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President’s Column - by Rem Laan

Rem Laan

Treffen North America is Porsche Club of America’s newest national event, featuring three days of 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.” At Parade last week, PCA announced that the first Treffen of 2019 will be held in April in Santa Barbara. This is a great honor for our region and will give a welcome boost to the economy after the Thomas fire and resulting mudslides. We expect approximately 250 members and 150 cars from across the US. As the host region, we will be providing support for a number of Treffen activities, including the registration desk, information desk, drive tours and of course the car wash! Barbara Spencer, Club Vice President, will be leading our planning committee for the event and will be our interface with PCA. I will be sending out an email in the next few weeks with more information about the event and who you should contact to volunteer.

Craig Chambers has volunteered to take over leadership of Retired and Unemployed Folks (RUF) from me. Craig recently joined the Santa Barbara Region. He drives a Boxster and lives on a boat in the Ventura Harbor. Craig will be sending everyone on the RUF mailing list a short survey in the next few weeks to help him plan future events. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey and return it to Craig. If you are not on the RUF mailing list and would like to be added, please email Craig at craigch@msn.com.