Wonderful Welcoming Ways When We Wangle Warm Weather
This past month was a month of welcoming! Not only did we all collectively welcome Spring, and with it some fantastic driving weather after a rainy winter, but we also had a handful of events that had their own welcoming theme.
To start, we welcomed the newly renamed and remodeled Porsche Redwood City in a fantastic grand re-opening event. Formally known as Carlsen Porsche, Porsche Redwood City has been a stalwart presence in the local Porsche community since 1974, and a long time Platinum sponsor of this here club. Beyond that, they’ve been an incredible partner in putting on fantastic events for members new and long-term.
Then, we had a return to a club tradition with a fantastic new member mixer at Steelhead Brewery in Burlingame. We combined this with our monthly board meeting, and so almost all directors were able to be on hand to welcome new members and chat to them about the activities in their programs. I unfortunately got sick and wasn’t able to make it along, but hey, maybe that meant the new members weren’t scared away! Check out the list of new members this month in Capt. Mike’s post, and also take a moment to marvel at the list of 20 year, 25 year, 40 year, and 55 year anniversaries.
We caped off this welcoming series with three days of HPDE at Thunderhill, where we welcomed a group of 35 drivers from PCA Zone 6’s Pacific Northwest Region joining our local contingent of drivers. This great group made the trip down over hundreds of miles with their street and track Porsches, and one McLaren, and in return we offered them everything Thunderhill had to offer: the 2mi course both directions, the 5mi course, and then for the first time ever for any club, the 5mi course in reverse.
One of the very best parts of my role here at GGR is seeing new members and new friends of the club feel welcome and discover everything we have to offer, and it feels like we’ve had a string of great opportunities to do just that lately. So if you see a new member, or run into someone that might be interested in becoming one, give them a wave and show them what we’re about.