The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from MIKE McNULTY, CPA-PCA President
Hello, Central Pa members, guests and visitors,
It’s hard to believe but we are now 6 months into 2015 and I will be writing just a few more of these pieces as we roll thru the rest of the year. At the June meeting we had another fantastic turnout! Several of our new members from the May meeting were in attendance again and that’s a great trend for the club going forward. As our region continues to grow we are always looking for new ideas and volunteers for club activities!
As of the June meeting we have 447 primary members and a total with associates of 735! To carry on the theme from the first paragraph the club will be holding a “new members” social soon. Check the Sprecher for details as we have to coordinate the event and get potential dates secured. This will be for new members who have joined in 2014 and 2015 with RSVPs required.
The summer months are a bit on the slow side for club activities but we do have the annual Crab Feast coming up very soon in August. It’s a wonderful event at a great venue and is always well attended! Make your reservations early and bring your friends.
The Carlisle Import and Kit National show last month was a great success. There were quite a few Porsches at the event from several nearby regions. Thank you Tim for hosting a nice organized event. Look for an expanded event in 2016. There were several ideas that we discussed to enhance our presence in 2016 and it should another great day for CPA-PCA at this event.
The summer months are a bit on the slow side for club activities but we do have the annual Crab Feast coming up very soon in August.
If you are headed to Parade please travel safely and enjoy your time with all of other Porsche enthusiasts! We have a few of our members going this year and I look forward to hearing about their trip and adventures when they return.
In 2016 we will again be celebrating another club milestone. The Swap will be turning 40 years young in 2016. Check back here to see the event develop and what’s on the agenda for 2016. Steve Baun and his team will be putting together another great event for us to enjoy next year. With the continued success of the Swap we are able to support our members and continue to donate to our chosen charities.
The Charity Committee and the Budget committee have set a date to meet and begin the vetting and budgeting process for 2015/2016. If you are interested in volunteering and being on either committee we can always use more help on both of these important committees.
We had our last spring AX on May 10th, Mothers Day. Fall dates are being worked on but are at a premium at the Hershey lot. If anyone has a connection for a lot large enough to host our AX’s please reach out to me so we can pursue that lead. We are still working with HERCO to secure more slots on the Giant Center lot. Again check the website as more dates become available.
The summer DE schedule is in full swing and our DE chair Steve has just returned from another great weekend of club racing and fun. Check the newsletter to read about those events and how you can participate in them for the remainder of 2015 and into next year’s schedule. They fill up fast and are well attended by our members!
Also Cars and Chocolate in Hershey at the Cocoa Beanery is back meeting again after the winter hiatus.
The club meets the 1st Tuesday of every month at the Lancaster Liederkranz. Good food great beer great company. Don’t miss an opportunity to see how the club runs. We have an Exec board and directors members meeting each month with the general membership invited.
As the summer heats up and we find ourselves out and about enjoying the nice weather please please be mindful of cars and large trucks on the roads and drive defensively! We live in a nice area but ’share’ the roadways with other drivers that are at times not focused on the task at hand.
Be safe, be well.