From: Jon Jones
Sent: Monday, December 12, 2016 9:39 AM
Subject: New Zone Representative
Hello everyone! As my term will not start until January, I just wanted to introduce myself and say a big thank you to Lynn Friedman for all of her excellent work over the past four years. I have attached a short word file, suitable for use in your newsletters or on your websites in January, to let all of you and your members know a little about me. Also attached is a photo and a copy of the new Zone 5 logo. Please forward to your appropriate folks as I don’t have a complete list of new and/or returning Region President’s. I look forward to working with all of you next year. Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!
Hello all, and Happy New Year! I’m happy to introduce myself as the Zone 5 Representative starting in January 2017. It came as a bit of surprise that both our previous Zone Rep Lynn Friedman, and PCA President Caren Cooper thought I was a candidate for the position, but after lots of thought and conversation with many people, I decided to take the plunge. Lynn has done such a great job with her boundless energy and enthusiasm for all things PCA, I think it will be hard to match her performance. But I will do my best to support all of the members of Zone 5, and all of the Region Presidents and officers. And that is my role – to support all of you in making sure we are providing the best PCA experience we can to each and every member.
A little background about me – I have been a PCA member for 11 years, all in Cimarron Region. I have been newsletter editor, Vice President and President. I am currently the Club Race Chair for our annual event at Hallett, and I am also a National Club Racing Scrutineer. I will confess my PCA enthusiasm has infected my wife, Joy, as she is Cimarron Region President this year, and my trusty Registrar for the Club Race. I think she’s happy about it all, but I can’t always tell. We live a little north of Tulsa, and we have two grown daughters.
My pride and joy is a 1979 911 SC that is largely original. The mileage is getting up there because I love to drive it, but in my 12 years of ownership, it has given me zero trouble. We have a 2003 Boxster S in the family, as well as an 85 944 that is evolving into a track car. I enjoy working on each of these cars, as well as driving them – Porsches are engineered so well they are not mysteries for the owner to perform many maintenance and repair tasks.
As I become accustomed to the role of Zone Rep, I see a consistence message in my instructions, I am here to help all of you make the most of your PCA time, whether your interest is social, drives, track events, or any of the other PCA activities. I am here to be a resource and a conduit for communication with the National Staff of PCA, in both directions. I am not here to tell you how to run your Regions – there is no such thing as a “Zone President”.
In the coming months I plan to communicate with you regularly on all things PCA, and I invite you to communicate with me. I will also be traveling throughout the Zone this year, and I hope to meet as many of you as I can and participate in some of your events. Thanks for your support of PCA and your contributions to make it the best single-marque car club on the planet.