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Holiday Party is this coming Saturday, Dec. 7! There is still time to register for the dinner at . Deadline is midnight tomorrow, Monday, Dec. 2.

Our Green Mountain Porsche Club holiday party will be held this coming Saturday, December 7 in Montpelier at the Capitol Plaza Hotel. There's a cocktail party starting at 6:30 p.m., followed by a great dinner. Several members have booked rooms to stay overnight.

You have till tomorrow midnight to sign up for the dinner through Click on that link and follow the instructions for easy signup and payment. Dinner cost is $50 per person for all the courses including dessert. Cocktail hour is a cash bar. All members and family members and friends are welcome to attend social hour and dinner.

Membership Musings -- See below for a new column from our new membership chair, Brad Kennison.

Tech Talk -- See below for Jason's tips on storing a Porsche for the winter (it's not too late!)

Join GMR PCA -- If you are receiving this email as a "friend of Green Mountain Porsche Club," please consider joining PCA . You get a great magazine, Panorama, and membership in Green Mountain Region is included in the annual dues of $45 a year. Go online at , or simply call headquarters in Maryland at (410) 381-0911‬.

See you soon!

Communications Chair/Newsletter Editor/Board Member

Welcome New PCA Members!
Info updated Dec. 1, 2019

As of this date, we have 183 members, not including family active members such as spouses, partners and kids!

Please say hello to the following new Green Mountain Region Porsche Club members who have joined PCA here, or moved and changed regions, since our last newsletter, according to monthly data supplied us by national PCA. Note: if a member lets his or her membership lapse and then signs up again, they will appear as a "new member." In which case, welcome back!

Our records show the following new members joined since
our last Newsletter -- WELCOME!

Nate Davey, South Burlington, Midnight blue 2003 911 Carrera 4S

Welcome Nate!

Name Tags: We recommend that new members and their spouses/partners purchase "official" Green Mountain Club name tags for wearing at all GMR events. Please email our treasurer, Christina McCaffrey , to request them for you and your spouse or partner, and she will try to get them for you in time for the next event. The cost is $15.00 per name tag.

Membership Musings

Brad Kennison
Membership Chair
In October your GMR Board of Directors elected me as the club’s new Membership Chairman. To communicate our work in the membership area I plan to send out regular communications or “Musings.” My goal in these publications will be to highlight topics of interest to members of Green Mountain Region of PCA, how to maximize your PCA member benefits and bring on board family or friends to join in the Porsche experience.

First, I would like to welcome all of the new members who joined GMR in 2019. As of today, we have 183 Primary and 117 Affiliate members for a total of 299. In the first ten months of the year the club has grown from 163 Primary and 107 Affiliate members for a 12% increase in membership.
As a Porsche owner, co-owner or lessee of record you are considered the Primary me mber(s).

One of the many perks a Primary member enjoys is the addition of a family member or friend to be your co-pilot. A family active member would be classified as Co-Member and someone other than a family member would be considered an Affiliate member. In both cases, there is no additional cost to add these members, however, they must be 18 years of age or older. Additionally, they will receive their own user account at
If you would like to add a Co-Member or Affiliate member, send an email to [email protected] or call PCA directly. Be sure to include the person’s full name, relationship to member and email address.

If you have been an active Primary member and find yourself without a Porsche for one reason or another your classification will change. In this case you would retain your membership only to be classified as an Associate member, which is defined as any active member who ceases to own, lease or co-own a Porsche while in good standing, or any person, employed by a Porsche-oriented business, interested in the Club and its objectives having paid Club dues and fees as required. A person of the associate member’s family who has been a family-active member may continue as a family-associate member similarly .
For young Porsche enthusiasts there is an exciting program called “PCA Juniors” for your child, grandchild, niece or nephew under age 18. It was created so kids can enjoy PCA events, learn about Porsches and build an enthusiasm much like their parents. The only requirement is registration by an active PCA member and it’s FREE! Simply log-in to your PCA account, select membership and the click on PCA Juniors at the bottom the left column.
As an added note, for those who have a different summer and winter address and would like to continue receiving Panorama magazine where they reside, simply change your mailing address in the account section. In the first address box, uncheck primary but leave your address as is. In the second address box, add your winter address and check primary. When returning to Vermont, log-in to your account and uncheck primary in your winter address and check primary in the first address box. Be sure to select SAVE at the bottom of the page. You may also call PCA directly and they will handle the change for you. For timely mailings provide PCA with one month lead time. 

The increase in GMR membership is in large part due to your engagement with those driving Porsches who are not members. Vermont has in excess of six hundred Porsches (yes, that is 600!) but only 182 Primary PCA members. Talking to a Porsche owner who is not currently a member, new member referrals, and sharing a copy of the PCA application brochure are by far the most effective resources in generating new members. Having a few brochures in your glove compartment will ensure you always have a resource to leave with a potential new member. I will have PCA application brochures at all events or you can contact me directly.

Just a reminder, if your membership is soon to expire please take this opportunity to renew online. It’s quick and easy!
Brad Kennison
Membership Chair
"It's not just the cars, it's the people"

Tech Talk - Ask Jason!

Green Mountain PCA Member Jason Eastman, mechanic and owner of Bullfrog Auto in Milton, Vermont, has graciously agreed to answer members’ questions about their Porsches in a club feature we call “Ask Jason,” appearing here in the Mountaineer and in the Tech Talk section of our website .

We asked Jason, How do you store a Porsche for the winter? He responded with the following info sheet he hands out to his customers when asked:


There are many thoughts and opinions of how a car should be stored over a winter season. The following items are the how I prepare customers' cars for storage.

·       Wash and wax the car just before storage.
·       Cover the car with a quality car cover. Inspect it to make sure it is free of dirt and debris.
·       Change the engine oil before storage. Preferably the car will be driven fewer than 100 miles from the time of the oil change to the time of storage.
·       Inflate the tires to the maximum rated pressure (PSI) indicated on the sidewall of the tires.
·       Add fuel stabilizer to the fuel tank. Follow the instructions on the product label.
·       Fill the fuel tank with fresh premium fuel.
·       Clean out any trash from the interior and trunk areas, especially any food or food wrappers.
·       Attach a HIGH QUALITY battery maintainer. If you using a cheap maintainer on a modern car with computers then the negative battery lead should be disconnected. Cheap battery maintainers often allow too much A/C voltage through the maintainer and into the car. This can damage sensitive electronics. Remove the battery if there is a chance it could freeze (storage not heated).

·       Once parked in storage, don't start the engine until it's time to remove the car from storage. Running the engine without driving causes more harm than good. It's best to let it sit untouched. If the car should be parked/stored for an extended amount of time, then further measures to protect the engine should be taken. Ask me for more details about this in the event of a planned extended storage.

·       Rodents are always a concern and while there are no guarantees of how to keep them out, the following seems to be effective. They like to nest in the car where it's comfortable and warm. There are 101 different opinions on how to keep them out of the car. To date I've found that dryer sheets seem to work best. Bounce dryer sheets specifically seem to work better than most. The stronger and longer lasting the scent the better. Moth balls will also work but they leave a lasting scent in the car that is unpleasant and hard to air out. DO NOT PLACE DRYER SHEETS ON LEATHER OR VINYL!
Once it's time to start driving the car again, the following items need to be addressed.
·       Carefully remove the car cover and place in a garbage bag for next year's storage.
·       Lower the tire pressures to the pressure specified on the specifications label found on the car. These labels are located in different places on different models.
·       Connect the battery terminal if removed.
·       Remove any dryer sheets from the air filter housing if there were any placed there.
·       Test the brake pedal and ensure it still feels firm and normal.
·       Start the engine and idle it outside of the garage so as not be overwhelmed by exhaust fumes. Once outside allow the engine to idle for a couple of minutes.
·       While the engine is idling, remove the dryer sheets from the car.
·       Check the vehicle registration stickers and the vehicle inspection sticker to make sure they are up to date.
·       Drive the car and allow the engine to reach full operating temperature.
·       During the next few trips with car, run the fuel tank low so as it can be topped off with fresh fuel.
·       Most importantly, DRIVE THE CAR AND ENJOY IT! After all what good is a summer car if it just sits in the garage unused?

Jason Eastman

Any member with a question should email Communications Chair Sandy Gilmou r or Webmeister Alessandro Iuppa who will forward to Jason after which we will publish the answer(s). Likewise, if you would like to submit a an article on a technical subject regarding Porsches, email to Sandy and/or Al. PLEASE SEND IN YOUR QUESTIONS! It's a great opportunity to get some great advice.
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Your Green Mountain Region Club Officers
Carl Wulfestieg
Dave Whittall
Vice President
‭(802) 843-2482
Christina McCaffrey
Peggy Larson Secretary
Sandy Gilmour
Communications Chair
Alessandro Iuppa
Don Jones
(802) 359-3606
Albert "Duffy" Miller
Events Chair
‭(802) 613-3169
Bill Root
Immediate Past President

Brad Kennison
Membership Chair
About These Email Communications: 

Replies to these GMT PCA emails come to me (Sandy Gilmour), not the entire membership; however, I can forward to President Carl Wulfestieg and other board members if needed. I always welcome any comments on any ways we can improve communications with GMT PCA members.

We welcome any submissions by members who have some fun experiences, photos, tech stuff and other adventures to share! Email me at [email protected]

Remember also, it's a volunteer organization. Any help you can provide -- especially with event planning -- is most appreciated by all!
~ Sandy
Sandy Gilmour ('99 Boxster)  
Communications Manager
Green Mountain Region
Porsche Club of America