Flat Out News     
          • Welcome New Members
          • Spring Social April 18, Lakeside MT
          • Driver's Ed May 30-31
          • Tri-Cities Wine Tour May 15-16
          • Yellowstone Region Drive thru MT July
          • Zone 6 Grande Tour
          • "In The Zone"  Tim Hagner
          • Club Racing West Coast Series
          • Big Sky Thermal Mugs
          • Big Sky Contact List
Big Sky Website Link                             April 2015 

Welcome New Members!

Big Sky has reached the 100 mark (66 primary and 34 affiliate members)

The following members are new (since mid 2014), newly transferred to BSK or new to the Flat Out Newsletter email.

DeWitt Beattie, Kalispell, 1999 Boxter
Clancy Cone, Missoula, 1956 356 Speedster, Red
John Connelly, Bozeman, 2007 Cayman S
Charles Covey, Whitefish, 1988 911 Carerra
Devin Holmes, Missoula, 1984 & 1986 911 Carrera (transfer from San Francisco)
Mike Klasing, Livingston, 2002 Boxter
K.B. Lockhart, Bozeman, 1998 911 Carerra
Keith Moorehead, Great Falls, 1986 944 Turbo
Mark Nardin, Livingston, 1974 914, Red
Lynn St. Pierre, Kalispell, 2006 Boxter
Tim Robertson, Lewistown, 1985 911 Carrera Cabriolet
Richard Schoenfelder, Whitefish, 1994 968
Joe Topel, Missoula, 2014 Cayman S

We hope that members in each part of Montana will hold local gatherings to welcome new members and to celebrate our chapter's 40th anniversary. If you want me to promote any of your planned gatherings, just send me an email or call me.

Jeanette Cheney, Editor


 NEWS & Events

"Drive Local":  Looking for Area Social Chairpersons:

Our Region covers a huge area of land.  In an effort to make "get togethers" a bit easier, we have divided up the region and are looking for Social Chairperson to lead each area.

To start, we are asking you to organize 2 or 3 social gatherings per year, give the information to Jeanette and she will promote it to the membership.   It won't be much work, we just need your creativity and knowledge of your local area.

Northwest:  Michael Holle  406-253-3665   eagletracks@hotmail.com
Butte/Bozeman/Billings:  Dana Binford  406-210-0066 dbinford10356@gmail.com
Great Falls:
Helena:
Missoula:
Eastern Montana:

If you would like to volunteer, email jeanettecheney@yahoo.com or call me at 406-253-8675. 
We will post updates in each issue of Flat Out.


Northwest Spring Social:  Saturday, April 18, 2015
Randy & Jeanette invite you the Tamarack Brewery in Lakeside, MT for an informal gathering, lots of great food and a good reason to get your Porsche out of the garage and on the road (praying for good weather).

We'll meet in the Private Dining Room at 5:30 p.m. for cocktails and dinner.  Please RSVP to jeanettecheney@yahoo.com or 406-253-8675.


Inland Northwest Region Tri-Cities Wine Tour: May 15-16
 
For further information, click on this link:
 

Drivers Ed: May 30 & 31, 2015  -  Lewistown, MT
Registration Deadline is Wed. May 27
Join us to explore the capabilities of your favorite Porsche at the next Driver Education event.  It will be held again a the very special facility near Lewistown, Montana.   Our staff of PCA-trained instructors will keep you in your comfort zone as you learn the line, as your confidence builds, and while a permanent grin gets tattooed on your face.
 
REMEMBER:  Tech Inspection is Required PRIOR to attending DE.  (Inspector can be anyone who "must be able to recognize the components being inspected and assess their condition".) Further information is available at:
 
If you have Questions:  Call Dave Cooley at 406-781-8598.


Yellowstone Region Montana Tour: July 17-19
Drive from Wilson, WY on Friday.  Lunch in Hamilton.  Overnight Missoula. Then on to Fairmont Hotsprings and Dinner in Annaconda. For further information, click on this link:
 

 

Zone 6 Grande Tour: Takoma, WA 7/25 -- Portland, OR 8/8

This tour will cover 4,576 miles over two weeks.  If you can do it all, it would be great to join up as it comes through your area.  Click below for more info. 

Grand Tour Link 

 

 

Other ZONE 6 REGION EVENTS
Check out the link on the Big Sky web site to each of the Zone 6 Regions and their upcoming events. 

 


In The Zone:   Tim Hagner, Zone 6 Rep  
 

It's time to start "zoning"!  The kick-off event for me was the Zone 6 Presidents meeting.  This years meeting was hosted by the Canada West Region in Vancouver, BC. We time these meetings to be after the National Board meeting and hopefully we do good in the weather department.  It's still very much winter in a lot of our 16 regions.  These yearly meeting are a time for us to share knowledge, experiences and learn.  It takes lots of effort and coordination to run a club of this size efficiently. Don't forget we are the largest single mark club in the world!

 

Amanda Kremser, daughter-in-law of Canada West's President Erwin, was our Zone 6 logo winner.  We tried to have her at the Presidents meeting so we could thank her and we could have gotten a picture to share with everyone. Things didn't work out, sorry. Thank you Amanda!

 

My first zone visit was the week-end before the Presidents meeting at the Pacific Northwest's Tech session featuring the 918. This was held at the Bellevue Porsche store. Wow!  Over 400 PCA'ers in attendance, what a great sight. We still didn't fill the service area, that Porsche store is HUGE. We where told it is currently the largest in North America.  Great job PNW, tremendous support from the membership and a well run show.

 

The Presidents meeting was held in Vancouver this year to coincide with Canada West's 40th anniversary celebration, the oldest Canadian Region in PCA.  Congratulations Canada West!  We even had Caren Cooper, President of PCA, on hand to join the party. 

 

Ok, some zone fun facts:

            Canada West is the 7th oldest region in our zone

            Pacific Northwest is the oldest at 56 years

            Living Skies Prairie is the youngest of our 16 regions, at 1 year old

 

The BIG zone event of the year is the Zone 6 Grand Tour.  Really, make your plans and clear your calendar, this will be THE tour to end all tours.  A two week, 4,000 mile romp through the Grandest Zone of them all, how can you not be there? The regions are busy putting their routes together, planning the hand-offs and making ready for us. Can't do the whole tour? That's ok, our Tour master Bill Bauer is designing it so you can drop-in and out as needed. We have a commitment from Pete Stout, the Editor of Pano, to have a writer cover the event for a Pano feature. We are working on a live social media stream and Caren Cooper will be joining us for a least part of the tour.  You really don't want to be left out.  If you have questions, ask your President, they are involved.

 

Some Grand Tour Facts:

                        Starts Saturday July 28 in the PNW region

                        Two ferry rides

                        Ends Saturday August 8 in the Oregon region

                        Will pass through all 16 regions


 

We are the largest geographic zone in PCA at over 1.4 million square miles

 

I'll see you in the zone!

 

tim

 

Big Sky Thermal Mugs 

Get your Big Sky thermal mug.  Makes a great Gift!
     Special SALE:      14 oz. is $15          20 oz is $20.
 
Thermal, double wall keeps liquids very cold or hot. Stainless steel interior. Push button dispenser on top of lid.  Inner part of lid unscrews for thorough cleaning.  Great quality & function.

or call Randy at 406-892-9210

 

Big Sky Contact List:

 

President:           Randy Cheney, Columbia Falls              406-253-8774


V. President:       Joe Evers, Bozeman        
                     406-451-9203

 

Treasurer:           Gregory Madson, Great Falls                 406-899-5153

 

Secretary:           Jim Walsh, Great Falls                            406-761-5385

 

Newsletter:          Jeanette Cheney, C. Falls                      406-253-8675      
   

Membership,

Web Master 

& Driver's Ed:       Dave Cooley, Great Falls                      406-781-8598

 

Zone 6 Rep          Tim Hagner, Pasco Oregon                    770-510-3313

 

Big Sky Website Link 

 

PCA National Web Link