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 good program of events.  The celebration begins Friday night with a Meet & Greet social in the poolside terrace room at the Nugget from 4-6 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 judging of the cars (…so wash ‘em up and bring ‘em out!).   Second event is from 1-3 PM – the tour of club member Ranson Webster’s Porsche Collection.   A donation of $10 is being collected to benefit the National Automobile Museum Foundation (additionally, registration for the evening banquet is required to attend this event).  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, hors d’oevres and a dinner buffet.  The special, short evening program will include recognitions and recollections – it’s sure to be fun!

Word from the President

Craig Kugler, PresidentNormally, January and February are slow months for our club: depths of winter and limited driving opportunities. This year we have had spring like conditions in mid- February while much of the rest of the country is having their worst winter in years. We could sure use some of that snow for our mountains! With all that, we have had a busy schedule of meetings and events that have kept your board members hopping! 

As members who were able to attend the Planning Meeting at Round’s Bakery can attest, we have some wonderful events on the club calendar for this year and more are on the way! Our target is a mix of event types with a focus on more driving events! You can get more details in Planning Party article by Rick Baker in this edition. In February, the Monthly Breakfast at our new venue, Lili’s, had a tremendous response. Thirty members attended and were treated to great food, great service and great Porsche camaraderie. The 11th Annual Cioppino Feed at the Coney Island was another success and my hats off to Sheri and Jeff Sepahpour for their efforts with this long running event. Certainly these events have given us a great start to our year. On the horizon we have the March Monthly Breakfast back at Lili’s, while the St. Patrick’s Day Party will be at the Tamarack Junction Casino. What do Porsches, Concours, racing, potatoes and a carving knife have in common? Join us and find out for yourself. I promise you’ll have a great time!  More info on these events in this edition and on our website!

You’ll also find the first formal announcement about our club’s 50th Anniversary planned for mid-May in this issue. A number of members have been working diligently on this special event since last May and we believe we have a celebratory weekend planned that all members will enjoy. Registration for the 50th weekend’s events will be available online in a few weeks through our club’s website.

Between now and then, there are plenty of interesting events that I hope you take advantage of.  I hope to see you at our next event. Until then, be safe!

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