May 2, 2021 Board Minutes

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May 2, 2021 Board Minutes

Porsche Club of America

Golden Gate Region 

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 2, 2021

Present: Gilbert Bouzeid, John Celona, Canyon Chan, Kate Efremova, Chris Hamilton, Ed Hunter, Jim McClelland, Himanshu Patel, Michael Sherman, Howard Yao.

Call to Order: 

The meeting was called to order at 3:05 pm. 

Call for agenda changes: 


Call for calendar changes: 


Call for budget changes:


Past Events
AX #2 at Cow Palace was another sold out event. County allowed an increase from 50 to 75 maximum participants, which allowed us to also take on five students.

First fun run of the year was well attended with 12 first timers.

Directors’ Reports

Motion to appoint Gilbert Bouzeid as Motoring Director to serve the remaining 2021 term. The motion was approved unanimously. Welcome Gilbert!

Motion was approved for a motoring budget to cover costs of the first fun run of the year.

Insurance for upcoming events in order. Thanks Ed for leading a fun run group and setting a good pace!


A motion to approve Howard’s Board Meeting Minutes from April 10th was carried without dissent.

Club finances in good order. First AX and DE/CR events finished in the black. Canyon issued the March financial report summary, which was approved unanimously.

Membership Director:
As of the time of this meeting, PCA GGR has 3,504 members total. Last month we gained 43 members and 96 renewals. A motion to approve all new members was carried unanimously.

The Zone 7 Concours School will take place on June 6th at Porsche Redwood City.

Social Director:

Kate is reaching out to various groups to partner on future social events, awaiting confirmation before putting them on the club calendar.

Autocross Director:
Cow Palace has recently increased the costs of site rental. Himanshu presented a revised AX budget to adjust for these new costs, which was approved unanimously.

August 8th autocross event has been cancelled.

Motoring Director:

The first fun run was successful, a survey was sent afterwards and feedback will be used to improve future events. 

There was discussion that for future events, we need to make charging arrangements for EV cars.

Gilbert shared a presentation about his background and his goals as Motoring Director. 

Track Director:
Buttonwillow DE/CR enrollment is moderate, expecting a boost during the last few weeks. The Potomac protocol and Lead-Follow will be in place for students.

A revised Buttonwillow budget was approved unanimously.


New website project is moving along. Chris has built the structure of the website and will need to focus on content.

Topics for discussion

Himanshu will do an inventory of Autocross helmets that are approaching expiration, so we can budget for a new order for loaner helmets after the pandemic. 

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned at 4:30 pm. The next Board Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, June 6 at 3:00 pm.

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