Pushing Limits: October President’s Message




Moin lieber Porschefahrer und Porschefahrerin!

Summer is rapidly coming to an end in the Absaroka Region.  Before we know it, the temperature will drop and with luck, some snow will fly.  I personally enjoyed last year’s mild winter as I was able to drive my Boxster all year; however, I think we paid the price for that luxury this year with the dry grass and wildfires.

I wanted to give an update on our donations from the All Euro Car Show.  Due to tremendous support of all who participated, and our sponsors, we made $2,517 dollars at the show!  We have decided to donate it as follows: $1,000 Absaroka Student Scholarship at City College of Billings, $800 dollars for school supplies for needy children at Bench School, $500 to Billings Honor Flight, and $200 to Rocky Mountain College for use of their facility.  We can all be very proud of the effort from our small club.

I’m also pleased to report that our new website is officially up and operational.  Thanks to Rick Herman at AdCreative Group and Josh Saia at PCA National for helping get us back on line. There is still a lot of work to do with updates, etc, but we are on the right path.  Please send me your feedback.  I will be slowly moving our old site information over for historical purposes, but it will take some time.

The Big Sky Region’s DE in Lewistown was held on September 15 and 16.  Reports are it was another great time, with excellent weather and small run groups.  Participating from our region were Steve Homec, Susan Finn, Steve Gies, Scott Cranston, and Jim Grace.

Susan Finn was able to advance to a solo group and accomplished her goal of reaching a 100 mph on the back straight.  Congratulations Susan!  Being able to drive solo at the track is a nice boost of self confidence in one’s driving ability. 

Our season closing event far as official monthly meetings go will be a BBQ at Bill Windham’s home in Big Timber, Montana.  The plan is to have everyone bring a side dish to share and your beverage of choice.  The club will supply the grilling essentials.  The gathering will be on SUNDAY which is a change to accommodate our host.  We need you to RSVP so we know who much food to get.

Our Next Event:   BBQ at Bill Windham’s

When:                          Sunday, October 7, 2012

Where:                        Big Timber, Montana

RSVP:                           Dan Cole, Daniel_g_Cole@hotmail.com; cell: 208.859.4608

Thank you to Susan and Gary Finn, Stephen Gies and Cheryl Pickett, and Evan McCaw for their recent membership renewals.