In the Zone March 2019

Hitting the road in 2019

As your zone rep, I’m committed to making myself as visible as my budget from PCA will allow. Each year, I try to plan travel as far in advance as possible. Depending on the size of your region, I attempt to visit at least once and in some cases twice. I also try to mix up the type of event that I join, so that over my 4-year tenure, I can meet as many of you as possible. While the main role of this volunteer “job” is to support and observe the efforts of region presidents and, as needed their boards of directors, an important part of the assignment is to remain visible and available to all members. Realizing that attendance at one or two events in each region accomplishes SOME visibility, I’m not going to be fooled into thinking that this is a comprehensive approach.

So, in order to be as transparent as possible, I’m including my plans for 2019 as I know them today. This “calendar” probably represents about 90% of my PCA travel, and is based on what can be gleaned from the plans of each region as of this date.

Not all regions are shown here, as not all regional calendars are firm at this time.

I should also note that I’ll be at several more events in my home Intermountain Region, than those that are shown here.

Roadrunner Region- March 9. Region President’s Annual meeting (invitation only)

Rocky Mountain Region- March 23. New Member Social

Intermountain Region- Spring Social

Roadrunner Region- April 13, Off Road Tour

Intermountain Region- May 3-4 HPDE, Utah Motorsports Campus

Alpine Mountain Region- May 18 Breckenridge Tour

Roadrunner Region- May 25-26, Autocross, Farmington

Personal Fun- June 18- Tour Porsche Factory and Museum!!! (Monthly letter topic)

PCA National, Summer Board Meeting -Porsche Parade, week of July 22. Boca Raton

Rocky Mountain Region- September 19-21- HPDE and Club Race (a ZR requirement)

Alpine Mountain Region- October 5-6, HPDE Pueblo

Carrera Region- October 26-27- Oktoberfiesta, El Paso or Deming

Intermountain Region- November 30, Holiday Social

West Texas Region- December TBD, Tour and Holiday Social

So if you find yourself at one of the above events, PLEASE hunt me down and introduce yourself, if I don’t get to you first! And if we don’t find an opportunity to meet face to face, I’m always out here wanting to learn everything that I can about your region! I’d love to hear about the things that you love about being a member in your region. Feel free to contact me at any time at this email address- Zone9Rep@pca.org.

Just a reminder- As I write this, registration for Porsche Parade in Boca Raton is now open. I know that Parade is far away this year, but I hope to see some of you there!!!

Rich Sanders

Zone 9 Rep, PCA

Dear members,

COVID-19, the novel corona virus, has become the forefront of immediate health concerns.  The RMR Board has been following and discussing these issues on a frequent basis.  We understand that members have concerns. In all things we do, we consider first and foremost the health and safety of our members, volunteers, and sponsors.  As we begin to host events again, we ask that everyone follow the guidelines below to help keep themselves and fellow members safe.

Social distancing is key when gathering for the event.  Please maintain a distance of 6 feet from friends and staff whenever possible.
Face coverings are most essential in times when social distancing is difficult.  Face coverings are meant to protect those around you in case you are unknowingly infected.  We are requiring that masks be worn at all times unless maintaining at least six feet of distance, or when eating, drinking or driving.
Avoid handshakes, fist bumps, and other forms of physical contact.  When appropriate, use hand sanitizer or wash your hands and avoid touching your face.
Following these guidelines will help to lower the risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19, and will facilitate our ability to host more events in the future.

By and for the Board of the Rocky Mountain Region, Porsche Club of America, Inc.

Jim Thorburn

President, RMR-PCA

PCA National Board of Directors

PCA National Audit Committee