January 13th, 2022 Board Minutes

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January 13th, 2022 Board Minutes

Porsche Club of America

Golden Gate Region

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

January 13, 2022


X President – Ed Hunter X Autocross – Himanshu Patel
X Vice President – Scott Kalkin X Motoring – Gilbert Bouzeid
X Secretary – Melinda Lin X Track – Howard Yao
X Treasurer – Canyon Chan X Nugget Editor – Aleksey Kadukin
X Membership – Michael Sherman X Webmaster – Chris Hamilton
Social – Kate Efremova

Call to Order:

Meeting was called to order at 6:06pm.

Call for agenda changes:

None at this time.

Call for calendar changes:

None at this time.

Call for budget changes:

None at this time.

Past Events:

Volunteer appreciation dinner at Chef Chu’s, approximately 60 ppl attended, lots of donations for Toys for Tots.

Directors’ Reports:

The Director’s reports are each of the board members below:


  • Welcome to Melinda Lin, incoming GGR Secretary.
  • Per Zone 7 Representative, Colin Fat, regarding charity events: Subsidies must be applied for in advance of event not after. Perhaps think about doing charities throughout the year vs at year end.
  • Directors, please bring all of your 2022 Budgets to be reviewed at next month’s Board meeting.
  • There was discussion about the Track Series sponsorship. Jim McClelland has agreed to take on the role of sponsorship coordinator. 2022 sponsors need to be finalized so Track Series T-shirts can be ordered.


New Club PO Box has been setup.

Chris Hamilton will add the new Club address on website for information.


Approve November Minutes (there was no meeting in December), unanimously APPROVED.


Current Club finances are healthy and Canyon’s financial reports were approved. Canyon and Scott will suggest improvements to the club financial policy.

Membership Director:

  • 3,677 total members, 66 new members, 91 renewals, 40 dropped, 4 more new members since November. All of the new members were accepted unanimously.
  • New members receive a welcome letter, a description of all club offerings and how to get started.

Autocross Director:

  • Awards Dinner – Event has not been scheduled yet, but Himanshu will take the lead to find a venue. Due to Omicron, will try to find an outdoor venue for safety.
  • Working on schedule for 2022, coordinating with 4 different clubs, preliminary schedule to be determined.
  • Current AX classification system is becoming obsolete, GGR will be utilizing the Zone 8 classification software.
  • 1st Event is March 12-15, Crows Landing, should be a one-day event, please verify date.

Track Director:

Howard shared his proposed budget for a five Driver’s Education and five Club Race season. Dates have been finalized with Thunderhill, Buttonwillow, and Sonoma. Howard will continue and try to secure a date with Laguna Seca.

  • March 5-6: Instructor Training / DE 1 – Thunderhill East.
  • April 2-3: DE 2 and Club Race 1 – Thunderhill East.
  • May 14-15: DE 3 and Club Race 2 – Buttonwillow.
  • August 26-27-28: DE 4 and Club Race 3 – Sonoma Raceway.
  • Sept. 24-25: DE 5 and Club Race 4 – Thunderhill East.
  • October 8-9: Club Race 5 (w/ NASA) – Sonoma Raceway

Track budget was APPROVED without dissent and registration will open on MSR in the next few days.

Motoring Director:

  • PCA GGR Motoring events for H1 2022 finalized http://photos.app.goo.gl/381HedebLsEzKkLd9
  • Jan 2nd: “Drive and Hike: a New Year Resolution Event!”
    • Limited to 12 cars, one group
    • Simple setup included:
      • Short drive
      • Photo session
      • Short hike
      • Picnic lunch
    • Over 20 people attended
    • Great feedback and photos! 🙂
  • Jan 22nd: Tiger Drive and Social Event!
    • Event sold out in 6 min! Had to suspend the registration this morning!)
    • 4 car groups
      • Due to the huge demand. just added another group, making the total groups to 5! 40 cars, 50 ppl, 50% for lunch
    • Even to include:
      • Nice drive of 2:30 on twisty roads
      • Optional lunch in an Asian hot pot restaurant in honor of the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger! 50% of participants will join for lunch
      • Insurance submission next
  • Feb 12th: Valentines Touring Drive and Social Event
    • Limited to 16 cars, 2 groups
    • Even to include:
      • Short “romantic” drive
      • Photo session
      • Wineries visit
      • Outdoor lunch (either picnic style or pay as you go)
  • To be added to website calendar

Social Director:

No report.


Discussion about moving from Media Temple to Google business platform for club email accounts, file storage, and video conference. Decision was APPROVED to move forward with Google.

Nugget Editor:

Tues upload to website.

Provide content by Sunday.

Topics for discussion:

Next meeting is scheduled for 2/10.


Meeting adjourned 8:03pm.

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