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Zone Rep Report June 2017

Liz ShawIn the Zone by Rich Sanders

“H” or “A” – It’s ALL GOOD!!

Well it looks as though Zone 9 is going to be well represented at this year’s Porsche Parade in Spokane. As of April 29th members from 5 of the zone’s 7 regions had registered totaling around 90 attendees. By the time you read this monthly letter, I’m hoping we will have exceeded the 100 mark. My fingers are crossed. If you are one of the those attendees and you happen to be leaving from, or heading through Salt Lake City on the way to parade, please consider joining us for a pre-Parade meet-up and casual buffet dinner at Porsche Salt Lake on Friday evening July 7th. Registration and further details can be found at www.msreg.com/ParadeOrBust .

As zone rep, and a member of the PCA national staff, there is an expectation that I attend events at least once per year, preferably twice. The travel portion of this volunteer gig offers a positive offset for some of the weekly administration that comes with acting as a liaison between the national office and leadership within each region. So I suppose that I’m getting into the rhythm of my role, when I feel a bit like a slacker when I spend four consecutive weeks at home with no PCA related travel. April and part of May was a series of “home” games here in the Intermountain Region.  Autocross, Cars and Coffee, a tour to the Bonneville Salt Flats, and the Wendover Air Museum, plus volunteering for a dry-run of the 8th Amazing (gimmick) Rally offered some really cool club events here at home.

Mid May through July it’s time to hit the road for a series of “away” games. I just can’t wait for Fiesta 50 in Santa Fe plus Rocky Mountain Highway and the associated DE in Aspen. Each will be filled with people who are new to me, and lots of mountain driving.  After these two events, I’ll represent the zone at the PCA Club Race at High Plains Raceway, in Colorado. Hosting a club race will be a new experience. All of the zone reps have a training guide on how to help out at club races, However, I’m going to need to learn my way into that role, and I’m sure I’ll have lots of help from the RMR-PCA, and National Race Committee to help me figure it all out. The final “away game” before a bit of a travel break, will be the Porsche Parade in Spokane. I know that several of the regions in our zone have been nominated for a variety of national awards, from region of the year, family of the year, web design awards, and more. I’m really anxious to see if the hard work in individual regions gains national recognition. Again, I’ve got my fingers crossed.

And as the year goes on, I will still be working on the rest of the “away” game schedule. West Texas, Carrera, and Llano Estacado regions are the furthest from my home. I’ll be working with region presidents Kim Pershall, Dan Thomas, and Joe Papp respectively to arrang attendance at more “away games” in their regions while hopefully coordinating dates of travel in order to get the best bang for the buck out of the PCA travel budget.

Rich Sanders, Zone 9 Rep

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