Presidential Ramblings – August 2016

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Pete Olson – High Desert Region PCA President

 

And the fun just continues!… it’s summer on The High Desert!

Saturday July 9th…  This Saturday we outdid ourselves, with not one (1), but two (2) “Arrive & Drives”!  The usual Saturday drives last about 3 hours, however Roger Sanders came up with the idea of creating a second drive that would last most of the day… This allowed for us to experience roads & sights beyond our “normal” venue.  From all reports this longer drive was very well received & enjoyed by those who experienced this adventure.

 And… from all reports, the “usual” Saturday morning drive, which allows our members to exercise their Porsches, enjoy friends and have an early afternoon lunch before heading home was also a great hit!

 Wednesday July 20th… Once again we held out wildly popular monthly social event at Porsche of Bend (Club Carrera)!  Everyone was in great spirits, and enjoyed a fantastic Tate & Tate catered buffet.  Thanks to Ann Sampson & “all” others who volunteer each month to make this a success!  Each month we enjoy welcoming “new” members, and getting to know each other better as we continue expanding our group of Porsche friends.

Bob Schouten getting in the spirit of the evening

Bob Schouten getting in the spirit of the evening

 2016 Public Service Award…  I had previously mentioned that each year, at the Porsche Parade, National PCA recognizes the regions that have conducted the most outstanding “charity or community service” event or events during the year.   All 144 national PCA clubs are invited to compete… 

This year High Desert Region had the honor of receiving “First Place”!   We were presented with a trophy and a $1500 cash award… Congratulations!                   My sincere thank you to “all” HDR members who volunteered their time, expertise & energy to make this special award a reality!

 

The 2016 PCA First Place Public Service Award

The 2016 PCA First Place Public Service Award

 Weekend of July 23rd Hells Canyon Jet Boat on the Rouge River.  Yes, we all had a great time & got a little wet blasting up & down the Rouge River!  Read all about it in this month’s Downshift…

 Here’s some photos showing how we progressed…

Driver's Meeting  Tetherow parking lot

Driver’s Meeting Tetherow parking lot

Boarding the Jet Boat after a fantastic Saturday brunch

Boarding the Jet Boat after a fantastic Saturday brunch

The smiling group, Saturday evening at Wild Ride Pizza

The smiling group, Saturday evening at Wild Ride Pizza

And… even more of the smiling group!

And… even more of the smiling group!

So… as we continue to move along through 2016, I “challenge” you to fit in as many 2016 High Desert Region Porsche Club events as you can find time for…  Make some memories! The best way to keep up to date with our activities is to visit our website at www.highdesertpca.org  Click on events, and you will be amazed by all of the things that have been planned. 

 Saturday July 30th We closed out the month with a Tech Session at German Master Tech…  Read all about it in this month’s Downshift.  Thanks Tim & Kim Morris!

 Wishing you “great success” as we look forward to making

                    “2016 Our Best Year Ever!”

 Enjoy your Porsche & Porsche Friends Even More!

                                               Pete