A Message from PCA Green Mountain Region President Bill Root

Register Now! Holiday Party at the Hotel Vermont, Evening of Saturday,
November 8, 2014
(Registration Ends Nov. 5 at noon Check out the event info here)

Green Mountain Region held its annual meeting and fall foliage tour on October 11, 2014.


Bill Root and his 911

Special thanks to members Pete and Ellen Arnold
for designing the tour and to Carl Wulfstieg for the lunch arrangements at Baillywick’s in St Johnsbury.

Many of our members said it was one of our best tours ever!! Also great gratitude and deep appreciation to Carl for all his work this past year as our events chair.

The zone 1 Rally and Concours at Basin Harbor in September was a huge success and Carl spent countless hours on that event with great support from his wife Susan. Thank you both so much!!!

We held our annual election per our by-laws during the luncheon.. Thanks to Lou Krieg as one of our past-presidents stepping in to oversee the election process. Nominated and elected were:

Bill Root, President
Carl Wulfstieg, Vice-President
Christina McCaffrey, Treasurer
Peggy Larson, Secretary

Thank you all for your support. This is your club and it’s our honor and privilege to serve you. I also want to thank Sandy Gilmour and Lew Greitzer for their great work as Communications Chair and Webmaster.

Our greatest club needs right now are a Membership Chair and Co-events Chair. If anyone has an interest please let any member of the board know.

The board meets every third Wednesday of the month, weather permitting at Cafe Provence at Best Western in Waterbury,Vermont. Meetings start at 6:30 and are open to all GMT members. Just let me know if you plan on attending 48 hours in advance so I can give the hotel an anticipated head count.

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Winter Party, Saturday November 8, 2014 – Hotel Vermont

The Holiday Party has been set for Saturday, November 8, 2014, at the lovely Hotel Vermont in Burlington.


Registration ends Nov. 5 at noon. Your board is aware that some members find the registration process can be a little clunky on Motorsportreg.

Be sure you are logged in and be sure you have GMT selected for the club. If what you see on the screen is irrelevant, one tip is to scroll down and look for “continue.” Eventually you’ll see the GMT holiday party event for $45.00 where you can sign up for yourself, add guests, and pay up. It’s much easier on the club if can do it this way, rather than emailing me (Sandy) or Christina and manually adding your reservation for payment later. But – it can be done so don’t let online registration deter you from attending!


Here’s the hotel info from Bill:

We have a special rate for those members who want to stay over at Courtyard Marriott for $159 or at the Hotel Vermont for $189.
At the Hotel Vermont, Just give Mimi Overmon a call direct at 802-651-5023 and let her know you’re member of GMT.

Here’s the plan for the evening at the Hotel Vermont:

6:00 PM    Cocktails (Cash Bar)    Juniper Hall

Passed Hors d’oeuvres

Sweet potato smoked cheddar fritter, quince mustard

Cornmeal crusted Lake Champlain Perch, remoulade

7:00 PM    Dinner    Juniper Hall (Register at link above to reserve a meal)

40 Fall Dinner Menu #1 @ $45.00

Warm Cyrus Pringle Bread with Sea Salt Butter

PLATED -Roasted beet soup, goat’s milk ricotta, violet gastrique, Castleton crackers


Seasonal Greens, dried cranberries, maple nuts, blue cheese, Ice wine vinaigrette

Juniper roasted chicken, Kasha, kale, turnips, crabapple jus

Grilled strip loin steak, chevre bread pudding, caramelized cauliflower

Pumpernickel crusted Faroe Island salmon, black truffle, choucroute, pickled red cabbage

Celeriac gnocchi, foraged mushroom ragout, Jerusalem artichoke, raclette

Coconut Cake and apple tart

Coffee Service

Register now – this will be a wonderful holiday late fall-early winter gathering!

So please join us… for good fun, good food and good friends.
Hope to see you there!

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Fall Leaf Peeping Tour Saturday, Oct 11


Fall Foliage Tour

Pete and Ellen Arnold lead a fall tour in central Vermont with lunch in St. Johnsbury.  Always one of our favorite events.
Meet at 10 a.m. for tour start,  then lunch about 12:30 p.m. with brief annual meeting. Then – discretionary time – continue your own tour, visit the museum in St. J or head home!


Acclaimed eventmeister Carl Wulfestieg calls us to meet at the Irving gas station (Comfort Inn and Applebee’s are right next door) just off I-89 exit 7. (Turn right at exit 7 if you’re going north. If south, then turn left).  Get there in time to start at 10 a.m.

Tour will start promptly at 10:00 a.m., Pete and Ellen leading the way.  Should arrive at Baliwick’s around 12:30.

When you register following the link below, you’ll see the menu. $20 gets you a nice lunch with a dessert — what a deal. (Drinks extra).


After lunch you can break off on your own, or some members may wish to continue a tour of their own.

Please note: In addition to the ride, the tour on Oct 11 will also be the Annual Meeting of the Green Mountain Chapter of the PCA.

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Saturday July 12 – Lake Champlain Island Tour and Picnic


8th Annual Lake Champlain Island Tour and Picnic

Val and Rick Swinchoski are once again hosting this tour starting from this lovely Lake Champlain setting in South Hero.107

Join us for a taste of all that’s wonderful about the Champlain Islands … great scenery, great food and great company.

We’ll meet up at Val and Rick’s at their South Hero home around 11:00am … chat for awhile, admire the cars, snack and then head out for a tour of the islands promptly at 1pm. 

Wine Tasting at Snow Farm Vineyard
This year’s venus will be a wine tasting at the Snow Farm Vineyard in South Hero.  Cost for the tasting is $6.00 and includes a take-home wine glass. Tasting of ice wine is an extra $1.00-$2.00.

Then we’ll  meander back to Val and Rick’s at about 2:30pm … for a fabulous potluck cookout.

Please bring …
  • $6.00+ for the Wine Tasting (if you plan to go on the tour)
  • salad or dessert to share
  • $5.00 donation to help out with the cost of the meat and any extras provided by the club.
  • Your choice of beverages
  • A lawn chair or two if they fit in your Porsche

The Venue …

Rick and Val’s summer locale is right on the lake.  If you are inclined, bring your swimsuit and towel and take a dip… or just sit on the beach and enjoy the view from Keeler Bay overlooking beautiful Lake Champlain!

As always, children and leashed pets are welcome!

Where Val & Rick Swinchoski’s, 17 Heritage Drive, South Hero, VT
When  Saturday, July 12 (rain or shine)
Meet Up Between 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Tour  Promptly at 1:00 pm
Barbecue Starting about 2:30 pm
RSVP to  rickvalswinchoski@yahoo.com, 802-644-5103 or 802-372-3091 on the Day of the Event

So please join us… for good fun, good food and good friends.
Hope to see you there!

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Saturday June 21–The Twisty Bits of Chittenden County

The Twisty Bits of Chittenden County … and Lunch at Hotel Vermont

Scenic VermontLooking to give your P-Car some well-deserved exercise? See some scenic roads in the process? And, of course, do what we do best? Eat and socialize, that is.

Then join us for a twisty bit tour of Chittenden County.

A Romp in the Vermont Countryside …

We’ll start at the Williston Information Center, head over to Richmond and the Round Church. Then we’ll zoom south toward Huntington and Hinesburg, and wind our way around Shelburne Pond, head up Spear Street …and land in Burlington just in time for lunch.

… And a Delightful Lunch at Hotel Vermont

Keep Calm Love VermntFeaturing locally sourced ingredients, Hotel Vermont’s Juniper Restaurant will be hosting us with their regionally inspired cuisine.

Where Meet up at the Williston Information Center Southbound on I-89
When  Saturday, June 21 at 9:30 am
Lunch Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT
RSVP to  Bill Root at bcr911m3@gmail.com or Ann Pettyjohn at Ann@gmsw.com

All in in All it Promises to be Great Fun!
And as Bill would say, ” Keep Calm And Love Vermont!

So please join us… for good fun, good food and good friends.
Hope to see you there!

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