We have entered our 25th year (2021) as a region of PCA since we began in the late Spring of 1996. To commemorate this PCA National sent our citation, and a commemorative letter. The citation is below. And we understand PCA Zone One has reserved WGI Track for the weekend of June 4-6. This is the traditional Clash weekend and our anniversary celebration at the Glen Club. Keep that date open!
The current slate of elected officers are also entering the final year of their final term. We had a video call board meeting on February 2nd. The minutes will be posted on the website as well. The important part of our discussion was updating our by-laws, and succession. Secretary John Malvaso, and Vice-president Neil Freson reviewed these and have updated several sections. Once the revisions are ready, we will send this out to membership. You will then have a minimum of 20 days to review prior to a vote.
We also had a brief review of the duties requested of the elected board members. We felt this was necessary in order for future candidates to consider these positions. We’ll be publishing more details on these with information here as a start. President leads the region through action or delegation. The President also represents the region as a board member of PCA. The vice-President stands ready to act on behalf of the President, helps to coordinate events, and lead ad hoc activities. The Secretary keeps club records, updates information with national, and refers to the by-laws. The treasurer keeps the financial records, reconciles the credits from PCA, monitors expenses, and charitable contributions. There are appointed or volunteer positions such as social chair, safety, newsletter editor and membership. These are fairly self-explanatory. All positions are open to volunteers in either leadership or assistance. If you have any interest please respond to firstname.lastname@example.org
ZONE ONE of PCA which is where the Finger Lakes Region resides had it’s semi annual meeting on a virtual format Saturday November 21st. This was the final meeting presided by Mike Bryan the outgoing President of Zone One. Many of you have gotten to know Mike as he attended several of our region events. In fact his first region visit in Zone One was at our planning meeting back in January 2016. He’s been a tireless worker and a true advocate for PCA and our region. I also welcome Rico Diaz as the new ZONE ONE President. Rico is well known by many, for his consistent high level of work with Driver’s Ed. He knows the regions, the people, and how to get events done. We look forward to working with Rico and all officers of ZONE ONE.
We completed three out of five major events with our Meet Up at Tags in Big Flats held this October 10th, 2020. The facility was very accommodating with our own parking lot and a separate well, ventilated dining area. This was our second visit to Tags and my first. The drive through the Southern Tier was very scenic with the leaves showing their colors. Once at Tags it was fun to see the display of guitars from Trace Atkins, Ted Nugent, and many more. Below are guitars from Foreigner and The Charlie Daniels Band
We have also finalized our charitable contribution which the board agreed to assist Habitat for Humanity in providing smoke and CO2 detectors. Assistance is going to Habitat of Seneca County for $300.11, and Yates/Schuyler Habitats for $338.29. Thanks to Laura Butler for proposing this as it benefits those who need in our region. Always consider making recommendations for a contribution we can make to better our community. Also I do want to remind members that the funds we have are your dollars coming back to us from PCA National. This money can also be used to benefit our members and grow membership.
August 29th, 2020 we had a modified Tour, Learn, and Dine at the Curtiss H. Glenn Museum in Hammondsport. It truly is a significant treasure of American history in mechanical motion. There are historic examples of the first motorized bikes, motorcycles, automobiles, and airplanes right here in our region. We were only able to do self-guided tours which allowed us to view and enjoy at our own pace. This will be worth a second look and we hope to repeat this again in 2021 under better conditions.https://glennhcurtissmuseum.org/
The conclusion of the tour took us on a short but scenic drive to the Lakeside Restaurant that provided outdoor seating and a beautiful view of Keuka Lake. The weather was spotty earlier in the day and did provide a clear evening for an enjoyable dinner and a spirited ride home for all. We had a good group from all areas of our region including Pennsylvania, Horseheads, and Rochester. We were able to go maskless and pose for a few pictures courtesy of Rita Pullano.
We had a successful outing with Glenora Wine Cellars for our third annual Finger Lakes Region PCA car display at a regional winery. We are taking suggestions for a mid week dinner meet. Several suggestions are Glen Iris Inn, NY Kitchen, and the new Inn on the Lake restaurant. We do ask that it can accommodate outdoor seating, and follow NY and CDC safety guidelines for up to 16 attendees. Please respond to email@example.com.
We wrap up our major events in October with our second hosting in the Southern Tier. We did a visit to Tags in Big Flats last year (2019) and look forward to doing that a second time. We’ve had good success visiting our venues twice so this seems likely.
June 16th was our first Dinner in Geneva at Kindred Fare. We sat at 6:30 for dinner as this was our third year here and has been a region favorite. And now we have held our first Thumbdrive Luncheon of 2021!
We had perfect weather and a great turnout for our celebration during the Clash at the Glen. This was our largest event attendance with over 50 members and guests. Our region does focus on social events as we incorporate our Porsche’s and drives throughout our historic and scenic landscape.
This has been a busy month as we get our cars back on the road. We had 10 cars for our region exclusive Track Day. Our Cars and Coffee had three new attendees and has been a great source of new membership. Always feel free to bring along another Porsche owner that may not yet has enjoyed PCA membership. And 13 attendees joined in on our short notice dinner at Castaways On the Lake in Webster, NY.
Next Coffee and Cars Saturday June 12th from 9:00 am to 10:30 am at Leo’s Bakery. Great for new members! Below is from May 8th.
Membership Meeting Complimentary Lunch draws 27 attendees to start PCA Finger Lakes Region 25th anniversary year. Below are pictures from Beef and Brew located in downtown Geneva, NY.
Scheduled for April 25th for a Drive the Glen time at 12pm. Once you arrive at the gate around 11:30 you will be met by a pace car who will lead you to stage before your laps. We are asking that you encourage everyone to purchase their tickets ahead of time which has been linked below! Your discount code for your DTG tickets is WGIDTG25.