Did you know that Peachstate Region Porsche Club of America exists for three primary purposes? Fun, friendship, and info are what we value most as a club. In fact, those three words are the meaning of the three German words inscribed on the Peachstate logo. To help promote fun and friendship, on virtually every second Monday night of the month, our club hosts an informal social. Held at casual restaurants around town (usually on the north part of Highway 285 area), we eat, drink and well...socialize. Typically members arrive between 6:00PM and 6:30, and the meeting begins at 7:30 until around 9ish. But folks are welcome to hang around longer, if they so desire.
Our membership meetings are open to all members, and consist of a review of recent and upcoming events, and offer an opportunity to meet and socialize with other PCA members and the Peachstate Region officers. Reservations are not required, so just come on and show up. We usually meet at a restaurant so that we can eat together, but dinner and drinks are usually optional, though one or two restaurants contractually oblige us to pay a set fee per person for dinner (never more than $25/pp.).
Our most active members are pretty much down-to-earth folks who just have a passion for the finest automotive marque on the planet. Sometimes at our monthly socials we have special speakers who talk about interesting Porsche-related subjects, while at other times we just enjoy each other's company and spirited conversation during a mostly unstructured evening. And sometimes we'll do a little bit of club business. But enjoying each other is at the top of our list.
We really do love to get together and have a great time. Once in a while we'll hold Wine Tastings, and this year we'll be doing several fun little tours. Many of us will be caravaning down to Daytona Beach to watch the 24 Hours of Daytona race in January, or the Amelia Island Concours in March. Others will band together to go to other fun PCA events in neighboring regions, such as Porschefest in Asheville, NC. We will host our biggest multi-event weekend during Labor Day weekend called "Rennfest," which is nationally reknown for our fun social time, autocross, concours, rally, and other events. And this year's Rennfest, held again at Brasstown Valley Resort by popular demand, promises to perhaps be Peachstate's most popular Rennfest ever. Rennfest is topped off by one of our grand banquets, which is always enjoyable.
If you have a fun idea for a social event, we welcome your ideas, and of course, your volunteer help. Our members range from 18-80+ years old, and come from all walks of life and professions, so we have some impressive diversity and interests in our club. Some of us like to wear tuxes, while others of us prefer jeans and a t-shirt. With over 2,000 active and affilliate members, we've got plenty of interests represented. Some are die-hard 356 people, die-hard 914 folks, die hard 924/944/928 fans, die-hard 911 fans, die-hard racers, die-hard concours folks, die-hard autocrossers, die-hard rallyists, and die-hard socializers. We share at least three things in common: a love for fun, Porsches, and each other (well, usually!).
So consider this your personal invitation to come on out to our next social, introduce yourself, and meet some new friends. We'd love to get you connected.
Nancy Frye, Social Chairman