The Appalachian Region rolled out the perfect weather of sun and 78 degrees to welcome over 24 new members from the past year to the region.  A total of 128 members registered to attend this annual gathering at Longmeadow Park at The Ramble in South Asheville.

The Ramble’s picnic pavilion overlooked the field of green that highlighted the 55 member’s Porsches on display.  There was everything from an early longhood ’72 911 Targa and ’74 914 to a month’s old GT3 Touring.  Porsche Asheville supported the club with a bright yellow Boxster and a rich red Taycan.

New Member Chair Don Lowcavage, VP John Goetzman and President Jim Moore welcomed members as they arrived and checked in to find their table assignment.  This year’s new Picnic Chairs Carole and Gene Carter brought the idea to assign seating so new members and existing members have the opportunity to meet each other.

Table assignments required a lot of work by Carole but based on the conversation and interaction it was enjoyed by all. New friends were made and new members effortlessly were introduced to existing members.

Carole and Gene brought organization and planning to Longmeadow Park as over 20 volunteers set the Concours field, staged the cars, organized food and created an ambiance of a fun summer picnic.  As I visited the tables, the comments of “what a great event” were continued to be heard.

Thanks to all who made this day possible and to the new and existing members who joined us in the park.

New Member Picnic Co-Chairs:  Carole and Gene Carter

Registration:  Dick Maybach and Don Lowcavage

Ramble Coordination:  Mark Nowakowski

Event Set-up:  Bob Disney, Yohan Sookdeo, Jim Moore, Mark and Bunny Nowakowski and Gene and Carole Carter

Welcome Table:  Don Lowcavage, John Goetzman and Jim Moore

Concours Layout:  David Butler, Joe Esposito and Charlie Hickey

Concours Parking:  Dave White, Joe Esposito, Charlie Hickey, Yohan Sookdeo and Allen Peerson

Food Coordination:  Bunny Maloney, Laurel Fordyce, Jim Symington, Carole Carter, Beverly Davis, Janet Hickey

Utility Players:  Linda Davis-Moore and Susan Lowcavage

Sound System:  Gene Carter

Tear Down Crew:  Susan and Don Lowcavage, Janet and Charlie Hickey, Linda and Jim Moore, Gene and Carole Carter, Don Lowcavage, Dave and Stephanie Snider

I am sure there were others who contributed; thank you.  And, thank you to everyone who brought food, beverages and utensils to make the day a success.

Upcoming Events You May Enjoy

See the web site calendar for events each month and where you can register:

  • App Café Porsches & Coffee on Saturday, June 25
  • MANNA Foodbank Volunteer Session on Tuesday, July 5
  • “Go West” Drive & Dine on Saturday, July 9
  • Black Mountain Perks Coffee Social on Wednesday, July 13
  • Zookeeper Bistro Breakfast Ramble on Saturday, July 16
  • Social Mixer at Mills River Brewery on Wednesday, July 20
  • “Hike the Trombatore Trail” on Wednesday, July 27
  • App Café Porsches & Coffee on Saturday, July 30

Registration is also open for the August 6 Drive and Dine to South Creek Vineyards.

See you at an Appalachian Region event!

Jim Moore – Appalachian Region President