President’s Nachricht

April 16, 2021

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting + A Few Things

Finally the flowers and trees are blooming and warmth is in the air….along with all the pollen that gets in your nose and eyes and all over your Porsche!

A couple of items for your attention….Last call for the text blaster notification system. If you have not sent me your cell phone number and want to be included in the notifications, please send your name and cell phone # to president@poconopca.org ASAP. The first notification will come out next week about the membership meeting on Tuesday.

Monthly Membership Meeting

Second…this month’s Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at Nick’s Lake House 20 South Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, PA 18624 https://nickslakehouse.com . The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM If you are planning on attending in person, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting. Nick’s Lake House will be complying with all the COVID regulations. Tables will be spaced appropriately apart and set for not more than 4 people each. Remember to wear your mask! Please be sure to look at the attached April 2021 Meeting Agenda and the March 2021 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes which will be up for approval. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Beth Herwig herwigs911@frontier.com if you are planning to attend EITHER in-person or on Zoom.

Monthly Door Prize

This month’s door prize is a goodie!!! A Porsche GT4 Club Sport Backpack!!! Who wants to win this? Must be present in person or on Zoom!

Wilkes University American Society of Mechanical Engineers Car Show

Third…we have 2 upcoming events to put on your calendar…The Wilkes University American Society of Mechanical Engineers Car Show that our Pocono Region is supporting. The show is planned for Sunday April 25th, 2021 at Wilkes University. The Car show will benefit the “Veteran’s Promise” organization (https://veteranspromisenepa.org). The rain date is May 2nd. You can pre-register for the Car Show using the information on the attached flyer ( FLYER ) (a smart phone camera scanning the QR code makes it really easy). You can pay your $10 entry fee when you arrive at the event. The car show is not an official PCA event. In addition to the car show, there will be a breakfast at the Wilkes-Barre Perkins and a short (~1/2 hour) drive from Perkins to the Wilkes parking lot. The Perkins is at 1085 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702. There is also a Dunkin Donuts across the street. Please let Lang Greiner and John Emmett know if you will be attending by April 22nd. Lang can reserve a section to park together if he knows how many people are coming. John needs to know how many people are coming for breakfast to warn the restaurant. Lang – Greiner2@ptd.net and John Emmett – Fam4Emmett@Aol.com .

Central Pennsylvania Swap Meet

The second upcoming event is the Central Pennsylvania Swap Meet in Carlisle, PA on Saturday May 1st. There will be 2 caravans…a northern route and a southern route…. heading to the event, if you would like to join either one of them. The northern route will meet in Bloomsburg for breakfast and then depart. Please contact John Emmett Fam4Emmett@Aol.com for more information. The southern route will meet in the Lehigh Valley area for breakfast and then depart. Please contact Margie Becker president@poconopca.org for more information.

Communicable Disease Waiver (CDW)

The Communicable Disease Waiver (CDW) still needs to be used and the process remains unchanged from last year. It is required at all events. If you signed one last year, however, you need to sign a new one for this year as that one has expired. You can find the updated Communicable Disease Waiver at this link or on the PCA website. The CDW is valid from the date of signing through February 28, 2022. Please print one out and bring it along to the meeting so we can have it on file if you have not already done so in 2021.
Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Pocono Region President

Marge Becker

2015 Porsche Boxster S
in Mahogany Metallic

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting + A Few Things

Finally the flowers and trees are blooming and warmth is in the air….along with all the pollen that gets in your nose and eyes and all over your Porsche!

A couple of items for your attention….Last call for the text blaster notification system. If you have not sent me your cell phone number and want to be included in the notifications, please send your name and cell phone # to president@poconopca.org ASAP. The first notification will come out next week about the membership meeting on Tuesday.

Monthly Membership Meeting

Second…this month’s Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 20th at Nick’s Lake House 20 South Lake Drive, Lake Harmony, PA 18624 https://nickslakehouse.com . The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM If you are planning on attending in person, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting. Nick’s Lake House will be complying with all the COVID regulations. Tables will be spaced appropriately apart and set for not more than 4 people each. Remember to wear your mask! Please be sure to look at the attached April 2021 Meeting Agenda and the March 2021 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes which will be up for approval. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Beth Herwig herwigs911@frontier.com if you are planning to attend EITHER in-person or on Zoom.

Monthly Door Prize

This month’s door prize is a goodie!!! A Porsche GT4 Club Sport Backpack!!! Who wants to win this? Must be present in person or on Zoom!

Wilkes University American Society of Mechanical Engineers Car Show

Third…we have 2 upcoming events to put on your calendar…The Wilkes University American Society of Mechanical Engineers Car Show that our Pocono Region is supporting. The show is planned for Sunday April 25th, 2021 at Wilkes University. The Car show will benefit the “Veteran’s Promise” organization (https://veteranspromisenepa.org). The rain date is May 2nd. You can pre-register for the Car Show using the information on the attached flyer ( FLYER ) (a smart phone camera scanning the QR code makes it really easy). You can pay your $10 entry fee when you arrive at the event. The car show is not an official PCA event. In addition to the car show, there will be a breakfast at the Wilkes-Barre Perkins and a short (~1/2 hour) drive from Perkins to the Wilkes parking lot. The Perkins is at 1085 Wilkes Barre Township Blvd, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA 18702. There is also a Dunkin Donuts across the street. Please let Lang Greiner and John Emmett know if you will be attending by April 22nd. Lang can reserve a section to park together if he knows how many people are coming. John needs to know how many people are coming for breakfast to warn the restaurant. Lang – Greiner2@ptd.net and John Emmett – Fam4Emmett@Aol.com .

Central Pennsylvania Swap Meet

The second upcoming event is the Central Pennsylvania Swap Meet in Carlisle, PA on Saturday May 1st. There will be 2 caravans…a northern route and a southern route…. heading to the event, if you would like to join either one of them. The northern route will meet in Bloomsburg for breakfast and then depart. Please contact John Emmett Fam4Emmett@Aol.com for more information. The southern route will meet in the Lehigh Valley area for breakfast and then depart. Please contact Margie Becker president@poconopca.org for more information.

Communicable Disease Waiver (CDW)

The Communicable Disease Waiver (CDW) still needs to be used and the process remains unchanged from last year. It is required at all events. If you signed one last year, however, you need to sign a new one for this year as that one has expired. You can find the updated Communicable Disease Waiver at this link or on the PCA website. The CDW is valid from the date of signing through February 28, 2022. Please print one out and bring it along to the meeting so we can have it on file if you have not already done so in 2021.
Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Pocono Region News and Special Dates

Happy Spring everyone! It seemed like the winter would never end and Porsche driving would not return, but finally it has arrived! Get those cars ready to go. Pocono Region has a lot of things planned for the upcoming months and would love for you to be part of them.

First of all, at the March Board of Directors meeting, it was approved to try a text messaging system to all the members to quickly inform them of last minute changes to events, meeting reminders, impromptu social gatherings or drives, weather related changes or important announcements. You would not received more than 1-3 text messages per month and it would be nothing that you need to respond to. It’s simply a way of informing members quickly of important changes and/or information. Monthly meeting info will still be sent via email and notifications will be put on Facebook and the website. If you are interested in being apart of the text messaging system, please send your name and cell phone number to me at president@poconopca.org and you will be included in the list. You can drop out at any time if you feel it is not a benefit to you.

Here are some dates of Pocono Region (plus one outside our region) Porsche events to put on your calendar.

April 20th — Monthly Membership Meeting at Nick’s Lake House https://nickslakehouse.com at Lake Harmony. Watch your e-mail for more information.

May 18th — Monthly Membership Meeting at Backwoods Bar and Kitchen https://www.facebook.com/backwoodskitchen/ in Dallas. Watch your e-mail for more information.

June 15th — Monthly Membership Meeting tentatively scheduled at the Original Pocono Pub https://www.originalpoconopub.com in Bartonsville. Watch your e-mail for more information.

Check out these events as well.

June 5th — Organized drive to Watkins Glen for the Zone 1 Club Race and laps on the track. Stay tuned for more information.

July 6th Drive for the Red at Pocono Raceway. For the 3rd year in a row, Pocono Region is teaming up with Pocono Raceway and the American Red Cross for the chance to take laps on the Tricky Triangle behind a pace car and donate blood. This is the Pocono Region’s premier charity event. Stay tuned for more information.

October 16th — Zone 2 2nd Annual Boardwalk Reunion in Ocean City, NJ. A block of rooms at the Flanders Inn https://www.theflandershotel.com are now available. Registration for the event itself will be in August. Stay tuned for more information.

Get out on the road and enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather. Hope to see you soon.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

It’s not just the cars, it’s the people.

Subject: **CORRECTION** Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

Several people have contacted me that the RSVP email link in the previous blast does not work so I have updated the link here for you.
If you are planning on attending the meeting, EITHER IN-PERSON OR BY ZOOM, please let Beth Herwig know ASAP so that we have an accurate count.
Sorry for the confusion. If you are still having an issue, please contact me directly (president@poconopca.org) and I will get the RSVP to Beth.
Hope to see you on Tuesday.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

Welcome to March and Spring everyone! We survived the snow and cold and Spring is upon us. Time to get those P-cars ready to get on the road and join fellow members around the area.

The March membership meeting will be a hybrid in-person/ Zoom meeting held on Tuesday, March 16th at The Powerhouse Eatery 60 Powerhouse Road, White Haven, Pa 18661. https://powerhouseeatery.com/ .The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM If you are planning on attending in person, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting. The Powerhouse will be complying with all the COVID regulations. Tables will be spaced appropriately apart and set for not more than 4 people each. Remember to wear your mask! We will have our own meeting room. Please be sure to look at the attached Meeting Agenda and both January 2021 and February 2021 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes which will be up for approval. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Beth Herwig herwigs911@frontier.com if you are planning to attend EITHER in-person or on Zoom.

This month’s door prize will be a classic….a Porsche 928 model for you to assemble. You must be present in-person or on Zoom to win!! The oil can drawing is currently at $322. Again, you must be present in-person or on Zoom to win. Who would like to win an awesome model or $322 right now?

Last month’s door prize winner was George Buynack.

The Communicable Disease Waiver (CDW) still needs to be used and the process remains unchanged from last year. It is required at all events. If you signed one last year, however, you need to sign a new one for this year as that one has expired. You can find the updated Communicable Disease Waiver at this link or on the PCA website. The CDW is valid from the date of signing through February 28, 2022. Please print one out and bring it along to the meeting so we can have it on file.

Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: **UPDATE** Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

We have a major meltdown going on here in the Poconos! Sun is shining and temperatures are rising. Woohoo! The in-person meeting is on for tonight at Mendocino”s on Drinker Highway in Covington Township. It will be a good evening to get out of the house!

We received an anonymous donation for a door prize for tonight’s meeting.

LEGO Speed Champions 1974 Porsche 911 Turbo 3.0 75895 Building Kit (180 Pieces).
All in-person attendees and Zoom attendees will be eligible! Come on and be part of the fun. Dinner at 6:00…meeting at 7:00…done by 8:00. See you tonight!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

Welcome to February everyone! We are on the downside of winter with only 31 more days until the First Day of Spring! Woo hoo!! I’m sure that you are all as sick of the never ending snow and cold as I am. Get those P-cars ready. We will soon be back on the road!

The February membership meeting will be a hybrid in-person/ Zoom meeting held on Tuesday, February 16th at Mendocino’s Pizzeria and Ristorante 921 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Township, PA 18444. https://mendicinospizza.com/ .The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM If you are planning on attending in person, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting. Mendocino’s will be complying with all the COVID regulations. Tables will be spaced appropriately apart and set for not more than 4 people each. Remember to wear your mask! We will have our own meeting room. Please be sure to look at the attached Meeting Agenda and January 2021 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes which will be up for approval. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Beth Herwig herwigs911@frontier.com if you are planning to attend EITHER in-person or on Zoom.

Please check your e-mail and/or Facebook on Monday and Tuesday in case of inclement weather cancellation.

For all you Race Fans out there—
The “Rumble at the Oak Tree” Zone 2 Club Race at VIR is planned for June 18-20, 2021. The final contracts aren’t signed yet, but we fully expect the Covid restrictions to allow this very popular race to happen this year.

We need volunteers and sponsors to support the event, and make it profitable for the Zone. Volunteers will be needed to help with a variety of jobs to include registration, false grid, tech support and more. Sponsorship package details are being finalized, but opportunities will include event shirts, racer giveaways, awards, signage and more.

It’s a great, fun weekend at the track! We hope to see you there!

Contact Phil Grandfield if you have any questions or to sign up. FilthyF14@yahoo.com or

(757) 635-0892

Hope to see you Tuesday night!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Pocono Region News and Special DE

CALLING ALL LADIES!!! Here is a wonderful opportunity to drive your P-car on the track!

PCA Potomac is holding its first ALL-FEMALE PARTICIPANT event on Sunday, October 3rd, 2021 at Summit Point Motorsports Park. We are actively seeking FEMALE DE INSTRUCTORS from within our Zone to help instruct at this event. Registration for drivers and instructors is currently open.

All questions may be directed to our Women’s High Performance Driving Clinic chair-person and Potomac Instructor, Colleen Reiche at colleen.reiche@pcapotomac.org.If you are planning on attending the Porsche Parade in French Lick, Indiana July11-17, please be aware that Phase I Registration opens this Wednesday February 10th at 12 noon. French Lick hosted a Porsche Parade in 2015. It is a beautiful resort and customer service is top notch. Here is the link for registration (www.porscheparade.org).

First you will register for the Parade itself and then you will receive a link to make your room reservation. Phase II registration–where you sign up and pick your events–will take place in April.

Information about the February monthly meeting will be coming later this week. Stay tuned…

Hope to see you soon.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: **DATE CORRECTION** Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

The first membership meeting of 2021 will be a hybrid in-person/ Zoom meeting held on **TUESDAY JANUARY 19th** at Red Lobster 10 East End Center, Wilkes-Barre .The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM If you are planning on attending in person, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting. The Red Lobster will be complying with all the COVID regulations. Tables will be spaced appropriately apart and set for not more than 4 people each. Remember to wear your mask! Please be sure to look at the attached Meeting Agenda and December 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes which will be up for approval. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Beth Herwig herwigs911@frontier.com if you are planning to attend EITHER in-person or on Zoom.

Pocono Region is looking for volunteers for the following 3 Chair positions for 2021:

Insurance/Safety Chair — obtaining insurance certificates from National for all Pocono Region moving car events. We have less than 10 of those events a year.

Membership Chair — sending a welcome email to all Pocono Region new members each month and reporting on the membership status at the Board of Directors meeting and Membership meeting each month and maintaining a roster for the oil can drawing at each Membership meeting—which, by the way, is at $252. Must be present to be entered and win!

Web Chair — this a a managerial position only. Our website is produced and maintained by a professional Webmaster. You would only need to funnel information about Pocono Region events to him and act as a liaison between the Region and the Webmaster.

Because we are a small region, these positions do not require a lot of work. A chair gets you a position and a vote on the Board of Directors meetings which are held via Zoom (for now) on the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact me if you would like more information on any of these positions.

Hoping to see you on Tuesday night!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

The first membership meeting of 2021 will be a hybrid in-person/ Zoom meeting held on Tuesday, July 19th at Red Lobster 10 East End Center, Wilkes-Barre .The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM If you are planning on attending in person, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting. The Red Lobster will be complying with all the COVID regulations. Tables will be spaced appropriately apart and set for not more than 4 people each. Remember to wear your mask! Please be sure to look at the attached Meeting Agenda and December 2020 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes which will be up for approval. Please RSVP as soon as possible to Beth Herwig—herwigs911@frontier.com if you are planning to attend EITHER in-person or on Zoom.

Pocono Region is looking for volunteers for the following 3 Chair positions for 2021:

Insurance/Safety Chair — obtaining insurance certificates from National for all Pocono Region moving car events. We have less than 10 of those events a year.

Membership Chair — sending a welcome email to all Pocono Region new members each month and reporting on the membership status at the Board of Directors meeting and Membership meeting each month and maintaining a roster for the oil can drawing at each Membership meeting—which, by the way, is at $252. Must be present to be entered and win!

Web Chair — this a a managerial position only. Our website is produced and maintained by a professional Webmaster. You would only need to funnel information about Pocono Region events to him and act as a liaison between the Region and the Webmaster.

Because we are a small region, these positions do not require a lot of work. A chair gets you a position and a vote on the Board of Directors meetings which are held via Zoom (for now) on the second Tuesday of each month. Please contact me if you would like more information on any of these positions.

Hoping to see you on Tuesday night!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Welcome to 2021

Happy New Year and hoping that 2021 finds all of you happy and healthy. I would like to take a moment to introduce myself. I am Margie Becker and the new President of Pocono Region Porsche Club of America. My husband Jim and I live in Tannersville, PA. We joined PCA in 1997 when we bought out first Porsche—a 1993 968 that was my daily driver. Our second Porsche was a 1999 Boxster and we slowly converted the 968 to a track car and over the years enjoyed driver’s education and autocross events at many different tracks and venues. We then sold the 968 and the Boxster and purchased a 2006 Boxster S which was, again, my daily driver year round. In 2018, we sold the 2006 Boxster and purchased a 2015 Mahogany Metallic Boxster S which is our current Porsche. We enjoy road rallies, attending Porsche Parades, drive and dines and meeting up with other Porsche owners to admire and talk about cars. We also love to travel, spend time out with our camper and currently also have a boat on the Chesapeake Bay.

Our monthly membership meetings will continue to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7:00. Watch your email or the website or Facebook for locations. We hope to go with Hybrid meetings (in-person and Zoom) as soon as possible and looking forward to full in-person meetings as well. We will be starting up our Cars and Coffee as soon as we get a break in the weather as well as drive and dines and impromptu gatherings for dinner and conversation. Stay tuned for a calendar of events shortly. If there is anything you would like to do or an activity you would like to see the club get involved with, please feel free to contact me. My email is jimmar@ptd.net.

Remember — “It’s Not Just the Cars…It’s the People.”