SNR 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend

By John Strom

50th Anniversary logoPlans are coming along nicely for the Sierra Nevada Region 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, Friday-Saturday, May 15-16, 2015.  The committee was been working diligently to put together a great program of events.  The celebration begins Friday night with a Meet & Greet social in the Poolside Terrace at the Nugget from 5-7 PM.  There will be a cash bar and hors d’oevres. Cost is $15 per person.  The Nugget was chosen because it was in Trader Dick’s at the Nugget where the club was first organized 50 years ago.  The room will be decorated in a Hawaiian theme like Trader Dick’s to honor the occasion.

Saturday features three events.   First is a no charge Show & Shine at Bill Pearce Porsche.  Set-up is from 8-9 AM, with the event running from 9-11 AM.  Refreshments will be provided by Einstein’s Bagels courtesy of club member Steve Reimer.  This is just a social gathering with no formal judging of the cars (…so wash ‘em up and bring ‘em out!).  An exciting Drive & Dine Lunch follows, departing from Bill Pearce Porsche at 11:30 AM. Plan on some great driving roads and a delicious lunch (lunch will be “pay as you go”).  We’ll be back by 2:30 PM to give everyone plenty of time to get ready for the grand finale! The Anniversary Celebration Banquet will be held Saturday evening from 6-9 PM at the National Automobile Museum.  This event costs $50 and will feature a cash bar and a fabulous dinner buffet.  The special, short evening program will include recognitions and recollections – it’s sure to be fun!

Registration closed on May 8 (there will be no chance to register after this date!).  Participation in some events may be limited, so sign up early! 

Word from the President

Craig Kugler, President

April is the first full month of spring and I always look forward to the earlier sunrises and later sunsets – longer days and more driving time! It’s axiomatic: Porsche owners love to drive their cars!  We are coming into that “prime” driving time of the year and I don’t know about you but I’m ready for some road trips. And we have some exciting driving coming up, however first things first.

Our New Member Breakfast, hosted by Merlin Simons, was a fantastic success with over 20 new members joining existing members at the Gold & Silver Inn. Overall 50 members enjoyed the opportunity to learn more about each other and about our club. It’s always a treat to hear the interesting “Porsche” stories, especially from our new members. More importantly, it is exciting to see the level of involvement many new members already have in our club. A very positive sign!

By the time you read this column, our first Tech Session of the year at Porsche of Reno and our Dust Off Tour on the back roads to Markleeville will be in the books and I’m sure both will be highly successful. More on those in our next edition.

Looking forward, we have more exciting events in May including our Saturday Breakfast at Lili’s, the Genoa Drive/Fast Draw Shoot event and our 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend. The response to the events for our 50th Weekend has been very gratifying with over 50 members signed up for the Banquet already with nearly 3 weeks before the registration deadline of May 8th. High registrations for the other events have also been encouraging and it should be a fantastic weekend. The events are open to all Porsche owners with the Show & Shine and Drive & Dine Lunch being great no cost/low cost options for non-members to check out our club. If you know a Porsche owner that’s not currently a club member, invite him or her to join us!  Remember, registration is online only through our club web site: Event information, times and costs are available there. If you have any questions about registration or any of the events, contact Activities Chair Rick Baker (   Registration deadline is May 8th – if you haven’t signed up yet, do it today!

I hope to see you at our next event. Until then, be safe!

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