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*** Important changes proposed for Green Mountain Region, Inc. bylaws ***

The Bylaws Subcommittee (Sandy Gilmour, Al Iuppa & Lou Krieg) along with the board have spent considerable time reviewing and revising the Green Mountain Region bylaws. The review was precipitated at the request of national PCA, who want the Region’s bylaws to better align with National bylaws. 

The proposed revised bylaws require an affirmative vote by a majority of authorized members present at the lunch meeting on October 5th. Please review these documents before the annual meeting. At the meeting the Board will be prepared to answer any questions you may have and you will be invited to propose any further bylaw changes prior to the final vote.

Press here for the summary of changes

Press here for the revised GMR bylaws

Press here to view the current GMR Bylaws

Message From the President Carl Wulfestieg 

The days are getting shorter and there is a chill in the air many evenings. We still have several events on the calendar, which should provide nice fall drives. 

The September picnic (September 21) is always a great time for all, and this year it will not include a tour. That shouldn’t prevent smaller groups from getting together for a self-guided tour to Waitsfield and the home of Arlene Diesenhoiuse and David Steinman. See below for the details.

A major reason for this note is to thank all of you who volunteered to help with Treffen Vermont. Unfortunately, due to unexpected illness, I was not able to complete the task of organizing volunteers, and Mike Bryan (Zone 1 rep.) stepped in to help me out. He had a differing philosophy than I about how to best use volunteer help, and this resulted in a number of you not being asked to participate as volunteers. I am no less appreciative of those of you who did not receive assignments, than of the members who were asked. I think that it bodes well for the future of GMR that so many of you stepped up. Let’s build on the enthusiasm for this event by having many of you volunteer to help organize tours and other events for our growing club. 

I hope to see you at Arlene and David’s on Saturday, September 21!

Remember it’s not just the cars; it’s the people!  Carl cwwulf@me.com

Upcoming Fall Tours/Social Functions

GMR PCA September Pot Luck – Saturday, September 21st

Arlene Diesenhouse and David Steinman are hosting a pot luck picnic / BBQ at their home on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The pot luck/BBQ will start at 11:30am with a tour of David’s cars and “museum”, followed by the pot luck/BBQ around 1pm. 

Members, new and old, will enjoy touring David’s museum of beautifully restored, award winning automobiles and classic wood boats. For new members not familiar with David’s work – David is an engineer, and has had a career restoring classic automobiles, many of which have won awards at shows nationally. His “museum” (which is a barn full of memorabilia, classic cars, and his machine shop, paint room, and repair/rebuilding facility) houses vehicles that can be admired, and a shop area where you can witness first hand some of the intricate work that is completed in the restoration process. 

Members attending should plan to pay a $5 per person charge for the event – payment directly to Arlene when you arrive. The charge will cover meat (hamburgers, hot dogs, buns, etc). Members are also asked to bring a dish to share and what ever they would like to drink (beer, wine, soft drinks, etc); salads, desserts, and summer BBQ / picnic type fare are good sharing dishes. Arlene and David will have extra sodas and seltzer. Members are also asked to bring chairs (beach, camping type chairs) for extra seating. Rick and Val Swincowski will be helping with the grilling duties – an extra “thanks” is extended to them for their support of this event.

Please RSVP directly to Arlene to let her know that you are coming, and the number of people that will attend with you. Arlene’s email is adiesen47@gmail.com.

Arlene’s address is 308 Butternut Hill Drive Waitsfield, VT  05673

2019 Fall Foliage Tour & GMR Members’ Business Meeting October 5, 2019

Pete Arnold has put together another fantastic drive, which will start in central VT, and conclude at the Public House Restaurant in Quechee, VT. The tour will be held on the morning of October 5th, and will conclude with the lunch and fall GMR Business Meeting. The route will take us through some small towns and less traveled roads in Vermont, and will offer participants some fantastic foliage views. Early October usually presents peak foliage in central Vermont, and this drive will offer participants an opportunity to enjoy the foliage and company of other GMR members. Stay tuned for registration information.

  • Meeting location and times:
    • 8:30am – check in at Maplewoods / Irving Gas Stop – Berlin, VT – Right off Exit 7 in Berlin, VT
    • Drivers’ meeting at 8:45am
    • Tour starts at 9am
  • Mid-point Rest Stop
    • 9:30-10:00ish Northwoods Cafe/Mobil Gas – Rest stop in Bradford; 
    • Tour continues after the rest stop to finish at the Public House, Quechee, VT
  • Lunch and Meeting
    • Approximate arrival time at the Quechee Public House: 11:45 – 12:00pm
    • GMR Member meeting and lunch after which the tour and October event will conclude.

Green Mountain Region 2019 Holiday Party / December 7

“Calling all GMR members”! The 2019 Holiday party has been scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7th at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Montpelier, Vermont. The hotel is holding a number of rooms for those who would like to stay overnight at the GMR rate ($105 plus tax). For the discounted rate, call the hotel at 802-223-5252 by November 7th and ask for the Green Mountain Porsche Holiday Party block. Be sure to save the date and stay tuned for further details.

Be sure to check out “Ask Jason” in Tech Talk

  1. When I step on the pedal from a dead stop in low gear, my ’99 Boxster is not taking off like it used to.  The last time I changed plugs was seven or eight years ago at 90,000 miles, now I have 122,000. Should I change plugs? 
  2. How often should I get a wheel alignment?  
  3. I am getting some oil drip on the garage floor under my 1971 911E. Is that a problem, what should I do? 

Welcome New Club Members

The Green Mountain Region membership continues to grow with over 180 members not including spouses, partners and children. This month we welcome 4 new members. Please join the Board in extending a welcome to the following new members.

  • John Murphy, South Burlington, Seal Gray 2002 911 Carerra
  • Norm Frates, Woodstock, Blue 2008 Boxster
  • Rick Sheftic, Essex, 2014 Boxster
  • Cindy Feloney, Richmond, Black 1985 944

If you are a new member and we have not welcomed you in a GMT PCA Newsletter please email Sandy Gilmour at sgilmour@comcast.net.  It is also a good idea to ensure that your membership status and data are correct by checking on PCA.org/members

Would you like to have a Green Mountain Name Badge for GMR Events?

If so, name tags can be ordered by emailing a request to our Treasurer, Christina McCaffrey at Christina.McCaffrey@uvmhealth.org. The cost is $15 per badge. Be sure to spell your name(s) correctly!  All members and spouses/ significant others are encouraged to use the name badges on tours and other club events.

Green Mountain Region Board Meetings. Are you interested in “attending” our Board meetings? The Board meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 6.30pm EDT via video conference. If you would like to join us please let Carl Wulfestieg (cwwulf@mac.com) know and he will provide you with the log-in protocols using the Zoom Video Conferencing application.