December 2021 Zone 7 Report

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December 2021 Zone 7 Report

By: Collin Fat, Zone 7 Representative
Sacramento Valley Region
cfat1952@gmail.com

Photos by Collin Fat

Happy Holidays:

It is hard to believe that the year is nearly over and that the Covid 19 Virus is still around causing havoc to our health and safety not to mention putting a lid on many of the club events we had planned earlier in the year. The good news is that since the beginning of this year, our scientists have developed an effective vaccine not only for adults 18 and older but now have developed one for children as young as 5 years old. With the holidays upon us and traditional family get togethers, having everyone in the household vaccinated is a good thing. For club activities such as your region’s annual holiday party, this is good news as the holiday parties for all regions seem to be in full swing.

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Collin and Family Wishing All a Happy Holiday!

I know that many of you are thinking about activities for next year and what is going to happen. Assuming the State of California can get the pandemic under wraps and prevent another winter surge, events for 2022 should proceed without issues. This is only my best guess and time will tell. In the meantime, if you have an event that you have had an interest in organizing or an event such as a club dinner at your favorite restaurant or a tour of one of your favorite Porsche roads, do it. Attend your region’s annual planning meeting and let your region leadership know. Your region is likely to have several members who can help.

National events for 2022 are already in the works, and include Parade at the Poconos, Werks Reunion both at Amelia Island and Monterey, as well as Treffen Broadmoor having already been announced. The full array of all nationally organized events should be coming out the later part of December or in January as the final touches on events are completed.

As your new board starts to prepare for their leadership roles for 2022, several things will be happening in the background to ensure the board has a smooth transition of leadership. This starts with either the outgoing or current club president completing the required annual region report form and sending it into PCA national. This very important document lets PCA national know who the new board of directors are, but also identifies new chairs. It also provides a place to confirm banking information necessary for the quarterly member subsidies. Lastly, your outgoing board members and chairs should be meeting with their successors to hand off all the important documents and provide guidelines for their replacements so that the new board and its chairs can start off 2022 on the right foot.

Zone Autocross Series Winners:

The Zone Autocross series held 9 Zone events in 2021 and hosted events at the Cow Palace in Daly City, Thunderhill Raceway Park in Willows, and at Sonoma Raceway on the paddock. Though there were difficulties in getting confirmed dates early at some venues, each of the club’s that hosted events worked hard to bring autocrossers more events than we had in 2020 or 2019. The following winners had to compete in at least 6 of the 9 events to qualify for year end awards. Congratulations to everyone for a great season!

Zone Concours Series Winners:

After many cancellations and the re-scheduling of events due to issues with pandemic as well as safety concerns at various venues, the concours series finished up in November with a total of 6 events. This was just an amazing feat of juggling of the schedule and lots of coordination with the region concours chairs as well as assistance from Zone concours chairs Roy Schauben and Simone Kopitzky in encouraging the changes and providing support. Thank you all for a job well done!

PCA National Awards:

All region members have a chance to submit nominees for several national awards including Region of the Year, Enthusiast of the Year, Family of the Year and Public Service Award. It is a unique opportunity to nominate someone in your region who has gone above and beyond. Please take the time to consider someone in your region who may be deserving.

The Awards include:

THE FERRY PORSCHE TROPHY:  PCA REGION OF THE YEAR
THE GLENN LAZAR – HARRY BLANCHARD MEMORIAL TROPHY: PCA ENTHUSIAST OF THE YEAR
PORSCHE (PCA) FAMILY OF THE YEAR AWARD
THE PCA PUBLIC SERVICE AWARDS

We know that the Regions within PCA all excel in their own way, and this should be recognized.

The submission process is easy.  Just create a brief write up (in MS Word) and submit nomination toPCA national via email to Awards@pca.org.

Region of the Year Award:
Up to 3000-word document, plus 2 Newsletters, and 5 photographs

Enthusiast of the Year, Family of the Year, and Public Service Awards:
Up to 1500-word document, plus up to 5 newsletter articles and/or photographs

If you would like to submit a member of your region to be recognized, please review the guidelines for the awards at this link:
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Events of Interest:

  1. PCA Spring Treffen at the Broadmoor, Colorado Springs, Co., April 27-May 1, 2022; treffen.pca.org
  2. Porsche Parade at the Pocono Resort, Pennsylvania, June 12-18, 2022; porscheparade.org
  3. PCA Werks Reunion, August 19, 2022, Monterey; werksreunion.com
  4. Rolex Historic Races, Porscheplatz, Monterey, August 19-21,2022

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