COASTAL EMPIRE REGION PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: July 2016

COASTAL EMPIRE REGION PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: JULY 2016
All Coastal Empire Region Members,
2016 is quickly moving forward, I hope you had an opportunity to attend at least one of these events during the first half of 2016:

-A Tech Session in Savannah on the 23rd of January, coordinated by Annie Allman, Joe Frazar, at Andy Greene’s facility.
-A driving tour and lunch with the Palmetto Region PCA onFebruary 20th in Walterboro, SC, coordinated by George Harrison, who led the caravan and worked with Ken Dasen of the Palmetto Region.
-A visit to All In Garage on March 5th, also coordinated by George Harrison.
-In April, we sponsored a Street Survival driver’s education event for teens. Mike Larimer organized and coordinated this event. We’ll be determining whether we should coordinate or assist in another one of these event this coming October.
-In May, we had an opportunity to tour the New River Auto Mall’s new colli- sion center in Okatie, SC thanks to the efforts of Steve Potter and Jill Jauch.
-Our June Driver’s Education(DE) at Roebling Road Raceway on the 5th and 6th had 118 attendees!
-Thanks to John and Sally Bradshaw for hosting our Savannah Yacht Club dinner on June 15th and to Annie Allman for her assistance with this event.
I would also like to recognize Art and Dottie Lundquist who attended the recent Porsche Parade. The Lundquists placed 8th out of 43 in the Unequipped Navigational Class TSD rally, and won the gimmick rally! Annie Allman will be interviewing the Lundquists for an article to be posted on our CER website.
As we move into the second half of 2016, please review our upcoming calendar of events(www.cerpca.net), including:
-Savannah Cars & Coffee the 1st Saturday of each month: 7:30 – 10 a.m.
-Richmond Hill Cars & Coffee, also the 1st Saturday of each month:
9 – 10 a.m.
-Cars & Coffee at USCB the third Saturday of every month 8-11 a.m.
-Drive & Dine to Duke’s BBQ on July 15th: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
-Our second DE at Roebling Road Raceway on September 17th and 18th. Registration(www.clubregistration.net) is open to all drivers with a discounted rate for CER members.
-Savannah Speed Weekend at Hutchinson Island: October 28-30.
-HH Concours: November 5th and 6th with the CER dinner at Hudsons on the evening of the 5th. Ned Kight is coordinating.
-Wolf Mountain trip on November 6th and 7th coordinated by Steve Potter.
-Our final DE of the year will be at Roebling Road Raceway on the 3rd and 4th of December. Registration will open the week ofSeptember 19th on www.clubregistration.net
-The CER Holiday Party will be on December 17th at Hampton Hall.
We are continuing to work on some additional events in the fall and you will be informed as the arrangements are finalized. As you can see, we have a variety of events planned, we always need volunteers and welcome your suggestions. Please contact a member of the board if you have an idea for a future event, or if you would like to assist with an event already planned.
We would like to focus on providing events which enable us to drive our Porsches, as we are a car club!
December 2016 will also mark the 15th anniversary of the Coastal Empire Region’s founding. We will acknowledge this at our Holiday Party.
We now have 566 members as we continue to grow and would encourage all of you to become involved in our activities.
Finally, I would like to acknowledge the continued dedication of the CER board throughout this year and in many cases past years, with special mention of the work done in updating our website by Annie Allman.
I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!
Dave Grandt
President
Coastal Empire Region PCA

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