President’s Letter 2017
Dear Everglades Region Members,
2017 has started with big turn outs for all our events! We need to look, however, at our achievements during 2016. We had an active season of rallies – the October one to Boca Grande had the largest number yet – 97 Porsche people! Our events are varied from supporting sports, theater, charity cycle events, and several social dinners, culminating at the end of the year with the Holiday Party which attracted a record turnout at Longshore Lake’s Clubhouse – where we were treated to an excellent dinner and performance by the evening’s entertainer.
Perhaps more exciting, however, was our program of autocross and driving events. This went from strength to strength last year – thanks to the efforts of Tom Kring and David Noelken. Thanks again are due to the sponsorship the Club has received from Porsche Naples and Porsche Fort Myers who supported all of the autocross events.
Looking forward to this year we have a great social calendar planned and with a strong Board we are moving ahead in lots of ways. For example the Club’s website has been greatly enhanced – and I urge you to check it from time to time in order to keep up with our exciting program of events. I can only emphasize, however, that a club is only as good as its members – and the more those members contribute to it, the better the club will be- my thanks to you for turning out and supporting all our events in greater numbers than ever before!
Our plans for the Weekend Of The Year (W.O.T.Y 28th April- 30th April ) are well in place at the Inn on the Lakes in Sebring and already 54 members have booked and paid their deposits for the event – it should be a weekend to remember! Sebring is in an interesting part of Florida and if your only experience has been through racing give this weekend a look as we explore the wider area around Sebring !
A rally is already being planned and potluck dinners have been fixed for most months plus a summer party on Sunday June 11th in Goodland!
This year is Everglades Region 20th birthday (20 years since the grant of our charter from PCA) and we plan to celebrate it big time on Friday November 3rd/ Saturday 4th November at Immokalee Casino with a wonderful program. Please mark your calendars and watch for more details soon. The board is working hard to bring you exciting events and look forward to your support!
So please use your cars – and continue to enjoy – “Driving in its purest form.”
See you at the next event –
Chris Branston President – Everglades Region – PCA