Community

High Desert Region PCA Community Support

HDRPCA supports and gives back to the Central Oregon Community (COC) through many ways. As a car Club we feel that our community support should reflect who we are. With that in mind, our members have chosen to financially support the following Central Oregon Community activities.

Deschutes County Skidcar Training Program

Since 2010 we have annually sponsored 20 - 25 local high school Seniors to the Deschutes County Skidcar Training program, helping to have safer drivers on our COC roads.

Central Oregon Community College Foundation, Automotive Scholarship

Since 2010 we have been contributing to the Central Oregon Community College Foundation, Automotive Scholarship Fund. These funds help members of our COC learn a useful skill, automotive repair, and become productive members of the our COC.

Oregon Adopt-A-Road Program

High Desert Region Porsche Club of America also actively participates in the Oregon Adopt-A-Road program, helping to keep Central Oregon’s highways beautiful.

About the Deschutes County Skidcar Training

The Deschutes County Skidcar Training Program is an all-weather driver enhancement program, taught with the aid of the Skidcar Training Platform: a wheeled frame and hydraulic dolly system that attaches to the frame of a regular passenger car with the ability to reduce or increase the amount of traction the vehicle has.

The Deschutes County Skidcar Training Program is a four hour class—with one hour in the classroom and three hours driving in the car. During the training, techniques discussed and practiced include: proper eye placement, proper acceleration, proper braking, proper steering techniques, weight and energy management, and proper tire decisions and maintenance. You will learn to properly use antilock braking systems, and understand the differences between rear wheel drive/front wheel drive/four wheel drive systems. You will learn about Electronic Stability Control and Electronic Traction Control in modern vehicles. We will also discuss and practice skid/slide prevention, control, and recovery.

About the COCC Foundation

Since 1955, Central Oregon Community College Foundation scholarships have enabled students to learn new skills, earn technical certificates, complete two-year associates degrees and be prepared to pursue the remainder of their undergraduate studies at a college or university.

We are proud, and exceedingly grateful, that Central Oregon Community College Foundation scholarships have impacted the lives of tens of thousands of Central Oregon students. These students come from all corners of the College district and share one belief that education can change and improve their lives.