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August 2017 Membership

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

GGR Regional Summary

Total Members 3226

Primary Members

Affiliate Members   1037
Life Members 6
New/Transferred Members 68


Carlsen AX School Jams!

Long-time autocross series sponsor, Carlsen Porsche picked up sponsorship of the annual autocross school this year.  Yesterday, the 50 beginning drivers enrolled were recipients of some amazing driving experiences, with the opportunity to see exactly what a Porsche can do under the  “controlled chaos” of autocrossing.  The display of Porsche autos was amazing and ranged from early air-cooled to turbo to Macan, to Cayenne, to a lone Panamera – which performed flawlessly. GGR’s recent 1-2-3 podium win at the Men’s AX at the Spokane Porsche Parade is testament to the pride and commitment being made to teach new Bay Area Porsche owners the basics of great fun!

The Werks Reunion is just around the corner!

I know you all are super volunteers, so here’s another chance to excel.  Looks like more folks are needed to help out wrangling the Porsches and their owners.  If you are attending Werks Reunion, they can use a few more volunteers throughout Friday, 18 August. Early in the day, they will need help to direct Porsches and handing out goodie bags to more than 500 cars. They could also use help at the end of the day with tear down and clean up. PCA Corral Tent, at Turn 5 Laguna Seca, will be open Saturday and Sunday 8am to 5pm. They can use help directing cars and checking Porsche owners in at the Hospitality tent. You must have race tickets to enter the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion.
If you have some time to help, please let them know by contacting:
Sandy Provasi, Zone 7 Rep –
Kelli Stewart, Werks Volunteer Chair –

From the PCA Website:  The popular Porsche show Werks Reunion will be held on August 18, 2017 at a new location, the Corral de Tierra Country Club near Laguna Seca Raceway, during Monterey Car Week. Porsche Club of America (PCA) welcomes all Porsche clubs, owners, and enthusiasts to join us at the fourth Werks Reunion in Monterey. Membership in PCA is not required to participate in this celebration of Porsche automotive engineering. Expect to view a breathtaking array of Porsches at this free-to-spectators event, from rare classics to current models and everything in between. Display your own cherished car in model-specific Porsche Corrals or enter the Porsche Judged Field and compete to win in more than 20 prize categories.

August 18, 2017 — Corral de Tierra Country Club in Salinas, CA


7:00 AM Registration opens
7:00 – 9:00 AM Cars placed on field and in parking corral
7:00 – 10:00 AM Breakfast and coffee carts available
9:30 – 12:00 PM Judging
10:00 – 4:00 PM Cash bar stocked with a wide variety of beers, wines and spirits.
11:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch available from onsite vendors
2:00 – 3:00 PM Awards Ceremony
ALL DAY View cars, socialize, have fun!
Registration for Werks Reunion Monterey

Registration is now open!

Spectators are welcome to attend Werks Reunion Monterey free of charge. No registration is needed.

Porsche owners interested in displaying their vehicles must register. in one of two categories:

  1. Porsche Corral Display your cherished Porsche proudly alongside others in its model type. Corral participants are not considered in judged competition; however, those who meet the requirements are eligible to win grand prizes provided by Michelin.
  2. Porsche Judged Field Compete against other owners to take home one of more than 20 available titles.

GGR Keeps Growing!


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 (  Whatever message is in the box will be sent to each friend you listed.

5. Click Submit.

New PCA Program- “QUEST”

If you know someone who is actively trying to become Porsche owners, the newly-named  “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 PCA website.   In addition, they’ll have online access to The Mart with hundreds of Porsches for sale by PCA members.  I encourage you to welcome these guests in your Region and show them what PCA is all about.  More detailed information can be found by typing “Quest” in the search box on the home page.


New Members in July

Please welcome them aboard when you see them

Name Car
Matt Bell 1986 911 Carrera Black
Kevin Bixler 1967 911 White
Timothy Chau 2017 911 Carrera4S Black
Patrick Chun 2009 911 Carrera         
James Cook 2014 911 Carrera Cabriolet White
Carsten Fichte 2018 MacanS 
Joe Francini 2017 911 CarreraS Cabriolet Ice Blue Metallic
Jay Goldstein 1971 911T Targa Signal Orange
Elie Habib 2010 911 CarreraS Cabriolet White
Avner Hassine 2016 911GT3 RS Lava Orange
Matthew Howard 2003 911 Carrera4S Seal Gray
Michael Hoyt 1989 911 Turbo Hunter Green Metallic
David Kleiman 2017 911 Turbo Cabriolet    
Howell Leung 2003 Boxster  
Jacob Michaelsen 1981 911SC Red
Alex Migicovsky 2013 911 Carrera White
Zamin Mitha 2011 PanameraS Black
Michele Murgel 2014 911 CarreraS   
Gillian Peoples 2013 911 CarreraS Blue
Brian Roberge 2006 CaymanS Carmon Red Metallic
Douglas Satzger 2016 911 Carrera GTS Silver
Alan Schultz 2014 CaymanS GT Silver Metallic
Moe Shabasy 2017 CaymanS Black
Stanley Thomas 2000 911 Carrera Cabriolet 
Choon Hong Yap 2017 Macan          

Congratulations to our August 2017 Anniversary Members!

ImageGood news is that 107 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 July.


50 Years (1967)  Way to go Gary Evans and J. Greene !!!

Gary Evans 1989 911 Carrera
J Greene 1966 911

35 Years (1982)

Rodney Chew 1972 911E

15 Years (2002)

Brian Eddy 2001 Boxster S   
Mark Fecchi 1991 928 GT    
Joe Greenhalgh 2015 911 Carrera4S Rhodium Silver
James McClelland 2002 911 Carrera Black
Richard Snyder 1969 912      
Alvin Wong 1995 911 Carrera Cabriolet Iris Blue

10 Years (2007)

Richard Baer 2006 CaymanS Arctic Silver
Gary Grande 1984 911 Carrera Black
Edward Po 2007 911 GT3 Arctic Silver
Michael Smochko 2016 CaymanGTS Agate Grey

5 Years (2012)

Douglas Bablitch 1986 911 Carrera Red
Vince Duperron 2010 Boxster Red
Jeffrey Fujimoto 2012 911 CarreraS Gray
Norman Hersch 1982 911SC Brown
Kelvin Kwan 2004 911 Carrera Silver
Henry Lee 2012 911 CarreraS Gray
Carl Mendel 2009 911 Carrera Gray
Diron Scott 1996 911 Carrera Black
Richard Skalski 2012 911 Carrera      
Louie Vengco 1964 356 Red
Deborah Yaney 1998 Boxster White

GGR Placards


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 and email back to Spotlight Impressions at  Make sure to wear your badge to all functions to help interact with 0ther members!

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; look for us in the regional section, create an account, and get shopping.

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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