Editor, First Settlers Region
Porsche Club of America
4349 Smokey Lake Drive
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23462
May 7 Western-Area Breakfast Silver Diner, Innsbrook
Checkered Flag Porsche, Virginia Beach 9a.m. (Location changed for May breakfast only!)
Mingle with your Porsche friends, check out what’s in the showroom, and have the change
to get your car on a lift for a Checkered Flag tech to examine. You must sign up on
May 14 Eastern Area Breakfast
motorsportreg.com to attend this breakfast. Breakfast will be provided by Checkered
Flag so there is no cost involved. But, we must give a count to the dealership so there will
be food for all. RSVP deadling date is Friday, May 13 at noon.
First Settlers Drivers Ed
May 20-22 Virginia International Raceway
June 4 Western Area Breakfast Silver Diner, Innsbrook
June 4 Bloom Brothers Furniture lot, 5070 Virginia Beach Blvd., Virginia Beach
Cars & Coffee
June 10-12 Richmond, Virginia
Richmond Porsche Meet
June 11 Easter Area Breakfast Pop’s Diner, Chesapeake
FSR Gimmick Rally &
June 18 10a.m., Williamsburg - Details to follow
July 2 Western Area Breakfast Silver Diner, Innsbrook
July 9 Eastern Area Breakfast Pop’s Diner, Chesapeake
FSR Annual Members’
July 23 Yorktown State Park
Meeting & Picnic
P O R S C H E C LU B O F A M E R I C A
From the President
Letter from the Editor . . .
FIRST SETTLERS REGION
01/01/2011 Opening Balance $38,526.53
Welcome to the second edition of the 2011 Horizontally First Settlers members – I hope you are all enjoying the better driving weather we have this time of year. I also hope you
04/20/2011 Current Balance $87,119.23 are taking the opportunity to join us for our great schedule of events! Since our last newsletter, and as of the time this
Opposed newsletter. I am confident you will enjoy our new
format. Everyone has put a lot of effort into making goes to press, we will have already enjoyed the Zone 2 DE, multiple breakfast meetings, Fun Runs to lunch, Cars and
improvements for the HO and it shows. Since I took over the Coffee sponsored by Checkered Flag Porsche, a tech session at LMN Motorsports and a silent auction for charity at the
Income & Expenses of Note:
HO I have been thoroughly impressed with both the board Homestead Resort along with a visit to the Boys’ Home in Covington.
members and the region members of First Settlers. I see
$2,271.59 Two Horizontally Opposed Issues
enthusiasm and sincerity when I attend meetings. I see big The docket for the next couple of months includes more tech sessions, monthly breakfasts, FSR DE at VIR, a Gimmick
$6,641.00 Horizontally Opposed Ad Revenue
hearts when we plan our charity events. I also love meeting Rally and BBQ as well as the Zone 2 Club Race at VIR…something almost every weekend! And the rest of the year is
$14,200 Deposit to VIR May/Sept DE (25%)
new members, which happens pretty often. This newsletter is
$58,542.95 DE Registration Fees less Refunds just as packed with activities for us to get together with our friends and Porsches. Please check our calendar in this
for you. Let me know if you have an idea. Speaking your mind
makes all the difference when it comes to change. You can newsletter, look for email blasts with new information about events and check our website calendar often to ensure you
horizontally opposed don’t miss anything. Also, remember to sign up for the Porsche Parade in Savannah. As you have probably seen in
see the growing number of events planned in our region. I am
Please be sure to thank our advertisers for supporting our Panorama it will be a great event and I know quite a few of us have already signed up and are really looking forward to
proud to note that a couple weekends have so many events
Newsletter and Website. it!
and activities that our members have to make a choice on
which to attend!
If you know any businesses who would like to advertise their
services to our members, please email the contact
As you think long term about future events, I recommend you take advantage of the annual opportunity to participate in
Let’s keep the momentum going. Everyone is giving 100% the PCA National Tech Tactics (this is the first year it was held at the national level). I was fortunate enough to attend
information to Alex Bell at email@example.com . Our
effort but we can always improve. The newsletter looks the one the last weekend of February at Porsche Cars North America’s (PCNA) new training facility in Easton, PA. The
annual full page rate is $550 and that includes a presence
awesome in my opinion. I hope you agree. event was great on several levels. First we got to tour the 130,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility where PCNA
on our award winning website. For 2012, we plan on offering
a half page option for $300 annually. It is an excellent way distributes parts (it is the largest of 3 such facilities in the US) and trains service techs for the 54 mid-Atlantic Porsche
for businesses to support our efforts to make a first class (Kovacyk continued from page 14) dealers. Second, we received great information in the same classrooms (with one or more new Porsches in each
Horizontally Opposed Newsletter and Website for the benefit classroom) used by the PCNA trainers. Topics included everything from restoration, on-board diagnostics (OBD II) and
of our members, and it is a very cost effective way to reach This would all be very stressful except that Lutzo now acts as DME, variable valve timing and other engine specifics, and how Porsche executes the mechanics in their new Hybrids…
our membership! Your board is working hard this year to an advisor to teams. LMN is his priority with racing as a
just to name a few of the available sessions. And the third level of engagement making it a great event was a presentation
bring in enough advertising revenue to make the Horizontally passion. His passion allows him to stay in touch with teams,
attend schools, keep up on technology and stay trained on
on the new 918 by Porsche AG’s engineering director for the program, Dr. Frank Walliser. Needless to say, it was exciting
Opposed publication self supporting. Jessica Robinson is
working with Glenn Jenner (Brothers Printing) to improve the new advancements. Porsche is not making life easy, though. to hear about the no-holds-barred engineering effort pushing hybrid technology to a new level!
look of our newsletter, and this issue is the first one where The manuals and updates cost massive amounts of money.
Brothers Printing has done all of the set up. How do you like Porsche is required to make these manuals available, but it Thanks to all our volunteers who step up and make everything happen…you are the reason we are having such a great
the new look of our newsletter? In the interest of keeping comes at a price that is tough for small shops. The economy time!
is affecting everyone and dealerships are not exempt. A
the HO cost at a minimum to our membership, we can only
improve the HO with an increase in advertisers. Thanks to dealership becomes a competitor with small businesses, and Hope to see each of you soon. Drive safely.
all of our members and advertisers for helping! Porsche is trying to tip the scales in the direction of the
dealerships according to Lutzo.
Submitted by Alex H. Bell, II RuMBlE AT ThE oAk TREE
Treasurer PCA FSR Inc. Anyone who works on cars for forty years must be excited MEMBERShiP REPoRT
April 20, 2011 about the work. Lutzo is no exception. He enjoyed his time Ken Thomas Zone 2 will again host the 4th Annual “Rumble at the Oak Tree” Club Race & DE
working at dealerships but prefers his time running a small
in 2011 at the Virginia International Raceway. This year we have been fortunate
business. Porsche dealerships mainly see cars that fall under
warranty; Lutzo sees new cars, old cars, race cars, and project
enough to secure June 24, 25 & 26.
Membership as of April 1, 2011 was:
cars. One day he’s rebuilding a transmission, the next day he’s
changing oil. He enjoys problem solving and knowing his The event will involve more than 130 Club Racers and 50 Advanced Drivers
customers and building relationships with people that last Education Drivers. An event this size needs many volunteers to insure it runs like
598 regular members
years. (Of his three children, he has a son who excels at a well engineered German sports car. We have many of the volunteers from last
413 associate members
mechanical problem solving.) He currently works with the
2 lifetime members year returning for our 2011 race but unfortunately, not all of our crew can make
military, but knows that LMN will be waiting for him especially this year’s race. We need additional volunteers for Timing and Scoring, Grid,
if Lutzo decides to retire. I enjoyed sitting down with Lutzo and Drivers Education Tech and Race Tech.
chatting about cars and racetracks. He does have some pretty
1013 Total Membership
cool stories to tell!
Please contact our Volunteer CoordinatorTerry Minkin @ firstname.lastname@example.org
or give her a call at 267-251-1360 to join the team
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2011 Board Members
President Activities Officer
Dave McFaddin Pam Michaels
Central Vice-President Secretary & Archivist
Bud Syme Phil Grandfield
Eastern Vice-President Treasurer Horizontally Opposed (HO) is the
Marco Estrada Alex Bell
official publication of First Settlers
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America (PCA). All opinions, views
and information appearing in the
Assistant Vice President - Central Club Registrar HO are those of the author(s) and
Steve Sarfaty George Michaels
804-241-6549 757-689-8483 not necessarily those of PCA, FSR,
its Officers, or the Editor. The HO
Assistant Vice President - Eastern
Charity Coordinator Editor reserves the right to edit all
757-676-3335 material submitted for publication.
Permission is granted to other PCA
Ken Thomas Marco Estrada regions to reprint any material
provided that full credit is given to
the author and to Horizontally
Newsletter Editor Media & Public Relations
Jessica Robinson George Michaels Opposed.
2011 per-issue advertising rated:
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John Kopp Alex Bell $95 full page; $75 half-page; $55
email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org quarter page/business card.
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A Conversation with Lutzo Kovacyk (2010 continued from page 13)
Jessica Robinson member profiles • vehicle information • e-newsletters • member connections
photo galleries • voting • region member's list • classifieds • news feeds
document library • mass mail • member self-service password retrieval
Inspired by the “Track Ready” session at LMN Motorsports I contact information updating • interactive forums • article rating
sat down with Lutzo to hear some great stories. Let’s start with
work history. Lutzo started working on Porsches and Air & Auto Classic
Volkswagens in 1969 with his father. He stayed with his father at the Virginia Beach Military Aviation Museum
until 1984 when he started a job with a Porsche dealership in 115 cars!
Pittsburgh. After five years with the Porsche dealership, he 500 spectators!
worked with Ferraris and Lamborghinis until 1991. Why Multiple car clubs!
Ferraris and Lambos? For the experience, of course! In 1991, Boy Scout, SPCA & Food Bank volunteers!
Lutzo came to Virginia Beach and Checkered Flag. He moved Organized by 10 members!
over to Eurosport in 2001 where he remained until LMN was Attended by over 70!
born in 2006.
I was very curious to hear about his racing career as a crew Supporting the MAJOR holiday food drive in Hampton Roads.
chief. It seems his first race was in 1979. He worked with Planned by 14 members and attended by over 70.
Formula Vee and Super Vee before racing with Porsches. His Sponsored by the local Porsche dealership.
first Daytona 24 hour race was back in 2000. He was the crew Announced on local radio station.
chief for Turbo Performance Center; they placed 7th in the GT
class that year. He returned to the Rolex 24 Hour race at
Daytona every year until 2008. In 2007 he won the GT class 15.1% Growth and
race with Allegra Motorsports. This accomplishment was
followed with some bad luck in 2008 where both cars were 90% + Renewal Rate!!
destroyed. The first car of the pair was brand new but suffered (even higher if transfers are factored out)
from wiring harness problems. The second car crashed under
the green flag and was hit four times by other cars! Lutzo has
a pretty cool quote about that demolished car: “Remove rear
view mirror, replace car.”
While working with crews for the Rolex GT class, Lutzo also
worked with both the Koni and Continental Challenges. He has
met some amazing drivers while working within these series.
Some great drivers he spoke of included Randy Pobst,
Spencer Pumpelly, Craig Stanton, John Morton, Fred Baker,
and Darren Law. He of course notes how much these drivers
taught him. Working in rookie racing is fun, but rookie drivers
are not always able to communicate problems with the car to
the crew chief. Experienced drivers know their vehicles and
know how to explain what they are feeling and what they
expect. I was so curious about his experiences with both
people and places. I asked about an interesting race he would
like to elaborate on, and Lutzo recalled a 2005 race in Santo
Domingo, Dominican Republic. The cars and trailers had to be
transported to the island by boat. This was unusual because
the teams were not allowed to bring a truck. The trucks were
provided by the Dominican Republic government. Apparently
this means these were not the best trucks on the island. A lot
of gear was damaged! The positive side to the government
taking an active role was the security detail for the cars at night.
The government was kind enough to provide military personnel
wearing flak jackets and carrying machine guns.
I had to ask what the current challenges of his career are. On
the racing side it is the rules of the Continental Challenge.
BMW and Ford are stronger competitors because they are built
up with tons of horsepower at the factory. Porsches come stock
and then have to be modified. This puts other car brands at an
advantage, making Porsche drivers push that much harder.
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(2010 continued from page 11) 7+ PCA Regions and BMW CCA were represented
also broadcast an on-air interview with Region President. 21 Brand new instructors
However, the most important non-region involvement came 25 Previous instructors obtained PCA certification
when our new President and our Charity Committee 26 PCA Certified instructors served as mentors
Chairperson met the Executive Director and Vice-President of
the Food Bank and handed them a check for $1700 in Fall DE at ViR
donations from the Air & Auto Classic. 115 drivers
54% from outside First Settlers
Multi-Region Participation. The First Settlers Region 5+ other PCA Regions represented
had members participating in various multi-regional events in 11 drivers from BMW CCA
2010 to include Parade, Porsches-to-oxford, Shenandoah
Region’s Richmond Porsche Meet and our own PCA DE -- The Instructor Clinic involved four classroom sessions and
instructor Clinic. Every major First Settlers Region event is four on track roll play sessions between the Instructor
coordinated with the other Regions in Zone 2 through our Candidate and Mentor. We communicated our event to all
Activities Officer with open invitations to every event. Zone 2 Regions as well as other car clubs such as BMW Car
Club of America. PCA Mentors were matched with the
-- Our Region President, Dave Conklin, represented us well at Candidates and then Mentors were matched with each other.
Parade by bringing home a trophy from the Concours. Andrew After completion of the program and completed evaluations,
Chisholm, a very long time PCA member and Past President 46 individuals successfully attained their National
of First Settlers, also brought home a trophy from the Parade instructor designation.
Tech Quiz. Our region was also highlighted at the annual
event with the award of the Best Website Award for 2009. Newsletter and Website Effectiveness. The First
Settlers Region was awarded the 2009 Best Website at
-- We maintain a very close relationship with our immediate Parade and the site has only gotten better. It is truly a first-
neighbors to the west - the Shenandoah Region. Many of our class source of information and collaboration for our members.
members hold dual membership with Shenandoah and we Combined with our equally effective newsletter, “Horizontally
routinely have a ‘mixing of members’ at various events. An Opposed”, these communication tools are keys to our success.
estimated 25 members from the First Settlers Region help
defray the cost and were part of the 70 PCA members that -- The award winning website was redesigned and continually
supported the annual Richmond Porsche Meet (RPM) updated with new features that include: The First Settlers
sponsored by our friends in Shenandoah. website is a major communication tool and service
provided to our members to better connect them to the
-- The Zone 2 PCA Club Race at ViR was another popular PCA community of interest.
multi-region event with strong support from First Settlers
members. This very popular event on the Club Race calendar
our website had over 1,400,000 page requests in 2010!
began several years ago as a First Settlers sponsored event.
Though now run by Zone 2, First Settlers Region continues to
-- “Horizontally Opposed” is our bi-monthly, hard-copy
provide volunteers and key staff members that are required to
newsletter. It includes standard newsletter features such as
make the administrative aspects of the Club Race happen.
the Calendar of Events, President’s Message, Treasurer
The event Registrar and registration staff, along with the
reports, Committee updates and officer contact information.
Club Race Medical Chair for 2010 were all from the First
However, its unique flavor comes from the personal
Settlers Region. The Registrar was recognized with a
articles, with accompanying photos, written by individual
personal award for his outstanding execution of this complex
members about their Porsche experiences. Some of the
articles even come from PCA members from other
Regions. The publication has strong support from a growing
-- The First Settlers Region’s greatest contribution to multi-
number of dedicated sponsors and is nearly self-funded.
region participation came from sponsoring two major Driver’s
Education events again in 2010; to include an exceptionally
-- Through the combination of hard copy mailings for
well-planned, flawlessly executed, PCA-endorsed Instructor
registration, mass e-mail, a Facebook group, photo galleries,
Clinic. Although not large enough to fill a major DE with our
electronic forums, and both a print and online newsletter, we
own membership, First Settlers continues to take a substantial
are able to efficiently and interactively communicate with all of
financial risk by sponsoring multiple track events that support
PCA Regions all throughout the mid-Atlantic.
Spring DE at ViR Ranked 5th in actual growth - just behind much
223 drivers • 60% from outside of First Settlers larger regions!
24+ different PCA Regions represented •Included BMW CCA Ranked 3rd in factored growth - just behind
Spring PCA instructor Clinic at ViR much smaller regions!
46 Instructors Qualified video feeds • access control lists • integrated forum • comments • poll systems
57% from outside First Settlers Region (2010 continued on page 14)
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(2010 continued from page 10)
MEMBER The Special Olympics
The Boys Home of Covington
The SPCA of Virginia Beach
-- The spring event was a luncheon, wine tour and Silent
SPOTLIGHT Auction at the Williamsburg Winery. We maxed out the
restaurant seating with a sell-out crowd of 54 members to
WhAT CAN You Do FoR YouR CluB? include some cars from our neighbors in the Shenandoah
By Ken Thomas Region. The Silent Auction included some very spirited
bidding and raised $2700 in cash.
I think it was President John F. Kennedy who said “Ask not
what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for -- The 1st Annual Air and Auto Classic concours and
your country.” That same inspirational question is also fundraiser was a smashing success. This complex event was
applicable to First Settlers Region. What can you do for your coordinated by a dedicated core of about 10 Region members
club? There are many benefits that come via a membership but attended by well over 70 local members. our direct
in PCA and the First Settlers Region, but we can enhance involvement on the Board of the Car Club Council of
the value of a membership by giving back to the club hampton Roads gave us access to the other local gear-heads
and allowed us to spread the word about the local Porsche
Individuals and committees work hard to plan driving, social Club’s community support. Advertising for this PCA-sponsored
and charity events; and to recruit sponsors and items for event was in the local newspaper and on the local TV news.
raffles and door prizes to make these events fun, raise American muscle era marques, a few Ferrari’s, lots of
money for our charities and to financially breakeven. All of Porsches and a great mix of other makes and models adorned
this is to increase the value of your membership and to the show parking. 115 vehicles were registered and judged.
enhance your personal club experience, but it’s a tough job 24 trophies were awarded to import and domestic vehicles in
at times. antique, vintage and late model categories. Over 500
spectators crowded the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia
So how can you help? Here is a list of ways: Beach to enjoy the cars, bi-plane rides, music, food, beer and
wine and to generously support the charity raffles. The event
• Recruit a new member was supported by the local Boy Scout Troop and the SPCA
• Consider serving on the board or as an officer found a good home for one of the dogs at the show.
• Volunteer for a event committee
• Sign up and attend some events -- Our first annual “Turkeys-in-the-Trunk” charity event in
• Advertise your business with an event sponsorship support of the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia's Mayflower
• Donate an item from your business for an event raffle Marathon Thanksgiving food drive was a breakthrough
• Secure a sponsorship or raffle item from a friend, vendor success. Through the generosity of members who attended
or wherever you have relationships and contributed to the effort, First Settlers collectively donated
over 3,100 pounds of food. The money and food donated by
First Settlers Region is growing rapidly. While it’s the our members was turned into over 15,000 meals for those in
marque that brings us to the club, it’s the people we meet need at Thanksgiving.
and the relationships we build that make membership a
great experience. And to come full circle, it’s the club events -- The day began at the Checkered Flag Porsche dealership,
that bring us together. Reach out to a board member or where over 70 First Settlers members gathered, had their
officer to see how you can give back. donations weighed and enjoyed lunch, courtesy of the
dealership. A Porsche varsity jacket donated by the dealership
Remember to renew your membership. You’ll be glad you went to the McDaneld family for bringing an amazing 366
did! pounds of food, all stuffed in the back of a 944. The 44 car
caravan of Porsches, led by a shiny new Panamera, driving
in Memorium from Checkered Flag to the food drive location at Pembroke
Fellow FSR members, for those of you who Mall was quite a sight. We were welcomed with cheers as we
are long time region members i'd like to lined up to unload our trunks and present the Air & Auto Classic
bring to your attention that a former FSR donation check.
member (from the 60's/70's), Bette hughes,
passed away this week. She and her -- Community involvement was recognized by the large throng
husband, Ed along with their son, James of local volunteers supporting the drive who unloaded all of the
were early members of the region and Bette food from the Porsches. More recognition came directly when
held various offices/positions during that the premier disc-jockey for local classic rock radio station met
time to include president in 1973. Thanks to Weldon our Charity Committee Chairperson during the food drop and
Scrogham for letting us know. You can find the full details recognized the First Settlers Region with a live, on-air
announcement of PCA’s involvement. The radio station
at this link http://www.legacy.com/link.asp?i=ls000150219450
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(2010 continued from page 9) -- The status of First Settlers membership growth and the
level of Activity. The activities in the First Settlers Region value of PCA membership was a continual theme in each
can be best described in two words - busy and balanced. We “horizontally opposed” newsletter. The Membership
had events every month with something for everyone from Committee used all of our media options to stay in touch with
social events for the family, charity and outreach events, track members and highlight the advantages of membership. The
sessions, to events coordinated with other regions and clubs. web-forums allowed us to share information on local Porsche
repair shops, track down previous members, locate formerly-
owned Porsches and provide advice on buying new ones.
Each event is advertised five primary ways.
-- The following is an example of the outreach from our
• Discussed during the ‘business’ portion of each monthly Membership Committee:
breakfast, IMPORTANT MEMBERSHIP UPDATE - The easiest way for
• liberal use of the PCA-sponsored mass email, new folks to join us is through our website, "http://fst.pca.org",
• Details are posted on our website and registration and use the form at the bottom of the “Contact Us” page. You
completed on-line, can place a business card with the website addresses of both
• Schedules are published in the “horizontally opposed” First Settlers (http://fst.pca.org) and Porsche Club of America
newsletter, (www.pca.org) on windshields.
• Through social networking via our group Facebook page.
If you haven’t gotten any of our recent club-wide emails
Ideas for new events are solicited at every gathering, via on- regarding the new logo contest, breakfast reminders, there’s
line communications on our web forum and via a Member’s an easy explanation. Make sure you’ve updated your email
Activity Survey. One indication of the strength of the First address online at www.pca.org . It’s quick & easy, and you
Settlers Region is the fact that nearly every event - fun run, won’t be missing out on updates, upcoming event information,
rally, fund raiser or lunch - was organized by someone etc. anymore! Just log onto your www.pca.org account and
different. This involvement by a diverse number of members follow the link under “Members” to the “Member Record” link.
has resulted in some very unique events. Here, you can update all of your membership records by
clicking on the icon that looks like a pencil to the right of your
First Settlers is very open to multi-regional participation. membership listing. And if you can’t remember your
We maintain a close relationship with other regions in Zone 2 www.pca.org logon information, or if you haven’t logged on in
- in particular with Shenandoah to our west. We share joint a while, your user name may still be your first initial followed
members and support their Richmond Porsche Meet and they by your last name (example: jsmith), and your password may
reciprocate with a strong attendance at our DEs. still be the last four digits of your membership number. In the
end, I’m always available and happy to help with updating your
Membership Growth. Overall membership in PCA grew records.
3.3% with First Settlers having a leadership role in that
growth. We grew from 502 primary members in January Community Activity. Charity is a major focus of our
2010 to 578 in December; an increase of 15.1%. We Region’s efforts with the number of planned events and
finished 5th in actual growth and 3rd in growth when member participation growing each year. We continued to
region size was factored. The regions that finished in front sponsor four charities: the Food Bank of Southeastern
of us were as much as four times larger. Similarly, the regions Virginia, The Special Olympics, The Boys’ Home of Covington
finishing ahead of us in factored growth were much smaller. In and the Virginia Beach SPCA. In addition to various fund
the factored results, please note that the results were raisers, we sponsored the boys from the Boys’ Home and gave
extremely close with a difference of two separating us from them rides in the Porsches during the DE parade laps.
the top spot. Sponsor support from over 35 individuals and businesses
was needed to make our monthly breakfast raffles and
-- The secret to success is in our people. Our Membership auctions an important part of our overall charity fundraising
Chair was enthusiastic, energetic and very well organized. efforts.
However, it was the outreach from every member, at every
level that drove our growth. Old members would always meet
and greet new faces at the monthly breakfasts. If a Three MAJOR charity events in 2010:
prospective new member indicated interest in track events, he
or she was pointed to a track junkie who took them under their (1)Tour, (2)Lunch and (3)Silent Auction
wing. Many new members learned about PCA and First Air & Auto Classic Car Show including many local car
Settlers through a brochure placed on their windshield. clubs
“Turkeys-in-the-Trunk” high-visibility food drive
-- Specifics of the membership process included personalized
letters from the Membership Chair, mailed the old-fashioned ....... Plus monthly raffles and charity laps!
way, to members coming up for renewal. Follow up letters We raised $8700 and 3100 pounds of food
were sent to members who’s membership had expired. We for four local charities:
brought in 25 new members in the month of September Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia
alone! (continued on page 11)
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First Settlers Region - 2010
A few years ago, a First Settlers Region breakfast would muster barely 15 car guys in a bagel shop to talk about an upcoming DE
and maybe plan a short fun run. Now our events attract the whole family and we’re concerned about outgrowing our meeting
places! We exceeded each goal that was set: supporting the PCA mission, improved communication, increased membership,
more diverse activities and commitment to giving back to the community through charity. This is the summary of our 2010 activity.
This information was submitted to PCA for the Region of the Year award. We should be proud of how we have grown and what we
have accomplished. Great job everyone. 2011 is going to be even better!
PCA GoAlS FiRST SETTlERS REGioN
Promotes high standards of courtesy and safety Controlled fun runs throughout the region
Goodwill and fellowship Well attended gatherings and networking
High Standards of operation and performance of the marque Well organized DE’s with stringent safety standards
Mutually beneficial relationship with the dealerships Strong dealership relations through charity and tech
Exchange ideas with other Porsche Clubs Regionally, throughout the Mid-Atlantic
Mutually beneficial with other sports car clubs Board member Car Club Council of Hampton Roads
Our region stretches from the Hampton Roads area of Virginia west to the Richmond area, north to Fredericksburg, and south to
North Carolina. Because of the large area that we cover, we are divided into eastern and central regions, each with its own Vice-
President and Assistant Vice-President. The construct takes more volunteers and more coordination to plan events convenient for
all our members. Our close boundaries with major population centers facilitates our ability to include other regions in our planning.
highlights of 2010
Executed three MAJoR charity events! Exceptional membership growth! Sponsored two multi-region DEs!
Executed PCA-sponsored instructor Clinic! improved award-winning website! Supported Parade and Club Racing!
2010 Activities Summary
Event Type how often Number of Members
Average 30-40 members at each location; East & Central. As many as
Social Breakfasts Monthly in two locations. 22 total
70 in nice weather.
Gimmick Rally Once 55 members
Fun Runs & Lunch Three 40-55 members at each
Drive-in Movie Night Once 8 members
Multi-regions Socials Once 25 members supported Shenandoah Regional RPM
Special Events Once 5 members; lunch with aircraft carrier C.O.
Concours Once 115 car, 500 person ,multi-marque event. 70 members attended
Club Race Once 10 volunteers including 2 Committe Chairs
Parade Once Two trophy winners
Annual Busines Mtg. Once 80 members
Annual Awards Dinner Once 80 members, over 15 awards presented
DE’s Twice 50-60% of drivers from other Regions or Clubs
Instructor Clinics Once Graduated 44 PCA Certified Instructors
Charity Events Three 60-80 members at each event
Tech Sessions One 25 members
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