Scott Loring - High Desert PCA Event Chair
Welcome to HDRPCA! As a member of HDRCPA you have joined a network of serious car enthusiasts who find driving a Porsche and living in Oregon to be a perfect way of life. We are an organization of dedicated Porsche owners, sanctioned by the Porsche Club of America. Our group focuses on all things Porsche including social events, driving tours, track days, and more.
Enjoy your Porsche even more!
We hope you will take advantage of the many benefits that are part of your membership:
- An opportunity to make friends with others who share your passion for Porsches and driving
- A great way to explore Central and other areas of Oregon
- A forum for the exchange of information about Porsches and the region
- A resource for technical information
Quick History on HDRCPA
- Received its charter on April 29, 2000
- Has over 200 members
- Is the 142nd Region in the Porsche Club of America (PCA)
- Comprised of 13 Oregon counties: Deschutes, Jefferson, Crook, Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Morrow, Sherman, Umatilla, Union, Wallowas, Wasco, and Wheeler
Explore and use our web site. You are encouraged to explore and use our web site. Just type in highdesertpca.org to find:
- Our newsletter with Upcoming club events, Porsche Racing News and Newsletter archives
- The HDR’s Board and Leadership Team with contact links
- A quick overview of our community involvement
- A brief history of the club
- The PITSTOP that includes classified, car care, how to order a member badge, the Goodie Store link, driving skills orientation, driving etiquette and tour information
- Club Documents, Policies and Forms
HDRPCA members invest in the promotion of our local community in a variety of ways. We have donated to the COCC Automotive Scholarship Fund and provided local area student scholarships to the Deschutes County Skid Car Training Program to instruct new drivers. We supply stuffed animals for patrolmen to give to children traumatized at the scene of an accident. We pick up litter in the Adopt-A-Road program and take part in parades and car shows.
When you participate fully you will get a significant amount of enjoyment from your HDRPCA membership. First and foremost, we are a car club that is structured to share our enjoyment of Porsche ownership in the many venues listed below. The social part of our interaction is important whether we are fundraising for one of our local charities or driving together on one of our beautiful Oregon roads. Our web site provides details of all we do but to help you to start enjoying your Porsche club (or just membership?) here is a brief list of our many activities:
Meeting twice a year our members gather at 9 a.m. to clean our designated section of Hwy 20. Filling this community need takes about two hours each time to complete. Bright orange vests, coffee and doughnuts are provided but bring you own work gloves!
ANNUAL ALL-MEMBER PLANNING MEETING:
Held on a Saturday morning in November this is your chance to participate, to vote, and to make sure your club is meeting your expectations. We need and value your input and strongly urge everyone to attend. The following is covered during this meeting: a review of our past year, financial information, proposed slate and voting of the next year’s Board Members, and a discussion led by the Event Chair that addresses which events are popular and should be continued, those which are not and should be dropped, and new event.
ARRIVE AND DRIVE:
Held the first Saturday of the month from April through October these popular member-led rides take approximate three-hours and afford participants the enjoyment of the many paved back roads of our area. Those who wish to participate meet at 8:30 a.m. in the parking lot by Starbucks in the Cascade Village Shopping Center north of town. No reservations are necessary. Just show up!
Cars and coffee:
Held the first Saturday November through March these offer opportunities to get to know each other better while discussing our favorite things – Porsches and driving. Members meet at 9:00 a.m. with the location posted on our web site. No reservations are needed to attend. Simply show up!
Held every other year we celebrate the formation of our club with a special dinner. Check the calendar on our web site for specific details.
Held at Club Carrera every February members bring their favorite concoction for member judging or to just enjoy. Please note if you wish to have wine, beer or another drink you must bring your own to this gathering.
HOLIDAY DINNER & SILENT AUCTION:
Held in early December this dinner covers a variety of activities. We celebrate old and new friends, our membership, recognize members who have gone the extra mile during the year, and hold the silent auction that is our primary money-raiser to support our philanthropic projects in the area.
MONTHLY DINNER MEETINGS:
Held on the third Wednesday of every month, except December, at Club Carrera this fun repast is a great way to meet fellow members and to receive updated information of what’s happening in the next month. You will receive an email notification one week prior to the buffet dinner and we need you to RSVP to the sender to allow for the correct meal count
To help you be more at ease the first time you attend one of the evenings it begins at 5:30 p.m. with a social hour. Everyone attending checks in at the Welcoming Table to pay for their meal, picks up a nametag if they need one, and, if interested, buys a raffle ticket or two. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a short meeting to bring everyone up to date with the club’s happenings. The meeting ends with a short, simple fundraising raffle. Many members linger to visit and/or help the dinner committee clean up. Please note if you wish to have wine, beer or another drink you must bring your own to these gatherings.
Held four times a year on a Saturday morning with pros covering specific technical car care and Porsche information these are open to all members with no reservations required. Check the calendar on our web site for specific details. If you have a special interest or idea for one of these talk to the Event Chair. He or she is always interested in new ideas for this or any other event.
Lasting from a few hours to over-night stays these tours are planned and led by members working with the Tour Meister. On a first-come basis all members can participate in any tour with the only limitation being space.
Involving offering members an opportunity to improve their driving skills while getting to know more about their cars the time and places of these vary. Check the calendar on our web site for specific details or talk to the Diving Events Chair.
Driver Etiquette: How We Drive for Fun & Safety
HDRPCA driving outings are for social purposes. While the pace of the driving is spirited the overall excursion should be safe and reasonable. Our website has specific suggestions and details. However, many different member skill levels need to be accommodated to ensure enjoyment and well-being. The primary concern is for member safety and the HDR reputation as good stewards of Central Oregon’s roads and driving laws. There are specific Track Days for those who really want to see what their cars can do and to improve driving skills. A more detailed discussion is on our website.
“We welcome your ideas, questions or suggestions.”