June Board Meeting Minutes

Porsche Club of America

Golden Gate Region 

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

May 31, 2023


XPresident – Ed Hunter  XAutocross – Himanshu Patel
XVice President – Brad ZucroffMotoring – Gilbert Bouzeid
XSecretary – Melinda LinTrack – Howard Yao
XTreasurer – Canyon ChanNugget Editor – Jim Tierney
XMembership – Wen ShenWebmaster – Chris Hamilton
XSocial – Kate Efremova

Call to Order at 6:09 PM


  • Welcome
  • Parade
  • Ed Vacation/Travel much of June, will be back in July
  • Subsidies Status:
  • multi2-500 (AX-received) 
  • multi-3 750 (Track-May event-approved and submitted)
  • charity750 (Concours) – received.
  • new member500 (Membership) for July 1


  • No updates



  • May financials=APPROVED
  • $194k currently in the account

Membership Director:

  • Membership Update and vote to accept new members, total 3,813
    • Primary members 2,638, Co Members 1,174, Honorary/Lifetime 3, PCA Jrs 133, Renewals 34, Dropped 40, New Members 81
  • National active Members 158, 685, Primary Members 104, 073, Co-Members 54, 612
  • Pano Submissions – have submitted and will do more 
  • Member mixer event: AutoVino with motivational speaker, 1 hour talk
    • They don’t have a fee for car clubs but would like us to buy a food or wine so that’s mutually beneficial. It’s a $10 for one glass of wine or $25 for packaged lunch. I think we can have $10 registration fee and have a wine or soft drink included in that. Will need several tables for booths etc. and they can provide that too. The event will likely be in the back room and it’s very large and nice, cap 100 ppl
    • Notes: Parking available: 170 spots, coffee for everyone, food $25: package: burger, salmon. Sparking water, Wine: $10/glass
    • Requirement: Deposit: No, Attendee count: Tuesday before the event
      • Availabilities: 6/17, 6/24, 6/25
  • Keychains or other swag?

Autocross Director:

  • Post-mortem on AX4-Salinas – just breaking even, had subsidies registrations. 
  • 5/7 – 55 ppl registered
  • 6/10 – 55 ppl registered so far, 75 break even, was at Laguna to Salinas 
  • 7/7 at night, changes in insurance, PCA covered for the next few events, 
  • Upcoming events AX5-Salinas, Insurance status?

Track Director:

  • 6/25-25 Thunderhill DE 4: Return of Time Trials on Sunday afternoon when track usage is usually declining, all the feedback has been positive. Hopefully by adding a competitive element for our DE drivers, it will encourage more consistent attendance, as Class points and Lap Records will be at stake.
  • Hopeful that the desirability of Sonoma and Laguna Seca will make those events to be profitable as well.
  • Working with Jim to collect the last three sponsorship checks that we have not received yet.

Motoring Director

  • The Shenandoah Wine Country Overnight Adventure, 2 days event
  • Event Planner: Frank Vanson
  • Event Date: May 18th and May 19th
  • Registration link: http://msreg.com/2023pcaggrswt3 
  • Event SOLD OUT (limited to 16 cars/mainly couples)
  • Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/qY88gCX414CT4vPr9 
  • Video: https://youtu.be/a0h6D73yYgc 
  • Budgeting:
    • Net Revenue (MSR): $2,037.10
    • Expenses: $1,179.73
  • Event feedback: Over 90% of members mentioned in the Survey that this event was “one of the best event of the year” – Unless we have another event that “beats” this 90% value, Frank will be winning (again) the “Best PCA GGR Motoring Fun Run of the year 2023”
  • What’s Next?
    • Shasta Tour / PCA GGR Caravan
      • PCA GGR Caravan Date: June 8th – PCA Shasta Tour June 8th to 12th
      • PCA GGR Caravan Registration link: http://msreg.com/2023pcaggrswt3 (only PCA GGR Members registered in the PCA Shasta Tour can attend the caravan) – 10 members registered
    • PCA GGR Carmel Drive
      • Event Date: Saturday July 15th
      • Limited to 40 cars 
      • Pay-As-You-Go lunch at Baja Cantina – limited by restaurant to 50 seats 
    • Mt. Diablo Monte Carlo TSD Rally
      • Event Date: Saturday July 29th
      • This is a multi-region event: Redwood Region, the Diablo Region, and the Golden Gate Region
      • Organizers/Team: “The rallymaster is Jerry Wachtel (Redwood Region member and Devil’s Gulch Rallymaster) with the assistance of Gilbert Bouzeid (Golden Gate Motoring Director) and Gene Stoegbauer (Diablo Events Chair). Jim Robison is also helping out.”
      • COI/Expenses will be covered by Redwood Region
      • After expenses, net revenue (should be about $350), which will be divided between the three regions based on the number of entries from each

Social Director:

  • Post-mortem on May 28 @ coffee shop, in SJC, 70 cars, C&C event
  • Oct Mt Terrace (by Alice’s), 20-30 cars, with Jazz band
  • 6/10 Porsche RWC Porsche 75th Anniversary
  • 6/17 Porsche SF Preview 6/17 (50 seats); registration required, priority w SF residents, pitch next yr for track days
  • Other updates/events?


  • Update on new website, backlog
  • Blogs and minutes up on website

Nugget Editor:

  • Click and Open Rate stats, consistent month to month. Open Rate hovers around 60% and clicks are usually 300+ from the ~6800 person list
  • Next Issue due date 6/10

Adjournment @ 7:00 PM

Topics for discussion:

Next Board Meeting: Weds July 5 (same location); if have issues, let Ed know

August – Brad will be here in August