Introducing Jon Jones

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!

Jon Jones

 

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.
Jon Jones