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Capt. Mike Sherman, USN-Ret.

We’re growing!

Total membership continues to grow thanks to many reasons. We’re seeing a lot of members joining because you’ve been out there urging Porsche drivers and newbies to join! They also get their info from other sources such as PCA, Porsche dealers, and motoring mags. Here are the numbers:

Members – 2,389

Co-Members – 1,111

Liftetime Members – 6

Total Membership – 3,506

What a year so far!

Well, here we are in the midst of the “new year” and already GGR has provided more than 28 events in five months providing the gamut of events to more than 500 members…and there’s more to come.  Let me elucidate (I know, big word for a sailor).  Year to date we’ve held:

3 Tech Talks 

1 Gala 

6 Social/Mixers 

3 Fun Runs – Napa, Mendocino, Santa Cruz Mountains

2 Boxster Brunches at Alice’s Restaurant

4 Friday Social’s at Harry’s Hofbrau

4 Driver’s Ed 

3 AX with more than 100 at each event

Assistance to Carlsen’s Grand Opening

2 Club Races 

All of these have come with the assistance of members like you.  In months to come, we’ll see even more of these including the June AX School, the huge Monterey weekend at Laguna Seca in July we’re calling “Kahuna Laguna”, and the annual concours in October at Carlsen’s (AKA Porsche Redwood City). I count more than 55 more events scheduled by our “Socialistas,” Racing and Touring groups! Pretty soon we’ll see a new improved website with more info and better  navigation…all to make it easier to sign up and get going with GGR!

Let’s Welcome our April/May New Members!

Ty Ashford                 2017   911 Carrera Cabriolet Gray Metallic

Alicia Bartomeli        2017   Macan GTS   Rhodium Silver Metallic

Bryan Bence            2017   911 Carrera S White

Lynn Berger              2018   Macan Navy

Ken Chan                  2014   Cayman S     

Serena Cheng         2015   Cayman S     

Charlie Chough      2006   911 Carrera S Seal Grey

Michael Eager          2018   718 Boxster GTS White

Brian Flippo              1978   911 Turbo India Red

Marius Frangu        1986   944 Turbo Red

Benjamin Gage       2008   911 Carrera 4 Cabriolet Red

Rob Georges             2017   Cayenne S Gray

Sue Gill                      2014   Panamera Turbo Exec. Grey 

Kevin Griffith            2002   Boxster S Arctic Silver

Sebastian Hassell  1987   911 Carrera Grand Prix White

Andrew Hussey       1997   Boxster White

Dave Jenson              2017   718 Boxster S Sapphire Blue

Michael Jimenez      2018   911 Carrera Black

Dirk Kolvenbach      1967   911     

Christophe Krzewinski       1986   911 Carrera Targa  

Scott LeyVa               2013   Boxster S Dark Blue

Bob Longinetti          2018   911 Carrera Silver

Tony Macke               2012   911 Carrera S Cabriolet Guards Red

Ramiel Mansour      1988   911 Carrera  Dunkelblau

Alan Marcus             2017   911 Carrera  Metallic Silver

Simon Murphy          2006   911 Carrera S Black

Laiche Mustapha      1956   356     

Justin Payne             1996   911 Carrera  Polar Silver

Maciek Pietrzyk         2003   911 Carrera 4S Black

Chris Porter              2005   911 Carrera S Atlas Grey

Firras Salameh        1989   911 Carrera Cabriolet Grand Prix white 

Miles Smith               2016   911 GT3 RS  Orange

Claus O. Sorensen 2005   911 Carrera Cabriolet        

Napthaneal Tan       2019   911 GT3 RS  GT-Silver

Michael Van Mol       2014   Cayman S     

Richard Vivenza       1966   912 Aga Blue

Michelle Watson      2014   Cayman S Carrera Silver

Oliver Weber            2018   718 Boxster GTS White

Michael Wu               1996   911 Carrera  Midnight Blue

Eric Yang                   1998   911 Carrera S Black

Michael  Zent            2016   911 Carrera S Cabriolet Black

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 ( 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!

Congrats to our June 2019 Anniversary Members!


Discarding old, used, and tired items today is too easy. Luckily 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 June.  

55 Years

Stephanie Anderson

40 Years

Rodney Rapson          1992 968

Jeff Sellman                 1998 Boxster

John Shea                    1966 912

35 Years

Ross Merrill                1974 914 2.0

30 Years

Kirsten Benzien          1964 904 Carrera GTS

20 Years

Brian Fukumoto          1999 Boxster   

Claude Leglise. 2007 911 GT3 Carrera White

Angela Ling                 2003 Boxster S            

David Modderman     1983 944         

Steven Watson            1957 356 Black

Kurt Wong                   1981 911 SC   

15 Years 

Antonio Dias              2010 911 Carrera S White

Douglas Rimer            2004 911 Carrera        

10 Years 

Robert Broome           2002 Boxster S Blue

Anawat Chankhunthod 2001 911 Carrera Silver

Daniel Cooper            1969 911T Green

N Jellins                      2004 911 Carrera 4S Gray

James Yawn                2006 911 Carrera Blue            

5 Years  

Bill Baumgartner      2014 Boxster S Silver

Derek Boyd                1967 912 Green

Mark Fontana            1985 911 Turbo Red

Michael Holden         2014 911 Carrera 4S Black

Daniel Largant1997 911 Carrera Cabriolet Black Metallic

Tony Loeza                1996 911 Carrera White

Dominic Maraglia      2012 Cayman R Peridot

Jahan Minoo               2013 911 Carrera S White

Wayne Neylan            1993 911 Carrera 2 Red

My Nguyen                 2003 911 Turbo Seal Gray

Alan Robb                   1988 911 Carrera Targa White

Cassius Scott               2006 911 Carrera        

Thomas Wieglenda    2009 Cayman S Black

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! 


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…I’ll send it to you! Contact 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 $12.00for 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 and email back to Spotlight Impressions at  Make sure to wear your badge to all functions to help interact with 0ther 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 summer!

Cheers, Captain Mike

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