Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region


October 2009 Steinlifters Online

Welcome readers. It's October already? Seems like it was just a few weeks ago when we were planning events for May, June and July. Let's hope there are some sun-filled fall days ahead to drive the Porsche a few more times.

In this month's issue of Steinlifters Online, we offer the usual round up of upcoming events, reports about recent activities and news from Porsche. This issue starts off with an important message about leadership and helping the region achieve its goal of creating great events to bring people and their Porsches together.

Opportunity Knocks

Year-in and year-out, the Milwaukee Region calendar offers an abundance of opportunities for you to enjoy a broad range of organized events that involve driving your Porsche – sometimes really fast – and getting to know other members where the car creates the initial connection. This time of year opens up an opportunity that isn’t on the calendar. Every year at this time we put out a call to those of you who feel you have leadership capabilities that can contribute to the success of this Region.

Each year four board seats open up and nominations are both welcome and encouraged. If the thought of contributing and providing direction to the Region resonates with you, even slightly, you should open the door to the opportunity. There's a link to the nomination form at the end of this article. Please mail it before Oct. 23.  

According to the by-laws of the Region, nominees must be willing and reasonably competent (What do you suppose that actually means?) to fulfill any of the board positions and other areas of responsibility. In other words, you have to have more than a heartbeat. It means you have to be serious about contributing ideas and be willing to step up to the plate when help is needed. It’s an important role, but it’s not really a lot of work.

I read something a very long time ago that struck me and became a fundamental part of how I think. I don’t know who wrote it, so I can’t give attribution. But it goes like this: As you journey through life there are efforts and there are results. And the strength of the effort is the measure of the result. A simpler way of saying it is: what you get out of anything you do in life is a measure of what you’ve given. Yep, that’s even true in a car club.

This opportunity only comes around once each year. Knock, knock, knock! Do more than just think about it. Here's a nomination form.

Gary Messing
Chairman, Election Committee

Coming up for your participation and enjoyment

Oct. 17 -- Drive to breakfast. This event won't consume your entire day. Follow-the-leader in an hour drive en route to a great place for breakfast. Departure time is 8 a.m. Don't be late. The pancakes will get cold.

Date change -- Oct. 29 ---- Meet the Panamera at International Porsche in Waukesha. 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wine and cheese will be served. 2230 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha

Oct. 31 -- Tech session at Paintwerks. Learn how to protect and repair your Porsche's paint. Details here including how to RSVP, which is needed by Oct. 26.

Nov. 13 -- End-of-season casual dinner. This is the last social event of the year. There will be no holiday party so this is it if you're looking for a chance to renew acquaintances or meet other members in a casual, affordable setting. Details here.

New members

 The Milwaukee Region welcomes these new members who joined PCA in September:

Jeffrey Adler, Milwaukee, 2006 Cayenne and 1988 911
Joseph Bichanich and family member Stephanie Bichanich, Waukesha, 1977 911
Donna Daufenbach and family member Mark Daufenbach, Pewaukee, 1988 944
William Lundgren and affiliate member Regan Robertson, Port Washington, 2001 Boxster
Loreen Wooden, Grafton, 1989 911

Welcome also to Garrett Ryan, Oak Creek, who has transferred from the Chicago Region. Garrett drives a 2002 Boxster S


Congratulations to these members who are observing a membership anniversary with our region this month. Special hooray to Bob Schoessow who is celebrating 49 years with the region and Tom "I love my 356" Spiegel who is celebrating 46 years as a PCA member.

Robert H. Schoessow


Thomas L. Spiegel


Dean C. Fabritz


Beverly Jurkowski


William R. Rotter


Tim Rindt


Jim Leaman DDS


Robert E. Tenges


Frederick P. Stratton Jr


James M. Wilke


Bruce Martin


Wolfgang J. Koller


Leon G. Spheeris


Lawrence A. Velk


Marts Meisters


Jeffrey R. Kuklinski


Don Kiepert


James Robinson


William G. Raasch


Jennifer Augustine


Tyrone W. Jefferson


Gregory A. Lott


James M. Del Balso


Craig A. Claerbout


Gary D. Haas


Michael J. Foster


Lawrence B. Burkert


Fred Kiekhaefer


Glenn E. Hanke


Eric R. Wohlfeil


Ben M. McFarland


Pat Baudhuin


Gerald Valeanu


Peter Hellman


Kevin Plato


Richard L. Appleby


Tasos A. Evreniadis


Michael A. Korb


Matt Brennan


Paul X. Sawicki


David Kirk


Event reports

The joint region picnic on Sept. 5 at Porsche Park was a blast. Read the recap here.

The Fall half-day driving tour in mid September found lots of Porsches on roads less travelled, much to the delight of participants. Read the report and check out the photo album here.









Winter storage tips....we are facing the reality of the close of the driving season for most of us. If you're putting your Porsche in storage for the winter, here are tips on how to prepare it for its long winter nap.

So you think you're a good driver and know the rules of the road. Try out this quiz which member Fred Schwierske found online.


Zone 13 News....Read Zone rep Ken Hold's (photo left) latest report on things happening in Zone 13 which includes Milwaukee Region. Many of us met Ken and his wife Adell at the picnic on Sept. 5.

Classifieds. The classifieds provide members with an opportunity to buy or sell Porsches or related items. Check out current classfieds here.

Porsche news

Porsche clinches ALMS GT2 title. Details here.

Scroll to the bottom of the page at this link to see back issues of Steinlifters Online.

Need a new sweatshirt or jacket to wear at our upcoming fall events? Go to the region goodie store to purchase a Steinlifters-identified item.

Hope to see lots of members on the drive to breakfast on Oct. 17 and the casual dinner on Nov. 13.

Members, remember to keep your e-mail address up to date in your membership record which is maintained by the national PCA database. Your region uses e-mail to send reminders about club activities, including a reminder that the current newsletter is available online. If your e-mail address isn't correct, or isn't in the record, we can't reach you!

Comments, news articles, photos, ideas? Please send them to the webmaster and online newsletter editor, beverly.jurkowski@sbcglobal.net

You can reach any of your region leaders by clicking on the Resources tab at the top of this web page and going to the Contact information link. There you will find contact information for all committee chairs as well as the board of directors. A link to the Web sites of the other regions in Zone 13 is at the bottom of the Contact information page.

Until next month, happy motoring.





Posted on Thursday, October 1, 2009 3:03 PM, updated on Friday, October 23, 2009 8:46 AM
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