November 2021 President’s Message
Our October events were a blast, with a hundred-mile rally, a fifty mile tour to the Annual Meeting, and a weekend of Autocross providing fun across the board. See this month’s articles for more details!
November brings us the Region election and several events that I hope will bring out those of you who have thought about joining us on a driving adventure, but have worried that it might be too competitive or focused on performance driving for your taste. On Saturday November 20th, we will have our first “gimmick rally” the Picture Perfect Rally (registration is open), put together by Past President Craig Steele. Any Porsche is equally advantaged as it is about observation and creativity not speed! See Jim Robison’s article below for more (and a teaser about his Two Lake Rally December 4).
On Sunday November 21st we will have a year-end Autocross event at Sonoma Raceway, but this will be a low-cost, low-key event especially oriented towards new drivers or anyone who is “AX-curious.” Just ten dollars for first-timers! We have new loaner helmets and friendly helpers to help you enjoy your experience. Registration is open. Please come check it out!
On Tuesday November 30th we have our annual Planning Meeting. This is one of two ways in which you can really contribute to the club’s future. Bring your ideas, or just come to hear about the types of events we plan for 2022 at Mary’s Pizza Shack in Novato at 7 PM. Dinner is always on the club – you just pay for your drink (Zoom will also available). Please see our calendar link at redwoodpca.org for details.
The other way you can contribute is to consider running for a Board Member position. We are seeking candidates for Secretary and Treasurer on our Executive Council. Please reach out to me directly if you would like to know more about these positions and how much fun our Board meetings are. We will be sending out a ballot to elect our 2022 leadership positions before the end of November, with results tallied before our fantastic Holiday Party on December 11th at the Sally Tomatoes venue in Rohnert Park.
Registration for the Holiday Party is open!
This will be my ninth year as a member of Redwood Region, and I continue to make new friends that I never would have met anywhere else. If you see a 991.2 Sapphire Blue Carrera S Cabriolet out and about, if the driver has a matching cap and a huge grin, it’s me! Flash your headlights, wave, and say 'hi'.