COASTAL EMPIRE REGION PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: July 2017

All Coastal Empire Region Members,

We are halfway done with 2017, I hope you had an opportunity to attend at least one of these events so far this year:
– A Tech  Session at Porsche of Hilton Head, coordinated by George Harrison
-The new model Panamera launch at Porsche of Hilton Head
-The trip to Charleston, coordinated by George and Nancy Harrison
-The Bob Woodman Rite/CER BBQ arranged by Tracy Goucher
-Our June Driver’s Education (DE) at Roebling Road Raceway, which had 105 attendees
-Thanks to the Bradshaw’s for hosting our Savannah Yacht Club dinner on June 14th

As we move into the second half of 2017, please review our upcoming calendar of events (www.cerpca.net), including:
-Richmond Hill Cars & Coffee the 1st Saturday of every month 9 – 10 am
-Cars & Coffee at USCB the third Saturday of every month 8 – 11 am
-Drive & Dine to Duke’s BBQ on July 14th 11 am – 2pm
-Social at Molly MacPhersons on July 28th
-Our second DE at Roebling Road Raceway on September 16th and 17th. Registration (www.registration.net) is open to all drivers with a discounted rate for CER members
-Savannah Speed Weekend at Hutchinson Island in late October
-HH Concours: November 4th and 5th with the CER dinner at on the evening of the 4th
-Our final DE of the year will be on the 2nd and 3rd of December at Roebling Road Raceway
-The CER Holiday Party will be on December 9th at the Savannah Yacht Club

We continue to work on some additional events for August and the fall, 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.

As with most non profit groups and clubs, very few people do the majority of the work. To avoid burn out for these few individuals, I would invite you to participate in our club and help spread the responsibility and ownership for our events. You can become more involved by sponsoring an event, joining the board, or just attending a board meeting. The more people who are involved, the better we will serve our membership!

We are also pursuing better ways to assimilate our new members and quickly involve them in our various activities.
I would urge every member to attend an event, assist with an event, or provide feedback on what we are doing, or should be doing – I urge you to become more active and not be content in watching others do the behind the scenes work!

Please contact a member of the board if you have an idea for a future event, if you would like to assist with an event already planned, or would like to become active in other ways.

We will continue to focus on providing events which enable us to drive our Porschess, as we are a car club!

Currently our club has 345 primary members and 205 affiliate members for a total of 550.

Finally, I would like to acknowledge the continued dedication of the CER board throughout this year and in many cases past years. Our board members can be contacted directly by reviewing the contacts tab on our website.

I look forward to seeing you at an upcoming event!

Dave Grandt
President
Coastal Empire Region PCA

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