Is it spring yet? I don’t know what it’s been like where you are, but it has been both colder and wetter than average in my neighborhood. And while I know that and late snow pack in the mountains is a really good thing, I’m especially tired of the cold. I personally am really ready for some nicer weather.
But I also know that the weather has not prevented both Cascade chapters from getting started on their events for 2022. Of course, the monthly social coffee get-togethers have been happening for months, but the day trip drives have also resumed in both chapters. I myself even drove down to the March Cars & Coffee in Medford, which was only the second time I’ve been able to come down since my presidential duties started in 2019 (global pandemics and associated lockdowns will do that.) But this year is starting to show some promise (assuming the weather finally breaks.) Watch for event emails from your chapter reps, check (or subscribe to) the event calendars on the website, or watch for event announcements on Facebook.
In the last newsletter I wrote about the member increase we had during 2021. And it is still happening—PCA reported that Cascade was third (out of 146 regions) in membership growth for the first quarter of 2022, when factored based on size of region. I’m not sure if we’ve ever done that before. And we had a good month in April, too. Our numbers are now 231 primary, and 360 total. That’s pretty amazing, really.
Part of that growth is simply due to the amazing cars we drive. When people buy a first Porsche, it seems normal for them to join the club. And that is what we see with these new members. But we need to remember that once they are part of the group, it’s on all of us to welcome them and include them so that they will want to continue with us.
Again, thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see some of you on the road before long!
– Arne Berglund
Cascade Region President
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The below calendar shows 4 different local event categories:
- Cascade Region, Central Chapter
- Cascade Region, Southern Chapter
- Other PCA events
- Non-PCA events of possible interest
Join Southern Chapter for a drive to Etna along Hwy 3 for lunch at Denny Bar. RSVPs Requested. See eblast for more information.
Join us for our monthly coffee gathering at Market of Choice, 29th and Willamette in Eugene. At the front of the store, drive north, past Pegasus Pizza and Office Max, to the lot in the back. There’s plenty of safe parking, surrounded by your fellow PCA members. Coffee, breakfast treats and restrooms in Market of Choice. If the weather is foul, look for us at the tables at the top of the stairs in the store. We meet rain or shine.
Join us for the Cascade Region Central Chapter Annual Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 5:00 PM at Valley River Inn in Eugene, OR. Located across from Valley River Center, VRI offers a separate room for our group, nearby parking, good food and beverages.
Cost for dinner will be $25/person. That covers dinner, soft drinks, gratuity and a raffle ticket for all the great prizes we are gathering. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available no-host.
Entreé choices are: Pan Seared Salmon, New York Steak, or Pasta Primavera. Entreé choice must be pre-selected during registration.
Advance registration and payment is required. Visit msreg.com/CascadeCentral2022Banquet. Due to needing to provide the number of people to the venue ahead of time, registration will close on Sept. 30. Cancellations while registration is open will be fully refunded.
Join us for our final Drive! of 2022, which will end with lunch at Deb’s Cafe in Alsea. Plan to meet at Lowe’s on W 11th in Eugene at 9:00 AM for a brief drivers’ meeting. We’ll roll at 9:30. Routes are still being considered, so watch this space for the latest updates. October usually serves up good weather, but we will drive, rain or shine.
Join Cascade Southern Chapter members for coffee and social time, on the 4th Saturday of each month!