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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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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!

 

Join us for our annual

Spring Members’ Meeting on May 17

at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT.

Welcome to all Green Mountain region members. Our spring meeting will be held again this year at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, Vermont. Last year was a huge success for this event thanks in large part to the tireless work by Immediate Past President David Smith and his bride Pauline.

My motto is if “it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” so this year will be the same as last year. Great location, great company and friends, great food, great service and rooms. Date is May 17, 2014. Price is $32 per person for a great buffet lunch.

Our 2014  Spring Members’ Meeting is a great opportunity to meet new members and renew old friendships with all who have been hibernating since we put our cars away for the winter! Please join us at the Basin Harbor Club to kick off the 2014 season in style. We’ll get the festivities started at 10:00 am, so come early and chat over coffee and tea. We will begin with introductions, followed by a short business meeting which will include a review of this year’s upcoming events.

(offered during the 10 am meeting):
Freshly Brewed Green Mountain Coffee Roaster’s Fair Trade Organic Regular &
Decaffeinated Coffee
Harney & Son’s Teas
Fresh Orange Juice, Water with Lemon Wheels
A Fresh Assortment from Basin Harbor’s Bake Shop

 

Of course, we’ll have lunch and a tour. Lunch will be served at noon, with a tour afterwards.

 LUNCH

(Served at each Place Setting):

The famous Basin Harbor Cheddar Ale Soup

BUFFET OFFERINGS

Mixed Greens Salad with Seasonal Garnishes

Balsamic, Ranch, and Blue Cheese Dressings
Assortment of Fresh Rolls
Chilled Asian Green Salad
Roasted Salmon with Pickled Red Onion and Cabbage Slaw
Garlic Studded Loin of Pork with Roasted Herbed Potatoes
Fusilli with Cherry Tomatoes, Red Onion, Peas, and Mushrooms
Pastry Chef’s Dessert Display

BEVERAGES

     Lemonade, Iced Tea and Water served at each table.

    Freshly Brewed Green Mountain Coffee Roaster’s Fair Trade Organic Regular

and Decaffeinated Coffee and Harney & Son’s Teas offered with dessert.

 

PAYMENT 

To register for this event and pay online, go to this link at MotorsportReg.
Lunch cost is $32 per person including tax and gratuity
 
 

THE GRAND TOUR  . . . 

For your Porsche driving pleasure a tour loop will be offered in the afternoon, starting and ending at the Basin Harbor Club.

 

AND, IF YOU WANT TO STAY OVERNIGHT

Basin Harbor has offered GMT members some excellent rates.  Call for reservations and mention you are with the Porsche Club.

www.basinharbor.com

toll free:1-800-622-4000

Make your reservation today!

Basin Harbor Club is a beautiful and special place where groups gather to strengthen bonds, revitalize creativity and gather fresh ideas.

The tradition began in 1886 and has placed Basin Harbor among New England’s most established resorts. Through the years, the resort has grown to 700 acres that include 3 historic guesthouses and 77 cottages, totalling 147 rooms. A golf course, spa services, grass airstrip, nature trails, acres of noteworthy gardens, and more, are additional amenities that complement the resort. We are also proud to have our property included in the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. You may even spot one of the Bald Eagles that frequent the trees throughout the property.

See you all there! Spring is Sprung!!! Happy Spring!!!

~ Bill

William C. Root, President
Green Mountain Region – PCA
199 Line Road
PO Box 305
802-425-4615 Home
802-773-9607 Cell
bcr911M3@gmail.com
broot@gmavt.net
William.Root@edwardjones.com

 

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO BASIN HARBOR CLUB

From Boston, take Interstate 93 to Interstate 89 (at Bow, NH) and follow I-89 to exit 1 at Woodstock, Vermont. Follow Route 4 to Rutland, and turn North (right) onto Route 7 to Vergennes. At Vergennes, follow the signs to 22A, drive through town, over the bridge, and turn right on Panton Road, then right on Basin Harbor Road and proceed for six miles.

From Hartford, take Interstate 91 North to exit 6 at Rockingham, Vermont. Turn left on Route 103 to Rutland, and then North (right) on Route 7 to Vergennes. At Vergennes, follow the signs to 22A, drive through town, over the bridge, and turn right on Panton Road, then right on Basin Harbor Road and proceed for six miles.

From Montreal, take Route 10 East to the Champlain Bridge. Take Route 133 to the border into Vermont, and go South on Interstate 89. Take exit 13 to I-189, and get off on Route 7 South. Follow Route 7 to Vergennes, go through town and follow the signs for Route 22A. Drive over the bridge and turn tight on Panton Road, then right on Basin Harbor Road and proceed for six miles.

From New York, take the New York Thruway to Exit 24 at Albany. Take Interstate 87 North (Adirondack Northway) to exit 20, get off and turn left onto Route 9. Turn right onto NY149 for 11 miles. Turn left onto US Rte. 4. After crossing into VT, take exit 2 and turn left onto VT Rte. 22A North to Vergennes. Drive past the cemetery in Vergennes on your left and turn left onto Panton Road and proceed for 1.5 miles. Turn right onto Basin Harbor Road and proceed for six miles.

From Burlington International Airport, at Airport Exit, turn left on Airport Road/Kennedy Drive. Go straight through four traffic lights. Go straight onto I-189. Exit at Shelburne Road Route 7. Turn left onto Route 7 and drive 20 miles to Vergennes. Exit at Vergennes/Route 22A. Drive through Vergennes, down the hill, across the bridge, and turn right on Panton Road. Turn right on Basin Harbor Road, just after BJ’s Farm Supply Store, and proceed for six miles.

 


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What better way is there to top off the driving season and kick off the holidays than a party!  We searched the area for a celebratory venue and decided it was time to go Vermont all the way — at Hotel Vermont.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9  6:00 pm

Where: Hotel Vermont, 41 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05401

Cost: $45.00 per person


Featuring Cuisine from Around Vermont …

Cocktails and dinner will be provided by the hotel’s on-site restaurant, Juniper, which features locally sourced cuisine. Billed as a celebration of individual and community effort, the menu features delights from local farms, breweries, bakeries,
distilleries and gardens from throughout Vermont.

… A Brief Annual Members Meeting

There will be a brief business meeting (before the partying starts!) as called for
in our Region Bylaws. But we promise it won’t detract from the party atmosphere.

And Most of All … Fun!

Junipers_Rabbit2All in all, it promises to be an evening filled with good food, good fun and good
friends. We hope you can make it.

6-7 pm

Cocktail Reception

Vermont Artisan Cheese Display

Cash Bar

7 pm

Dinner

Warm Cyrus Pringle Bread with Sea Salt Butter

First Course

Roasted Pumpkin Soup, Pepitas, Crème Fraiche

Second Course

Seasonal Greens Cranberry Vinaigrette

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Entrees

(served family style)

Juniper Roasted Turkey, Kale, Apples, Smashed Potatoes

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Red Wine Braised Beef, Bacon, Pearl onion, Brussels Sprouts, Savory Bread Pudding
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Chevre Gnocchi, Hubbard Squash, Mushroom Ragout

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Please RSVP

So we know how many to plan for, please RSVP and send your check made out to “Green Mountain Region PCA” to Club Treasurer:

Christina McCaffrey
89 Ledge Road
Burlington VT 05401
(802) 862-3133
Email: Christina McCaffrey


If You’d Like to Stay Over … Special Rate for Us
Named as one of Trip Advisor’s “Top 10 Hot Hotels for 2013″, you may want to opt to stay the night at Hotel Vermont.

The hotel is offering a special rate to the Club of $199 per night. Their sister hotel, the Courtyard Marriott Harbor Hotel is $179 for the night.

If you’re interested in the club rate, call the Hotel Vermont at 802.651.0080 or the Courtyard Marriott Harbor Hotel at 802.864-4700 and ask for the Green Mountain Porsche Club rate. The cutoff date for the special rate is November 1.

SAVE THE DATE!

Green Mountain Region’s Annual Holiday Party, and Annual Members Meeting, will be held Saturday, November 9th. Mark your calendars and keep your evening open for a wonderful time.

The location and starting time will be announced as soon as details are firmed up.

This is always a popular event with good friends, good food, and a great time as we ring out the Porsche driving season and ring in the upcoming holidays.

Annual Members Meeting

There will be a brief business meeting (before the partying starts!) as called for in our Region Bylaws. But we promise it won’t detract from the fun :-)

 
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