Pushing Limits: December President’s Message

Moin lieber Porschefahrer und Porschefahrerin!

If you haven’t backed up your computer recently, put this down and do it now!  I am recovering from a hard drive crash here at home, and thankfully I had backed up things in OCTOBER, but everything since then is lost in the digital void.  It’s an awful feeling and a ton of work to recover what you can.

On to better things, the holiday season is off and running.  My favorite holiday of Thanksgiving has past, Black Friday is thankfully over, December holidays are rapidly approaching and the end of another fun filled year of activities in the Porsche Club of America Absaroka Region will soon be upon us.

It has been a very busy year.  To begin the year we added an informal Billings Breakfast Club monthly get together which really has proven a success.  Our monthly meetings started off with a warm up activity baked potato bar in February at Dana Motors and followed up with a drive over to Columbus in March.  Our official season kick off meeting at Chico Hot Springs Resort was a big hit with a new overnight and dinner option that was well attended.

The summer months allowed us the opportunity to explore some of Montana and Wyoming’s scenic areas and attractions.  We visited the Albert Bair Museum in Martinsdale, toured the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming on Highway 14a, and the enjoyed the beautiful winding roads of the Chief Joseph Scenic Byway and Beartooth Highways.  With the national 57th Porsche Parade so close in Salt Lake City, Utah a large contingent of Absaroka members were able to go and participate in our club’s biggest event.  We even took some prizes; it doesn’t get much better than that.

The Absaroka’s biggest event the All Euro Car Show held in August was the best ever in attendance, participation, and in collection of funds for our charity drives.  The smiles on the faces of the children at Bench School when we delivered the check made it all worth it.  You can all be very proud of this achievement.

Absaroka Club members continued to be big supporters of the Big Sky Region’s two DE events in May and September.  Both new participants and returning diehard track rats continue to help make the Big Sky’s event a success.

To close the season, we wrapped up with a fun filled BBQ at Bill Windham’s home in Big Timber.

Over the course of the year we picked up some new members, lost a few as interests and priorities changed, but we continue to grow to our largest membership ever.

Next year will be even better.  We’re still soliciting ideas for events on the calendar.  If you have an idea, please send it over.  Some of the activities in the works are; April trip to northern Yellowstone with an overnight/dinner option in Chico, picnic tour to Yellowtail Dam, tour of the southern Big Horns, 6th All Euro Car Show, Driver’s Education with the Big Sky Region, and I’m hoping to pull a group together to participate in the Dakotas Region “Run For The Hills” event in the Black Hills. The year will conclude with election of new officers.

I’d like to welcome newest members John and Mary Petrisko of Billings, and Will Brewster of Belgrade.  John and Mary drive a Cayman, and Will drives a 911.  I hope to get to meet you all at a future event.