org/membership-benefits).  Whatever message is in the box will be sent to each friend you listed.

GGR Placards

IMG_0258I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature our new numbers (3400+) and 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! 


 Badges – I still got em! C’mon…I’ll SEND THEM!

If you failed to pick up your badge at an even, let me know…I’ll send it to you….! C0ntact me at: HMBSHERM@COMCAST.NET

Help! 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. 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, 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 $12.00 for 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 www.pca-ggr.org/membership/badges and email back to Spotlight Impressions at sales@spotlightimpressions.com.  Make sure to wear your badge to all functions to help interact with 0ther members!

Logo Wear! Get Ready for Winter!  BRR! 

We’ve got a great selection at the GGR- PCA online Webstore with both men and women’s hoodies, sweatshirts, etc.  The site features a whole line of wearable GGR plunder. It’s located at www.pcawebstore.com; look for us in the regional section, create an account, and get shopping.  If you have a recommendation for some other item, let us know.

Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events.  See you at the AX,  Track, Fun Run or next social function, e.g., Boxster Brunch?

Enjoy the New Year – But be careful please!

Capt. Mike


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