Dear Santa Barbara Region Members,
It is hard to believe that 2018 is almost over. Unfortunately for many of us it will be a year we will never forget. I live less than a mile from the creek in Montecito where 10 people lost their lives in the January mud slides. Now we are fighting fires again. I am aware of at least two long-time region members who have lost their home and I am sure that many more of you were evacuated on short notice, possibly more than once. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you.
November is election month both in California and in the club. If you have not yet voted for club officers for next year, please do so in the next week. You can click here to download and print a ballot. Also be sure to check out the new look and feel of our web site. Randy Fishwick has been working hard to modernize it and it now works well on both smart phones and tablets in addition to computers. Thank you, Randy!
Many of you know about the Unity Shoppe in Santa Barbara. It is a non-profit the club has often supported, and it does great work in the community. Every December the Unity Shoppe holds a fund-raising telethon. This year Porsche Santa Barbara will be using the telethon and it’s support of the Unity Shoppe to launch the new Porsche Cayenne. The club will also use the telethon to tell the many Porsche owners in our area who may not know about us, all the great things we have to offer. We are also asking all members going to the Annual Holiday Brunch to bring an unwrapped toy with a value of $10 or more for donation to the Unity Shoppe. The telethon will be on Saturday, December 8th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. I hope you tune in.
Sunday, December 9th is our Annual Holiday Brunch at the Le Cumbre Country Club. More than 90 people have signed up so far and there are only a few places left. The location is spectacular, and the food and camaraderie are great. We hope you will join us.
January 25th to the 29th is our Winter Driving Tour. The destination is Tucson, where hosts Barbara and Jim Spencer have prepared an exciting itinerary. This year we have quite a few PCA members from other regions joining the tour, so it will be a great way to make new friends. If you are “sitting on the fence” its time to get off and register!
Best wishes to you and your family for a happy holiday season!
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.
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.
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 8:30 a.m. The second meeting is held at the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara and begins at 9:00 a.m. All Porsche owners are invited to attend. Other activities are held each month throughout the year
To become a member of PCA, an application form must be completed and forwarded to the national office. Hard copies are available through Membership Chairman Sue Kinsling at email@example.com, or one can be completed on line at PCA's website
We hope that you will consider membership in the Porsche Club of America, Santa Barbara Region. You won’t be disappointed.
Personalized SBR Name Badges are available to members by completing and mailing in the following form: PCASBR Name Badges