Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region


April 2010 Steinlifters Online

Greetings Milwaukee PCA members:

The Cayman S in a trio of primary colors.

Spring is here and many of us have uncovered the Porsche that's been hibernating all winter. We hope you're ready to roll as we have a lot of events coming up for you to enjoy your Porsche in the company of other members. This edition of Steinlifters Online brings you up to date on events through early July. A recap of some of the events that were held in March also are chronicled here.

We start off our newsletter with a tribute to John Guy, who passed away in early March. John was an outstanding person and PCA member. Read the tribute here.

Yearly audit complete

Per the PCA - Milwaukee Region bylaws, Article VII, Section 3, the Audit Committee consisting of Treasurer Renee Messing, VP Rick Zinda, and President Don Kiepert conducted the annual audit of fiscal year ending December 31, 2009. The audit was performed on Wednesday, March 31, 2010.
The Audit Committee is pleased to report to the General Membership that PCA - Milwaukee Region is financially sound, and that the Club has continued to maintain detailed financial records required by generally accepted accounting methods. President Kiepert and Vice President Zinda wish to commend Treasurer Messing for her continued fiduciary diligence and impeccable accounting of the Club's finances.

Upcoming events

April 10 -- Tech session about driver education. Learn the basics or increase your knowledge about this activity that so many enjoy. This will be a worthwhile Saturday morning. Details here.

April 30 -- A free membership meeting for all members. Join us at the spectacular Harley Davidson museum for a night of fun and good conversation. Touring the museum is optional and the first 50 to RSVP get one free admission. Our get together will take place in a special designated parking area as well as inside for a brief program. Above all, this is a night to commemorate the region's founding 50 years ago on this date. Join us. Details here.

May 1 -- Honor the Vets Porsche Car Show. Help put some smiles on the faces of American military veterans who live at the Zablocki VA medical center. This is a short time commitment. Details here, including an optional lunch (each pays own lunch bill) at TGI Fridays at Miller Park. Details here.

May 7 - 8 Driver Education at Road America. Let Randy Pobst be your instructor at the May 7 - 8 Hallenbeck Drive Into Spring driver education at Road America. Take advantage of a special opportunity to have a world renowned driver help you navigate the fastest line on the 14-mile course at Road America. Details about Randy Pobst and the opportunity to learn from him are here.  Reduced registration fees if you register by April 17. Register at www.motorsportreg.com

May 8 -- Driving tour to Road America. Not doing DE but you'd like to see the track and drive it yourself at a touring speed? Join us for a follow-the-leader tour from SE Wisconsin to Road America. Watch some of the DE in progress. Then tour the track and cap it off with a great dinner at the Lake Street Cafe in Elkhart Lake. Dinner is optional. Details here.

May 23 - Autocross at Miller Park. See the Autocross Events page on this site for details.

June 4 - Driver education at Blackhawk. Register at www.motorsportreg.com and check out the DE Events page on this site for more details about driver education requirements.

June 6 - Autocross at Miller Park. See the Autocross Events page on this site for details.

July 4 - Drive to 2010 Porsche Park in St. Charles, Ill., to enjoy the concours d'elegance. Details here.

July 12 - Driver education at Blackhawk. Register at www.motorsportreg.com and check out the DE Events page on this site for more details about driver education.

July 17 - Everything Porsche celebration at Porsche Park, Road America. More details coming.

The Celebration continues

Events continue to unfold as our region celebrates its 50th anniversary as a region within Porsche Club of America. Read an article here by 50th anniversary committee co-chairs Gary Messing and Ron Pace about what's coming up.

Welcome new members

Christopher Candee, Campbellsport, 2007 911
Christopher Ericksen and his family member, wife Pamela, Germantown, 2001 911
Claudio Martens and affiliate member Jill Harenda, Muskego, 1988 944S
William Peterburs and his family member, son Billy, Lake Geneva, 2007 911
John Scirbante, Plymouth, 2009 Cayman S

Tranferred members

Julia Jensen and her family member, husband Kurt, Milwaukee, 2001 911C4. Transferred from Chicago Region
Paul Pelski and his family member, wife Lori, Fort Atkinson, 2003 Boxster and 1983 911


April membership anniversaries

James A. Bradburn


George Burns


Mark Eskuche


Frank A. Stockinger


Paul W. Ebbe


Karl E. Ayer


Michael G. Meuli


Bob Fait


Randall P. Alexander


Erik M. Moeser


Steven R. Henschel


Michael A. Korger


Luke M. Hesprich


Robert L. Shellman


Timothy Day


Mike Ollmann


Tony Lechner


Trevor Davies


James Stevenson


Thomas J. Linstroth


Gary Kebbekus


Paul E. Wild


Michael J. Anderson


Brian Balestrieri


Randall W. Schmidt


Robert D. Ensweiler


Michael L. Kirst


James A. Schmidt


Dennis A. Ruis


Katie Schaefer


John L. Kapellusch


Mike Treptow


Ryan Kasper


Matt Strong


Dr. Craig Schulz


Hawk S. Wilde


Patrick A. Kleibor


Douglas P. Baumann


Terry L. Giles


Chip Kubly


Ken E Ferguson


Garrett A Ryan


Jim R Jarvis


Todd D Dannenberg


Mike M Bishop


Stephen M. Palen


Frank M. Malaczynski


Dan Larson


Courtesy announcements

April 24 -- Central Region PA swap meet. Details here.

The Fox Valley Region invites us to join in three of their upcoming tours -- a tour of waterfalls in the UP on May 22 (details here) and a tour of state parks in Wisconsin on June. 6 (details here). And a ladies only driving tour on June 12 to Door County (details here.)

March events recapped

March 19 Goodbye Winter, Hello Spring brought 30+ members together. Several new and "seasoned" members got together for dinner on March 19 to kick winter outta here and welcome spring. A recap is online here.

A tech session on March 27 brought members of the PCA Milwaukee Region and the BMW Club together to learn about tires. Recap here.

Classifieds and Region Contacts

Check out the classifieds on your region Web site. Use the classifieds at no charge to advertise your Porsche-related items.

Find contact information for your region board of directors and any committee chairs online.

News from Porsche

There's been lots of kudos garnered by Porsche lately. Here are some of the latest news releases.

Top brand in J. D. Power Dependability Study. Details here.

Coolest brand, according to Kelley Blue Book. Details here.

60th anniversary of the U.S. love affair with Porsche. Details here.

Porsche reports U.S. sales for March. Details here.

Video corner

Sebring experience. Check this out.

Daytona, top-gun style. You're in this Cayman. Enjoy the ride.



Posted on Friday, April 2, 2010 12:00 AM, updated on Friday, April 2, 2010 10:35 AM
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