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JUNE 2017 Membership

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

GGR Regional Summary

Primary Members 2159
Affiliate Members 1035
Life Members 6
Total Members 3200
New/Transferred Members 73

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GGR Keeps Growing!

REFER A FRIEND

You may note that  we’ve now hit 3200 members. That’s a tribute to us all as membership is a job for everyone. That’s why I recently emailed copies of our “leave behind” card for all members to reprint and distribute (see below).  If you don’t like leaving them in windshields, then feel free to hand them to Porsche drivers whenever you can.

And if you have friends who might be interested, the PCA website now has a “Refer a Friend” feature that is 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.

5. Click Submit.

 

PCA QUEST

On the other hand, if you know someone who is actively trying to become Porsche owners, the “PCA Quest” program is a great way to attract potential club members.  The program provides a six-month subscription to Porsche Panorama and a temporary account to log on to the National website.  The magazine provides those potential members with news and feature stories covering all aspects of Porsche as well as technical articles.  In addition, online access will give them access to hundreds of Porsches for sale by PCA members in The Mart. Although “PCA Quest” is not a full membership in PCA and does not entitle them to some member benefits, I encourage you to welcome these guests in your Region and show them what PCA is all about.  More detailed information can be found on page 21 of the 2016 Region Procedures Manual (RPM) or by typing “Quest” in the search box on the  PCA.org home page.

THE RAFFLE IS BIGGER!

The Spring 2017 Member Only Raffle is open, and this time three grand prizes have been added.  Yes, you now have four chances to win a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS plus $25,000 in cash.

  • Up to 8,500 entries for 1st Grand Prize
  • After initial 8,500 entries, another Grand Prize will be added for each additional 4,000 entries
  • Three grand prizes added!

Starting with the 997-generation, the 911 Carrera GTS has become the go-to Porsche for those who want more than what a Carrera S can offer without jumping to the track-optimized GT3. It has 450 horsepower, a wide body, and comes in coupe, cabriolet, and Targa body styles as well as with rear- or all-wheel-drive powertrains. Of course, a GTS wouldn’t be a GTS without tons of standard equipment, and this one delivers the goods on that front, too.

All entries received by June 1, 2017 will be accepted.

Click here to download the rules and raffle mailer

New Members in May

Please welcome them aboard when you see them

Name Car
Carl Agers 1956 356 Speedster Red
Anthony Ahearn 2014 BoxsterS Black
David Bennett 2014 911 Turbo Black
Preston Bergner 2015 CaymanS Black
Angie Bibl 2015 911 TurboS White
Martin Chang 2014 911 Turbo
Gavin Christensen 2013 911 Carrera Platinum Silver
Chayanin Debhakam 1970 911T 1818 Albert Blue
Joonas Donskoi 2007 911 GT3 Black
Jerome Fohet 2014 911 GT3 Black
Keith Hui 2017 CaymanS
Ty Lee 2006 CaymanS
Jeff Mohler 1987 928 S4 Black
Ted Moorhead 2001 911 Carrera4
Frederick Myers 1990 911 Carrera4
Jamal Newborn 2017 CaymanS White
Matias Perez 2001 911 Carrera Cabriolet Grey
Cal Perry 2005 BoxsterS Black
Steven Shearer 2007 Cayman Midnight Blue
Bryan Sinclair 2002 911 Targa Seal Grey
Carl Tuttle 2004 911 Carrera4S Seal Grey
Ranganathan Venkatesalu 2012 CayenneS Black
Szeping Wong 2003 911 Turbo
David Yeh 2016 Cayman GT4
Simon Yu 2007 911 Turbo Black
Paul Yuan 2009 911 Carrera4S Meteor Gray

Congratulations to our JUNE 2017 Anniversary Members!

ImageGood news is that 102 members renewed their GGR/PCA affiliations in the past 30 days. Way to go!  We love that kind of commitment. We now have   3,200 GGR member/volunteers who have made us one of the largest and most recognized regions in the PCA world. 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 April.

 

40 Years (1977)

William Cilker 1972 911S

30 Years (1987)

Bob Fooshee 1986 928S Red
Morgan Harwell 1973 914 1.7 Charcoal Grey

25 Years (1992)

David Mcguigan 1986 911 Carrera Blue
Maureen Yager 1975 914 1.8

20 Years (1997)

Michael Hobgood 2000 Boxster Yellow
Parker Merrill 1983 911 SC

15 Years (2002)

Graham Brown 1997 911 Carrera Gray
Scott Freiermuth 1995 911 Carrera
Edward Ishizaki 1986 911 Carrera Blue
Michael Middleton 2009 911 Turbo Black

10 Years (2007)

Warren Chen 1992 911 Carrera2 Targa GP White
Matthew Switzer 1974 911 White
Rich Tsai 2001 911 Carrera Seal Grey

5 Years (2012)

Lester Joe 2011 Boxster Gray
Karlton Lew 2005 911 Carrera
Silviu Marghescu 2007 911 Turbo Gray
Edward Mello 2009 911 CarreraS Cabriolet Black
Don Ng 2001 911 Turbo Silver
Steven Schlotterbeck 1990 911 Carrera4 Silver
Walter Sullivan 1990 911 Carrera2 Cabriolet Red
Arthur Woo 1974 911 Carrera Red

GGR Placards

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Our placard (right) has been sent by email to all of you so you can reprint and get them out there..  They are also 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!

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!
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Logo-wear – New Stuff!

I’ve added new stuff to the GGR- PCA online Webstore including a couple of men and women’s hoodies, sweatshirts.  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.
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Remember to check the calendar for upcoming events.  See you at the AX,  Track, Fun Run or next social function, e.g., Boxster Brunch?

 Cheers and enjoy the weather!

Capt. Mike

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