The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from MIKE McNULTY, CPA-PCA President
Holiday greetings Central Pa members, guests and visitors.
2014 pffftttt. One more month and we will be looking at 2015! I hope all of our members have a safe and family filled Thanksgiving. Right around the corner will be last big family holidays and I hope each and every member gets to enjoy this special time of year with those we cherish and love. You have all seen the November Sprecher for this year’s nominees so please take the time to vote and communicate your choices for next year’s Executive board. Our biggest upcoming event is upon us. The annual Holiday Party is January 17th, 2015. Please see the sign up information in this month’s Sprecher. I am looking forward to a big turnout to celebrate our 50th Anniversary. We will be hosting our Zone 2 Rep this year, Cheryl Taylor and her husband Claude. The club is going to thank all of our members that attend with some unique special anniversary gifts at this year’s event. They will be hot items and nice to have for years to come. Both the ladies and men will have a special memento celebrating our 50th Anniversary.
We are going to be at West Shore Country Club this year for the Holiday Party.
Our last autocross was held on Sunday November 9th and it was a huge success. We could not have had a better day this late in the year. We now have two autocrosses under our belt with the new trailer set up. Thank you to Al Peinhardt for acquiring the new trailer and the autocross group of guys that switched all of the gear over from the old to the new: Paul Hess, Eric Wahlberg, Rick Geiner, Alan Pozner, Bill Hoover, John Caceres. THANK YOU ALL!
Cars and Coffee just had a recent event at Translog in November and the turnout was nice. Tony Miller was again the host and we always look forward to seeing and hearing about what projects he has underway every time we are fortunate enough to be invited to his shop! Thanks again to Tim March and Rick Geiner for setting up and hosting some really nice drives and activities in 2014. We look forward to seeing the 2015 schedule of events for the Cars and Coffees East and West next year. The guys always have interesting places for us to drive to and some nice food along the way!
There is one more DE event over the Thanksgiving weekend. The winter weather is going to mothball a lot of our cars until spring 2015. But if you are interested in the racing aspect of Porsche please look at attending a DE event in 2015. Steve Baun will again be heading up our DE activities for 2105. Contact him with any questions he is a great source of information on how to get involved with the clubs DE and racing outings in 2015.
As mentioned before we are going to be at West Shore Country Club this year for the holiday party. There will also be a block of rooms available at the Radisson Hotel, (717) 763-7117. Please check with Dale Miller for any questions regarding the rates and block of rooms that will be available to our members following the night's holiday party. We know some members are planning on attending from a distance and we want everyone to be safe both coming and going to this year’s event.
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.
I'd like to personally thank each and every member this year for letting me serve as this president. It was a learning experience and one I will always look back on with a smile on my face. It was never dull and always interesting! If there is ANYTHING I could have improved on, please feel free to reach out either by email or phone. We are a great club and there are many new challenges ahead in 2015. Please think about volunteering or becoming active in any way you can next year.
Have a safe, restful holiday season this year. Look back and count all of the blessings we all have and try to reach out and help someone this holiday season that might be in need of a helping hand or just a friendly smile!
Be safe, be well.