Porsche Club of America - Milwaukee Region


January 2011 Steinlifters Online

Happy 2011

Hello, my name is Rick Zinda and I’ve been given the opportunity to be your Milwaukee Region President for the coming year. I first joined the PCA in 1997 when I bought my 1979 924. After a few years it had several catastrophic failures and I let my membership lapse. In 2007, I was encouraged to rejoin and, after a purchase of a 1997 968, I did. I’ve tried to be active in the club since. But that’s enough about me; we’re here to read about the club and the cars.

Last year was a fantastic one for the Milwaukee region being our 50th anniversary. We had many anniverary-themed events to commemorate this historic time for our club -- on top of the regular events we hold every year. I’d like to take this moment to thank everyone who had a hand in all of the great events last year and encourage members to pass on a thank you to all who helped.

There are a few people we can give an extra thanks to -- folks that have chaired positions for several consecutive years or served on the board:

Paul Stewart, has completed his board term and also is stepping down as Tech Sessions co-chair
Jerry David, has completed his board term
Kurt Krueger, stepping down as co-chair of Driver’s Education Committee
Al Wagner, stepping down as co-chair of the Social Committee
Don Kiepert, leaving the board after many years of service; will serve as Autocross co-chair in 2011. (See December Steinlifters for the tribute to Don written by Ron Pace.)

Thanks also to Don Berchem, who has completed his board term and is the new chair of the Tech Sessions committee, and to all of the other committee chairs who are continuing in their service to the club. You can find the listing of 2011 board members and committee chairs on the region website – see the contact page (contact us tab).

The year may be just starting but already a lot of great things are in the works for members. Feb. 5 is Carrera Chili and a week later – Feb. 12 -- is the first Tech Session. You’ll find the details for these events on the region website and noted below in the Upcoming Events section. Driving tours and social events are being planned, autocross courses are on the drawing board and DE events finalized. I hope to attend many of this year’s events to see old friends and make new ones.

If you haven’t been to many (or any) events, it’s worth going. You can hang out with other Porsche nuts, enjoy driving your car and even learn something new about it. If you have an idea for an event, would like to help out or just want to say thank you, check out the contact page to reach your region leaders.

Lastly, I want to re-invite and encourage all members to come to our club’s board meetings held every month. Being there is the best way to know what is going on and help shape our club. The meetings are held the first Thursday of the month; the location may change once in awhile to make the meetings more accessible to a broader group of members. With members living throughout southeast Wisconsin and beyond, it's difficult to find a central location that is equi-distant for everyone. We'll try, though, to move the meetings around to encourage attendance. You can stay informed of meeting locations by checking the web site calendar for the details of each monthly meeting.

Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year.

Rick Zinda, President,
Milwaukee region

Upcoming events

Jan. 6  Board meeting. 6:30 p.m. Brew City Grill, 10250 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon. Brew City is on Hwy 57 between County Line Road and Donges Bay Road. The meetings generally last an hour to 90 minutes. Pull up a chair, join the conversation. All members always welcome.

Feb. 5 Carrera Chili. This is our region's mid-winter classic. Many Porsches are hibernating but we can always find a reason to get together in the cold months of the year. Food, drink and staying in touch are the best reasons and that's what we offer with Carrera Chili. Read the details here for this fun evening. Start perfecting those recipes now.

Feb. 12 Visit the Pace Toy Barn. Region member and 2011 Vice President Ron Pace opens the doors of his "toy barn" (aka garage) to members for a fun Saturday activitiy. Test your skill with a video driving game and watch some great race videos. Food and beverages will be served. Limited to the first 35 respondents due to space limitations. You must RSVP by Feb. 7 if you want to participate. Details here.

Welcome new members

The Milwaukee Region welcomes these new members who joined PCA in December 2010:

Loren Bartz, of Brookfield, 2004 911 Carrera
John Connelly and his family member David Connelly, of Germantown, 1983 944
Jeffrey Glendon, of Jefferson, 2000 Boxster
Francisco Soto, of Manitowoc, 2007 Boxster
Neal Verhulst and his family member Judi Verhulst, of Sheboygan Falls, 2002 911

Congratulations to these members who are observing a January membership anniversary

Diane M. Carey


Michael G. Roubik


Gregory P. Formella


Leonard A. Jastroch


David Kittleson


Gary Princl


Robert Henschel


Scott F. Niedermeyer


Jonathan M. Hershey


Roy W. Olivier


Richard W. Hilgendorf


Aaron M. Hauschildt


Edward F. Treis


Wingate F. Clapper


Nicholas A. Roush


Nick Schmidt


Jeff Barr


Andy F. Stever


Todd N. Roberts


Samuel D. Dickman


Gene Guszkowski


Jack J. Ford


Steve Dimakos


Jeffrey A. Jaeger


Tim K. Lynn


Wilfred B. Szerenyi


John W. Orth


John M. Steinwart


William K. Oberbeck


Thomas E. Klatt


Tomer T. Bitton


Richard J. Kreul


Benjamin D. Duke


Austin E. Stich


Michael T. Jarrett


David Sislowski


Mark D. Weber


Greg Kizevic


Ryan T. Schuelke


Christos J. Karampelas


David W. Rose


Robert G. Radder


Tony F. Glaser


Jake A. Marsch


John C. Johnson


DE opportunities outside our area

If you’re a track nut and want additional DE time beyond our region’s events, check out this listing of 2011 events. 


View the classifieds here. Members can use this free service to advertise their Porsches and Porsche-related items.

News from Porsche, PCA and other fun

The 2011 Porsche Parade, PCA's annual gathering of members from across North America, is July 31 - Aug. 6 in Savannah. Check out the Parade website for details.

Porsches in the snow – some videos. 

Porsche rated as best vehicle to top 200,000 miles or more.

Some of us knew it all along – Porsches are built to last. Many members are driving cars that were built in the 1950s and they’re still going strong. There's good news for Boxster owners, too. Read this article in Forbes magazine about Consumer Reports’ 2010 reliability survey results.

Cayenne S hybrids purchased before Dec. 31 eligible for a tax credit.

If you puchased a 2011 Cayenne S hybrid before Dec. 31, you could be eligible for an $1,800 tax credit. Read the details from Porsche Cars North America here.

Boxster, Cayman earn Automobile Magazine's All-Star award.

More kudos for the Boxster and Cayman. Read about the All-Star award from Automobile Magazine here.

Wanted: Members' articles about winter restoration projects under way or your personal story about you and your Porsche.

We'll publish members' articles about projects that they're undertaking this winter in anticipation of the next driving season, whether do it yourself projects or commissioned to a local shop. Let's hear from you. Also, we're always interested in Personal Profiles. These are short articles about you and your Porsche. Tell us what drove you to Porsche ownership, how you found your current car and its special features. Or tell us about a Porsche that you once owned but still have fond memories of the car. Each member and Porsche is unique and we want to share these with each other. Contact the online newsletter editor if you have an item to contribute. We'll work through the details together. beverly.jurkowski@sbcglobal.net


Posted on Sunday, January 2, 2011 12:00 AM, updated on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 9:01 AM
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