A summary of our recent and upcoming activities
- Tech Session: 3D Printing & GT3 Cup Race Car
- Breakfast in Burnsville
- SUV Drive
- Holiday Party
- Annual Meeting
- Nominate Your Favorite Charity
- Getting Women Involved in APR
From the President..
You've all heard by now the success of Oktoberfest in raising funds that will deliver 42,000 meals to your neighbors in WNC facing food insecurity issues, but it was also the end of the driving season for Appalachian Region as mountain roads can become treacherous.
Over the winter months we move into Tech Sessions with the first one kicking off on November 5 at HPTautosport for a demonstration of 3D Printing for parts production. As an extra bonus at the event, a Porsche GT3 Cup Race Car will be on display for members to crawl over and learn about the technical elements of what separates a factory race-prepared Porsche from a street Porsche.
Watch the newsletter and calendar for other upcoming Tech Sessions to enjoy in 2023.
This is the November Newsletter but it is time to put several dates on your December calendar. This year's Holiday Party with Porsche Asheville will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at Porsche Asheville. Mark your calendar now for this "not-to-miss" event of socializing, food, drink and the possibility of winning some great raffle prizes. This year's charity partner is Helpmate whose mission is to eliminate abuse and fear working with the community to supply safety, shelter and support. The suggested donation to attend the Holiday Party is $25 per person with the opportunity to give extra donations if you would like to provide further support to Helpmate.
The other big event in December is the Member's Annual Meeting that will be held on December 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. This year we will be at the Weaverville Community Center. At this meeting, the Board will be sharing the 2022 results versus the goals set with the Region's Roadmap to Success, and discussing the goals for 2023. An open member forum during the meeting is the time to provide the Board with your thoughts for the Region.
We'll continue to have our Social Events in November with the Black Mountain Perks coffee gathering, a Social Mixer at the Burial Beer Forestry Camp and breakfast at Pigs & Grits in Burnsville.
See you at an upcoming Appalachian Region event!
Sign-Up Now for November Events
3D Printing Demo with a GT3 Cup Race Car Tech Session at HPTautosport
Note: If you had trouble registering when this was first announced, the software glitch was resolved and registration is now working.
As the temperatures drop, we move Appalachian Region events indoors with the start of our Tech Sessions. The November 5 Tech Session will focus on what could be the future of auto parts production: 3D Printing.
HPTautosport in Arden, North Carolina will provide a demonstration of how 3D printing can be used to produce specialized parts for customers. Even Porsche produces parts with 3D printing so it is a technology we should be aware of as the industry changes.
A "hands-on" demonstration will occur from creating the 3D computer imaging to actual production of some Porsche art "live" while we all watch.
In addition to an interesting, informative 3D Printing demonstration, a Porsche GT3 Cup Race Car will also be on display for a discussion on the uniqueness of a race prepared Porsche versus a street Porsche. HPTautosport will be also be providing attendees with coffee and snacks to enjoy during the session.
Tech Session Details: HPTautosport, 114 Oval Rd, Arden, NC, Saturday, November 5 at 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy Breakfast with Friends in Burnsville
Enjoy a good 'ole Southern breakfast with friends in November at the Club favorite Pigs & Grits in Burnsville. As they describe themselves its where "Southern Cuisine meets Southern hospitality."
At a Breakfast Ramble you find your own way to and from the restaurant. You will join 20+ members to share breakfast at this casual restaurant serving full country breakfast favorites. Join us for Breakfast at Pigs & Grits in Burnsville on Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. You can register at this link
SUV Drive to Linville Falls and Wiseman Overlook
Join your fellow Appalachian Region Porsche Club members in a day of driving and exploring Linville Falls and Wiseman’s Overlook in your Cayenne or Macan or other brand off-road capable vehicle.
This tour will start in Black Mountain. After visiting the falls we will go off-road for about 4 mi. to Wiseman’s Overlook, a breath taking view of the Linville Gorge. We will then continue on Old NC 105 towards Lake James and I-70 to Hillman Beer in Old Fort where we will conclude our adventure. Click on this link for more details and registration.
November Social Events to Attend
For details on each of the events use this link for the Appalachian Region Calendar.
Black Mountain Perks: Wednesday, November 9, 2022, 9:00 a.m. at Monte Vista Hotel, Black Mountain
Social Mixer, Wednesday, November 16, 2022, 5:00 p.m. at Burial Beer Forestry Camp in Asheville
SAVE the DATE - December Holiday Party and the Members Annual Meeting
Holiday Party - Tuesday, December 6, 2022, 6:00 p.m at Porsche Asheville
This year's Holiday Party with Porsche Asheville will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022 from 6:00 p.m - 9:00 p.m. at Porsche Asheville.
Mark your calendar now for this "not-to-miss" event of socializing, food, drink and the possibility of winning some great raffle prizes.
This year's charity partner is Helpmate whose mission is to eliminate abuse and fear working with the community to supply safety, shelter and support. The suggested donation to attend the Holiday Party is $25 per person with the opportunity to give extra donations if you would like to provide further support to Helpmate.
Watch your inbox for the Holiday Party invitation and RSVP.
Members Annual Meeting - Saturday, December 10, 2022, 9:30 a.m. at Weaverville Community Center
The Member's Annual Meeting that will be held on December 10, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. This year we will be at the Weaverville Community Center, 60 Lake Shore Drive, Weaverville, North Carolina.
At this meeting, the Board will be sharing the 2022 results versus the goals set with the Region's Roadmap to Success, and discussing the goals for 2023. An open member forum during the meeting is the time to provide the Board with your thoughts for the Region.
The December Board Meeting will be held immediately following the Annual Meeting.
Requesting Nominations for 2023 Charitable Activities
In 2022 the Board established a Public Service Committee whose role is to identify, select and support charities that would benefit from Appalachian Region activities. It is that time of year to solicit nominations for 2023 charities.
The Public Service Chair is David Angelus who works with David Butler, Paula Caycedo, Scott Pleune and Yohan Sookdeo to review the nominations in order to make a recommendation to the Board for charities to support. You can review the approved strategy on the Appalachian Region web site on the Public Service page.
If you have a Charity or Public Service that you would like to nominate for Appalachian Region support in 2023 please read the process and submit your Charity Nomination via the submission form on the new Public Service web page. If you have any questions, please reach out to the Public Service Committee using this link.
Deadline for Nominations: Friday, January 13, 2023
Calling All Women in Appalachian Region
PCA Women in Action: Diana Bradley-Eudy, Liz Scheer and Judy Boyle
Diana Bradley-Eudy wants to start a woman’s group within the Appalachian Region, but wants to see if there is interest first. The group would be both social and driving oriented to appeal to all interests.
Why a women’s group?
Sara Dakarmen of Porsche Women Global (PWG) may say it best: “As much as we girls like hanging with the boys, it is nice when we connect with other females with like interests.” You might want to read about the PWG activities in Los Angeles by clicking this link to understand Diana’s direction for the group.
If you would like to join with other women based on your common interest of Porsches, let Diana know through this link.
News in the Region
For up-to-date stories and news in the Appalachian Region, be sure to check out our Web Site on a regular basis and click on the "News" tab.
- Ein Deutsches Soziales Dinner at the Monte Vista
- Oktoberfest Hits the Goal
- Heel/Toe Downshifts: Equipment or Skill?
- Black Mountain Perks
- Rambling to a Mills River Breakfast
Anniversaries in the Region
Congratulate members on their longevity with the Porsche Club of America
- Rob and Roberta Cart, Saluda, NC
- David Adcock, Asheville, NC
- Doug Ellington, Asheville, NC
- Charlie Giudici, Arden, NC
- Steve Kerhart, Arden, NC
- Scott Pleune, Mill Spring, NC
- Bill and Norma Price, Waynesville, NC
Welcome New Members to the Appalachian Region
The Appalachian Region would like to welcome new members and transferring members that joined us in September. We now have 396 primary members and 624 total members. A Big Appalachian Region Welcome to:
- Robert Anderson and Marsha Simmons, Bakersville, NC, 1985 911 Carrera (Transfer from Space Coast)
- Walter Hines, 2003 911 Turbo, Brevard, NC (Transfer from Rocky Mountain)
- Jake Kooser, Mars Hill, NC, 1986 911 Carrera (Transfer from Gold Coast)
- Robert and Sandra McKown, Asheville, NC, 2004 Boxster
- James Myers and Elizabeth Logan, Kingsport, TN, 2007 911 Carrera 4S, 1987 911 Turbo (Transfer from Wilderness Trail)
- Les and Susan Nalevac, Black Mountain, NC, 2007 911 Carrera, 1998 911Carrera (Transfer from Everglades)
- David Reed, Hendersonville, NC, 2014 Panamera
- Stephen Smiley, Dallas, Texas, 1969 912, (Transfer from Maverick)
See you at an Appalachian Region Event!
Jim Moore, President
PCA Member since 1998
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