Announcements - Updated November 18, 2020
A staple of our Holiday party has been collecting toys for donation to holiday toy collections. For the last couple of years, we have donated to the Toys for Tots program sponsored by the U.S. Marines. We have decided to go ahead with this effort, since more children than ever before are in even greater need during these very difficult times.
Therefore, on Saturday, December 5, from 3 pm to 5 pm, you may drop off unwrapped toys with the hosts at the front of the following two locations.
- Aji Tram, 4477 Lakeview Blvd, Lake Oswego, OR 97035, 503-342-6249
- The Lodge at Cascade Brewing, 7424 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy, Portland, OR 97225, 503-296-0110
If you want you can join friends in a socially distanced, safe environment for a beverage and food from the happy hour menu. At Aji Tram, you may order and pay on site with cash or a credit card. We will have the entire restaurant to ourselves. At the Lodge at Cascade Brewing (formerly The Racoon Lodge) is requesting preorders of food items to ensure ample quantities of fresh food. If you plan to join for happy hour, please contact Winnie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org for information about available menu items and price.
Phyllis and Ed Thiemann of Heckmann and Thiemann Motors will be our hosts at The Lodge at the Cascade Brewing. Bryan and Aimee Farley from Matrix Integrated will be our hosts at Aji Tram. This is truly a community effort.
We will continue to collect toys for the Toys for Tots Drive after December 5. Please consider dropping toys off one of these 3 locations between Monday, December 7 and Monday, December 14 (not weekends):
- Heckmann and Thiemann Motors: 3220 SE 19th Ave, Portland, OR 97202
- Matrix Integrated: West Side: 12930 NW Cornell Rd, Portland, OR 97229 or East side: 4000 SW Macadam Ave, Portland, OR 97239
Be sure to mention that you are an ORPCA member and you will receive a 60th Anniversary glass (not dishwasher safe).
The Stoller 2016 Porsche Club Pinot Noir is still available. This would make a lovely gift for the holidays. The first production Porsche was the 356, so it is appropriately featured on the first edition private wine label of OR PCA. This wine is available online at: Porsche Club Pinot Noir
The ORPCA Northwest Passage Team is busy planning another fabulous driving tour for 2021. We have beautiful scenery and great destinations in store for next summer’s tour which takes us to the high desert region of central and eastern Oregon. The tour officially starts on Thursday, June 17 and continues through Sunday, June 20, 2021. We will be offering an optional Sunday night for those who wish to enjoy the resort a little longer.
This year’s tour will be limited to 35 cars to help ensure the safety of all participants. Registration will open on December 8. Everyone who gets this email blast will get an invitation in their email. Here is a link to the updated flyer: NW Passage Updated flyer
The Treffen Spring 2021 will be held in Scottsdale Arizona at the JW Marriott Camelback Inn Resort and Spa. Registration will open on January 20. Keep an eye on this space as we get closer to when you can sign up. Might be fun to get some ORPCA groups driving down together!
The States of Oregon and Washington have started to open up again. But the pandemic is not over. We have held some club activities like Dinners, Arrive and Drives, SUV Drives and Autocross. We will follow state, government and PCA guidelines to keep activities as safe as possible. We will require the use of face masks/face coverings as mandated or recommended by PCA, CDC and state guidelines. PCA also requires the sign-off on a Communicable Disease Release for attendance at any club events. As you know, there is no “zero risk” when dealing with COVID-19.
Here is a document with Oregon PCA guidance as of updated on November 17, 2020 with information on the Oregon state-wide ‘Freeze’ and new Washington state restrictions.
If you have any questions please contact Peg Ryan.
If you have fun facts, links, videos, pictures of your car or other things, please send them to Peg at email@example.com.
Our Club Classified Ads are now on the web. Thank you to Heinz Holzapfel for creating this site for us. Go to: Oregon PCA Classifieds to check out the ads. These ads appear in our Anzeiger newsletter and on the web. If you have something you want to sell, please send it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us your Porsche story!
Over the last year we have gathered stories about you and your Porsches. We are looking for more of these. Tell us how you got your first Porsche, how long you have wanted one and what you have in your garage now or any other interesting facts about your Porsches! We will include these in our monthly Anzeiger and on the web. Send these to Peg at email@example.com.
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