Before I start my first newsletter, I would like to thank each and every member of the riverside region for making the year 2020, a year we won’t forget. This year created many obstacles, of which covid 19 impacted all our lives and many of us had to become very creative with our lifestyles.
I would like to thank our outgoing president Xavier Palmer for all his hard work in pursuing and completing, his proposed goals for the last two years. with his direction and his board, we started autocross events, continued with driving tours, and
increased our bank account. but unfortunately, we had limited meetings due to our unique times we are encountering.
As we look back at the year 2020, this will be a year we all won’t forget. The club accomplished many things, we purchased a new trailer which will be used for autocross, timeline, and special events. by a generous donation to our club by Tibor Protection Services, we now have our very own truck to haul around our trailer everywhere. We had 3 very successful autocross events held at Fontana speedway and would like to thank Kraig Strom and his group for all their hard work. we also had two driving tours and would like to acknowledge Dennis Murphy and everyone associated with putting on these tours. this year we had to cancel several autocross events, timeline, several driving tours, numerous meetings, and our yearend banquet due to covid 19, but they are already being planned for in 2021. We made generous contributions to mountain meals on wheels, pulmonary fibrosis foundation, and to loma linda center for adult cancer. notwithstanding the problems encountered this year, we were still able to accomplish many things.
Enough about 2020, on to 2021. I would like to introduce our new board members:
- president jeff m berzon
- vice president tibor farkas
- treasurer jill kravig-burns
- secretary cc stanfield
- past president xavier palmer
- membership elynn kennedy
- autocross kraig strom
- timeline darrel esparza
- chief dr’g/safety john ward
- kris kravig
- historian don kravig
- nomination xavier palmer
- website chair chris lewis
We are putting together a very challenging year of events, consisting of 7 autocross events, 8 driving tours, 2 special runs (scavenger or poker), and 2 drive and dinners, along with timeline and a year end banquet. of course, with all this planned, we need your help in making this a reality. We would also like to bring back our monthly newsletter the “Porsche Gedaken”.
We have scheduled our first meeting on January 9, 2021, 8:00 am at the noble creek community center parking lot, 390 w. oak valley parkway, in Beaumont. This will be outside event like a car and coffee format with coffee, hot chocolate, tea, donuts, rolls etc., so mark your calendar and we’ll see you there. Our board meeting will be held Jan 12, 2021, 6:00 pm at Tibor Protection Services office, and our first 2021 autocross event is January 31, 2021 at Fontana speedway. a calendar of events will be forthcoming showing all our planned events for 2021.
We are looking for several volunteers to plan driving trips, do social media, and resurrect our newsletter. If anyone in the club has any ideas or event we should get involved with, please contact me or a board member.
In closing, I would like to say “it’s not the cars, it’s the people” that make this club successful, so get involved and have fun.
Jeff m. Berzon