News Flash (19 January 2019). The 2019 Vermont Treffen to be held in Woodstock, Vermont sells out in 8 minutes! This is a volunteer driven event and the Green Mountain Region needs your assistance, see the President’s Column for details. Please consider volunteering for a few hours or the entire program, the choice its yours.
Next Tour: Sunday, July 14, 2019 – Vermont Covered Bridge tour led Dave Kynor. This will be a fun ride and also is a preview of one of the tours our regional leadership and volunteers are planning for Treffen in September. Stay tuned for details.
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Green Mountain Region member, Rob Wadsworth, had the pleasure of attending the recent 2019 Luftgekühlt in Los Angeles. He was good enough to share some of his photos, click here to check them out.
The President’s Column, by Carl Wulfestieg
Call for Volunteers for Treffen in Woodstock, Early September 2019
As many of you have learned already, the Woodstock Inn was selected as the site of the September 4-7 Treffen Vermont. It is anticipated that there will be upwards of 130 cars and perhaps 250 participants for this event.
PCA Treffen events are limited access events, which are placed at 4 and 5 Star hotels throughout the country. These events are placed in regions different from Porsche Parade, and alternated between east, west and center of the country.
Treffen national selected the location and I have commitments from Zone 1 that Green Mountain Region will have support from neighboring regions. I expect that many volunteers will be needed from GMR. A number of volunteers will be needed to help with this event, and I am listing the positions which need to be filled:
- Registration Team (RT): The RT will be responsible for assisting in the packing of the Treffen participants’ Goodie Bags on Tuesday (all day) and Wednesday morning and early afternoon. On Wednesday afternoon, the RT will assist the Treffen Registrar and PCA staff in registering the Treffen participants from 3 – 7 pm. Approximately four people are required for the RT. The RT will work with the Treffen Registrar to accomplish this task.
- Information Desk Staff (IDS): The IDS will staff an information desk, usually located near the lobby of the host hotel from 12 noon – 7 pm on Wednesday and then from 7 am – 4 pm on Wednesday through Saturday. The information desk is staffed with two people at all times that it is open. The IDS will prepare a binder of material containing local information on nearby restaurants, car repair facilities, emergency services, etc. They will also maintain a listing of all participants’ names, Regions, tours scheduled, NDO activities, etc. (provided by the Treffen Registrar). The Treffen Chair will provide the Region with a list of materials that should be available at the information desk, but it is the responsibility of the host Region to collect and compile this locally-specific information.
- Tour Departure Assistants (TDAs): TDAs will assist in directing arriving participants at the tour departure area to get in their correct lane for their scheduled tour. Approximately 5 – 8 TDAs may be required depending on the number of guided tours actually scheduled for Thursday and Friday. After the final tour for the day leaves, the TDAs will collect signage, cones and other items used at the site. Signage will be used for future Treffens.
- Tourmeister and Tour Drive Teams (TDTs): The Treffen Tourmeister is a member of the local Region who has the overall responsibility for the development of all guided and self-guided tours. The TDT will consist of a lead car with driver and navigator, a mid car and a sweep car. The mids and sweeps need not have a navigator or second occupant. It is expected that there will be 6 tours which will be led on Thursday and repeated on Friday. There might also be a guided or self-guided tour with moderate off-road driving provided for participants who attend with their Cayenne or Macan vehicles.
- Car wash station: A car wash station should be identified at the host hotel and car wash supplies maintained by the host Region.
It is my opinion that many of the jobs can be filled by multiple persons, and it should be possible to break up the jobs into multiple shorter shifts.
I would hope that many Green Mountain members would agree to volunteer, so that we might share in providing a great event. Also, Green Mountain members will be eligible to register for Treffen Vermont.
It is my expectation that Green Mountain Region members leading tours would be spared the added expense of the individual tour, as TDTs will have their lunches provided by Treffen.
Please respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or 253-279-2345 Please inform me what positions that you can help with, and how many hours or days you would be available. Thank you all for volunteering to help with Treffen Vermont.
Carl Wulfestieg President, Green Mountain Region
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Welcome New Club Members
The Green Mountain Region membership continues to grow, 177 members and counting. Please extend a welcome to the following new members who have joined since our last update.
- Robert Rubin, West Dover, Red 2005 Boxster S
- Christopher Cain, Colchester, Silver 1997 911 Carrera Cabriolet
- Corey Duteau, South Burlington, White Metallic 2019 911 Carrera S
If you are a new member and we have not welcomed you in a GMT PCA Newsletter please email Sandy Gilmour at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is also a good idea to ensure that your membership status and data are correct by checking on PCA.org/members