Board Meeting Minutes

The Board meeting minutes has permanently moved to the website. Once the AMR Board has approved the monthly meeting minutes, we will post the contents on this webpage. This webpage will provide six months worth of meeting minutes, after that, the contents will be archived to a Word document and will be available for download by members.  Minutes are submitted by AMR Secretary Lou Morales.

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OCTOBER MINUTES – 10.26.2021
Location: Texas T-bone Steak House, 5245 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Start Time: 6:18 pm
Attendees: Nate Adams, Curt Emery, Pam Drummer, Lou Morales, Bob Foltz, Alex Ching, Andrea Borghi, Danyella Prilika, Michael Onstad, Stephen Heptig, Robin Dillon, Tim Drummer, Anna Servillo (Borghi) and Raimond Melkers.

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams, President, suggested the Board consider creating “recommended” qualifications for Board Member positions to assist AMR members in deciding if they want to run for a Board position and to help ensure any member elected to a position has the appropriate abilities and sufficient experience to succeed in that position. Such “qualifications” would be posted on the AMR website rather than making a change to the AMR Bylaws. Members would be encouraged to read that information—along with other worthwhile information—at the New Members Social and other events. In addition, Nate reported he attended the Wisconsin Treffen. Nate did not go on tours but instead focused on the management team’s processes and on understanding the challenges they experienced. He felt, overall, they did a pretty good job.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam):Pam Drummer submitted the report. Expenses include: Name tags, tours, DE and A/X events. Income includes: interest, tours, DE and A/X. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
CDI / HPDE Program: Jackie Vance, interim HPDE Chair, reported on the invoice from Pueblo Motorsports Park regarding the oil spill which occurred during the Lap-A-Palooza HPDE on August 28-29, 2021. Per contract, the track must be left in the same condition as before an event. PMSP did remove the cost of “oil dry bags” ($120) which reduced the bill from $872 to $752 which the Board approved to pay. The Board agreed that future contracts need to be read more closely and changed to limit such added eventualities / expenses.
Membership (Danyella): Danyella Prilika reported that the numbers she gets from the PCA are one month behind (“Here are this month’s numbers”) so Board decided to use reported numbers as current numbers in the minutes. October AMR membership total is 761 (480 Primary, 281 Affiliates); 142,864 total in PCA. Instructions on how members can order name badges are now on the AMR home page.
Membership Socials: Members’ Social occurred at MacKenzie’s Chop House on Wednesday, September 22. October Social was on Wednesday, October 20, at Edelweiss German Restaurant. Holiday Social is scheduled for December 17, 2021, and it usually fills up fast so register early.
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly reported via text, 10/25/2021, regarding the Florissant Fossil Bed Tour, 2 October 2021; 26 cars, 60 participants. Lunch was at the Swiss Chalet. No adverse incidents. Kym & Bull Whitaker did an exceptional job leading the tour and provided numerous raffle gifts. Nate announced that Arnie resigned as the Region’s Tour Chair and Treffen Tour Chair, so replacements for both positions are needed. Rai Melkers said he is interested in the Region Tour Chair position. Board decided to postpone decision until the November Board meeting.
Charities (Barb): Barb Treacy reported via email on 10/26/2021: “Thank you to all of our members who donated much-needed food, diapers and almost $700 in cash and checks to the Marion House Marketplace. Your generosity is greatly appreciated by the people you are helping. We’ll be collecting unwrapped toys for the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree at our Holiday Party.” She is still looking for volunteers to establish a committee for Charities.
Website: Andrea Borghi reported he installed some accelerators, and he is contacting National to suggest some improvements. Website looks good and has been updated. Alex Ching said he needs more articles for eTrails. Stephen Heptig suggested increasing marketing of AMR Goodie Store. Alex said he would do something on the website.
Sponsorship: Nothing new to report.
Porsche Colorado Springs Liaison: Nothing new to report.

EVENTS
Future Events:
2021 AMR Holiday Party (December 17): El Paso Club; only room for 80 people.
New Member Social (February, 2022): Specific date still TBD.

Past Event Wrap Up:
Florissant Fossil Bed Tour (October 2): Door / Raffle prizes donated by Bull & Kym Whitaker were a pleasant surprise. Suggestion was made to encourage that at future tours.
La Junta HPDE (October 2-3): Per Robin Dillon, attendance doubled, good weather. Lunch for all volunteers was appreciated. Tangential events such as the Track Walk and Dinner / Social helped attendance but may not work at other events. Still need more instructors.

OLD BUSINESS
Overnight Tour Pre-Run Reimbursement Standards (Fuel): Board accepted new policy proposed by Curt E., 2nd Vice President.

Guidance for tour leads:

  • Pre-run budget estimate is a not to exceed number
  • Cost build up for day and weekend tours
  • One trial run per tour
  • Gas costs: actual cost of fuel used to drive the route; receipt required
  • Cost of meals/hotel, receipt(s) required
  • Day tours: if lunch is part of tour, lunch for 2 at the planned tour restaurant, receipts required
  • Weekend tour: meals at restaurant(s) planned for tour for two (2); receipt required. One night stay and hotel planned for tour, receipt required.
  • Exceptions: board approval required AMR Bylaws Change Review: Board tabled this until the January, 2022, Board Retreat.

Orange Vests: Nate A. to work with Dwight K. to inventory [New Action Item]

NEW BUSINESS
New HPDE Chair Candidate: Jackie Vance was approved as “interim” HPDE Chair because of her candidacy for a board position. Permanent HPDE Chair decision after election.
New Tour Chair Vacancy: Decision postponed until November Board meeting.
Nominating Committee Suggestion: The Board decided to include Sections 2 & 3 of each candidate’s questionnaire and a photo in the ballots. To maximize the opportunity for members to vote, the Board decided to put links to the ballots in eTrails, on the Region’s website and through a separate eblast. Halfway through the cycle, Nate will send a reminder eblast. Election cycle is November 1-15, 2021.
National Awards submissions (Due: December 31, 2021): No discussion.
Appreciation Gifts for departing Board Executives and Committee Chairs: Board discussed getting gifts for Arnie E. and Robert B.
Joint AMR / RMR Board Meeting: Scheduled for morning of December 11, 2021, at Centennial Airport. More information at the November AMR Board meeting.

September Board Meeting Minutes: BOARD APPROVED.

Date and Time of Next Meeting: Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Texas T-bone Steak House, 5245 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Finish Time 8:15 pm


SEPTEMBER MINUTES – 09.28.2021
Location: Texas T-bone Steak House, 5245 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Start Time: 6:28 pm
Attendees: Nate Adams, Dana Kasten, Curt Emery, Pam Drummer, Lou Morales, Dwight Kasten, Alex Ching, Arnie Easterly, Danyella Prilika, Michael Onstad, Robin Dillon, Tim Drummer and Robert Prilika.

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams, President, announced the upcoming air-cooled car show, dubbed “Klassiker am Museum,” is scheduled for October 16, 2021, and the team was trying to determine how many volunteers were needed. Nate encouraged the Board members to help find volunteers. Nate will be at Treffen in Wisconsin during the show. Nate thanked Dana K. for covering for him at the August Board meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam):Pam Drummer submitted the report. Expenses include: Google accounts, tours, DE and A/X events. Income includes: tours, DE and A/X. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Nothing new to report.
Membership (Danyella): Danyella Prilika reported AMR membership total is 758 (479 Primary, 279 Affiliates); 142,000 total in PCA. There is a new process for getting badges to new members. Karen, Blue Ribbon Trophy, will be mailing badges to each new member. This will save time and expense. Alex Ching will publish new process on amrporsche.com.
Membership Socials: Members’ Social occurred at Mackenzie’s Chop House on Wednesday, September 22. October Social will be on Wednesday, October 20, at Edelweiss German Restaurant.
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly reported Fall Mystery Tour was run on September 18-19, 2021 to the Mountain View Restaurant, Monte Vista, CO; 45 cars registered, 90 participants, 5 cancellations; no adverse issues reported; a great time was had by all participants. 18 cars registered for the October 2, 2021, Florissant Fossil Bed Tour.
Charities (Barb): Barb Treacy reported via email on 9/27/2021: One Nation Walking Together is extremely grateful for the generous support from AMR. She is still looking for volunteers to establish a committee for Charities.
Website: Nothing new to report.
Sponsorship: Nate A. will discuss 2022 support with Ted Hampson, Porsche of Colorado Springs.
Porsche Colorado Springs Liaison: Nothing new to report.

EVENTS
Future Events:
Florissant Fossil Bed Tour (October 2):
La Junta HPDE (October 2-3):
2021 AMR Holiday Party (December 17): El Paso Club
New Member Social (February, 2022): No date chosen yet, per Dwight K.

Past Event Wrap Up:
AMR Autocross at PPIR (September 11): Tim D. reported there was very positive feedback and good volunteer support. Date change caused confusion. He suggested a new date change process: Completely cancel registration for original date, then send out new registration link for new date. Before scheduling more A/X events, need increased member interest. Also, PPIR lot is deteriorating and there are no plans for improvement / repair. It may not serve as a good venue in the future.
Fall Mystery Tour (September 18-19): New guidelines for reimbursement were approved AFTER tour was planned, so too late for execution. Tour Chair must ensure planning committee understands new reimbursement policy for overnight tours prior to next such tour. Reference Curt E. A.I.
AMR Membership Social (September 22):
“Cars & Colors” Fall Tour (September 24-26): Canceled due to lodging schedule issues.

OLD BUSINESS
Overnight Tour Pre-Run Reimbursement Standards (Fuel): Board accepted new policy proposed by Curt E., 2nd Vice President.

Guidance for tour leads:

  • Pre-run budget estimate is a not to exceed number
  • Cost build up for day and weekend tours
  • One trial run per tour
  • Fuel costs should be actual cost of fuel used driving the route, receipt(s) required
  • Cost of meals/hotel, receipt(s) required
  • Day tours: if lunch is part of tour, lunch for 2 at the planned tour restaurant, receipts required
  • Weekend tour: meals at restaurant(s) planned for tour for two (2)
  • One night stay and hotel planned for tour
  • Exceptions: Board approval required prior to incurring cost

AMR Bylaws Change Review: Suggested term policy is to follow PCA standard of 2-year terms, with maximum of two terms, but to separate groups to ensure continuity (i.e., stagger president, 1st vice president and 2nd vice president elections). Board needs more time to review suggested term policy changes and discuss at future meetings. Board agreed to follow existing policy for 2022 officers / BoD. Bylaw amendment to be drafted, announced at events and set for a vote at the New Membership Social in February. Amendment must be sent to PCA for review / approval.

NEW BUSINESS
New Orange Vests: Board decide that 15 “good” vests are needed to serve any event requiring them. Kastens will inventory to determine good versus bad quantities to help determine how many need to be purchased.
2022 Board of Directors Election: The Board approved Stephen Heptig as 2022 Nomination Committee Chair. Committee members will be nominated and approved / disapproved via email.

August Board Meeting Minutes: BOARD APPROVED.

Date and Time of Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 26, 2021, at Texas T-bone Steak House, 5245 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Finish Time 8:07 pm

AUGUST MINUTES – 08.31.2021
Location: Arnie Easterly’s home, 4415 Monitor Rock Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80904
Start Time: 7:04 pm
Attendees: Dana Kasten, Curt Emery, Pam Drummer, Lou Morales, Dwight Kasten, Bob Foltz, Denise Jordan, Alex Ching, Arnie Easterly, Robert Baumgartner, Andrea Borghi, Danyella Prilika, Michael Onstad, Robin Dillon, Robert Prilika and Jackie Vance.

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Dana Kasten, 1st Vice President, announced that Nate Adams, President, was traveling and could not attend the meeting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam):Pam Drummer submitted the report.  Expenses include:  Badges, postal expenses, website migration, HPDEs and tours.  Income includes:  Bishop Castle Tour, PCA Quarterly Rebate and account interest.  The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Nothing new to report.
Membership (Danyella): Danyella Prilika reported she is receiving membership numbers from PCA, however they are one month behind.  AMR membership total is 750 (475 Primary, 275 Affiliates).
Membership Socials (Denise): Members’ Social at El Padrino Mexicano on Wednesday, August 19, was canceled.  September Social is TBD.  October Social will be at Edelweiss Restaurant.
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly reported Bishop Castle Tour, 14 August 2021, 16 cars, 33 attendees.  No unusual events reported.  Rampart Range Offroad Tour, 28 August 2021, 5 cars, 11 attendees.  No unusual events reported.
Charities (Barb): August Charity was “One Nation Walking Together.”  September charity is TBD.
Website (Andrea): Andrea B reported the AMR site Migration completed, including DNS records; old site is gone; no remaining financial obligations.
Sponsorship: No one available with new information to report.
Porsche Colorado Springs Liaison: No one available with new information to report.

EVENTS
Future Events:
AMR Autocross at PPIR (September 11): 30 registered; volunteers needed.
Fall Mystery Tour (September 11-12):
AMR Membership Social (September 22): MacKenzie’s Chop House
“Cars & Colors” Fall Tour (September 24-26): Canceled due to lodging schedule issues.
Florissant Fossil Bed Tour (October 2):
La Junta HPDE (October 2-3): Chair Robin Dillon; Co-chair Becky Heptig. New budget. Board requested draft of verbiage that manages discount expectations of instructors for future events [New AI].
New Member Social (February, 2022): Potential venue is Porsche Colorado Springs.

Past Event Wrap Up:
Snowmass Tour (July 31-8/1):
PPIR Autocross (August 7): Moved to September 11.
Bishop’s Castle Tour (August 14):
Rampart Range Off-Road Tour (August 28):
Pueblo HPDE #2 (August 28-29):

OLD BUSINESS
July Board Meeting Minutes Approval: To be approved via email prior to August Board meeting.

NEW BUSINESS
Changing PCA / AMR brochures : QR Code included on brochure stickers and Ambassador Cards, Danyella P distributed cards to Board members.
Overnight Tour Pre-Run Reimbursement Standards (Fuel) Curt E presented draft standards. Board members will review prior to next meeting.
AMR Bylaws Change Review: Curt E submitted proposed bylaws changes which would help prevent a full board turnover to ensure consistency by overlapping different incumbent Elected Officers. All Board members to review and provide Curt comments by September 15 [New AI].

MOTIONS
None.

Date and Time of Next Meeting: Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Texas T-bone Steak House, 5245 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918.

Finish Time 8:54 pm


JULY MINUTES – 07.27.2021
Location: Texas T-bone Steak House
Start Time: 6:20 pm
Attendees: Nate Adams, Dana Kasten, Curt Emery, Pam Drummer, Lou Morales, Dwight Kasten, Bob Foltz, Arnie Easterly, Andrea Borghi, Jim Sorensen, Michael Onstad, Stephen Heptig, Robin Dillon, Danyella Prilika and Robert Prilika.

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams reported that he attended Parade, it went very well, and he believed there were approximately 1000 cars and 3000 attendees. AMR, per previous resolution, sent a $500 “goodwill” check to the Swiss Chalet Restaurant and Nate received a very nice “thank you” card asking us to come back. Nate will scan and send card to the Board Members. Nate informed the Board that the Rocky Mountain 356 Club has invited AMR to participate and partner with them on an “Air-cooled Porsche” event, currently scheduled for October 17, 2021. Nate has reached out to the other Regions in Zone 9 to gauge their interest. Porsche Colorado Springs is interested in partially sponsoring. Lou Morales is the AMR Point of Contact for this effort, working with Fred Veitch. Nate, also, reported that Curt Emery is ready to support his responsibilities regarding event insurance as required by PCA. As the new AMR Treffen Chair, Nate sent a message to all 2020 Treffen volunteers asking them to confirm their interest in supporting the 2022 Treffen.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam): Pam Drummer submitted the report. Expenses include: Equipment truck maintenance, windshield replacement and insurance, “goodwill” donation to Swiss Chalet and annual post office box fee. Income includes: account interest. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Nothing new to report.
Membership (Danyella): Nate A reported AMR membership total is 776 (486 Primary, 280 Affiliates). Jim Sorensen reported PCA has stopped sending him membership information. He contacted PCA via email and will follow up on July 28, 2021, and transfer his responsibilities to the new Membership Chair. Nate announced that Danyella Prilika is the new Membership Chair; she was welcomed by the Board and other attendees.
Membership Socials (Denise): Members’ Social occurred at Paravicini’s on July 21st. August Social is TBD.
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly reported the Pike’s Peak Hill Climb Tour (July 10) went well and included 23 cars and 41 participants. Departing the Broadmoor parking garage was slow and difficult. The Royal Gorge Tour (July 25) included 74 cars, 148 participants with some cars/participants showing up that had not pre-registered. There was some discussion suggesting not collecting the registration fee to be fair to those who did pre-register. Colorado Springs Porsche made it a memorable event, but the Board expressed some concerns regarding insurance for AMR-sponsored tours with unregistered participants. Arnie discussed the upcoming Bishop’s Castle Tour (August 14), saying the Kastens did a pre-run and there are currently nine cars registered.
Charities (Barb): Nate A reported that Barb Treacy is still looking for volunteers for a Charities Outreach Committee. July charity for social was “One Nation Walking Together.” August Charity is TBD.
Website (Andrea): Andrea Borghi reported the AMR site (amrporsche.com) has been migrated to PCA and is functional. Certificate is needed. Total annual site management costs will be significantly reduced.
Sponsorship (Nate): Nate A stated there was nothing new to report. The Board discussed the idea of establishing a sponsorship budget projection at the next Board retreat in 2022 [New Action Item (AI)].
Porsche Colorado Springs Liaison: Nate Adams stated there was nothing new to report.

EVENTS
Future Events:
Snowmass Tour (July 31-8/1): Canceled due to lodging schedule issues.
PPIR Autocross (August 7): Only 9 registered; need 30. Can A/X be rescheduled? [New AI.]
Bishop’s Castle Tour (August 14): Pre-run accomplished by Kastens.
Rampart Range Off-Road Tour (August 28):
Pueblo HPDE #2 (August 28-29): Chair Michael Onstad; Co-chair Stephen Heptig. 54 registrants; need more instructors. AMR is contracting our own Starter and Corner workers (offering payment and food vouchers). Board members requested the PMSP contract be reviewed / changed accordingly. Budget BOARD APPROVED.
Fall Mystery Tour (September 11-12): Budget BOARD APPROVED.
“Cars & Colors” Fall Tour (September 24-26): Canceled due to lodging schedule issues.
New Member Social (September 25): Venue is Porsche Colorado Springs.
La Junta HPDE (October 2-3): Chair Robin Dillon; Co-chair Becky Heptig. Robin reported that they want to “make it a blowout!” Several activities being considered to encourage participants to return. Budget BOARD APPROVED.

Past Event Wrap Up:
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Tour (July 10): See report above.
Royal Gorge Tour (July 25): See report above.

OLD BUSINESS
June Board Meeting Minutes Approval: Approved via email prior to July Board meeting.

NEW BUSINESS
Changing PCA / AMR brochures Researched by Dana and Board asked her to investigate printing “in-house” to save on expense [New AI.] Danyella will research new sticker and get QR code from Andrea to replace the current ink-stamped information.
Overnight Tour Pre-Run Reimbursement Standards (Fuel) Curt took action to meet with Dana and Bob to draft standards / limits.

MOTIONS
None.

Date and Time of Next Meeting: Tuesday, August 31, 2021, at Arnie Easterly’s home, 4415 Monitor Rock Lane, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Finish Time 8:25 pm

 


JUNE MINUTES – 06.29.2021
Location: Texas T-bone Steak House
Start Time: 6:18 pm
Attendees: Nate Adams, Dana Kasten, Curt Emery, Pam Drummer, Lou Morales, Dwight Kasten, Bob Foltz, Arnie Easterly, Andrea Borghi, Tim Drummer, Michael Onstad and Stephen Heptig.

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams reported that he and several other Board Members noticed last Fall that when an eblast message was sent out via the PCA portal, prior to sending the message the site indicated >700 intended recipients. However, when the message was sent, only ~500 actually got out. His investigation indicates that associate members don’t all have true email addresses, so the portal populates these fields with false / invalid addresses. Nate recommended that the Board members and members-at-large encourage the general membership to ensure there are correct email addresses in their PCA profiles, perhaps during renewal or whenever they visit the PCA or AMR websites.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam): Pam Drummer submitted report. Expenses include: Pueblo HPDE, socials safety deposit box and tours. Income includes: Events (DEs, socials and tours), PCA Quarterly Rebate and interest. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Michael Onstad reported that some “contact concerns” were voiced at the June HPDE. The CDI’s will be address for future events.
Membership (Jim): Nate reported AMR membership numbers. Total is 756 (478 Primary, 278 Affiliates). Six members transferred out of AMR to other regions. Still need new Membership Chair. Nate asked Board members to find volunteers for the position.
Membership Socials (Denise): Per text from Denise Jordan, she’s still investigating venues for next social.
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly reported via email: The Treffen Red Rocks Tour (June 13): 36 cars, 68 participants; second group had route issues. Leads / mids / sweeps training needed. Fossil Beds Tour (June 26): Postponed due to weather. 22 cars, 43 participants pre-registered. Five to six cancelations the night before. Board discussed the issues of deadlines and credits. In addition, the Board approve a $500 goodwill donation to the Swiss Chalet Restaurant because of two consecutive cancelations. Upcoming Pikes Peak Tour (July 10): 16 cars, 31 participants registered. Snowmass and Cars & Colors Tours: Canceled because no lodging available due to scheduling conflicts. Arnie Easterly took an action: Draft proposal for leads training and incentives.
Charities (Barb): Barb Treacy reported via 5/25/2021 email the June Member Social charity will be CASA’s “The Hanger.” The Social Outreach Committee is seeking new members and ideas to serve our community. Nate Adams took an action: Get clarification from Barb on her request.
Website (Andrea):  Andrea Borghi reported that he increased the AMR website visibility on Google, he is investigating ways to make the site more mobile friendly since, statistically, 99% of views of the site are done using mobile devices. Andrea also mentioned that the AMR website is not being backed up, but there are tools available to do so. Also, Region website transition date to the new PCA platform is unknown at this time. Andrea Borghi took two actions: Get information from PCA on transition. Review and report on website backup and costs.
Sponsorship (Nate): Nate Adams stated there was nothing new to report.
Porsche Colorado Springs Liaison: Nate Adams stated there was nothing new to report.

EVENTS
Future Events:
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Tour (July 10):
New Member Social (July 24): Venue not available; confirm Fall Mystery Tour dates, then propose dates to Board via email for discussion.
Royal Gorge Tour (July 25):
Snowmass Tour (July 31-8/1): Canceled due to lodging schedule issues.
PPIR Autocross (August 7):
Bishop’s Castle Tour (August 14):
Rampart Range Off-Road Tour (August 28):
Pueblo HPDE #2 (August 28-29): Chair selected; co-chair pending. Concerns with corner workers and waivers discussed. Budget BOARD APPROVED.
Fall Mystery Tour (September 11-12): Dates need to be confirmed.
“Cars & Colors” Fall Tour (September 24-26): Canceled due to lodging schedule issues.
La Junta HPDE (October 2-3): No budget yet, but in work.

Past Event Wrap Up:
Pueblo HPDE #1 (June 5-6): Well-attended. 76 People Registered, 73 Drivers, 3rd most in last decade, most since 2016. Attendance well above budget assumptions. High percentage of cancelations, but large surplus ($3394).
Treffen Red Rocks Tour (June 13): Second group had route issues. Leads / mids / sweeps training needed.
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Social (June 16): 
Fossil Beds Tour (June 26): Postponed.

OLD BUSINESS
May Board Meeting Minutes Approval: Approval postponed for further Board member review.

NEW BUSINESS
Colorado Air Cooled Event discussion. Proposed date: October 17, 2021. Nate Adams and Lou Morales to report after planning meeting scheduled for July 1, 2021.

MOTIONS
None.

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at Mollica’s Italian Market & Deli

Finish Time 8:20 pm

 


MAY MINUTES – 05.25.2021
Location: Mollica’s Italian Market & Deli
Start Time: 6:23 pm
Attendees: Dwight Kasten, Dana Kasten, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Bob Foltz, Robert Baumgartner, Alex Ching, Robert Yen, Andrea Borghi, Stephen Heptig, Curt Emery and Lou Morales

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams announced Curt Emery was interested in the 2nd Vice President and will be submitting an application. Andrea Borghi is new Webmaster. AMR still looking for a Membership Chair. Group discussion on Treffen 2022. Volunteer list from canceled Treffen 2020 will be used as basis for Treffen 2022. Lesson learned from tours: Be ready with backups for last minute changes to tour leads, mids and sweeps. Nate took an action item: e-blast for volunteers.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam): Pam Drummer submitted report. Expenses include: La Junta HPDE ambulance, Pueblo HPDE deposit (June), PCA insurance (June) and tax preparation. Income includes: interest. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Robert Yen stated there was nothing new to report.
Membership (Jim): Nate reported AMR membership numbers. Total is 770 (486 Primary, 284 Affiliates). PCA has experienced the largest growth in membership since 2014. Need new Membership Chair.
Membership Socials (Denise): Per text from Denise Jordan, Hill Climb Social is scheduled at Big Mission Motorsports in Palmer Lake on June 16, 2021. The June charity will, once again, be CASA’s “The Hanger.” REMINDER: If the member can’t attend social and has registered at MotorSportReg.com, the member MUST CANCEL TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE to avoid being charged the $20 “No Show” fee! Current plan for New Member Social to be held on Saturday, 7/24/2021, at Porsche Colorado Springs; same date as HPR DE. Nate took an action item to see if PCA will subsidize New Member Social.
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly reported via email: The Treffen Cripple Creek Tour took place Saturday, 15 May. 31 cars registered and 58 attendees were on the tour. Launched in two groups; one of 15 and one of 16 cars. Some issues with the second group’s speed and group integrity but overall, the tour was successful with no complaints registered from the attendees. Treffen Mountain Roads Tour took place on 22 May. Details: Two groups, 35 cars total, 67 Participants. Bob Foltz did a great job leading the tour and coping with several last -minute route changes. Next tour will be the Treffen Red Rocks Tour on 13 June which will be advertised later this week, pending restaurant confirmation, which Arnie is to get on May 26 (tomorrow).
Charities (Barb): Barb Treacy reported via 5/25/2021 email the June Member Social charity will be CASA’s “The Hanger.” The Social Outreach Committee is seeking new members and ideas to serve our community. Nate Adams took an action: Get clarification from Barb on her request.
Website (Alex): Alex Ching reported Andrea Borghi is the new webmaster. AMR will eventually move its website to the PCA platform but awaiting for it to stabilize.
Sponsorship (Nate): Nate Adams will meet with Ted Hampson, Porsche Colorado Springs Sales Manager, about sponsorship of refreshments for tour starts. Ted Hamspon has asked for assistance from AMR Driving Instructors for non-PCA (customer-only) DE events.
Porsche Colorado Springs Liaison: The Denver 356 Club asked to do a joint event with AMR.

EVENTS
Future Events:
Pueblo HPDE #1 (June 5-6): Pueblo Track Starter June 5, Bob Foltz Starter June 6, Contract update required. 79 People registered; 77 Drivers; third most in last decade, most since 2016.
Treffen Red Rocks Tour (June 13):
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Social (June16):
Fossil Beds Tour (June 26):
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Tour (July 10):
New Member Social (July 24): Porsche Colorado Springs
Royal Gorge Tour (July 25):
Snowmass Tour (July 31-8/1):
PPIR Autocross (August 7):
Bishop’s Castle Tour (August 14):
Rampart Range Off-Road Tour (August 28):
Pueblo HPDE #2 (August 28-29): Chair selected; co-chair pending.
Fall Mystery Tour (September 11-12):
“Cars & Colors” Fall Tour (September 24-26): In Telluride.
La Junta HPDE (October 2-3): Chair and co-chair selected.
New Member Social (July 24): Venue not available; confirm Fall Mystery Tour dates, then propose dates to Board via email for discussion

Past Event Wrap Up:
April Membership Social (April 28):
Treffen Cripple Creek Tour (May 15):
Treffen Mountain Roads Tour (May 22):

OLD BUSINESS
April Board Meeting Minutes Approval: Approved.

NEW BUSINESS
None.

MOTIONS
None.

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday, June 22, 2021, at Texas T-bone Steak House.

Finish Time 8:10 pm

 


APRIL MINUTES – 04.27.2021
Location: Texas T-bone Steak House & via Zoom
Start Time: 7:08 pm
Attendees: Dwight Kasten, Dana Kasten, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Tim Drummer, Bob Foltz, Robert Baumgartner and Lou Morales

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams announced that Larry Young, 2nd Vice President and a valued member of AMR, will be moving out of the region, so the 2nd Vice President position needs to be filled. Nate took an action item to send out an e-blast asking for volunteers.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam): Pam Drummer submitted report. Expenses include: La Junta Lead Follow, Pueblo HPDE deposits (June & August), driving evals and fees. Income includes: interest, Spring Brake 2021 (HPDE), PCA rebate. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Robert Yen stated via email, 4/21/2021, there was nothing new to report.
Membership (Jim): Nate reported Jim Sorensen, stated via email, 4/26/2021, that to date, three new members joined AMR. Total is 751 (473 Primary, 278 Affiliates). Need new Membership Chair.
Membership Socials (Denise): Denise Jordan stated via email, 4/26/2021, that the May social, will take place at the Edelweiss Restaurant on Wednesday, May 19, 2021. Attendance is limited to 75 people. The charity for both May and June will be CASA’s “The Hanger. Denise will e-blast invitation. Denise also stated that the remaining 2021 membership socials will be planned for the third Wednesday of each month.
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly stated via email, 4/26/2021, that 25 cars are signed-up for the Cripple Creek tour (May 15, 2021) and there is now a wait list. Bob and Linda Foltz drove the Mountain Roads tour (May 22, 2021) route and discovered some road issues that will require slight deviations.
Charities (Barb): Per Denise Jordan, Barb Treacy has chosen CASA’s “The Hanger” as the charity for both May and June Membership Socials.
Website (Alex): Alex Ching reported a new webmaster is still needed. Anti-spambot was run on the site. PCA pushed back launch of new national website and are not planning to integrate the regional websites.
Sponsorship (Nate): Nate Adams has spoken to Ted Hampson, Porsche Colorado Springs Sales Manager, about sponsorship, and Jim is willing to provide snacks / refreshments for any tours that start at Porsche of Colorado Springs. Currently, all scheduled tours will start at the dealership
Porsche of Colorado Springs Liaison: No report

EVENTS
Future Events:
April Membership Social (April 28) Sold out.
Treffen Cripple Creek Tour (May 15): Sold out; wait list.
Treffen Mountain Roads Tour (May 22): Route partially changing due to damaged roads
Pueblo HPDE #1 (June 5-6): 23 students registered; wait list. Based on a survey of registered students and instructors, Pueblo HPDE will be In-Car instruction ONLY.
Treffen Red Rocks Tour (June 13): Need tour lead
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Social (June16): Need tour lead
Fossil Beds Tour (June 26):
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Tour (July 10):
New Member Social (July 24): Porsche Colorado Springs
Royal Gorge Tour (July 25):
Snowmass Tour (July 31-8/1):
PPIR Autocross (August 7):
Bishop’s Castle Tour (August 14):
Rampart Range Off-Road Tour (August 28):
Pueblo HPDE #2 (August 28-29): Chair selected; co-chair pending.
Fall Mystery Tour (September 11-12):
“Cars & Colors” Fall Tour (September 24-26): In Telluride.
La Junta HPDE (October 2-3): Chair and co-chair selected.

Past Event Wrap Up:
Spring Brake 2021 La Junta HPDE (April 17-18): Per Robert Baumgartner, 32 attended. Following a discussion between instructors and students, an In-Car instruction option was added which increased the number of students that could be instructed.

OLD BUSINESS
March Board Meeting Minutes Approval: Approved.

NEW BUSINESS
None.

MOTIONS
None.

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at Mollica’s Italian Market & Deli.

Finish Time 7:54 pm


MARCH MINUTES – 03.30.2021
Location: Foltz’s Residence & via Zoom
Start Time: 7:00 pm
Attendees: Dwight Kasten, Dana Kasten, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Bob Foltz, Robert Yen, Tim Drummer, Denise Jordan, Arnie Easterly and Lou Morales

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams stated he and Dana Kasten attended the PCA Zone 9 President meeting via conference call. Parade online registration for Phase II opens Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Members must be registered for Phase I—which is currently CLOSED with a wait list—to register for Phase II.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam): Pam Drummer submitted report. Expenses include: La Junta Lead Follow, HANS devices, radio transmitters, La Junta Ambulance & Insurance. Income includes: interest. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
Sponsorship (Nate): Nate Adams has spoken to Ted Hampson, Porsche of Colorado Springs GM, about sponsorship, but decision is to await a more firm tour schedule before confirming sponsorships agreement.
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): Per email, Jim Sorensen stated that to date for February, we got 3 new members. Total is 761 (480 Primary, 281 Affiliates). Need new Membership Chair.
Website (Alex): Nate Adams stated a new webmaster is still needed. New eTrails on April 1. Scammers are targeting “Alpine Mart”. “Scam Alert” at the top of the page.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Per Robert Yen’s report, all of the instructors are more comfortable about the “Lead-Follow” concept and are willing to instruct via “L-F” if needed. Due to limited number of registrants (five novices, so far) La Junta DE will be conducted with in-car instruction, with strict adherence to safety and COVID restrictions.
Membership Socials (Denise): Denise Jordan suggested that first Membership Social be held on April 21 at La Casa Fiesta in Monument. Charity supported would be Tri-Lakes Cares. Denise will e-blast invitation.
Charities (Barb): : No report, though Tri-Lakes Cares will be supported by the April Membership Social.
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly presented the 2021 tour schedule. Currently, there are 11 tours, including 7 Treffen dry run tours on the calendar. Due COVID restrictions on gatherings, starting venues and restaurant locations need to be pre-coordinated.
HPDEs (Robert B): NSTR

EVENTS
Future Events:
“Spring Brake 2021” La Junta HPDE (April 17-18): Per Robert Baumgartner, 26 registered; not all students can be instructed.
Pueblo HPDE (June 5-6): Contract received March 26, 2021; submitted for Board approval. BOARD APPROVED. Pueblo HPDE will be L-F instruction ONLY.

Past Event Wrap Up:
HPDE 101: Per Robert Baumgartner, 25 attendees (videoconference). 9 first-timer $50 HPDE credits given.
AMR and RMR Joint Instructor Refresher Clinic: Conducted via Zoom on March 24th; 95 instructors joined the Zoom session, including 23 AMR instructors. On March 27th, AMR conducted our official Lead-Follow Instructor Training clinic at La Junta Raceway.

OLD BUSINESS
New Helmets: Dwight Kasten stated 5 new club loaner helmets were purchase. Total inventory is five 2020 (new) and five 2010 (old).
Feb Board Meeting Minutes Approval: Tentatively approved, pending edits.

NEW BUSINESS
None.

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Nate Adams:
• Confirm who the 2021 tour leads are (2/21)
• Send out e-blast looking for a new webmaster (2/21)
– E-blast sent. No response.
• Get Membership Chair roles/responsibilities (3/21)
Denise Jordan:
• Ask Fred Veitch about potential location for A/X (2/21)
• Get January & February 2021 minutes to Alex for website (03/21)
Lou Morales:
• Provide PCA bio and photo to Alex for website (03/21)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday April 27th, 2021 at Texas T-Bone.

Finish Time 8:19 pm


FEBRUARY MINUTES – 02.23.2021
Location: Young’s Residence & via Zoom
Start Time: 7:03 pm
Attendees: Dwight Kasten, Dana Kasten, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Larry Young, Bob Foltz, Robert Yen, Alex Ching, Robert Baumgartner, Tim Drummer, Denise Jordan

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams stated that he attended the PCA National Winter Board of Director’s meeting via telephone. There are now 146 regions. Each region will receive refunds comparable to what were given in 2020. Overall national membership is up 1.6% (138,000 members, 4,000 juniors). The new CDW will be available online at the end of March and will be effective for 1 year.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam): Pam Drummer submitted report. Income consisted of PCA quarterly rebate and interest. Expenses included year end awards and Google Drive renewal. The treasury report was BOARD APPROVED.
Sponsorship (Nate): NSTR
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): Per email, Jim Sorensen stated that to date for February, we got 3 new members. Total is 757 (473 Primary, 281 Affiliates).
Website (Alex): Alex Ching stated he submitted the national website nomination on behalf of AMR. He will be posting the confirmed tour dates.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Per Robert Yen’s report, an email went out to 22 current instructors to get Lead/Follow interest. There were 8 positive responses, of which all will participate in the upcoming Lead/Follow training in La Junta.
Membership Socials (Denise): Denise Jordan stated that she is hopeful to start back with them in April.
Charities (Barb): NSTR
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly presented the 2021 tour schedule. Currently, there are 10 tours on the calendar.
HPDEs (Robert B): Robert Baumgartner submitted the La Junta HPDE budget which was BOARD APPROVED. Registration will be set up on Motorsportsreg.com. Track dates for Pueblo are now June 5-6 and August 28-29.

EVENTS
Future Events:
HPDE 101 – Robert Baumgartner that 25 people are currently registered for the virtual HPDE 101 tech session.
Lead/Follow Training – Scheduled to take place at La Junta Raceway on 3/27.

Past Event Wrap Up:
None.

OLD BUSINESS
New Helmets – Dwight Kasten submitted the budget for purchasing 6 new club loaner helmets, which was BOARD APPROVED.

NEW BUSINESS
None.

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Nate Adams:
• Confirm who the 2021 tour leads are (2/21)
• Send out e-blast looking for a new webmaster (2/21)
Denise Jordan:
• Ask Fred Veitch about potential location for A/X (2/21)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday March 30th, 2021 at the Foltz’s residence.

Finish Time 8:30 pm


JANUARY MINUTES – 01.27.2021
Location: Drummer’s Residence & via Zoom
Start Time: 6:45 pm
Attendees: Dwight Kasten, Dana Kasten, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Larry Young, Bob Foltz, Robert Yen, Alex Ching, Barb Treacy, Robert Baumgartner, Tim Drummer, Lou Morales, Denise Jordan

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Nate Adams stated that he would like to focus on club continuity this year. In addition, he will immediately work on identifying a new club secretary, webmaster and Start/Control chair. Per PCA, there will be a new “Communicable Disease Waiver” form that all members must sign for socials and indoor events.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Pam): Pam Drummer submitted report. Income consisted of PCA commission. Expenses included the renewal of the club’s post office, Goggle accounts and club trailer tags. The treasury report was board approved.
Sponsorship (Nate): Nate Adams stated that we need a calendar of events before moving forward with any sponsorship opportunities.
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): Per email, Jim Sorensen stated that to date for January, we got 5 new members. Total is 760 (477 Primary, 283 Affiliates).
Website (Alex): Alex Ching stated that the club may want to consider migrating over to the PCA platform. While it won’t save much money, it will help alleviate ongoing issues with the existing platform. The new issue of E-Trails will be ready on Feb 01.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Per Robert Yen’s report, the Lead-Follow Instructor Training will take place at La Junta Raceway on 3/25/21. 18 instructors have been identified who could be good candidates for this training. Of those, 8 have expressed interest in participating. 4 AMR instructors are already eligible to instruct students via Lead/Follow, as they participated in the PCA National training program.
Membership Socials (Denise): Denise Jordan stated that until local regulations allow for larger numbers at indoor gathering, socials will not take place. She is hopeful to start back with them in April.
Charities (Barb): Barb Treacy stated that club members will have the opportunity to support various local charities once we start having socials again. The Charities (Social Outreach) committee is seeking members to help advise which charities to support, collect donations from people who may not be able to attend socials, and drop off the donations to the charitable organizations.
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): Arnie Easterly reported that he has started contacting the Treffen tour volunteers to confirm their continued desire to lead this year’s Treffen practice tours, as well as the actual Treffen tours next year. He is in the process of determining if the “Cars & Colors” Car Show in Telluride will take place in 2021. He is also working with Chris Lennon to replace one of the current Treffen tours with a Pikes Peak Hill Climb tour.
HPDEs (Robert B): Robert Baumgartner stated that the HPDE 101 tech session, scheduled for 3/6, may be conducted virtually. PPIR contract is complete. La Junta track date confirmed. Track dates for Pueblo are tentative because of new management negotiations. All co-chairs have been identified for all HPDE’s, except for PPIR and La Junta. They are Steve Heptig (Pueblo 1), Robin Dillon (Pueblo 2). Pueblo and La Junta budgets will be submitted to the board next month.
The tentative HPDE schedule is:
PPIR (4/17-4/18)
Pueblo I (5/22-5/23)
Pueblo II (8/28-8/29)
La Junta (10/2-10/3)

EVENTS
Future Events:
New Member Social – Because of current local COVID restrictions, this event will be postponed. Dwight Kasten will contact Porsche Colorado Springs for a possible later date.
Tech Inspection Tech Session – The decision was made to stop doing this tech session. Instead, members will be required to take their cars to area businesses which are qualified to perform the inspections.
HPDE 101 – Robert Baumgartner stated that this event could be virtual, but will be determined. Event will be created in Mreg and e-blasted to the membership.
Lead/Follow Training – Scheduled to take place at La Junta Raceway on 3/27. Proposed budget will be submitted at the next board meeting.
PPIR HPDE – Because of the Lead/Follow costs and lack of advanced solo drivers, the board determined that it is best to cancel this event this year. Dwight Kasten will contact PPIR management and see if there is a possible date for another autocross instead.

Past Event Wrap Up:
Holiday Toy/Food Drive – Barb Treacy stated that $750 was raised for Care & Share and numerous toys were donated to the Salvation Army for local children in need.

OLD BUSINESS
New Helmets – Dana Kasten will contact PCA office about new helmet rules to determine if the club needs to purchase new loaner ones.
FM Transmitters – Robert Yen will submit a proposed budget for FM transmitters, which are needed for the Lead/Follow program.

NEW BUSINESS
None.

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Denise Jordan:
• Get current ad rates for digital advertising and clean up advertisers (01/20)
Dana/Dwight Kasten:
• Send Dwight’s Bio for website to Alex (02/20)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday February 23rd, 2021 at the Young’s residence.

Finish Time 8:15 pm


DECEMBER MINUTES – 12.08.2020
Location: Kasten’s Residence & via Zoom
Start Time: 6:32 pm
Attendees: Denise Jordan, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Tim Drummer, Dana Kasten, Dwight Kasten, Alex Ching, Bob Foltz, Mark Stolberg, Robert Yen and Robert Baumgartner

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Denise welcomed everyone and thanked everyone for their time and commitment to the club. She also shared her thanks for the opportunity to be president.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Dana): Dana presented the Treasurer’s report, Year to Date down a little due to deposits. Nate made a motion to approve, Alex seconded, and all voted Aye. Income includes Goodie Store, Name Tags, 3Q2020 PCA Rebate and Interest. Expenses include administrative items, Google Accounts, Quicken upgrade & annual cost, Name Tag postage, La Junta Ambulance HPDE and Sitescope website hosting.
Sponsorship (Denise): NSTR
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): Jim reported via email as of Dec 1, 2020, 755 total Members. Of that 473 are Primary Members and 282 Associates.
Website (Alex): Alex reported continuing to send eblasts and looking for a new Webmaster for 2021.
CDI Program (Robert Y): NSTR, see HPDEs below.
Membership Socials (Denise): NSTR
Charities (Barb): Toy and Food Drive Sunday 12/13 at Red Rock Church from 1 – 3pm.
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): Arnie is working on 2021 schedule.
HPDEs (Robert B): Robert reported via email and Mark Presented via Zoom Lead Follow Training in La Junta. There were 24 total people trained during the one day course. Those trained will be “A” list instructors. Of the 24 trained, 4 people were from AMR and 2 people from RMR. Lead Follow is defined as 1 instructor in a car and 1 student in another car with no passengers. With COVID-19 restrictions this will preclude in-car instruction, Lead-Follow will be the instruction approach. Lead-Follow must be done in dedicated run groups. At a minimum a 1-way communicator is required between instructor and student, NO Cell Phones. Board received this information and is reviewing. Draft 2021 HPDE Program and Dates were provided.

EVENTS
Future Events: NSTR

Past Event Wrap Up: None.

OLD BUSINESS
None.

NEW BUSINESS
Club Secretary Position – still needing to be filled. Denise to step in temporarily
New Membership Social – tentatively planned for Feb /March 2021
Joint Board Meeting (AMR & RMR) – At this time, no need for Joint Board Meeting with AMR and RMR due to COVID.
Zoom App – Looking to set up Zoom as an option going forward for Board Meetings to help get more attendance

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Denise Jordan:
• Get current ad rates for digital advertising and clean up advertisers (01/20)
Dana/Dwight Kasten:
• Send Dwight’s Bio for website to Alex (02/20)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday January 26th, 2021. Location TBD

Finish Time 7:51 pm


OCTOBER MINUTES – 10.27.2020
Location: Mollica’s
Start Time: 6:32 pm
Attendees: Denise Jordan, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Tim Drummer, Dana Kasten, Alex Ching, Larry Young, and Bob Foltz

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Denise welcomed everyone and looking forward to club continuing to do the Holiday Party.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Dana): Dana presented the Treasurer’s report, Year to Date down a little due to deposits. Projecting to club to be at a break even by year end. Denise made a motion to approve, Nate seconded, and all voted Aye. Income includes La Junta HPDE, Fall Tour and Interest. Expenses include administrative items, Blue Ticket Tire Winner, Speed Waivers and MReg fees.
Sponsorship (Denise): NSTR
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): NSTR
Website (Alex): Alex reported sending eblast survey on website to see if people are getting eblasts. November etrails eblast to be sent out beginning of the month.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Denise reported PCA National Lead-Follow Committee Day and October 25th will be PCA National Lead-Follow Training for CDIs. The goal of the event is to provide training to CDIs across the country for doing Lead-Follow instruction (instead of in-car instruction) in the event that we are still unable to conduct in-car HPDE instruction next year. Event is being championed by Chris Lennon.
Membership Socials (Denise): NSTR
Charities (Barb): Thank you for the donations at October Social for Marion House. The charity for Holiday Party is TBD.
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): NSTR
HPDEs (Robert B): Robert reported via email, HPDE season for 2021 will be challenging. Lead-Follow Instruction will most likely be used. More to come. Starting to work on developing 2021 HPDE Program and Dates.

EVENTS
Future Events:
Holiday Party at the El Paso Club on 12/11 by Denise Jordan. Plan to get MReg open soon. Club will be covering the MReg fees and appetizers in the bar area. Same dress code and charity as last year. Blue tickets sold at Holiday party will be eligible for winning a set of tires, must be present to win. Blue tickets sold throughout the year in 2020 will be carried over to 2021.

Past Event Wrap Up:
AMR PCA & Propellers HPDE at La Junta Raceway on 10/3-10/4: There were a total of 26 participants. People were happy to get out and drive. It was a successful event.
October Social at Edelweiss 10/20: A fun time was had by everyone who attended.

OLD BUSINESS
Elections: Nominating committee will have their decisions out by Friday 10/30. A link for voting will then be sent out via email to membership.

NEW BUSINESS
New Membership Social – tentatively planned for Feb /March 2021
Joint Board Meeting (AMR & RMR) – TBD; It will be Zoom and not in person

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Denise Jordan:
• Get current ad rates for digital advertising and clean up advertisers (01/20)
• Get awards from past award winners (10/20)
Dana/Dwight Kasten:
• Send Dwight’s Bio for website to Alex (02/20)
• Follow up with PPIR for 2021 Auto cross date (10/20)
Alex Ching:
• Send email addresses for people who are not getting emails to Denise (10/20)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday December 8th (6:00pm – 8:30pm) at Kasten’s Residence, Colorado Springs, CO

Finish Time 8:33 pm


SEPTEMBER MINUTES – 9.29.2020
Location: Easterly’s Residence
Start Time: 7:07 pm
Attendees: Denise Jordan, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Tim Drummer, Dana Kasten, Alex Ching, Dwight Kasten, Larry Young, Bob Foltz, and Arnie Easterly

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Denise welcomed everyone and looking forward to club continuing to do events such as HPDE, October Social and Holiday Party. Thank you to Arnie and Susan Easterly for hosting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Dana): Dana presented the Treasurer’s report, Year to Date down a little due to deposits. Denise made a motion to approve, Nate seconded, and all voted Aye. Income includes Tarryall Off Road Tour and Interest. Expenses include administrative items, HPDE Insurance and MReg fees.
Sponsorship (Denise): NSTR. Club will re-evaluate next year with Ted.
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): Jim reported via email, we had 9 new members for September. In September to date, a total of 466 primary members and 281 Affiliate members for a total of 747 members.
Website (Alex): Alex reported the website has questionnaire and link for election candidates. October etrails eblast to be sent out beginning of the month.
CDI Program (Robert Y): Robert reported via email, October 24th will be PCA National Lead-Follow Committee Day and October 25th will be PCA National Lead-Follow Training for CDIs. The goal of the event is to provide training to CDIs acros the country for doing Lead-Follow instruction (instead of in-car instruction) in the event that we are still unable to conduct in-car HPDE instruction next year. Event is being championed by Chris Lennon. Both events will be held at La Junta Raceway. Registration open on MReg.
Membership Socials (Denise): October Social to be held on Tuesday Oct. 20th at Edelweiss. Currently 30 people registered.
Charities (Barb): Charity for the October Social will be Marion House. The charity for Holiday Party is TBD.
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): Arnie shared it’s been a successful year for tours. We were able to have 5 tours and membership is glad to get out and drive. Planning has started for next year.
HPDEs (Robert B): AMR October HPDE at La Junta is being chaired by Jackie Vance. Registration is closed. There are 25 total drivers registered for event. Work will begin on developing 2021 HPDE Program and Dates with the challenge being to define event venue – in car instruction/ lead-follow instruction / no instruction particularly for the typical early spring PPIR HPDE. More to come.

EVENTS
Future Events:
AMR PCA & Propellers HPDE – La Junta Raceway on 10/3-10/4
October Social – Edelweiss on 10/20
Holiday Party – El Paso Club on 12/11

Past Event Wrap Up:
Fall Mystery Tour was led by Kasten’s on September 27th. There were 54 people signed up and was a great time. Radios worked well and everyone enjoyed the great fall Colorado colors.

OLD BUSINESS
Elections: Denise working on nominating committee. A link for voting will be sent out via email to membership.

NEW BUSINESS
New Membership Social – tentatively planned for Feb/March 2021.
MotorsportsReg Credits – credits expiring in 2019 will be extended 1 year from the date of their expiration.
Blue Raffle Tickets – raffle tickets for the tire certificate from 2020 will be carried over to 2021.

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Denise Jordan:
• Get current ad rates for digital advertising and clean up advertisers (01/20)
Dana/Dwight Kasten:
• Send Dwight’s Bio for website to Alex (02/20)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday October 27th (5:45pm – 8:30pm) at Mollica’s Italian Restaurant, Colorado Springs, CO

Finish Time 8:23 pm


AUGUST MINUTES – 8.25.2020
Location: Young’s Residence
Start Time: 6:59 pm
Attendees: Denise Jordan, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Dwight Kasten, Alex Ching, Dana Kasten, Tim Drummer, Larry Young, and Bob Foltz

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Denise welcomed everyone and looking forward to club continuing to do some events despite COVID. Thank you to Larry and Nancy Young for hosting.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Dana): Dana presented the Treasurer’s report, Year to Date down a little due to deposits. Larry made a motion to approve, Alex seconded, and all voted Aye. Income includes 45th Anniversary Picnic, PPIR AX, Day tour and reimbursement for Treffen. Expenses include administrative items, and truck and trailer key sets, and PPIR Autocross supplies and 45th Anniversary catering payment.
Sponsorship (Denise): NSTR. Club will re-evaluate next year with Ted.
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): Jim reported via email, we had 0 new members for August. In August to date, a total of 463 primary members and 283 Affiliate members for a total of 746 members.
Website (Alex): Alex reported the website has upgraded to allow club to do on line surveys, polls and ballots for voting. September eTrails eblast to be sent out beginning of the month. Need remaining Bio for all Board Members.
CDI Program (Robert Y): NSTR
Membership Socials (Denise): Socials remain in limbo due to COVID-19. Club trying to do October social at Edelweiss.
Charities (Barb): Thank you to Barb Treacy. Barb sent write up to PCA and our club received honorable mention award for our Charity Donations and Efforts.
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): Arnie shared via email, the online waivers and Tours are going well and continuing to receive positive feedback. Kasten’s planning day trip for the Fall Mystery Tour.
HPDEs (Robert B): AMR October HPDE at La Junta is being chaired by Jackie Vance. To date, 12 drivers registered for event. PCA National is working on providing Lead-Follow guidance to regions and will let us know when available, but until then, Lead-Follow is not permitted.

EVENTS
Future Events:
AMR Fall Mystery Tour (9/27) – This year it will be a day tour – Dwight and Dana Kasten

Past Event Wrap Up:
AMR “Safe Distancing from Cones” Autocross on Aug 8th went well. Special thanks for the help in setting up on Friday evening and to SCCA for helping with the timing. Event had a great turnout with 29 cars participating.
AMR 45th Anniversary Picnic on Aug 9th was held at Bear Creek Park. Nice to get outside and see club membership having a good time while social distancing.
AMR Off Road Tour was on Aug 15th. The tour had 10 cars and 18 people.

OLD BUSINESS
NSTR.

NEW BUSINESS
Autocross timing system – Thank you to Alex for cleaning up and getting the timing system up and running where it can be used once again.
Elections – Nominating Committee needs to be formed along with slate of candidates for the 2021 election.

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Denise Jordan:
• Get current ad rates for digital advertising and clean up advertisers (01/20)
Dana/Dwight Kasten:
• Send Dwight’s Bio for website to Alex (02/20)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday, September 29th at Easterly Residence, Colorado Springs, CO

Finish Time 8:17 pm


JULY MINUTES – 7.28.2020
Location: Drummer’s Residence
Start Time: 6:56 pm
Attendees: Denise Jordan, Nate Adams, Pam Drummer, Dwight Kasten, Alex Ching, Dana Kasten, Tim Drummer, Arnie Easterly, and Bob Foltz

PRESIDENT’S REMARKS
Denise welcomed everyone and looking forward to club continuing to do some events despite COVID.

COMMITTEE REPORTS
Treasurer’s Report (Dana): Dana presented the Treasurer’s report, Year to Date down a little due to deposits. Denise made a motion to approve, Nate seconded, and all voted Aye. Income includes day tour. Expenses include administrative items, and truck and trailer annual insurance premium, and PPIR Autocross final payment.
Sponsorship (Denise): Club will re-evaluate next year with Ted.
Advertising (Denise): NSTR
Membership (Jim): Jim reported via email, we have 4 new members and 1 affiliate and 1 transferred out of region. In July to date, a total of 460 primary members and 280 Affiliate members for a total of 740 members.
Website (Alex): Alex reported the website has upgraded to Web Forms. New PCA website coming. August eTrails eblast to be sent out on Aug 1st. Need remaining Bio for all Board Members.
CDI Program (Robert Y): NSTR
Membership Socials (Denise): Socials remain in limbo due to COVID-19.
Charities (Barb): For the 45th Anniversary Picnic, cash donations will be asked for Charity Donations.
PCS Liaison: NSTR
Tours (Arnie): Arnie shared the Gooseberry Pie Tour had 30 cars and 54 people. The Breckenridge Tour had 26 cars and 48 people. The online waivers are going well and receiving positive feedback.
HPDEs (Robert B): Robert shared via email. RMR held HPDE at HPR for advanced solo drivers only. AMR October HPDE at La Junta is being chaired by Jackie Vance and Co-Chair by Michael Onstad. PCA National is working on providing Lead-Follow guidance to regions and will let us know when available, but until then, Lead-Follow is not permitted.

EVENTS
Future Events:
AMR “Safe Distancing from Cones” Autocross (Aug 8) – Tim Drummer will be running the event at Pikes Peak International Raceway (PPIR). Arrive at 7:30 am to walk the course, driver’s meeting at 8:30 am. No instructors. All drivers will be solo. Currently on MReg. Due to COVID-19 precautions, loaner helmets will NOT be available. Currently 22 people are registered and needing 6 volunteers. Reached out to five other car clubs and so far no support from them.
AMR 45th Anniversary Picnic (Aug 9) – Will be at Bear Creek Park West. Club has a pavilion reserved. Registration is open on MReg and currently 60 people are registered. Rudy’s BBQ will be catering. Max registration is 70 people. Picnic starts at Noon.
AMR Off Road (Aug 15) – Tim Veldheer will be leading tour.
AMR Fall Mystery Tour (Sep 27) – This year it will be a day tour.

Past Event Wrap Up:
AMR “Gooseberry Pie” and “Breckenridge” Tours went well and had a great turnout. Folks continue to have a great time getting out and driving their Porsches.

OLD BUSINESS
NSTR.

NEW BUSINESS
Jim Sorensen asked Tim Drummer to review on line Rally and see if that is a possibility for the Club to host.

MOTIONS
None.

ACTION ITEMS
Denise Jordan:
• Get current ad rates for digital advertising and clean up advertisers (01/20)
Dana/Dwight Kasten:
• Send Dwight’s Bio for website to Alex (02/20)
Arnie Easterly:
• Get radios to Tim for Autocross (07/20)

Date and Time of Next Meetings: Tuesday, Aug 25th at Kasten’s Residence

Finish Time 8:58 pm


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