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    September Meeting Minutes


    Help Wanted!

    The “fuel” for our Region is volunteers. We encourage you to consider volunteering to run an event or serving on the Board. For more information about serving on the Board, please contact Mike Hodson (aitchpm@gmail.com). Nominations for a new President and Vice President for 2020 are now open. We need you!

    President's Column

    Dear Santa Barbara Region Members,

    I am happy to report that your club is in good shape. We currently have about 800 primary members and 500 affiliate members. This number has been flat over the last several years. Every month we gain a few new members and every month a few leave our region or fail to renew their memberships. The good news in this is our current members appear to be happy with the activities and benefits our club provides. The bad news is that we have not been very successful in bringing new members and especially younger new members on board.

    Our 2019 revenues thru July YTD were $63,125 and our expenses were $61,454. We do our accounting on a cash basis, so the revenues associated with each of our activities don’t necessarily match up with our expenses each month but overall our club is in good financial health. We have also been able to build up a substantial cash reserve should we ever need it.

    This year, in addition to our two monthly breakfasts, we are holding at least one other event each month and occasionally two. We are also working to bring more events from nearby regions to your attention. For example, the Central Coast Region’s Autocross and Wine Tasting events in September. I am always looking for feedback, but especially from new members and younger members. Please call me at 317-294-4884 or email me at remmert.laan@gmail.com to let me know what other kinds of events you would like to participate in as well as those that have no interest for you.

    Finally, a small group led by Club Secretary Suzi Sheller is working on a significant update of our By-Laws. Our focus is to make them more consistent with PCA’s Draft Region By-Laws, to add detail regarding significant processes like voting for officers, and to make some changes to terms of office and term limits to provide greater consistency in leadership. I will be emailing the proposed new By-Laws to the membership in early November. Please review them and vote to approve (or reject) them on the included ballot.

    Enjoy your Porsche(s) no matter how many doors it has and drive safely!

    Rem Laan

    About Us


      The Porsche Club of America was founded in 1955 to meet the particular needs and interests of the owners of Porsche cars. Our general objectives are to promote the highest standards of courtesy and safety on the roads; the enjoyment and sharing of other events as may be agreeable to the membership; the maintenance of the highest standards of operation and performance of the marque by sharing and exchanging technical and mechanical information; the establishment and maintenance of mutually beneficial relationships with the Porsche WORKS, Porsche dealers, and other service sources to the end that the marque shall prosper and continue to enjoy its unique leadership and position in sports car annals; the exchange of ideas and suggestions with other Porsche Clubs throughout the world and in such cooperation as may be desirable; the establishment of such mutually cooperative relationships with other Sports Car Clubs as may be desirable.

      Santa Barbara Region

      The Santa Barbara Region of Zone 8, Porsche Club of America covers Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. We are a region of more than 700 members plus over 500 affiliate members. We were chartered in June, 1964 and celebrated our 50th anniversary on July 19, 2014 in Santa Barbara.

      This region exemplifies national PCA’s motto: "It's not just the cars, it's the people." Lasting friendships are the rule, not the exception within our club.

      We meet for breakfast on the first Saturday of every month at Johnny Rockets and Panera Bread in the Camarillo Premium Outlets from 8–10 a.m., and on the second Saturday each month at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara, from 8:30–10 a.m.

      Our region offers competitive driving events such as autocrosses, driver education, and even a gimmick rally just for fun. We go on numerous exciting drives on back roads throughout Southern California and hold various social events including a chili cook-off, a progressive dinner and our holiday brunch. A highlight every year is SBR’s Concours d’Elegance where Porsches are judged in competition or just placed for display on beautiful grounds for all to enjoy. We also organize several extended weekend trips to places of interest such as Yosemite, Zion and Bryce National Parks. Most of all we offer friendly people driving great cars. We invite you to join us for some fun driving your Porsche with other car enthusiasts.

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      Check our Calendar for all of our exciting upcoming events.

    PCA Membership

      Membership in the Porsche Club of America is open to anyone 18 years or older who owns or has ordered a Porsche automobile produced by the factory. A limited, six month "Quest" membership is also available for those searching for a Porsche to purchase. Dues are $46 a year, $90 for two years or $132 for three years and includes the monthly PCA Porsche Panorama magazine and our local monthly newsletter, the Der Auspuff.

      The Santa Barbara Region hosts two monthly breakfast meetings on the first and second Saturdays of each month. The first meeting is held at the Panara Bread and begins at 8:00 a.m. The second meeting is held at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and begins at 8:00 a.m. All Porsche owners are invited to attend. Other activities are held each month throughout the year.

      Join The Club!

      The easiest way to become a member of the Porsche Club of America is by completing an application online at PCA's website: JOIN NOW

      Hard copies are also available through Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling at sue_kin@hotmail.com.

      We hope that you will consider membership in the Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region. You won’t be disappointed!

      PCA SBR Name Badges

      Personalized SBR Name Badges are available to members by completing and mailing in the following form: PCASBR Name Badges


    Contact Us

    • President: Rem Laan
    • Vice President: Randall Fishwick
    • Treasurer: Howard Rubenstein
    • Secretary: Suzi Sheller
    • Membership: Sue Kinsling
    • Activities Chair: Doreen Pankow
    • Goodie Store: John Barrison
    • Past President: Mike Hodson

    Send eMail to: pcasb_webmaster@outlook.com

    Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region
    P. O. Box 959, Camarillo, CA 93011


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    1973 Porsche Carrera RSR at the SBR Concours
    By Randall Fishwick

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