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FROM THE PRESIDENT
Are you getting the information you need from the club so that you can participate in club events? One thing the board has struggled with over the last year is making sure that we are reaching our members. Specifically, when we send out email from PCA we often wonder if we are reaching as many as possible of our 750 plus members and family/associate members.
I won’t bother you with the details that make us wonder if we are reaching you with important information but suffice it to say we think there are probably about 250-300 of you that probably aren’t getting our messages or possibly even this e-Trails newsletter via email.
If the only way you get information about club events is through our website or Facebook page, this most likely doesn’t apply to you. However, if email is the primary vehicle (pun intended) for receiving club information, then this is for you. If you aren’t getting club emails and your significant other always forgets to tell you about club events, we have a possible answer that may help solve your dilemma. Sorry we cannot help with forgetful people … what we can do is help you make sure your contact information is correct.
It is extremely important that your contact information at PCA.org be up to date if you want to receive information about club events via email. When a primary member joins PCA, they have the option to list a family/associate member and enter their valid email address. Please make sure that all listed members have a valid email address within the PCA.org membership database. At least once a year or whenever you renew membership, set some time aside for you and your significant other to log into PCA.org and check that the contact information for all members is up to date.
Finally, I will once again emphasize that our club successfully operates with the help of volunteers. We are always looking for new volunteers and we can find something specific to your interests or skills. We will need additional help with Treffen in Spring 2022. We currently have a need for help with both control and starters for HPDEs, a new membership chair, and we want to establish a new committee to help with community outreach for our charity efforts. If any of these volunteer openings are of interest, please formally contact a board member. Send us an email. If you just tell us at an event and we didn’t write it down, we may not remember.
See you soon at one of our upcoming events!
AMR Region President
by Rich Sanders – Zone 9 Rep
A final message from Rich and an announcement for your next Zone Rep. Read More
AMR hosted its first membership social of 2021 at La Casa Fiesta Restaurant in Monument. Read More
We are excited to have eleven driving tours planned for 2021. Many of this year’s tours will double as dry runs in preparation for the 2022 Treffen at the Broadmoor event. We are also bringing back the popular multi-day Heritage Fire and Fall Mystery tours, along with the new Telluride Cars & Colors tour. AMR is lucky in that there is an abundant of interesting and great scenic roads in Colorado so there is almost no repeated tour from 2020.
May 15: Cripple Creek Tour
May 22: Mountain Roads Tour
June 13: Red Rocks Tour
June 26: Fossil Beds Tour
July 10: Pikes Peak Hill Climb Tour
July 25: Royal Gorge Tour
July 30-August 1: Heritage Fire/Snowmass Tour
August 14: Bishop’s Castle Tour
August 28: Rampart Range Off-road Tour
September 18-19: Fall Mystery Tour (change)
September 24-26: Telluride Cars & Colors Tour (canceled)
Rest assured that we will follow all health and safety guidelines as in 2020. Please come join us.
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)
We will be supporting the Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of the Pikes Peak Region for May and June. Specifically, we will need donations for CASA’s “The Hanger” store where foster teens can shop for donated clothing and accessories free of charge. Watch for the June membership social advertisement for details. (posted 30 Apr)
…LOW DRAG: AMR “No Excuses VI” HPDE Recap
AMR held its second HPDE of the year on June 5-6 at Pueblo Motorsports Park. The event was chaired by Robert Baumgartner and Stephen Heptig and well attended with 73 drivers, which is the third highest number within the last decade. CDI was Steve Carlson and there were a total of 27 students at the track. The next event will be the “Porsche Palooza ‘21” HPDE on August 28-29 at Pueblo Motorsports Park. (updated 30 Jun)
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
A BIG WELCOME to our new/transferred members John & Lauren Dyste, Geoffrey Gessel, Kyle Hageman & Heather Horton, Ben Kam, Michael Suvegas, and John Zebarth of Colorado Springs; and Test Drive member Tom Harris of Durango. We look forward to seeing you at our social, tour and/or track events. (updated 31 May)
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
– Membership Chair
– Technical Chair
– Web Content Writer
– HPDE Starter
– HPDE Support
Please see the Volunteers webpage for more information. (updated 30 Apr)
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
April 2021 Board Minutes – The April 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.
Porsches and Pancakes is on hold until we can find a venue to fit everyone or when restriction eases. (updated 31 Aug).
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