GGR Membership Update and Recap!

The Porsche community is revving up despite the rainy weather, with plenty of exciting activities already underway! Who says a little rain should stop us? We should all take a cue from John Ellis’s email signature: “Never stop driving.”

While I’m here putting together this newsletter, I just had to share a snapshot from my drive yesterday (4/14) through Livermore with a couple of our GGR friends, Diana and Bert. Three gorgeous cars against the backdrop of those looming clouds, possibly hinting at the storm on the way. Hope you enjoy the photo as much as I do!

Membership Event Recap

Our first 2024 membership event was held at AutoVino on March 23rd. We were thrilled to see over 100 enthusiastic people join us! The day was a blast, filled with fun and camaraderie. Everyone loved Lori Schutz’s talk on the book “The Driving Force” and learning how Ashod’s TrackAttack app can enhance our driving experience. Diana did an awesome job hosting the trivia session, which was entertaining and challenging at the same time. It was great to see the competitive spirit of our Porsche members shining through. 

If you missed out due to other commitments, no worries! Here are some visual highlights for you to enjoy. Let’s relive those exciting moments!

  • People, Cars, laughter….. and wine
  • Lori Schutz: The Driving Force
  • Diana Bogorodskaya: How many questions did you get right? No google search or ChatGPT help!
  • Some of the proud winners: We did it! It’s teamwork!

Membership Renewal Reminder:

At the recent Board of Directors call on March 4, 2024, the board of directors voted to increase the Annual Membership dues from $46.00/Year to $56.00/Year.

Friendly reminder – renew your membership before May 1st to take advantage of the current lower rate. Starting May 1, 2024, the annual membership dues will increase from $46.00 to $56.00. The new rates will be as follows:

$56.00 for a one-year membership

$110.00 for a two-year membership

$162.00 for a three-year membership

Please note that all eligible renewals received before May have 1, 2024, will be processed at the current lower rate. Memberships with an expiration date of April 30, 2024, or before will pay the current lower rate if renewed on time. Late renewals on or after May 1, 2024, will be charged the new rate.

Memberships with an expiration date between May 1, 2024, and June 30, 2024, are eligible to renew early in April. If renewed before May 1, they will receive the lower 2023 rate. There will be no exceptions. Renewal dates include all eligible renewals received by mail, phone, and online before May 1, 2024.

Congratulations on Your Anniversary

Lastly, congratulations to our members celebrating their anniversary with GGR. Your ongoing support and energy you bring to the club mean the world to us. 

5 YearsAnshul Jain(Sunnyvale,California)-2020
Alan Marcus(San Francisco,California)-2017 911 Carrera
Christophe Krzewinski(Ottignies,)-1986 911 Carrera Targa
Napthaneal Tan(Los Gatos,California)-2019 911 GT3 RS
Serena Cheng(San Francisco,California)-2015 Cayman S
Sebastian Hassell(San Francisco,California)-1987 911 Carrera
Sean Schnoor(San Jose,California)-1987 911 Carrera Targa
Sitaraman Ravichandran(Redwood City,California)-2016 911 Targa 4S
10 YearsColm Murphy(Foster City,California)-2002 911 Carrera 4
Otto Han(Portland,Oregon)-1996 911 Carrera 4
James Klima(Willows,California)-2004 911 Carrera
Adam Reak(San Jose,California)-1975 911S
James Paver(San Mateo,California)-1985 911 Carrera
Steven Saunders(CUPERTINO,California)-1968 912
15 YearsRobert Henderson(Palo Alto,California)-2006 911 Carrera
Joseph Seidler(Austin,Texas)-1963 356
David Sperow(South San Francisco,California)-1967 912
20 YearsChristopher Nushawg(Atherton,California)-1969 912
Dean Floyd(Campbell,California)-1988 911 Carrera
25 YearsKevin Lee(Union City,California)-1989 911 Carrera
Andrew Forrest(San Jose,California)-1999 Boxster
Charles Fintel(OAKLAND,California)-1972 914
35 YearsUrs Rieder(Sonoma,California)-1962 356
Richard Walton(San Jose,California)-1980 911 SC

Wen Shen

GGR Membership Director