The Steering Wheel
President’s Message from STEVE LIMBERT, CPA-PCA President
A couple of weeks ago our VP Eric and I attended the Zone 2 meeting in Hazelton. The gathering proved to be a great exchange of ideas on how to make regions stronger and presented the big picture of what our club is all about. The social aspect of our club is the keystone of our continued success. Truly about the people!
I’m pleased to report that we had five new members plus a long-timer join us at our last gathering and indeed most all joined in on various discussions.
One area that all regions are always working on is member retention and growth. Welcoming new members with social events such as our cars and coffee has proven to help keep interest and retain members. Direct contact also seems to be a good selling point getting the new folks out to monthly meetings. Generating strong tech sessions has proven to develop interests.
The Porsche Club of America is the world's largest single marque car club with over 118 thousand members. As many of our local members know I Am also a long time member of the SCCA and at this time they have about 60 thousand members. While the SCCA autoX program is huge nationwide, their racing has fallen off a bit in recent times, PCA is steadily growing in both the autoX, DE arena as well as the Club racing.
As a club our members spend in excess of $156 million to maintain and improve their rides. 29% go to dealers, 28% use independent shops, 15% are do it yourselfers and one can only assume the balance sell their cars prior to repairs. 51% of the membership owns four or more vehicles, for sure some interesting stats.
Central PA region is in excellent shape in all areas, membership, financial, social and especially with our charity programs. That's not to say we are better than others regions but we need to be extremely proud of our accomplishments.
I’m pleased to report that we had five new members plus a long-timer join us at our last gathering and indeed most all joined in on various discussions. Part of the fun in all this for me is meeting new folks and exchanging ideas and stories about their cars and perhaps mis-adventures. The Liederkranz continues to provide a scrumptious meal for us to enjoy prior to our meetings.
Once again please come out to interact with your fellow members,
As always, TRAVEL SAFE