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Cascade Region event status due to COVID-19 concerns

Friends,

I hope everyone is continuing to do well, and staying healthy. I wanted to update you all on where we are with club events at this time.

All counties within Cascade Region have entered Phase 2 of the virus mitigation protocols. As such, both chapters of our club have resumed events starting in late June.

Our focus at all times is the health and well-being of our members, as well as that of others with whom we interact. As a club, we need to respect and follow the rules, regulations and recommendations from our state and local officials, health care professionals, PCA National, and the PCA’s insurance carriers.

Here are some of the things that we need to work with for the duration. Please note that the process could change a bit as we learn what works and what doesn’t.

  • Communicable Disease Waiver – PCA’s insurance carrier is requiring that all members and guests at ANY PCA event (even social gatherings and dinners, not just driving events) sign a Communicable Disease Waiver. This waiver can be filled out and signed in advance, and will be valid for all events through the end of April 2021. We highly recommend that all members sign this waiver in advance and bring it the the first event that you attend. Remember, we will need a separate waiver for each family member. Download this form here – PCA Communicable Disease Waiver

  • Pre-registration – In the past we have often asked for RSVP in advance. As we move forward, knowing who and how many will attend ahead of time is even more important, and so pre-registration for some events will be highly recommended.  We ask that members please be diligent in letting our event planners know if you are planning to attend.

  • Contact tracking – We will (as required) be keeping records of who has attended each event held, in case a list of attendees is requested by health authorities for contact tracing.

  • Physical Distancing and PPE – We already know that regardless of the new group size limit of 25 for indoor events and 100 for outdoor, that all attendees will need to continue to practice physical distancing (6 feet), and face masks are highly recommended when we are engaged socially. (Obviously, not while we are eating, drinking or in our own cars.)

  • Waivers – In addition to the Communicable Disease Waiver, we will still need the normal waiver in advance of any driving event. PCA National is working with a new online waiver systems, in hopes that they can roll it out around June 1st. But in lieu of that possibility, paper waivers will still need to be available for signing at the start of each drive. We will be working toward as little physical touching as possible. Sanitized pens may be available, as well as hand sanitizers at the waiver station. We will encourage all members to bring their own pens and sanitizer to reduce shared contact areas even further. More details yet to come on this part.

  • Restaurants and dining – Many of our events (both driving and social) have historically included libations at various restaurants, diners, wineries, etc. This practice will need considerable adjustment, as the establishments we patronize will be working under limitations and regulations of their own. You may be asked to bring your own picnic lunch. Or events that do include a meal stop may be subject to strict limits on how many can attend depending on the capacity of the hosting food establishment.

We are aware that some of this may seem to be a bit of overkill, given the happy fact that our counties here in Oregon are not suffering from widespread illness at this time. But these are the guidelines we must live with for now. We hope that all members understand that many of these measures are not to protect ourselves as much as they are to stop the potential spread to others, who may have a significantly higher risk factor than do you or I. Please respect that possibility for these others and act (and mask) accordingly.

As always, if you have questions or comments, please send them to president@cascade-pca.org.

Thanks for all of your understanding!

– Arne

 


This calendar shows 4 different event categories. They are:

  • Cascade Region, Central Chapter
  • Cascade Region, Southern Chapter
  • Events in nearby PCA regions
  • Non-PCA events of possible interest
Feb
8
Sat
2020 Planning Meeting (Southern Chapter) @ Larks Restaurant
Feb 8 @ 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Annual Planning Meeting Southern Chapter will be held at Larks Restaurant, 200 N Riverside Ave, Medford.  Bring your ideas for dinners and drives, or other events for 2020.  Brunch will be served.  Meeting will begin at 11:00 am.

Feb
22
Sat
4th Saturday Cars and Coffee (Southern Chapter) @ Black Rock Coffee Bar
Feb 22 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Tech Ed – Hurley Heywood Show & Tell (PNW Region) @ Chris’s German Auto Service
Feb 22 @ 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

 

Registration is open

A “Once in a lifetime” experience!

Meet – Hear – Speak with Hurley Haywood, one of the most successful Endurance Racing Driver in history!

Won:

  • Le Mans 24 Hours– 3 times
  • 12 Hours of Sebring – 2 times
  • Rolex 24 at Daytona – 5 times

Over the past 60+ years 3 Sports Car endurance races have become legendary: Le Mans 24 Hours – 12 Hours of Sebring – Rolex 24 at Daytona.  These races are referred to as the ‘Triple Crown’, amazingly only 9 drivers have won all 3.  Hurley won 10 of these races, more than anyone else, incredibly all in Porsches: Carrera RSR  –  935  –  936  –  956  &  962.

 

This TechEd will cover:

  • Hurley’s greatest races
  • Developing & Preparing cars
  • Working with legendary drivers & owners
  • History of Brumos Racing
  • Behind the scenes
  • Q&A

See a famous Porsche race car like Hurley raced

Event Details (NEW DATE!!)

  • Saturday February 22nd
  • 8:00 am Doors Open
  • 9:30 am Program Begins
  • 1:00 pm Event Ends
  • Coffee – Donuts – Refreshments are included in price

Location:

Chris’s German Auto Service
9107 151st Ave. Northeast
Redmond, WA   98052

Charity Event – Automotive Scholarship

  • $59.00 per person
  • Everyone is welcome…  You DO NOT need to be a PCA or PNWR member 
  • Attendance is LIMITED

To Pre-Register & Pre-Pay

Registration at MSReg.com

Jun
13
Sat
Hyatt Lake Drive and Lunch
Jun 13 @ 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Event start at European Cars and Coffee followed by Hyatt Lake Drive and lunch

Jun
20
Sat
Porsche Gathering (Central Chapter) @ Shopko
Jun 20 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join us Saturday, June 20, at the old Shopko parking lot at Coburg Road and Chad Drive at 10 am for a gathering of the Porsche faithful, in lieu of our monthly 1st Saturday Coffee Stop. If you have access to a printer, please print and sign a copy of the PCA Communicable Disease Waiver https://emailer3.pca.org/UploadFiles/PCACommunicableDiseaseWaiver202005281.pdf for everyone in your household who will participate in any PCA event between now and May of next year. We will have blank copies available for signature if you can’t bring a signed copy with you.

Jun
27
Sat
4th Saturday Cars and Coffee (Southern Chapter) @ Black Rock Coffee Bar
Jun 27 @ 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM