The 2013 GMT Spring Members’ Meeting now can be seen as a photo gallery – click the ‘Photo Galleries’ button to the left; the location was the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT. This was one of our most excellent members’ meetings ever. The people were great, the cars were great, the venue was great, the food was great, the drive and ferryboat ride were great, and even the weather provided dramatic clouds that reflected nicely on shiny Porsches. It all added up to Greatest. Thanks David, Lou, the Basin Harbor staff (especially, because Basin Harbor went all out to open early and accommodate us), and all others who helped to make this a memorable event.
With activities like this, we are going to have a fantastic year. . .
We are excited to announce that our
Spring Members’ Meeting
this year will take place at the Basin Harbor Club in Vergennes, VT.
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.
Our 2013 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 2013 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 &
Harney & Son’s Teas
Fresh Orange Juice, Water with Lemon Wheels
A Fresh Assortment from Basin Harbor’s Bake Shop
THE GRAND TOUR . . .
For your Porsche driving pleasure a 60-mile tour loop will be offered in the afternoon, from the Basin Harbor Club, south and across the Champlain Bridge, north and up Route 22 in New York, across the Lake on the Essex Ferry, and back south down Route 7 to the Basin Harbor Club.
AND, IF YOU WANT TO STAY OVERNIGHT
Basin Harbor has offered GMT members some excellent rates:
In the Homestead building, Historic Guest Rooms
In the Summit & Homestead Building
Studio and One Bedroom Suites
*these rates include a continental breakfast served 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Make your reservation today!
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.
So, there you have it! We are anticipating record attendance again this year, so come join us for fun, good food and great friends.
Please RSVP to David as soon as possible!
David C. Smith, President
Green Mountain Region – PCA
Late season snow prevented our regular March meeting; instead we present an early meeting in April:
On Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the Toscano Café and Bistro, 27 Bridge Street in Richmond, VT., the GMT will hold its second Board meeting of this year.
3. Spring Member’s Meeting
Board meetings are open to all club members.
If you would like to add an agenda item, please contact David.
RSVP by Monday, April 1.
David C Smith, President
On Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 6:00 p.m. at the Toscano Café and Bistro, 27 Bridge Street in Richmond, VT., the GMT will hold its first Board meeting of this year.
1. 2013 + GMT
3. Spring Members’ Meeting, May 11
4. GMT‘s website
Board meetings are open to all club members.
If you wish to add an an item to the agenda, please contact David.
Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, Feb. 18
As of January 1, 2013, this GMT website fell into the clutches of a new webmaster, Jerome Krause. That’s me. Lou Krieg has served as webmaster for GMT since before the dawn of time, and this region owes him a sincere debt of gratitude for the work, patience, creative energy, and collegiality that make a social club like this work, including its website. Without Lou’s efforts you would not be reading this message now, because he constructed this site using his considerable talents, but NOT as you see it at the moment! The temporary cosmetic appearance you are looking at is my fault. You might say it constitutes a ‘refresh’, but as I slowly learn the ropes the design of it will evolve, hopefully for the better.
One thing I do intend is to add some additional categories of information. As well, I hope to involve more people, such as individuals who will be willing to flesh-out the content, perhaps providing stories, commentary, history, links, photos, you name it.
I’m willing to give it a shot, so I hope you are, too.