2018 Calendar Getting Around with the Las Vegas Region
Note: This is the 2018 Event Calendar for the Las Vegas Region.
Note that we've put our own LVR events in BLACK (except for date changes). Non-region
listed in blue and are sometimes described down toward the end of the Newsletter.
Board meetings are usually held on the first Wednesday at Gaudin Porsche.
Members' Breakfasts are held at the Red Rock Country Club.
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More information about the Las Vegas Region may be found at http://www.lasvegaspca.com
Slogans tell a story...
When this Editor joined his first car club, I think it was in the late 1800's, the group's motto was "Ingenuity in Action." It was all about the cars, because back then it took a lot of ingenuity to keep a car running, to modify it to go faster, and, in general, just to own one.
Much later, when he joined the Porsche Club of America, their slogan was "Getting There is Half the Fun."
This moved the center of interest over to the middle, being half about the cars and half about the fun you'd have with the folks after you got there.
So fast forward to today. PCA's motto (actually it appears to have two of them) is "It's Not About the Cars, It's About the People." Or maybe it's "Fueled by Volunteers."
With either one, the emphasis has shifted way over toward the people and away from the cars.
To really enjoy the Porsche Club, you must interact with the people in it. That means you have to participate in the Club activities. You can't just sit home and read Panorama.
Notices from the Board:
Many of our LVR members have registered for and will attend the Treffen In Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico this April (see the detailed notice below). Our Drive Chairman Alex is preparing a group drive to the Treffen, leaving April 24, with one overnight stop on the way. If you plan to go the the Treffen, consider joining your friends along the way there. We'll be publishing the details shortly. BTW, the Treffen location is about 576 miles from here, making for two relatively easy days of driving.
The Region's web site is www.lasvegaspca.com
Now . . . . on to the Coming (or just happened) Events
March 17,18 Drive to SoCal to Santa Anita
Our President and First Lady joined members of Zone 8 in the Los Angeles area to drive some of the twisty roads and visit the Santa Anita Racetrack and the races. We believe they were able to drive their Porsche home so didn't lose/win much.
A bunch of one horsepower vehicles flashed by while the high-horsepower vehicles drove in and parked outside.
March 15 (Thursday): Third Thursday Social; 6 pm 'til after the sun set.
A small, but enthusiastic group of 20 people met at Ventano's Italian Grill and Seafood restaurant in Henderson and since we decided that a happy hour shouldn't be limited to one hour, we stuck around until well past sunset.
As the pictures above indicate the libations, camaraderie, conversations, and condiments were all "moto bene."
NEXT LVR EVENT
THE GAMBLER'S RALLY
April 21 (Saturday): Garage Tour Progressive Dinner
Join your fellow LVR members for a unique culinary experience beginning at 2:00 pm
April 26 (Thursdayt): Spring Open House at Gaudin Porsche
April 25-29: Treffen Tamaya, New Mexico
Save the Date! Treffen Tamaya in New Mexico to take place April 25-29, 2018. Registration is open, details and link below.
For those planning on attending the Treffen, we are making plans for a caravan drive to New Mexico with some exciting roads, vistas, and nutritional delights along the way.
Details will be forthcoming.
Treffen North America is Porsche Club of America's newest twice-a-year national event, featuring non-competitive touring, creative dining events and the opportunity to explore exciting destinations while staying at some of the finest resorts in North America. Translated from German, Treffen means "to meet," and you're sure to meet new people and make new friends. Treffen and Porsche Parade destinations are selected to offer annually a national PCA activity within driving distance of the membership.
Drive:Experience some of North America's best driving roads. New Mexico is home to 25 of the magnificent scenic byways, totaling over 2,900 miles across a diverse landscape.
Dine:Savor the sumptuous blend of flavors, from Spanish and Native American cultures, that has been perfected over the course of 400 years.
Explore: New Mexico offers a host of sensual destinations including exceptional vistas, adventurous outdoor recreation
and diverse artists and artisan galleries.
Check back here over the next few weeks as more details of the event become available. Go to Treffen.PCA.org for information on the event and the schedule of activities and drives including additional costs.
May 17: Third Thursday Social
The May Third Thursday Social promises to be unique. If you have a painting frock, get it out and bring it to Pinot's Palette Paint & Sip Studio in Town Square. Plan to arrive at 6:00 pm and spend $39/pp and join your fellow LVR members for an upscale painting and wine experience.
July 20 -29: Glacier Park Tour; The LVR summer Multi-day driving trip.
We've gone back to the drawing board for this event.
The routes, accommodations, and culinary delights will make this adventure of epic proportions as we explore the mountains of Idaho, Montana & Wyoming. So mark your calendar, pack your bags, and plan on joining fellow LVR members for the drive of the year.
Registration dates, tour details, and contact information will appear in an upcoming Newsletter.
August 2 - 6 (Thursday-Monday): State Park Expedition Grande Finale
The Exulted Supreme Ruling Council has directed me to launch the Final Push to complete our 3-year program to visit at least 20 of the 21 State parks listed in the Nevada State Park Passport. So far, we have visited 14. As I mentioned at last week's breakfast, we had always intended to skip Rye Patch State Recreation Area as we believed it to be 22 miles off of I-80 on a dirt road. Now that we have some facts it is only a very short distance off of I-80 so it may be in play again. The final decision will be made by the traveling group.
This is going to be a 5-day trip, one day up, one day back, and 3 days of visiting 2 parks each day. Certainly a full schedule. The plan is to depart LV on Thursday Aug 2 and return on Monday August 6. I anticipate we will stay in the Carson City area.
We have yet to visit Washoe Lake SP, Lahontan State Recreation Area (SRA), Fort Churchill State Historic Park, Dayton SP, Lake Tahoe Nevada SP and Mormon Station State Historic Park. These 6 are all clustered in the Carson City area, so we will use it as our base of operations. Some of the parks are focused on boating, fishing and picnicking so our visits are rather quick. Others have a more historical flavor and may be worth spending some time learning about Nevada's history.
We will depart on Thursday, Aug 2 and the tour will officially end when we check out from the hotel on Mon, Aug 6, 2018. Current travel plans are to depart fairly early on 8/2 from someplace where we can avoid getting caught in the interminable I-15/US-95 construction. This leaves us 3 days to visit the 6 or 7 parks. By taking US-95 up to Carson City it is possible to visit 1 or possibly 2 Parks on the way to the hotel. Washoe Lake is very close to downtown Carson City and we might consider a quick run out there after dinner one night.
In the coming weeks I will review each of the parks. You can do some homework yourselves by visiting Nevada State Parks.
Continuing Event (On and On and On . . . . .
Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club of America SPELLING BEE CONTEST
The goal in this contest is to have a photograph of the entrant's Porsche positioned so that the checkpoint identifier and the Porsche license are in the frame of the photograph.
SEND DIGITAL entries to John Burrows - email@example.com. Use subject "Spelling Bee".
SEND PRINTED entries to: John Burrows, 5565 North Campbell Road, Las Vegas, NV 89149.
Before We Go . . . and if our schedule wasn't enough to keep you busy, here is the Zone 8 calendar for the next few months:
Want to see more? Click here for: The Full Zone 8 Calendar
Sign that the end of the automotive world is near:
LAS VEGAS REGION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. Executive Board:
President Scott Hatcher firstname.lastname@example.org (702-525-8991)
Vice President Phil Reese email@example.com (702-478-6911)
Treasurer Reid Smith firstname.lastname@example.org (702-399-4945)
Secretary Joan Kramer email@example.com (702-808-5615)
Director - 1 year Richard Viktora firstname.lastname@example.org (646-591-9343)
Director - 2 years John Burrows email@example.com (702-395-3886)
Director - 3 years Scott Mann firstname.lastname@example.org (805-857-4001)
Past President Mike Dugan email@example.com (925-470-7706)
B. Board or Directors:
Membership Chairperson Nita Burrows firstname.lastname@example.org (702-395-3886)
Newsletter Editors Jim Miller email@example.com (702-835-3298) Phil Reese firstname.lastname@example.org (702-478-6911)
Track Events Chairman Brian Schmidt email@example.com (702-743-8637)
Chief Driving Instructor Scott Mann firstname.lastname@example.org (805-857-4001)
Safety Chairman John Burrows email@example.com (702-395-3886)
Rally Masters Tamela Kahle firstname.lastname@example.org (702-524-1764) Linda Reese email@example.com (702-478-6911)
Drive Event Chairman Alex Harbison firstname.lastname@example.org (702-553-5334)
Social Director Todd Trimble email@example.com (702-682-1111)
Member at Large Linda Reese firstname.lastname@example.org (702-478-6911)
Member at Large Barbara Barron Barbarabarron@hotmail.com (702-210-5560)
Member at Large Anne Marie Viktora email@example.com (203-321-0293)
Name Tags are Available
To order your Las Vegas Region, Porsche Club name tag, please print clearly the name you want on each tag. Enclose a check or money order for $10.00 made out to Abbott Trophy with your return address printed clearly. Mail to:
953 Sahara A32
Las Vegas 89104
Att: Mike Mayer
Mike will send your name tag back to you within 10 days to the address you indicate.
As an alternate, Trophies of Las Vegas has a metallic-material badge available, featuring an attractive brushed metal surface, with your choice of lettering.These cost $10.00 as well. The Club Emblem in cloisonne may be affixed, forming a very attractive name badge. The cloisonne emblems are generally available at each Members' Breakfast or at a Board meeting for $5.00. Contact:
Trophies of Las Vegas
4295 S. Arville St.
Porsche-related Embroidery available
Creative Embroidery: the business that embroiders the word "Porsche" or the Las Vegas Region logo on shirts, jackets, tees, or other fabrics.
7225 Bermuda Rd. Suite G
Las Vegas, NV 89119
(in the northwest quadrant of the intersection of Bermuda Rd. and Warm Springs.)
They can put the name of our favorite car in the proper-appearing letters like the factory uses, and have the master for the Las Vegas Region logo (the one that appears similar to the iconic "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign on Las Vegas Blvd).