President’s Nachricht — Newsletter

July 11, 2022

Subject: I Can’t Believe That it is Mid-July Already!

Lots of things coming up. Stayed tuned for all the details.

Wow!  Does it seem to you that time is just flying by?  I can’t believe that it is mid-July already!  Where does the time go?  Hope you are thoroughly enjoying your Porsche out and about in this beautiful weather.  Lots of things coming up.  Stayed tuned for all the details.

Monthly Membership Meeting

The July monthly membership meeting will be held on Tuesday July 19th at Pocono Brewing Company (www.poconobrewery.com) at 2092 PA 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370.  Please come at 6:00 for dinner.  The meeting will start at 7:00.  They have delicious wood-fired pizzas and many other delectable things to choose from  Please register on Motorsportsreg.com to give us an accurate account of how many people will be attending.  This is very important.  At last month’s meeting at Eurana Park in Weatherly, we had 12 people that did not register but ate pizza and we ended up running out of pizza for some people who had registered and never got any even though we had ordered extras pies.

The Oil Can

We will be starting a new procedure for the oil can drawing at this meeting.  Since we have 2 oil cans available (one for $500 and one for $72) we will be doing two drawings, but both of them will be for the $500 oil can only.  We will let the $72 oil can accumulate and build until it too, reaches $500. All monies collected at the meeting, will help build the second pot.  If the first name is drawn and the person is not there, we will do a second drawing for the same $500 pot.  MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.  If neither name drawn are in attendance, it will be held over to the August picnic where we will again do 2 drawings for the $500 oil can.

Upcoming Events

A few things upcoming….The Pocono Region picnic will be held on Saturday August 6th at the Mehoopany Baptist Church Pavilion in Mehoopany, PA.  There will be breakfast pastries and coffee/tea available starting at 10:00 AM and lunch will be served around 12:30 followed by a few fun games like Left-Right-Center and some fun car activities like a simple gymkana in the parking lot.  There will be some door prizes and oil can drawings as well. You don’t want to miss any of the activities so please put it on your calendar.  MUST REGISTER ON MOTORSPORTSREG.COM.  Cost is $25.00 per person payable on-line when you complete your registration. There will be NO Monthly Membership Meeting in August. The Pocono Region Goodie Store has been restocked with lots of new items that will be on sale at the Picnic.  Time to stock up!

We have a tentative Cars and Coffee in Moscow scheduled for July 30th.  Stay tuned for more information

We have a tentative First Friday event in downtown Scranton either in August or September.  Stay tuned for more information.

We have a few tentative tech session in the works.  Stay tuned for more information.

Executive Board Nominations

John Emmett is seeking nominations for the 2022-2023 Executive Board.  All positions are up for grabs.  If you are looking for a way to get more actively involved in the Club, without having to devote a lot of time, reach out to any of the current board members for more information about the positions. 

Porsche Parade Award

A big apology to member Walt Weir for his fabulous win at the Kalahari Porsche Parade as I missed his name and recognition in the previous list I sent out.  Besides winning First Place in his Class for Concours with his Fjord Green1958 356A Coupe Super, he also received the Stuttgart Award for scoring 234.4 points out of 235 points. An amazing feat!!  Congratulations!

Monthly Membership Meeting Docs

Please see the Meeting Agenda below as well as the Minutes from last month’s meeting that will need approval,

July 2022 Monthly Membership Agenda

June 2022 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes

Hope to see you soon.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Pocono Region President

Marge Becker

2015 Porsche Boxster S
in Mahogany Metallic

Pocono Region Sponsor

President’s Nachricht — Back Issues

July 11, 2022

Subject: I Can’t Believe That it is Mid-July Already!

Lots of things coming up. Stayed tuned for all the details.

Wow!  Does it seem to you that time is just flying by?  I can’t believe that it is mid-July already!  Where does the time go?  Hope you are thoroughly enjoying your Porsche out and about in this beautiful weather.  Lots of things coming up.  Stayed tuned for all the details.

Monthly Membership Meeting

The July monthly membership meeting will be held on Tuesday July 19th at Pocono Brewing Company (www.poconobrewery.com) at 2092 PA 611, Swiftwater, PA 18370.  Please come at 6:00 for dinner.  The meeting will start at 7:00.  They have delicious wood-fired pizzas and many other delectable things to choose from  Please register on Motorsportsreg.com to give us an accurate account of how many people will be attending.  This is very important.  At last month’s meeting at Eurana Park in Weatherly, we had 12 people that did not register but ate pizza and we ended up running out of pizza for some people who had registered and never got any even though we had ordered extras pies.

The Oil Can

We will be starting a new procedure for the oil can drawing at this meeting.  Since we have 2 oil cans available (one for $500 and one for $72) we will be doing two drawings, but both of them will be for the $500 oil can only.  We will let the $72 oil can accumulate and build until it too, reaches $500. All monies collected at the meeting, will help build the second pot.  If the first name is drawn and the person is not there, we will do a second drawing for the same $500 pot.  MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN.  If neither name drawn are in attendance, it will be held over to the August picnic where we will again do 2 drawings for the $500 oil can.

Upcoming Events

A few things upcoming….The Pocono Region picnic will be held on Saturday August 6th at the Mehoopany Baptist Church Pavilion in Mehoopany, PA.  There will be breakfast pastries and coffee/tea available starting at 10:00 AM and lunch will be served around 12:30 followed by a few fun games like Left-Right-Center and some fun car activities like a simple gymkana in the parking lot.  There will be some door prizes and oil can drawings as well. You don’t want to miss any of the activities so please put it on your calendar.  MUST REGISTER ON MOTORSPORTSREG.COM.  Cost is $25.00 per person payable on-line when you complete your registration. There will be NO Monthly Membership Meeting in August. The Pocono Region Goodie Store has been restocked with lots of new items that will be on sale at the Picnic.  Time to stock up!

We have a tentative Cars and Coffee in Moscow scheduled for July 30th.  Stay tuned for more information

We have a tentative First Friday event in downtown Scranton either in August or September.  Stay tuned for more information.

We have a few tentative tech session in the works.  Stay tuned for more information.

Executive Board Nominations

John Emmett is seeking nominations for the 2022-2023 Executive Board.  All positions are up for grabs.  If you are looking for a way to get more actively involved in the Club, without having to devote a lot of time, reach out to any of the current board members for more information about the positions. 

Porsche Parade Award

A big apology to member Walt Weir for his fabulous win at the Kalahari Porsche Parade as I missed his name and recognition in the previous list I sent out.  Besides winning First Place in his Class for Concours with his Fjord Green1958 356A Coupe Super, he also received the Stuttgart Award for scoring 234.4 points out of 235 points. An amazing feat!!  Congratulations!

Monthly Membership Meeting Docs

Please see the Meeting Agenda below as well as the Minutes from last month’s meeting that will need approval,

July 2022 Monthly Membership Agenda

June 2022 Monthly Membership Meeting Minutes

Hope to see you soon.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

June 23, 2022

Subject: The 66th Porsche Parade

For those of you who didn’t join us, we missed you.

Well, the 66th Parade has come to an end here in our back yard. For those of you who registered and participated and volunteered and competed and enjoyed the camaraderie and absolutely gorgeous cars, I don’t need to tell you anything else as you experienced it firsthand. For those of you who didn’t join us, we missed you. It was an event of unequaled quality and sights to be seen.

It was the largest Porsche Parade ever in the 66 year history of Parades. I want to thank everyone in the Pocono Region who stepped up. The Parade is run completely by volunteers and you made me proud to be part of Pocono Region. Here are some staggering statistics. With close to 3000 people in attendance and over 1100 Porsches on the Kalahari property it was a sight to see. There were 1500 volunteer shifts that needed to be filled and 734 volunteers from all across the country and Canada stepped up to the task. They worked a total of 13,000+ hours!!! Staggering numbers.

Here is a list of all the Pocono Region winners throughout the week. We really cleaned up! My apologies if I missed anyone in this list. Please let me know and I will acknowledge in the next email blast.

5K RUN

1st Place in Age Group — Connie Roberts

ART SHOW

1st Place and Best of Show and People’s Choice — Bernis Emmett for her gorgeous quilt

1st Place — Camilla Treat for her artwork

3rd Place — Walt Weir for his Porsche clock

AUTOCROSS

1st Place in Class — Todd Treat

2nd Place in Class — Randy Duckworth

5th Place in Class — John Emmett

CONCOURS

1st Place in Class — Al Torres

1st Place in Class — Walt Weir

2nd Place in Class — Harry Cooper

5th Place in Class — Deborah Torres

DOOR PRIZES

John Novotnak — $600 Porsche Design Leather Back Pack

Joe Herwig, Jim Klimchak, John Novotnak, Cal Otten, Dawn Otten, George Roberts, Ed Slusarcyzk, Russ Smith, Dean Wehr

GIMMICK RALLY

1st Place with a Junior Navigator — Dominick and Spencer Yannuzzi

PCA JUNIORS

Scavenger Hunt — 2nd Place — Spencer Yannuzzi

Tech Quiz — 1st Place — Spencer Yannuzzi

2023 Parade Kids T-shirt Design Winner — Evan Smihosky

2023 Parade Kids Tote Bag Design Winner — Reid Smihosky

RC Cars — off road and on road — 1st Place in their Age Groups — Evan and Reid Smihosky

Mini Golf — 1st Place — Spencer Yannuzzi

PRINCESS LIP SYNC COMPETITION

3rd Place — Michael Smihosky

TECH QUIZ

4th Place in Boxster/Cayman — John Novotnak

TSD (TIME/SPEED/DISTANCE) RALLY

1st in Class — Jim and Margie Becker

WEBSITE

2nd Place in Class — Jim Becker

WINNERS OF TIRES

Bernis Emmett

Dominic Yannuzzi

GRAND PRIZE

7-day Princess Cruise for 2 to anywhere in the world they sail — Jim Becker

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS!!

Thank you all!

Hope to see you soon.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

June 8, 2022

Subject: Welcome to Summer!

Getting Information Out Early

Because a lot of us will be attending the Porsche Parade over the next week, I decided to get the information for the June Monthly Membership Meeting out early so you can get registered on MotorsportsReg.com and get it on your calendar.  With the hustle and bustle of all the Parade activities, I don’t want anyone to forget about it.

June Monthly Membership Meeting

The June Monthly Membership Meeting will be on Tuesday June 21st, the week after the completion of the Parade, at  the Eurana Park Pavilion, 560 3rd St. Weatherly, PA 18255. The Club will be providing FREE PIZZA around 6:15 and the meeting will begin at 7:00.  There is a concession stand at the Park for ice cream and other treats after the meeting.  You certainly don’t want to miss out on that!  It is very important that you register your attendance on Motorsportsreg.com as we need to have an accurate account of people so we know how many pizzas to order.

On the agenda will be lots of talk about Parade…all comments welcome and bring along your trophies to show off!.  We will also be talking about the upcoming summer picnic on Saturday August 6th and some of the fun activities that are being planned for that event.  

Nominations for the 2023 Executive Board

Our Past President, John Emmett, will also be seeking nominations for the 2023 Executive Board.  The position of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer are open for anyone who wants to get more involved.  It is a wonderful experience to see the inner working of the Region and the Zone and the National organizations and there are a lot of perks to the positions…like a free car and free dinners and a salary!  Hahaha…just kidding about the car and dinner and salary!

The Oil Can

The oil can is at $498 so starting this month, we will be drawing 2 oil cans each meeting….one for $500 and one for whatever the amount is over that until we have a winner.  There will also be some door prizes and don’t be surprised if a lot of Parade bling shows up to be given away.   YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN THE OIL CANS AND THE DOOR PRIZES!!!

Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Attached below is the Agenda for the Meeting and the Minutes from the May Membership Meeting which will be up for approval.

June 2022 Membership Meeting Agenda

May 2022 Membership Meeting Minutes

Thanks for being a part of the Pocono Region and see you at Parade and at the Membership Meeting.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

April 14, 2022

Subject: Hope Everyone is Enjoying This Spring Weather

Spring is Definitely in the Near Future

Porsche Parade at Kalahari Resort
Hope everyone is enjoying this Spring weather….finally.  Get those P-cars out and drive them!  They are itching to get back on the road as much as you are!  Hope those of you that are attending the Porsche Parade at Kalahari in June got all your registrations complete and are set to go.  If you have not registered for Parade, registration is still open for the banquets and autocross and a few of the other events. Some of the events are already sold out and have a waitlist.  Please check the website for more information. https://www.porscheparade.org/

Upcoming Events
Lots of things happening in the Region this month.  Our Membership Meeting is coming up on Tuesday April 19th at Breaker Brewing Company http://www.breakerbrewingcompany.com/ located at 787 E. Northampton Street in Wilkes-Barre Township, PA at the former site of the St. Josephs School. Please enter the property from the Lehigh Street entrance as that will put you at the tap room entrance. Please do not park on the road, you may be ticketed or towed.  Please arrive by 6:00 if you want to have dinner.  The meeting will start at 7:00PM.  Please register on Motorsportreg.com for the Membership meeting.

We will review a few upcoming events that are taking place during the month of April plus we will some preliminary information on this years Christmas Party.  We are also still collecting donations for our Charity “The Seeing Eye”.  https://www.seeingeye.org/ The Seeing Eye locally (Morristown, NJ) breeds and raises puppies to become Seeing Eye dogs, as well as trains Seeing Eye dogs to guide blind people, instructs blind people in the proper use, handling, and care of the dogs and conducts and supports research on canine health and development as it’s mission to enhance the independence, dignity and self-confidence of people who are blind.  You can make a donation by attending the upcoming Soul Performance tech session or the Carlisle Swap Meet or at this membership meeting. Please register for those events on Motorsportreg.com.  If you want to mail in a check donation for the charity, please contact me for the mailing address.

Carlisle Swap Meet 
Pocono Region has purchased a vendor spot at the Carlisle SwapPocono Region has purchased a vendor spot at the Carlisle Swap Meet next to member Harry Cooper’s Spot. If you have any Porsche-related items that you want to sell, please make arrangements to get them to the swap meet. The items must have a description of what it is and the price and your phone number attached (should there be any questions). You are expected to do a stint there in the vendor space sometime throughout the day and you must take the items home at the end of the day if they do not sell. Please limit it to 3 items, especially if they are large items.Meet next to member Harry Cooper’s Spot.  If you have any Porsche-related items that you want to sell, please make arrangements to get them to the swap meet.  The items must have a description of what it is  and the price and your phone number attached (should there be any questions).  You are expected to do a stint there in the vendor space sometime throughout the day and you must take the items home at the end of the day if they do not sell. Please limit it to 3 items, especially if they are large items.

The Oil Can
Oil can is at $405 and door prizes will be given out.  MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Please see the March Membership Meeting minutes attached below.  They will be up for approval and the Meeting Agenda is also attached.

March 2022 Meeting Minutes

April 2022 Meeting Agenda

Hope to see you at the meeting.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

March 9, 2022

Subject: Can You Believe That it is Already Mid-March?

Spring is Definitely in the Near Future

photo: Alessandro Venturi

Get Your P-Car Ready to Go
Wow! Can you believe that it is already mid-March? The weather may not be cooperating but Spring is definitely in the near future. Take these next couple of weeks to get the P-car ready to go. We have a great line up of calendar items for March and April and you will want to Save the Dates and come join us for fun and fellowship and lots of Porsche information!

Monthly Membership Meeting
The March General Membership Meeting will be held in-person only at Red Lobster, 10 East End Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA beginning at 7:00 PM. Please arrive at 6:00 PM if you are planning to have dinner. You must register for the meeting and/or dinner at Motorsportsreg.com. Do that today, so you don’t forget!

Porsche Parade 2022
If you registered for the Porsche Parade in June at Kalahari, Phase II Registration will open on Wednesday, April 6th at noon. This is when you will register additional guests, PCA Juniors and you will pick your events, banquets. tours, competitive and non-competitive events, as well as signing up for all the volunteer shifts. (If you work at least two 4-hour shifts, you can go to the FREE Volunteer Party where they give away tons of things and at least 1 set of tires). You will be receiving an email from me with a Zoom link for all the information you will need to know to register. It is a lot more complex than Phase I registration and it will be very important for you to make every effort to attend the Zoom presentation with a PCA National Staff member. The full schedule of events can be found at the PorscheParade.com website and the page is being updated daily so check back often. The best thing to do is decide what days you will be attending the Parade and then make a schedule so you have everything planned as you cannot just walk in and partake of events on the fly. You must be registered for every event you plan on attending during Phase II registration. The Pirelli Welcome Party on Sunday evening (June 12), the Parade of Porsche on Saturday morning (June 18) (Hint–hint It has something to do with the Tricky Triangle!), the Volunteer Party on Saturday Afternoon (June 18) if you have worked at least 2 shifts, and the Reliable Carriers Victory Banquet on Saturday evening (June 18) are the premier events that should be on everyone’s schedule. And if you want to see the best of the best, plan on walking around the Concours d’elegance site on the beautiful Pocono Manor Golf Course on Monday (June 13). Most of the events, especially the tours, have a maximum cap on them, so do not wait to complete Phase II Registration.

PCA Launching Drone Pilot Program
FOR ALL YOU DRONE PEOPLE OUT THERE! BIG NEWS FROM PCA NATIONAL! It was announced that PCA will be launching a pilot program to allow drones at certain PCA events. In order to have a drone, Regions must comply with PCA Drone Minimum Standards, which includes insurance minimums, licensed pilots, and approval by PCA three weeks before using the drone. The Region will need to read and comply with the complete rules before operating a drone. The program will be launched April 4, 2022. That will be the first day the Region may apply for drone use. It is NOT the first day a Region may use a drone. Please keep an eye out for more information. There will be a Region Focus presentation in March that will cover the new drone pilot program. Please let me know if you are interested in the Region Focus presentation and I will make sure you get the information and link. Until the program launches, the current no-drone policy remains in effect. After the program launches, you may not use a drone at an event without completing the necessary requirements, which are explained in forthcoming PCA Drone Minimum Standards.

Drivers Education Participants
FOR ALL YOU DRIVERS EDUCATION PARTICIPANTS OUT THERE! The effects of the pandemic continue to disrupt the supple chain of manufactured products across the nation. Harness and restraint manufacturers and distributors are experiencing delays in inventory replenishment, this resulting in many back-ordered items. The PCA National DE Committee and National Safety Chair, in conjunction with the General Counsel/Insurance Chair, have approved to extend the usage of restraint systems with the current expiration date of 12/31/21 through the period of 6/30/2022. This should provide ample time for PCA HPDE drivers to order and receive their preferred restraint systems for replacement. Please check your harness/restraint expiration dates and place orders early as they may be slow to fulfill. Below is the current Minimum Standard for harnesses for your review. A full copy of the complete DE Minimum Standards can be found at this link https://www.pca.org/drivers-education/Drivers-Education-Minimum-Standard

If the participant chooses to install a five, six, or seven point driving harness, several changes to the automobile must be made to create a safe occupant restraint system. Harnesses must:

  • Include an antisubmarine strap.
  • Five, six or seven point SFI or FIA approved competition harnesses are required and must be properly mounted in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications. Belts must be replaced no later than five years after the date of manufacture. It is left to the owners discretion as to whether the belts should be replaced more frequently than required.
  • Have all harness attachment points secured/mounted in an approved manner consistent with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Be used in conjunction with a seat that has the supplied routing holes for the shoulder and antisubmarine belts.
  • Have the shoulder straps mounted in an approved manner consistent with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • The participant should BE AWARE that the addition of such a seat and harness system results in the occupant being fastened upright in the vehicle. Therefore, in order to have a COMPLETE SYSTEM, a properly padded roll bar or roll cage is recommended, and an approved head and neck restraint device is required. A head and neck restraint device certified as meeting the standards of either SFI 38.1 or FIA 8858 or its successor is required. The use of such a harness system without roll protection and a head and neck restraint device may result in an unsafe environment and is not a COMPLETE SYSTEM. Roll bars or cages and their installation must meet PCA Club Racing Standards.

When using a head and neck restraint device, it is recommended that one follow the SFI Recertification process for the head and neck restraint device. The instructions for this can be found on the device. Additionally, it is recommended that the straps be replaced every five years.

The SFI standard requires seat belt to be replaced every two years based on date of manufacture. The FIA standard requires the seat belt to be replaced every five years based on date of manufacture. It is left to the driver’s discretion as to whether the belts should be replaced more frequently than required.

Four-point systems are not allowed, EXCEPT as noted below, in Porsches because of the integrated headrest supplied by the factory. In addition to the standard SFI and/or FIA-approved five- and/or six-point system, a four-point system is allowed in non-Porsches that meet the following requirements:

  • Meets the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 209.
  • Attaches to the factory seat belt mounting points.
  • Each belt is designed to work in a specific vehicle and that vehicle tag must be attached to the belt system.
    Four Point Belt Exception: Schroth has developed a four point harness for specific vehicles. These vehicles must be fitted with the original factory seats with which the cars and belts were tested. The belts must also be installed per the Schroth instructions. The belts are Federal Motor Vehicle Standard 209, and as such they are deemed street legal and approved by federal seat belt safety regulations. These belts also have labeling confirming the intended use for these specified vehicle models. They are ONLY allowed in the vehicle with which they were tested. These belts are allowed for five years from date of manufacture.

HELMETS ARE IMPORTANT TOO!

Effective January 1, 2022, all DE/Autocross drivers must have helmets with the Snell certification of either SA2015 or SA2020. There appears to be a suitable amount of helmet inventory with the newer certifications within the current supply chain so please check your expiration date to insure you are in compliance.

If you have any questions or would like more information about DE or Autocross, please reach out to our DE Chair–Randy Duckworth at randy.duckworth58@gmail.com or our Autocross Chair–Chris Grenzberg at grenz911@ptd.net.

March 2022 Meeting Agenda

February 2022 Membership Meeting Minutes

Calendar of Events March/April 2022

Please see the Agenda for the March Membership Meeting as well as the Minutes from the February Membership Meeting which will need approval. Also attached is the current Calendar of Events for March and April which are also listed on MotorsportsReg.com and all need to be signed up for there if you are planning on attending any of them.

The Oil Can
The Oil Can is at $356 and door prizes will be given away. YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Come on out of winter hibernation and join the activities. See you on Tuesday at Red Lobster.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

February 24, 2022

Subject: Welcome to February….Finally! 

We Are on Our Way Out of Winter and into Spring Porsche Season. 

Welcome to February….finally!  Always a good sign that we are on our way out of winter and into Spring and P-car season.  Don’t believe that silly Groundhog!  What does he know about the weather?

Porsche Parade 2022
I hope that you have already registered for the 2022 Porsche Parade in June at Kalahari in our back yard.  If you haven’t done so, please don’t wait to complete it. Go to PorscheParade.org for all the information. You won’t want to miss out on all the excitement!

Monthly Membership Meeting
This month’s Membership Meeting will be held IN PERSON…Zoom will not be available… at Mendocino’s Pizza at 921 Drinker Turnpike, Covington Township, PA  18444.  We had a great meeting there last year and they have a private room for us to use…always a plus for meetings. Please come at 6:00 PM if you are having dinner and the meeting will start at 7:00 PM.

Please be advised that you need to register for all Monthly Meetings this year, if you are planning on coming for dinner.  It is important that we give the restaurants a head count so they can provide adequate staffing for us. To register for the meeting/dinner, you need to have a MotorsportsReg.com account set up.  Go to the Motorsport.Reg website and set up your account first.  It is simple to do.  You only need your name and email address and a cell phone number if you want to receive text notifications about our events.  We will be using this platform for ALL Pocono Region events, not just the Membership Meetings, so get your account set up today! Once you have set up an account, it is very easy to register. 

Follow these steps:

  1.  Go to our Pocono Region website at poc.pca.org.  (Check out the website.  It’s new and improved!)
  2.  On Calendar, drop down to Event Registration
  3.  Scroll to the green box at the bottom of the page.
  4.  Click on the MotorsportsReg.com link
  5.  Click on the name of the event under upcoming events
  6.  Complete the registration process adding you and all guests who will be in attendance for dinner.  
  7.  You will receive an email confirmation that you are registered and you are done!

We will have some door prizes and the oil can is at $310.  MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!

Meeting Agenda and Meeting Minutes
Please see the Meeting agenda and the January Membership Meeting Minutes attached below which will be up for approval

Hope to see you at the meeting.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

January 28, 2022

Subject: Pocono Region Upcoming News Bits

Happy Winter Everyone!  Stay warm this weekend.  It’s going to be a rough one!

A few things–don’t forget about Parade Registration!  It opens on Wednesday February 2nd at 12 noon.  Make sure if you are registering that your information is up-to-date with the National Office as they will use that information to contact you.  If you have any questions, prior to registration, please reach out to me.

Board Vacancies
Pocono Region is looking for a couple of things.  We are working with the company that developed our Website to bring it up to the standard that is necessary to enter it in the Parade Website competition.  There are a few areas that we are a little lacking in and are looking for members to step up and help us out.  If there is anyone who would like to be a member of the Board of Directors–we meet the first Tuesday of every month—sometimes in person, sometimes by Zoom—we have 2 openings—–Autocross and Drivers Education.  I know that Pocono Region does not have an active presence ourselves in either of those categories, but we are looking for someone to join the board as one of those chairs so we have all categories covered. The Board would not be expecting you to start either of those programs within the Region currently, but be a place holder for future events should the Region wish to pursue those activities.  Please contact me at president@poconopca.org if you are interested.

Sponsorship Opportunities 
Second thing we are looking for is some classified ads from members that have something Porsche/car related to sell.  They may only be put there temporarily for the next few months as we are being judged.  If you have something to sell, send a brief description and clear photo with your name and contact info and price and I will see if we can get it posted.  We are also looking for sponsors for our website.  If you have a business or know somebody who does and would like to find out more about sponsorship opportunities and pricing for the Pocono Region website, please contact Jim at admin@poconopca.org.

Available Storage?
Third thing, the National Parade committee is looking for  Region members who have storage areas available–garages/warehouses/basements–for some parade items– coolers (around 20-25 from 60qt to 150qt) – light items, but they take some space –   E-Z UP tents — usually 8 or so, again not big items, but they take up space – as well as the dry good items for the Welcome tent snack packs and dry snacks for hospitality.  The items would be ordered by the National Team but shipped directly to you.  Just before Parade begins, they will come and pick all the items up.  You do not have to transport anything anywhere, just store it.  Please let Jim (admin@poconopca.org) or Margie (president@poconopca.org) know if you have such storage space available ASAP.

That’s it for now.  Don’t forget about Registration on Wednesday February 2nd at noon!  Let’s show the country that Pocono Region is the best!  We are expecting a BIG turnout of people from the Region to register.  Don’t disappoint us!!!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: PHASE I Registration – 2022 Porsche Parade

Phase I of registration for the 2022 Porsche Parade at Kalahari will open at noon on Wednesday, February 2nd.  This registration must be completed if you are planning to attend any or all of the Parade.  You cannot just walk into the Parade to volunteer or visit the displays or attend seminars or even get to the Goodie Store or Hospitality and the vendors without an official Parade badge.  So register!  It will be many, many years before the Parade even returns to the East Coast and be this close to us.  You will not regret having that badge and being able to come and go as you want and experience what you would not ever have the chance to do so this close to home.  You will see a fabulous array of cars and meet people from all across the country and participate in fun and informative activities, some of which are totally free of charge!

Things You Need to Do Prior to Registration
If you have not watched the PowerPoint attached below, it is very important that you do so.  It will explain all the things you need to do prior to registration to make sure you are ready and the couple of steps you need to do to get your registration complete. Phase I registration will be 2 steps.  The first will be to register for the Parade itself.  The cost is $250 which is for you and a co-member (must be a member of PCA) and 1 car.  That will get you entry to Hospitality, Concours, Goodie Store, Vendors, Seminars, ice-cream social, volunteer party (if you complete 2 shifts) and can observe at all events that are taking place around the resort.  Once you have completed that registration, you will be sent a confirmation email with your official entrant number and a link to register for housing at Kalahari along with an access code. DO NOT CALL KALAHARI TO MAKE YOUR ROOM RESERVATION.  YOU MUST USE THE LINK AND ACCESS CODE PROVIDED IN THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL.  Please continue to check the Porscheparade.org website every few days as it is being updated with valuable information daily.  On the website, you will see the accommodations at Kalahari ranging from single rooms up to 5 bedroom suites that can be shared by friends and family.  Please know what kind of room you want prior to registration,  It will make the process go much smoother. If you are sharing a suite with friends or family members, only one person can book the shared suite so it is important that you have that conversation with those you are sharing the suite with before you sign on to register. Do not wait to complete the hotel registration.  Do it as soon as you receive the link.  The Parade registration will not sell out but the rooms will, so don’t decide that you will do that part later in the day or the next day.  The rooms will be gone by then.  Do not be discouraged if you do not get the room you want.  If you get a confirmation that a room was reserved, you are guaranteed a room.  You can then work with the Housing Bureau (not Kalahari) to request a change and in most cases they will be able to accommodate your request as we get closer to June. If you are not staying at Kalahari at all during the week, you can just disregard the housing link that will be automatically sent to you.

The Initial Registration Process 
Please be advised that during the initial registration process you will register yourself and your co-member only.  If you are entering any of the competitive events like concours, TSD rally or autocross and are partnering with someone other than your spouse (brother/sister/adult child, other family member, friend) they will need to be registered as your co-member and they will need to be a PCA member and you will need their PCA membership number.  During Phase II registration in April is when you will register other family members, spouse (if not your co-member), children, friends, and/or other guests.

Please be patient.  Make sure you are somewhere that has a very solid internet connection and do not be discouraged if you get booted off repeatedly or your screen freezes up.  Stay with it and you will get registered!  Remember, there will be over a thousand people hitting that site all at the same time and it will take time to get everyone through. 

If you have any questions at all after watching the PowerPoint slides prior to registration, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

Phase I Parade Registration (PowerPoint, 28 slides)

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Welcome to 2022

Happy New Year — Welcome, everyone, to a brand new year!  Hope all of you had a wonderful Holiday season with friends and family and hoping that all of you are safe and healthy and ready for some exciting new Porsche events in 2022.  This cold weather is rough to deal with but it makes Spring all the more enjoyable.  Be safe out on the roads—whether you are in your Porsche or in something else.

Monthly Membership Meeting 
First item of business is that the January Membership Meeting scheduled for Red Lobster in Wilkes-Barre has been cancelled as an in-person meeting and has been rescheduled to March at that same location.  Because of the rising number of Covid cases, your Board of Directors decided to hold this month’s meeting on ZOOM ONLY.  It will begin at 7:00 PM on Tuesday January 18th.  The link is below. There will be some very important information given out at the meeting about registration for the 2022 Porsche Parade at Kalahari in June. PHASE 1 Registration opens up at Noon on Wednesday February 2nd.  Phase 1 registration is for the general Parade Registration and once you complete that, you will immediately be sent a link for Hotel Reservations at Kalahari Resort, if you will be attending the Parade and staying on site.  It is recommended that you look over the accommodations on the Kalahari website www.kalahariresorts.com  ahead of time, so you know what type of room/suite you want.  Special pricing will be in effect and only available through the link provided immediately after you complete registration and using the code that will be sent to you.  VERY IMPORTANT—Do not try and make hotel reservations at Kalahari directly through them.  You will not get the special rate and will find that the rooms are blocked.

There is a link below to a short Power Point which, if you are planning on attending the Parade for a few days or the entire week, you need to watch.  It goes through step by step of everything you need to do before Registration opens so you are ready with current and/or correct information and the steps to go through once you are logged in to the Registration site at PCA.org.  We will be showing this presentation via Zoom during the meeting next week, moderated by a member of the National Parade Team, so if you have any questions at all after watching the presentation prior to the meeting or during the meeting, this would be the time to get them answered. 

Porsche Parade Phase II Registration
PHASE II Registration will open up in April for all registered attendees.  That will be the time when you pick your tours and banquets and competitive and non-competitive events that you wish to participate in as well as picking your shifts to volunteer.  Much more on that to come over the next couple of months.

Please be advised that even if you are just planning to volunteer for working at the Parade, and not attending anything else, you must still be registered during Phase 1.  There is absolutely no walk-ins for any activities, including goodie store, hospitably, vendors, tech sessions,  socials,  and volunteering without the official Parade badge.  

New Board Member 
During the meeting, we will also introduce a new board member and talk briefly about some things possibly coming up for 2022 as well as approving the Meeting Minutes from November 2021. Please try and make it a priority to attend this upcoming Zoom meeting since it will be your last chance to get all the information you need for Registration in less than a month!

Note: There will be no door prizes or oil can drawing (it’s at $320!) this month.

January 2022 Meeting Agenda

November 2021 Meeting Minutes

Phase 1 Parade Registration

Hope to see you on “the screen.” Here is to a successful 2022!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Holiday Season is Already Upon Us

Can you believe that the holiday season is already upon us? Hope everyone is healthy and stress free and looking forward to enjoying this special season with friends and family.

Annual Holiday Party
A few things of importance for you to know about for December and the upcoming year. First, there will be NO monthly membership meeting for December. Our Holiday Party took the place of our monthly meeting. For those of you that attended, I hope you all had as wonderful a time as Jim and I did….great food, great friends and a great memory along with lots of good information about the 2022 Porsche Parade at Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor in June from the PCA National Parade Chair. if you didn’t attend, we missed you and hope you will join us next year. We may be at a new venue, so stay tuned!

Registering For Events
Second thing….Starting in January, we will be using MotorsportReg.com (www.MotorsportReg.com) for all events held in our region, including the monthly membership meetings. If you do not have an account already set up with them, please go to their website and set up an account. We will be trying it out for the first time in January for the Monthly Membership Meeting on January 18th at Red Lobster in Wilkes-Barre so please have your account ready to go. RSVP’s will no longer be used to region members as we have in the past.

Christmas Lights Driving Tour 
Third and final December tidbit
…there will be a Pop-Up Event this weekend. A dinner and drive through of local Christmas lights is being put together by one of our region members and I will send all the details in the next day or two as soon as they are finalized. Stay tuned and watch you email for this fun event.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Last Membership Meeting of 2021

Can you believed that it is already November? We are already up to our last Membership Meeting of the year. It will be held on Tuesday November 16th at Benny Brewing Company, 1429 San Souci Parkway, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18706. https://www.bennybrewing.com. Please text Beth at (267)-421-4565 by Friday November 12th, if you will be attending the meeting. We need to have a count of attendees because that will determine whether we will be ordering off the menu or having a buffet.

Voting for Your 2022 Executive Board

Please read the minutes from the October Membership Meeting attached below as we will be approving them. We will also be voting for your 2022 Executive Board:

  • President — Margie Becker
  • Vice-President — Beth Herwig
  • Secretary —  Trish Slusarczyk
  • Treasurer — Ed Slusarczyk

2021 Holiday Party

We will update information on the Christmas Party, which, by the way, if you haven’t RSVP yet, you need to do that today. We are almost sold out! Reply to this email if you need more information on how to register.

Door Prizes will be given away and there will be 2 oil cans up for grabs—1 for $500 and 1 for almost $300. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN!!

See you at the meeting in November and Thank you for your support.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

October 21, 2021

Subject: Nominations for 2022 Executive Board

POC President : Margie Becker

This will serve as the official notification of the Executive Board members of Pocono Region PCA for the 2022 calendar year.

  • President — Margie Becker
  • Vice-President — Beth Herwig
  • Secretary —  Trish Slusarczyk
  • Treasurer — Ed Slusarczyk

They were approved for nomination at the October  19, 2021 Membership Meeting and will be posted on our Website.  Voting will take place at the November 16, 2021 Membership Meeting at Benny’s Brewing Company in Wilkes-Barre.

Thank you for your support.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

October 10, 2021

Subject: Beautiful Fall is Upon Us in the Poconos 

The beautiful Fall season is upon us here in the Poconos.  Weather  is remaining mild and the colors are everywhere.  Get out in your P-car and enjoy the scenery!

Upcoming Events

Lots of exciting things happening in the Region for the remainder of the year.  Shortly, you will be receiving your invitation in the mail for the Christmas Party at the Beaumont Inn in Dallas on Saturday December 4th.  Please get your RSVP, dinner choices and check in to the Club ASAP.  We are limited to 75 people and it’s an event you don’t want to miss.  See the calendar (poc.pca.org/calendar) for all the details and more information

There are also 2 tech sessions coming up—the first one will be at Napleton Porsche on Saturday October 23rd where they will talk to us about what you need to do to get your Porsche ready for winter storage.  The second one will be in November at Second Gear in Stroudsburg.  See the calendar (poc.pca.org/calendar) for details for both events.

Monthly Membership Meeting

This month’s membership meeting will be a very special one that you won’t want to miss!! We will be following a slightly different format so please make note of the changes. We will be eating at Sortino’s Italian Kitchen at Kalahari https://sortinositaliankitchen.com/media/4313/sortinos-dinner%CE%B1-drinks-060821.pdf.

We will be meeting outside the entrance to the resort between 5:00 and 5:30 for promotional photographs for the  PCA National Parade website and PCA National Social Media platforms. Our very own John Novotnak will be taking individual pictures with the animals around the resort and a group photo will be done around 5:30.  Here is your chance to have your car showcased ahead of the Porsche Parade in June 2022!!!  Once the photos are finished, we will go directly into Sortino’s and order dinner, even if it is prior to 6:00.  We will start the membership meeting as soon as all the food orders are taken and proceed as we can.  We will be presenting a check to American Red Cross for $1500 from our Drive for the Red Charity Event we held in July at Pocono Raceway during the meeting.  At 7:30, we will be getting a tour of Kalahari so you will have a chance to see where a lot of the Parade events will be happening.  You will be amazed at the vast expanse of the spaces that are available!

Please text Beth Herwig   (267) 421-4565  if you are planning on attending.  RSVP’s are a MUST for dinner. Please no walk-ins. Also let her know if you will be coming at 5:00 for pictures, so we will be prepared.

Meeting Minutes and Meeting Agenda

Please see the attached agenda for the meeting and the minutes from the September Membership Meeting at Grotto’s Pizza which will need approval.  Nominations for President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer for 2022 will also be accepted at the meeting. They will be posted on the website after the meeting and positions will be voted on at the November Membership meeting.

Hope to see lots of people at Sortino’s.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

September 16, 2021

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

Welcome to the Beginning of Fall

Welcome to the beginning of Fall. The calendar may say September but it still feels like summer out there so keep those P-cars out on the road!

Monthly Membership Meeting

This month’s Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 21st at Grotto’s Pizza   337 Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA   18702 (GrottoPizzaPA.com).  The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM  If you are planning on eating dinner, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting.  Please be sure to look at the attached September 2021 Meeting Agenda and the July 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.There will be no Zoom meeting.

We will be updating the Membership with news on what is expected of Pocono Region for the 2022 Porsche Parade at Kalahari and what you can do to help.  Also watch for information about an exciting upcoming drive at the end of the month.  You won’t want to miss it.  Also new for October will be a tech session at Napleton Wyoming Valley Porsche on October 23rd.  Topic will be “How to Prep Your Car for Winter”.  Make sure to put the date on your calendar.

Monthly Meeting Door Prize

Door prizes for this month’s meeting will be more 2022 Pocono Porsche Parade t-shirts, maybe some other 2022 Parade swag along with some models and other surprises. Must be present to win! There will be 2 oil can drawings. One for $500 and one for over $100. Must be present to win! Who want to win some money this month?

Meeting Minutes and Meeting Agenda

Please read the attached July Membership Meeting minutes below as we will need approval for them. Also below is the September meeting agenda.

Come on out and enjoy the cars and people along with some good food.

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

July 14, 2021

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

Hello From French Lick

Hello to everyone from French Lick, Indiana and the 65th Annual Porsche Parade! Jim and I and a few of your fellow Pocono Region members are having a wonderful time here enjoying everything Porsche. There are so many different cars to look at and activities and seminars and tours and competitions to participate in. There is something here for everyone…even if you are not a Porsche fanatic…and lots of non-Porsche things to participate in as well..cooking classes, Bloody Mary making classes, BOURBON TASTING…just to name a few. A report will be given at this month’s Membership Meeting. You don’t want to miss it! I am also bringing ALOT of items back from the Goodie Store here for next year’s 66th Annual Porsche Parade in our very own region at Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor. T-shirts and hats and water bottles…. for door prizes and raffles at future Membership Meetings. MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN! Don’t you want one of these coveted items before they are available??? Here is a sneak peak at the Logo.

Monthly Membership Meeting

This month’s membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 at the pavilion in Eurana Park–560 3rd Street in Weatherly, PA. There is plenty of parking for your Porsche and just a short walk to the Pavilion. Pizza will be delivered around 6:15 PM, courtesy of the Club. Bring your own beverages! We will be celebrating the 47th Anniversary of the Founding of Pocono Region on July 17, 1974. Come and help us celebrate! The membership meeting will be held at 7:00 PM and then you can stop by the ice cream stand on the way back to your car for dessert! Please RSVP to Beth Herwig herwigs911@frontier.com if you wil be attending, so we have an idea of how many pizzas to purchase.

Monthly Meeting Door Prize

This month’s door prize is a great framed reproduction of an old Porsche ad. Must be in attendance to win! We also will have 2 oil can drawings…One for $500 and a second one for around $24 or so…whatever is above and beyond the $500. Must be present to win either of them!! Who could use some extra cash about now?

Meeting Minutes and Meeting Agenda

Please read the attached June Membership Meeting minutes below as we will need approval for them. Also below is the July meeting agenda. If you have anything you would like to add to the agenda, please let me know.

Hope to see you all in Weatherly.  It’s a great time to be driving your car!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

Welcome to Pocono Weather!!

First it is constant rain for days and days and unseasonably cold and then it is in the 90’s and humid and then there are nasty storms. And all within a weeks time!!! At least you can’t get bored with the same weather day after day.

Monthly Membership Meeting

This month’s Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at The Original Pocono Pub 1760 North 9th Street, Bartonsville, PA It is just off the Route 80 Exit #302. https://originalpoconopub.com . The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM If you are planning on eating dinner, please try and be there around 6:00 PM in order to eat and socialize before the meeting. We will be meeting in the private dining room upstairs. Please be sure to look at the attached June 2021 Meeting Agenda and the May 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. There will be no Zoom meeting.

Monthly Meeting Door Prize

This month’s door prize is a Porsche flag.. Display it inside or outside…on your deck or garage or patio…or anywhere you want!

GLUUGES Flag 3×5 Ft Banner with Brass Grommets Indoor Outdoor Decoration for Porsche

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.

• June 2021 Membership Meeting Agenda
Corrected April 2021 Membership Meeting Minutes
May 2021 Membership Meeting Minutes

Hope to see you on Tuesday night!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

Subject: Pocono Region Monthly Membership Meeting

Welcome to Driving Weather!

Get your P-car out and do some driving!

Membership Name Badges

A couple of items for your attention….Membership badges are now available for any member who would like one. They are $10 each. They are Blue Magnetic rectangle badges with white lettering and a PCA medal attached to it. They will have your name and Pocono Region on them. Please send me an email at president@poconopca.org if you are interested.in purchasing one. Please send a check to our treasurer with your payment–checks made out to Pocono Region PCA—or bring payment to the membership meeting. Badges will not be mailed. They must be picked up at a meeting or an event.

Watkins Glen Event Details

Second…Randy and John pre-ran the route from the Waffle House in Clarks Summit to Watkins Glen International (see link below) and it is still very nice. It is mostly 2 lane roads that are in good condition (we live in PA – there are some potholes). We have a good rest stop about half-way, at the Little Meadows, PA Dandy Mart (convenience store/deli/Sunoco gas). There is also a Dunkin Donuts in the same parking lot as the Waffle House. The drivers meeting will be at 8:00 am so that we can leave by 8:15 am. We need to be to the track by 11:30 to sign in to do our laps at 12 noon. Please make sure to bring your completed waivers to the drivers meeting (Communicable Disease, Liability, and Minor Participation). Please also bring your own masks and hand sanitizer since we still have to comply with the PCA, PA, NY, and Watkins Glen COVID guidelines. The timing of the drive looks good for the Watkins Glen arrival and parade laps. There are some scenic views along the way. After the track time Randy has arranged for lunch at the Village Marina restaurant in Watkins Glen (2 Seneca Harbor, Watkins Glen, NY 14891). As a reminder, the business part of this is that food will be on your own (I like bringing snacks and drinks in the car), the parade laps cost $25 per car (payable in advance to our Treasurer Ed Slusarczyk). We need to have people pay the club in advance for the parade laps, and the other activities are pay on your own on the day of the event. If you are doing the parade laps please send your $25 check to Ed Slusarczyk at 259 Shingle Mill Drive, Drums, PA, 18222 by Tuesday June 1st, or pay him at the Tuesday May 18th Membership meeting, so that we can have one check from the club for the track.

Please help Randy and John plan for a successful event by sending your responses to these 3 things:

1. Are you going on the group PCA drive?

2. Will you be driving the parade laps?

3. Will you be eating lunch with the group at the Village Marina restaurant?

Randy.Duckworth58@gmail.com

famemmett@aol.com

Watkins glen driving map

Monthly Membership Meeting

Third…this month’s Membership Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 18th at Backwoods Bar and Kitchen at Greystone Mountain Golf Course 469 Orange Road, Dallas, PA 18612 www.greystonemountain.com. The meeting will begin at 7:00 PM Please come at 6:00 PM to enjoy dinner and fellowship. THERE WILL BE NO MORE ZOOM MEETINGS FOR NOW. IN-PERSON ONLY! Please be sure to look at the attached May 2021 Meeting Agenda and the April 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.

This month’s door prize is perfect for summertime beach and pool fun. A Porsche Beach Towel! Who wants to win this? Must be present to win!

Margie Becker
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

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.”

February 2020

Subject: Pocono Region President’s Message

Hello Porsche Fans – well, January is almost over with no major weather events around us, it is almost Groundhog Day (let’s hope for an early Spring and thanks for the movie Bill Murray), and the Super Bowl is Sunday (I hope your team wins or at least that the commercials are enjoyable). On a sad note Porsche didn’t win any of the classes at the 24 Hours of Daytona but our members that were there seemed to have a great experience and posted lots of photos and videos on the Pocono Region FaceBook page (www.facebook.com/PoconoPCA).

Our next Membership Meeting will be on February 18 at Arcaro and Genell’s restaurant, 443 South Main Street, Old Forge PA, 18518 and their phone # is 570-457–5555.

The PCA Tech Tactics East is in Easton on February 22nd and 23rd. Signups are open and filling up rapidly.

The 2020 Porsche Parade signups/registration activities have begun, see the attached flyer and the PCA.org website. Parade Flyer – PCA Parade 2020 Flyer

The 2020 Boardwalk Reunion hotel reservations are open and information is on their website ( BoardwalkReunion.org ).

For our members interested in track events the PCA has updated the HPDE rules, the Riverside California Region is inviting everyone to their AutoCross, and the Riesentoter Region (just south of us) has issued their schedule of HPDE events (details on MotorSportsReg.com). With Spring coming a track junkie’s thoughts turn to melted rubber .

Finally, your Board wants volunteers for a committee to help with updating our website ( poc.pca.org) and social media presence. Please contact me, Jim Becker, John Novotnak, or Mike Valenzano to express your interest.

Thanks for your involvement and let’s keep having safe fun with our cars!

John Emmett
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

January 2020

Subject: Pocono Region President’s Message

Happy New Year to the Pocono Region PCA membership.

I hope that everyone’s holiday season has been safe and happy so far.

Our next membership meeting will be on the standard third Tuesday of the month, so January 21st, 2020 at the Red Lobster in Wilkes-Barre (at 10 East End Center, Wilkes Barre, PA 18702 and phone of 570-825-6122). Please be there by 6 pm for dinner and we’ll start the meeting at 7 pm.

We had a lot of good events during 2019 and I expect that we’ll continue to have a lot of fun during 2020. If you have ideas for events and especially if you would like to run them let me know. I’ve attached the current list of Upcoming Events for 2020 to this email. ( Pocono Region Upcoming Events )

Winter creates different maintenance challenges for our cars so please take care of them so that you can continue to enjoy them.

Keep the shiny side up and the sticky side down and I hope to see you soon.

John Emmett
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

September 2019

Subject: Pocono Region President’s Message

Hi Pocono Region members – I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying summer drives in their cars. I have included information about our Region’s upcoming events in this email and as a link below.

The PCA National Open House is September 14th in Columbia, MD (details below).

The sad news is that the Rally is being postponed due to a number of reasons. We’re still trying to get this together for later in the fall.

As the leaves have started falling remember that wet leaves on the road or in your yards/walking paths can be very slippery.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at our next Membership meeting at ‘The Cafe’ on September 17th.

Have fun and stay safe.

John Emmett
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

June 2019

Subject: Pocono Region President’s Message

Monthly Membership Meeting
We had a wonderful Membership meeting last night, great food in a nice venue. There was a fine turnout, with some new PCA members and some first-time attendees. A good time was had by all. Thanks to all that attended.

Watkins Glen Road and Track Event
The June 1st Watkins Glen Road and Track event is coming up. Tioga Downs is still holding 5 rooms until Friday May 24, so if you want to spend the night you need to act promptly. If you plan on driving the Parade laps of the Watkins Glen track you need to get your $20 payment to Ed Slusarczyk by Wednesday May 29th. We must pay in advance to get the discounted rate. This is shaping up to be a really fun event. We have over 15 cars signed up for the Parade laps and at least 10 staying at the hotel. See previous emails or contact Randy or me for contact information. Thanks to Randy Duckworth.

Porsche Club Appreciation Day
On June 15 there is a Porsche Club Appreciation Day at Wyoming Valley/Napleton Porsche from 10 am to 2 pm. Lunch will be provided. We will have a wash and shine car show (cars need to be on display from 11 am to 1:30 pm, with an awards presentation at 2 pm) with the top 3 cars getting prizes. PCA members and the public can vote. We will learn about the 2020 Macan rollout, enjoy dealership and garage tours, and of course there will be opportunities to meet the staff. Thanks to Walk Weir.

Oil Can Raffle
As an enticement to attend the Membership meetings we have tweaked the Oil Can raffle process to increase your chances of winning. Last night the raffle was for almost $900 and the person drawn was not present. In the future, you still have to be present to win and each member has to pay the $2 entry. The change is that there will now be a cap of $500, so with the new process at the next meeting there will be a drawing for $500 and a separate drawing for the balance (if it stays below $500). If we exceed $1000 there will be 3 drawings, two for $500, and a third for the remaining balance. So now there are even more reasons to attend the Membership meetings.

It’s Not Just the Cars, It’s the People
Finally, I want to express my pride in this organization. While driving home from the meeting last night (westbound on I-80), there was a car with its flashers on not quite onto the left shoulder. While getting ready to call 911 to report that situation I saw a car pulled over onto the right shoulder. As I approached that car I recognized it as a 911, and that it was the car of a member that was at the meeting. So, I pulled over to check on the member. He was fine and had pulled over to call 911 to report the car on the left shoulder. While I was pulled over two more cars with members from our group pulled over to check on the 1st 2 cars that were pulled over. This was really cool to see us helping other motorists and looking out for our fellow PCA members. This event really emphasized the PCA mantra – ‘It’s not just the cars, it’s the people!”.

Have fun and stay safe.

John Emmett
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America

February 2019

Subject: Pocono Region President’s Message

Hi Folks – As March draws near hopefully we won’t get too much “in like a lion” weather but rather a lot of nice “out like a lamb” weather. Our next meeting is at the Powerhouse Restaurant in White Haven, PA on March 19 at 6 pm (the standard 3rd Tuesday). I hope to see you there and you can hear about upcoming events. The February membership meeting at Arcaro and Genell’s was very nice and well attended.

Have fun and stay safe.

John Emmett
President
Pocono Region, Porsche Club of America