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President's Corner

Dear Porsche Club Members,

I want to thank the members for their support in electing me the new President! This should be an exciting and eventful year for our club! You can expect for the club to have monthly activities that will allow members of all interest areas to participate in club activities, including:

  • Track activities for racers. We plan to have a good amount of functions at our new home-base racetrack, NOLA Motorsports Park. In addition to racing instruction (DE) at the track, I am in the process of planning our first MARDI GRAS CLASSIC PORSCHE CLUB RACE at NOLA Motorsports Park. If this is successful, it will bring in Porsche Racers from around the country, and we will try and make this an annual event.
  • Road trips for people who just like to drive their street cars with a fun group of Porsche enthusiasts. This will include trips to "Crusisin the Coast" this October, and the Rolex 24 Race at Daytona Motor Speedway in January. In addition to this, we will have some Poker Runs to raise money for our club's charity-The American Cancer Society's Hope Lodge.
  • We will also have activities for guys that enjoy showing off their prized antique or exotic Porsche. I am looking for members who would like to show an antique Porsche at "Crusisin the Coast", and we will participate in other car shows at NOLA Motorsports and local car clubs.
  • We will continue to host our annual "blessing of the fleet" St. Christopher's Ceremony to help keep us safe on the highways and racetrack. For those of you who may not know, St. Christopher is the patron saint of Porsche (that's why the official Porsche magazine is called "Christophorus")

I want to thank Richard Martin for his past years of service as President of our club. If any member has ideas for future club events, or just wants to talk with me about any club activities, please email me. I look forward to a fun year!

Rick Payton

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