Join us in welcoming our new members to FLK Region for this year 2023.
We all look forward to meeting you at future events.
- Daniel Parzych
2022 718 Cayman S
- David Pitbladdo
- David Wilkes
2015 911 Carrera
- Richard West
1987 924 S
- John Siracusa
2014 911 Targa 4S
- Halli Sparks
2015 911 Carrera
- Daryljean Reed
- Paul Middlebrook
2013 911 Carrera 4S
- Piero Terio
2014 911 Turbo S
- Ron Stover
- Charles Gladle
- Sam Nichols
- Leonard Mccallum
2004 Boxster S
- John Sobraske
Test Drive Program
- Cory Mcallister
2019 911 Carrera S
- Daniel Elner
2002 Boxster S
- Mark A Fitch
2014 Cayman S
- John Pruett
- Gregg Caruso
Porsche Club of America finishes 2022 with strong membership growth
In 2022, PCA achieved new membership records exceeding 150,000 total members and topping 100,000 primary members. Primary membership increased 6% in 2022, after growing 7% in 2021.
On December 3rd, 2022 the Board of Directors held it’s final meeting of the year. One of the agenda items was to finalize which organizations will receive the club’s charitable contributions. This has been a club tradition every December. The following organizations each will receive a donation of $250. Schuyler County Habitat for Humanity providing smoke detectors, Happiness House of Wayne County which is under the umbrella of CP Rochester, and the International Motor Racing Research Center in Watkins Glen, NY. Thank you Gini Albertalli, the clubs Charity Chair, for recommending these great organizations to the Board for consideration. 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.
Mike Hortiatis Farewell Dinner Event Nov. 10, 2022
3rd Annual Zone 1&2 Boardwalk Reunion Oct. 15, 2022
Paul Corter and his wife Christine attended this event for the first time. We traveled to Ocean City, New Jersey on Friday October 14th and arrived around 2:45 pm. We were scheduled to have dinner at 6:00 pm with friends we met at the 2020 PCA Treffen in West Virginia. To kill time we walked to the boardwalk and spend time checking things out and enjoying the ocean views watching the slew of surfers catching the waves. Our friends, from the First Settlers Region, arrived and we met them in the hotel lobby. We also met two other couples from the same region. We all had a nice dinner and socialized afterward before retiring. The next day all attendees gathered at the OCNJ Municipal Airport to register, receive our goodie bags, and get staged for the drive to the Boardwalk. Police escorted the 356 Porsches from the airport to the boardwalk where we drove onto the boardwalk and proceeded to form two rows of Porsches that stretched from 14th street to 6th street. Once arrangements were completed, we left our cars and enjoyed the day having lunch, shopping, and checking out all the cars until it was time to leave. We all returned to our cars a 4:00pm and were escorted off the boardwalk and we returned to our hotels to get ready for the evening activities of Drinks, Dinner, and Dancing at the Flanders Hotel. The day was perfect and the evening was very enjoyable. The 3rd Annual Porsche Boardwalk Reunion was a great success. Looking forward to next years event. Check out the other photos on our Photo Archive page.
October 8th, 2022 Leaf Peeping Luncheon at ECC
This event was held at the Elmira Country Club which is the same venue as last years luncheon. ECC did a fantastic job preparing the private room for our 22 attendees. This was our last scheduled Regional event of the year. This years attendance equaled last years event. It was great to see attendees from across the whole region. The Fall leaves were turning which made it a picturesque drive for our attendees. For a change, Paul Corter, FLK Region President, developed a 20 question Porsche Trivia Quiz that was enjoyed by the attendees while we waited for our food. After adding up the number of correct answers, we had a tie between Neil Freson and Charles McLaud. After the conclusion of the tie breaker, Neil Freson was the winner of our Trivia Quiz. Neil won a nice coffee mug from the PCA National store. We had good food and good fellowship that afternoon. Check out the other photos on our Photo Archive Page.
Hazlitt Winery, Engine 14 Brewery and Roots Cafe Event
We had a great attendance at this event on Saturday, August 27, 2022. Twenty Members/co-members attended. We all gathered at the Hazlitt Winery in Naples, NY at 3:00 to have a winery tour that was scheduled early in the year. Once we arrived we found out the winery stopped doing tours a few months ago. So we all grabbed some wine and had great fellowship. We had two and a half hours to kill before our dinner reservation at 5:30 at the Roots Cafe.
After some time spent at the winery we walked over to the Engine 14 Brewery, which is located in an adjacent building on the winery grounds. Enjoyed further fellowship there until it was time to leave for dinner. The tour wasn’t missed at all and allowed more time for us to socialize.
Had a great dinner at the Roots Cafe, which is located across the street from the Hazlitt Winery. Food was good but because of the large dinner crowd it took awhile to receive our food which resulted in a later start returning home. But we still had a great time enjoying the company and the nice evening eating our dinners on the Cafe’s front porch. Check out all the photos in the archive.
August 2022 Fund Raising Event
The first FLK membership sponsored Fund Raising Event was very successful. The event was held at the Corning Country Club on Saturday, August 20, 2022. The fund raising event was created to support the great efforts the Food Bank of the Southern Tier does to supply needed meals to residents in the surrounding communities, within our region, that really need their help. The FLK event collected $1,050.00 which will be presented to the Food Bank next week.
I want to thank Tom and Betsy Stegbauer for selecting another fabulous venue. CCC welcomed us and gave us great service. They even allowed us to park our cars under the drive-thru square in front of the main entrance. We all had a great lunch, great fellowship, and welcomed Joe Tierno to his first club event.
I want to also thank Gini Albertalli, our Charity Chair, who worked with the Food Bank and prepared donation logs, event flyers, and handouts for the event. Unfortunately, Gini and Curt couldn’t make the event. She will organize the date we drop off our donation to the Food Bank. Check out the event’s pictures.
Incoming Officers for 2022-2023
The succession of officers for our region took place with a dinner at Laurier Catering in Mendon, NY. The board of directors approved appropriating $400 to subsidize the room charge, tax, and gratuity for the ten attendees that included spouses. Each member and their guest paid for their own dinner. This dinner came after the final board meeting of the current officers held via zoom on Thursday 12/2. The minutes are posted in the archive section of our website.
Congratulations to Paul Corter as new incoming President beginning in 2022. Paul is no stranger to leadership and activity with PCA as he has spearheaded our growth in the Southern Tier, attended two Parades and Treffen events. He has also been viewing the on line webinars of PCA to familiarize himself with methods an procedures. Craig Urciuoli is our new incoming Vice-President who will be active in communicating with the region as he has already had published several articles on his PCA activities. He and his 3 PCA member family have attended many Cars and Coffee, as well as numerous driver ed track events.
We have a familiar member to all as incoming Secretary being Neil Freson. Many know him as one who has initiated our anniversary celebration at the Glen, as well as numerous spontaneous thumb drives. His familiarity with procedures will ensure a smooth transition. And Laura Butler elected as Treasurer completes our board as a representative that has always offered assistance and oversight with her attendance to membership and board meetings. She has also offered charitable contribution recommendations that is an important part of our treasury.
The proposals we have for our charitable contributions are the Finger Lakes Food Bank, and the Glenn Curtiss Museum. Both rely on community support and essential to our region. We typically donate about 10% of our treasury to causes. Remember this is your membership dues coming back to us to support our club and region. This year we had a complimentary dinner, subsidized a portion of our Glen Club event, and entrance to the Glenn Curtis Museum. Please submit ideas to how we can continue to support membership growth and region assistance.
One of our popular events is our “Drive, Learn, and Dine” event. Once again this year we visited the Glenn Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY. Arrival for the tour was at 3:30 and completed by 5:00. From there we drove to the Lakeside Restaurant and Tavern overlooking Keuka Lake. Our dinner reservations were for 5:30 pm. The links below will give you an idea of the historic items at the museum. The Glenn Curtiss Museum houses numerous examples of motion of international significance. The pleasant drive along Keuka Lake to Lakeside offers a chance to appreciate the view, socialize, and enjoy excellent dining.
Scenes from a successful SHOW, TASTE, AND TOUR 2021 held at the beautiful Glenora Winery.
Cars lined up beginning at 11:00 am. We presented 22 cars from our region representing front engine, mid-engine, and rear engine. There were coupes and convertibles, air cooled and water cooled. There were even several his and her Porsche’s!
Between 12:00 and 1:00 tastings were available at the Glenora tasting room. We were able to sit as a group for lunch beginning around 1:00 pm. There was a review of the PCA Porsche Parade by several of the members who were able to attend at French Lick, Indiana. And a reminder this will be held in the Northeast at the Pocono’s in June of 2022.