As a reminder, I’ve highlighted the NEW and UPDATE events for you below, to make it easier for you to locate new calendar items, or existing events with new information.
Here we go!
First of all, I want to acknowledge the extreme sacrifice made by so many, 77 years ago at Normandy. D-Day was a defining moment for the world, and certainly for the USA and the soldiers who participated. They have my eternal gratitude, and I stand in awe of what they had to overcome. Thank you!
Our event teams have all recently noticed an increase in the number of event registrants who are not completing the entire registration process. Typically this means people are not completing the eSignature process with regard to their Event Liability Waiver, Communicable Disease Waiver, or not authenticating their eSignature via text or email.
Our event coordinators have pursued our delinquent registrants repeatedly with emails, ad nauseum. And their efforts usually don’t produce results. It’s a complete waste of our volunteers’ time to try and get people to do what they should do.
So, fair warning to all members: don’t be surprised if your Board implements a new event registration policy in the near future that includes cancelling registrations that are incomplete for eSignatures or fee payments.
New: Ladies Lunch Bunch
The June Ladies Lunch was held on this past Wednesday at Maggiano’s in the Domain. Michelle reports a hugely successful event, and wants to personally acknowledge assistance provided by Jan Gentry-Dunn, Lisa Moore, and Barbara Robbins.
The July Ladies Lunch will be held on Wednesday, July 7. Jack Allen’s Kitchen, on West Anderson Lane in Austin, is the destination. Attendance limited to 20.
To register and reserve your seat for any Ladies Luncheon, please email Michelle at: email@example.com. Sorry guys, ladies only.
UPDATE: Lunch Bunch
Lunch Bunch is set for the second Thursday of the month.
The next Lunch Bunch is planned for June 10th at Jardin Corona in Austin. Address is: 13301 N. US 183 in Austin.
Attendees will be expected to sign PCA Communicable Disease waivers at the event. Bob is always glad to hear that you are planning on coming or if you will be bringing a large group. Bob can be reached at: LunchBunch@hcrpca.org.
UPDATE: John Paterson Porsche Collection
This event on June 12 is closed to any further registrations.
Please remember that you will not be confirmed to attend the event unless you complete your Event Liability waivers. If you have been confirmed for this event, then you may attend. Every attendee will be checked-in and wrist-banded. Please don’t show up if you didn’t get registered AND confirmed, because you will be turned away. We have strict space limitations.
UPDATE: Porsche Austin Open House!
Demand was so great from our first two Open Houses, so Porsche Austin has added a third date: Tuesday, June 15. AND, we are now full up for this event.
Remember, Porsche Austin is providing a Covid-safe environment, and please bring your mask. The event is being held during normal business hours at the dealership and we need to respect that other customers may be in the dealership. Everyone who attends is a Porsche Ambassador for HCR!
Boxster 101 Maintenance Tech Session
Chris McChesney brings back his hugely-popular Boxster 101 Maintenance tech session on Saturday, June 19. This is basic Boxster DIY maintenance, and will be simple things you can do to your car that DOESN’T require being hooked up to a computer. This session focuses on replacing FRONT BRAKES, including rotors/pads/sensors. One lucky person can have their front brakes replaced at the session.
Boxster owners ONLY! And the session is limited to 10 people as it’s conducted in Chris’ garage at his house. You MUST arrive in your Boxster!
Register at: Boxster 101 Tech Session
UPDATE: German Motor Gathering in Boerne
As you all know, the original Driving Tour to Boerne and Porsche Car Corral was canceled due to bad weather. However, the associated German Motor Gathering car show in Boerne has now been rescheduled, so our HCR event is back on. The date is Saturday, June 26 and we depart for Boerne at 8am. Starting location will be emailed to all confirmed registrants a day or two before the event date.
Everyone who registered for the original Driving Tour and Car Corral will remain as registered, but you will be moved to a Pending status. This is necessary since the original Event Liability Waiver that was signed is no longer valid and must be re-signed. As a result, you must go back in to ClubReg and eSign the Event Liability Waiver. Some of you may not have eSigned the Communicable Disease Waiver (or the one you eSigned may have expired), so that waiver might also need to be signed. Please note that anyone who does not resubmit a new event liability waiver by noon on Sunday, June 20 will not be confirmed for the tour, will be cancelled from the event and no refunds issued. For those drivers that made their charitable contribution ($10) for the original event, we plan to apply your donation to this rescheduled event, so nothing additional is needed. If you are unable to join us on the new date, your money can be refunded or, with your permission, it can be added to the amount that Hill Country Region donates to our supported charities. If you are unable to attend, please login to your ClubReg and cancel your registration, so that other folks would be able to attend in your place.
If you didn’t register for the original tour, but want to attend the rescheduled event, WE HAVE SOME OPENINGS, so register here: ClubReg.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tom@hcrpca.org.
July Driving Tour: BBQ and Ice Cream!
Our next tour will be on July 24, presented by Driving Adventures USA. Breakfast will be provided by Torqqe Performance, another HCR sponsor and advertiser. I know, I know…it may be hot. So what? Our tour will feature twisty and scenic roads, BBQ lunch in one town, ice cream in another town (to keep you cool), and plenty of back road driving to satisfy your P-car.
We will start off at a club sponsor location (all will be revealed in due time), who will provide breakfast tacos and coffee (restrooms too).
Check out our newest sponsor website: Driving Adventures USA
Registration is now open: BBQ & Ice Cream Tour
F1 Ticket Contact
If any HCR members are in need of seats for the F1 race, please contact Brandon Brock at COTA. He still has a few seats left for PCA members:
Use Promo Code “Porsche” with this link if you want to buy them online:
Summer SchnellFest / Intro to HPDE
Summer SchnellFest is in the books. We had about 225 participants this weekend out at COTA, including our hugely successful Intro to DE Program. And yes, I shagged cones on Friday, and I got to see all the drivers and figure out if any could keep up with me on the track at COTA. lol
Porsche Austin Espressos and Exotics
I ran across some folks at SchnellFest on Saturday that said they stopped by Porsche Austin for this event, before coming out to COTA. Feedback was positive and apparently well-attended. If our dealership does something like this again in the future, HCR members will find out about it here first!
I’m happy to report several new volunteers joined our ranks in the past couple of months. However, HCR continues to have multiple volunteer opportunities in several aspects of our club. In the past, we’ve all come to rely on “a person” delivering events like tours, tech sessions, happy hours, DE, picnics, dinners, etc. That leaves our club woefully under-supported, and puts all the responsibility on a core group of about 10-15 volunteers. For an organization of 1500 members, that’s not a sustainable model. So our club is moving in a new direction to create opportunities and roles that are smaller and more numerous, so that no one person has to carry a heavy load.
We need volunteers. “Many hands makes for light work.”
If you desire to help out, and can only give a 1-2 hours a week, then we have plenty of opportunities where you can help. Our desire is to find out what you like to do, and align you with that group within our club. Again, small commitments of time that can fit the schedules of not just retirees, but members still in the workforce. We will present a way for these volunteer opportunities to be “reference-able”, so that your volunteerism and skillset can be called out on your professional resume.
Contact me if you would like to help your club. My information is below.
Our objective continues to be to keep our membership up to date on what is going on in HCR, as well as PCA nationally. Please remember, our goal is to deliver events that allow you to participate safely, and to ensure you have fun!
If any questions or comments, please let me know.
President – Hill Country Region
Porsche Club of America
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