March 2020 Membership Report

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March 2020 Membership Report

Big Numbers, Big Videos!

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Captain Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.

Membership Director

2440 Primary Members

1169 Co-Members

6 Life-time Members

Total: 3615

Starting a New Year with Big Numbers!

Since it’s a new year, I thought I’d begin by ensuring all our January and February new members be identified. Welcome aboard to a really large group with 59 new Members! Note that we have now exceeded the 3600 threshold. To put this into perspective, in January 2012, we numbered only 2434 members!

Anniversary Certificates – Get ‘em!

Did you know that PCA automatically sends out member anniversary certificates for 25 years+ for all our members? That’s right, they send them out quarterly. In 2020, the anniversary dates are from Jan-April, and the materials will be sent in February.

Here’s what you get:

  • 25 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin
  • 30 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate
  • 35 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate
  • 40 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Name Badge
  • 45 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Name Badge
  • 50 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin and Name Badge
  • 55 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin and Name Badge
  • 60 years – Letter, Decal, Certificate, Pin and Name Badge

But what about the rest of us you might ask? We mere humans who will celebrate 5, 10, 15, and 20? Well, we too get something and may request certificates and a nice logo cling decal! Five- to 20-year anniversary materials are available upon request!

Members who request anniversary materials at www.pca.org/anniversary , will receive a letter, certificate and decal commemorating their anniversary.

This anniversary link calculates the member’s anniversary so they can send them the correct materials based upon their account information. PCA recognizes membership anniversaries in five-year increments.

If you have not received your membership anniversary materials for a previous anniversary, please send an email to anniversary@pca.org with your membership number and full name.

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New 4-Door Videos

Hey four-door-ers, here’s some news and videos from PCA.

Going Banzai in a Taycan!

In an article by Damon Lowney, The Smoking Tire’s Matt Farah finally released his review of the Taycan Turbo S (link is external), and it provides some real excitement behind the wheel of the EV.

In Farah’s words, the Turbo S is blisteringly fast — or “banzai” fast, as he exclaimed several times throughout the video. After starting the segment with a 750-horsepower launch-control start, he proceeds to slither almost silently through a winding mountain road in Los Angeles County. One interesting bit he mentions is how the lack of an engine note makes it tougher to gauge corner entry speed, which requires more focus from him. Watch the video above to get his full opinion (after a one-minute coffee-maker ad and a few in between – but it’s worth It to watch this baby g).

How not to get stuck in the snow — Drive a Porsche Cayenne

https://www.pca.org/news/2020-02-08/video-how-not-get-stuck-snow-drive-porsche-cayenne

The first-generation Porsche Cayenne is known for being a capable machine on the road, yet few owners take them off road in spite of being well-equipped to do just that. Todd Deeken of the EveryDay Driver on YouTube channel recently showed how he didn’t get stuck in a snowbank on a dicey, snow-covered road in Park City, Utah, during a snow storm in his wife’s base 2010 Cayenne.

Watch Deeken’s full review above for his full thoughts as well as to find out about the few things that have gone wrong. There’s also other great news on 4-dooring!

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A Big Salute and Congrats to the January/February

2020 Anniversary Members!

Discarding old, used, and tired items today is too easy. Luckily there are Porsche owners and we keep our cars pristine, refurbish them 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 and February 2020.

35 Years – 1985

Tom Amon 1979 911 SC

30 Years – 1990

Mitchell Anthony 1978 911 SC Grand Prix
R Mattei 1978 911 Turbo Black
Philip Nicol 1959 356

20 Years – 2000

Michael Banic 2000 911 Carrera
Edwin Bautista 1989 911 Turbo
Charles Bennett 1975 911S Silver
Robert Coe 2003 911 Carrera
Christopher Culp 1984 911 Carrera Blue
Thomas Jacob 2004 911 Targa Slate Gray
James Koch 2014 911-50 Graphite Gray
Ryan Madson 1980 911 SC
Behram Soonawala 1975 911 SILVER
Carl Swirsding 2005 Boxster S Black
Gregory Welch 1970 914-6 Blue/silver

15 Years- 2005

John Foster 1982 911 SC Metallic Blue
Matthew Kellett 1987 911 Carrera Blue
Ken Schroeder 2005 911 Carrera Seal Grey
Ernest Selander 1987 911 Carrera Slate Blue
Michael Sherman 2017 Macan S Volcano Grey Metallic

10 Years – 2010

Karra Canum 2010 911 Targa 4S White
John Daker 2006 911 Carrera Silver
Doug Ferrari 2009 911 Carrera beige
Stephen Hill 1959 356 Silver
Marc Libarle 2002 Boxster S Silver
Stephan McKeown 2010 Cayman S Gray
Andre Robinson 2006 Cayman S White
Francis Rodriguez 2007 911 GT3 Silver
Jaime Smith 1988 911 Carrera White
Roger Wise 2002 911 Carrera 4 Blue

Five Years – 2014

Alan Amerian 2006 911 Carrera S grey
Greg Augenstein 2015 911 GT3 white
Brett Austin 2002 Boxster Cobalt Blue
Chris Brown 2014 Cayman GT Silver
Alfred Callahan 2007 Cayman S
Ronald Dale 2006 Cayman S white
Vernon Eachus 2014 Cayman S Dark Blue Metallic
Robert Harris 2006 911 Carrera Graphite
Darrell Hulford 2012 911 Carrera GTS Platinum Silver
Will Kruka 2015 911 Turbo
Nicolas Maquaire 2015 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Dark Blue
Alex Moreno 2009 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Atlas Grey
Marco Murgia 1990 911 Carrera 2 Targa Black
The Phan 2014 Cayenne GTS White
Alan Resnik 1987 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Shahin Sabbaghian 2015 Cayman S White
Ramon Santos 2015 911 Carrera GTS Black
John Schirm 2015 911 Carrera GTS Carmine Red
Wayne Smith 2010 911 Carrera
Mike Souza 2015 Boxster S White
Stephen Stein 2004 911 Turbo Cabriolet
Bill York 2012 911 Carrera S Gray/Black

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Happy New Year Welcome Aboard to our New Members in January and February 2020!

Artiom Anisimov 2018 Cayenne Platinum Black
Viswanathan Ayer 2019 Macan Grey
Ryan Baldwin 2011 Boxster Red
Joanna Bejar 1974 914 2.0
Mark Benton 2010 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet Meteor Metallic Gray
Lionel Bonnot 2019 911 GT3 White
Sam Chandler 1974 911 Carrera (US) Guards Red
Sean Cheong 2006 Boxster
Phillip Chin 1969 911S Ossi Blue
Davy Chiodin 1968 912 Red
Hau Man Chow 2016 Cayman GT4
Tianhan Chu 2015 Macan S
Dave Dash 2017 911 Carrera Graphite Blue Metallic
Jake de Gelder 2011 Cayenne Turbo Black
Thomas Dhumad 2018 911 GT3 Black
Erik Doyle 1986 911 Carrera White
Rick DuPont 2017 911 Targa 4S Etna blue
Kevin Epsworth 2017 911 Carrera S Agate Gray
frederick felman 2007 911 Targa 4S Guards Red
Cory Fenity 1985 928S Black
Maria Fong-Pedro 2009 911 Carrera 4S Grey
Pierre Gaglione 2006 Cayman S Red
Maycon Goncalves 2006 911 Carrera S ATLAS GREY
Fengmin Gong 2019 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series Gold
Charles Gordon 2020 911 Carrera S White
Enda Hu 2006 Cayman S
John Paul Jose 2012 911 Carrera GTS Meteor Grey
Amy Kee 2013 Boxster Black
Mahesh Kerudi 2010 911 Carrera S
Siddharth Kumaran 2013 911 Carrera 4S Platinum Silver Metallic
Yaguang Li 2006 911 Carrera S Cabriolet Silver
Jason Lindley 1969 912 Targa Blue
Anthony Lum 2019 Cayenne S White
John Madden 1986 928S
John Mattson 2020 911 Carrera 4S Metallic Black
Jonathan Morgan 1979 928 Blue
Jeff Mulvihill 2013 Boxster white
Edouard Munck 1995 911 Carrera Cabriolet Silver
andrew nelson 2019 911 Carrera GTS Black
Aaron Nichols 2007 911 Carrera 4S Black
Michael Penner 1996 911 Carrera 4S Polar Silver
Oscar Perez Albet 1974 914 2.0 Bahia Red
Sid Ramesh 2015 911 Carrera GTS
Sam Rehman 1989 911 Carrera metallic black
Robert Rudden II 2013 911 Carrera S White
Nader Salameh 1999 Boxster Black
Ron Scherman 2018 Macan
Rod Simonds 2020 911 Carrera S
Phillip Stewart 2006 911 Carrera S Atlas Grey
Ryan Toltzman 2007 911 Carrera Black
Raza Uddin 2016 911 Carrera GTS Carrara White Metallic
Oscar Walden 2017 911 Carrera S
Chris Webber 2019 718 Cayman White
Markus Weissland 2009 911 Turbo Cabriolet White
Michael Wilkins 2016 911 Carrera 4S
Stanley Wong 1987 944 Guards Red
Graham Wood 2017 911 Carrera Yellow
Miles Yamamoto 2014 911 Carrera 4S Agate Grey Metallic
Renhan Zhang 2016 Cayman Agate grey

PCA JUNIORS!

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OK, you’re into PCA and GGR and that means you’re off on a fun run or AX or at the track…gone from the family for a day, weekend or more, and they’re starting to grumble. Well there’s a way to include them as well. Have you heard about the PCA Juniors? It’s FREE! Participants must be registered by an active PCA member, and there is no cost to join!

The PCA Juniors program is for Porsche enthusiasts under the age of 18 and has been created so kids can enjoy PCA events, learn about Porsches and build the enthusiasm that runs through all of the Porsche Club of America. It’s easy to get on board. Once registered by an active PCA member they’ll receive a welcome package that includes an age-appropriate gift and PCA Juniors ID badge. PCA will be developing the program and adding features over time.

Register for the PCA Juniors Program here!

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Volunteer Placards

I’ve restocked the cupboard with all new reprints of our placard that feature our new numbers (3500+) 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!

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Badges – I still got em! C’mon…I’ll SEND THEM!
If you failed to pick up your badge at an event, let me know…If I have it, I’ll send it to you! Contact me at:
hmbsherm@comcast.net
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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 other members!

As usual, if you have any questions regarding Membership or problems with your membership, let me know and I can help. That’s all for now. Enjoy the New Year!

Cheers, Capt. Mike

hmbsherm@comcast.net

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