eTrails News Bulletin

eTrails is AMR’s online bulletin for articles/news such as “In the Zone”, past event wrap-ups, member editorials (P-articles), charity information, etc. and is not a regular publication. Click on article title or image to see full article, if applicable. E-mail your submission (incl photos) or comments to amr.etrails@gmail.com. Submissions for Panorama’s ‘FROM THE REGIONS’ is also accepted at this e-mail address. Submissions are published at the discretion of the Webmaster team. You can also download a printable pdf of the monthly eBlast version of eTrails at amrporsche.com/etrails/pdf-download.


FROM THE PRESIDENT

August 2021
All of you must be getting tired of my continued focus on volunteers in previous ‘From the President’ messages in our monthly newsletter. Well, this month I cannot help but devote my entire message to you about the impact of volunteers to PCA and our Alpine Mountain Region.

Lore and I just returned from Parade where the mantra of “Fueled by Volunteers” was never more evident. With few exceptions, every person you saw serving in a position that organizes or executes the various Parade events and activities such as registration, welcome tent, parade store, concours, tours, autocross, rally, banquets, Parade kids, radio-controlled car racing, art show, and new this year Sim racing, just to name a few, are ALL volunteers. Many Parade attendees completed two or more shifts as a volunteer. In fact, I must recognize a few people from AMR for volunteering at Parade. Jim Sorensen and Alex and Kim Ching went way above the call for action, and I often wondered if they were really enjoying Parade since I saw them working volunteers shifts more often than I saw them participating in an event. They weren’t the only ones as it was noted during the volunteer party on the last afternoon of Parade that volunteers completed well over 1,000 shifts during the week. The room was nearly filled to the brim with over 500 people enjoying the volunteer party. If you are wondering, yes, Lore and I also volunteered our time.

Speaking of other AMR volunteers, we have been able to fill a couple of volunteer positions within the region such as 2nd Vice President and Membership Chair. Welcome to Curt Emery and Danyella Prilika, respectively, and thanks for stepping up to make our club better.

There are still other volunteer opportunities for those that are interested. Barb Treacy is looking for help to form a charity and social outreach committee. She has been fulfilling this role for several years but could use some assistance selecting charities for us to support, as well as collecting and delivering donations. Get in touch with Barb or a board member if you want to help in this area.

Finally, I am accepting volunteers to fill positions for our Treffen at the Broadmoor next spring. We need people across many of the activities, including registration check-in, tours, tour staging, information desk and the car wash. We had all these positions filled as we approached Treffen in 2020 before it was cancelled. However, life gets in the way and people have either moved away or their time just isn’t available in 2022. If you are interested in contributing your time to help with Treffen, please consider getting in touch with me as soon as possible.

Nate Adams
AMR Region President


IN THE ZONE: A Heartfelt THANK YOU

by Rich Sanders – Zone 9 Rep
December 2020

A final message from Rich and an announcement for your next Zone Rep. Read More


EVENT WRAP-UP: April Membership Social

AMR hosted its first membership social of 2021 at La Casa Fiesta Restaurant in Monument. Read More


ALPINE TREKS: Fossil Beds Tour

The Fossil Beds Tour has been rescheduled to October 2. Please see https://msreg.com/amrfossilbeds2021 for event details and registration.

See Past Treks


2021 EVENTS GUIDE

The AMR 2021 Events Guide has been published. Due to fluctuating nature of AMR events, we are only providing a digital copy online. You can download and print your own copy by clicking on the image on the left (this PDF file is set up for two-sided printing if you have a duplexer on your printer). This Event Guide was updated on June 11 with new tour dates and social events info. (posted 11 Jun)


GOOD TURNS: September Charity

This month we are collecting school supplies for One Nation Walking Together. These supplies will be delivered to Indian reservations in Colorado and surrounding states.

Suggested items:
Backpacks, Calculators, Highlighters Crayons,
Lined Notebooks, Glue/Glue, Sticks,
Ballpoint Pens, Pencils/Erasers, Loose-leaf paper,
Rulers, Markers, Scissors
… and we’ll also be accepting cash and checks!

Donations can be dropped off at the September Membership Social at MacKenzie’s Chop House. (updated 11 Sep)


…LOW DRAG: AMR “OktoberFAST” HPDE

AMR will close its 2021 driving season on October 2-3 with a HPDE event followed by an end-of-season dinner at La Junta Raceway. La Junta’s 1.3-mile, 7-turn track is the perfect track for novice and experienced drivers alike! Its low 4000-foot elevation will enhance the power of your sports car and we expect beautiful early fall weather at our HPDE. Come spend the weekend in La Junta and enjoy the camaraderie with your fellow Porsche Club members. A banquet is included with your registration and will be held at the track on Saturday.

Novices will have the opportunity to learn from our dedicated corps of high performance driving instructors, who will give you one-on-one instruction on how to drive your car in a safe, fun and fast manner. Novices will attend the Ground School held before each of their track sessions on Saturday.

Drive 2 days for only $255, Single Day $185

For event details and registration see: msreg.com/OktoberFAST2021. Registration closes Monday, August 23. (posted 31 Aug)


106 WEST:

This webpage is dedicated to providing information and activities for AMR’s western region (west of 106 degrees longitude). Next up is the Telluride Festival of Cars and Colors. Read More


eurocars is part of the Porsche Colorado Springs family

MEMBERSHIP CORNER:

A BIG WELCOME to our new/transferred members

David Jenkins, Woodland Park, 2002 GT2 – transferred from Suncoast Florida
Jerry & Susan Scavezze, Howard, 2002 Boxster
Harry Ervin, Monument, 2014 911 Carrera 4S, 2019 Cayenne
Elizabeth & Jason Hodgson, Monument, 2016 Cayenne
Timothy Howard, Colorado Springs, 1981 911 SC – Transferred from Rocky Mountain
David and Jordan Smith, Colorado Springs, 2021 Taycan
Josh Watts, Colorado Springs, 2017 911 Turbo S

We look forward to seeing you at our social, tour and/or track events. (updated 03 Sept)

PCA TREFFEN at the BROADMOOR is coming to Colorado Springs in Spring 2022. See TCS2022 for more info. (posted 22 Jun)

AMR currently need volunteers for the following positions:
– Advertising Chair
– Technical Chair
– Web Content Writer
– HPDE Starter
– HPDE Support
Please see the Volunteers webpage for more information. (updated 31 Jul)


P-ARTICLES: SCAM ALERT – Sellers Beware!

by Alex Ching

We are all familiar with the term “buyers beware”, but a new scam is now targeting sellers and has hit home with AMR when someone tried to scam me by posing as a buyer for my item on Alpine Mart. Read More




BOARD BIZ:

June 2021 Board Minutes – The June Board of Directors meeting minutes have been posted. Read More

PCA 2021 Region Procedures Manual – is now available on the Documents and Forms webpage under the References tab.


P-cars and Pancakes breakfast is on hold until we can find a venue to fit everyone or when restriction eases. (updated 31 Aug).


LOCAL GOODIES:

AMR logo hats, lapel pins, stickers, patches and other locally procured items for sale. Please send your request to amrgoodie@gmail.com. For AMR apparels go to the PCA Webstore.

AMR patches: $5.00
AMR stickers: $3.00 each (front or back adhesive)
AMR lapel pins: $5.00
AMR hats: $10.00


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