In most cases the Committees mentioned below consist of the Chairperson alone. As membership is growing we are interested in having others assist Committee Chairpersons. If any of these committees or Chairperson roles appeal to you then please contact Ken Hold to learn more about how you can play a role in club.
The Membership Committee’s primary responsibility is to welcome new members and help them get acquainted with the club. We have some standard communications we send to all new members and we task everyone on the Board to make a concerted effort to meet and greet new members. Each month National PCA sends us a list of new members, membership information changes and nonrenewing members. The Membership Chair contacts non-renewers and urges them to extend their membership. Every year at the Keeneland Concours d’Elegance the Bluegrass Region comes out in full force to help park Porsches in the Porsche Paddock. Naturally, this event creates an opportunity to outreach to prospects and re-acquaint dormant members with all the wonderful things the club does. And for several years now we’ve held a New Member Appreciation celebration in late summer, which is another way we bring new and tenured members together.
Our Safety Chair has one goal: keep us safe. One of the primary responsibilities of the Safety Chair is to obtain insurance through PCA for club driving tours and events which we wish to have covered by the insurance. The process for obtaining insurance has been greatly streamlined through technology but there are some time frames which must be adhered to in the process. We rely on the Safety Chair to help us identify and reduce risk at events, and to ensure we follow PCA guidelines and best practices.
Social Media is playing a much larger role in how we interact with members. The Social Media Chair posts pictures, links, and other content in a timely and responsible manner to a variety of platforms. Currently, the Bluegrass Region is active on Facebook and Instagram. The Social Media Chair works closely with the Newsletter Editor, the Photographer and the Webmaster to coordinate messaging. The Social Media Chair keeps content fresh by posting items frequently throughout the month and reports usage and other statistics to the Board.
The Technical Chair is a resource to the membership for Porsche technical matters. The Technical Chair works closely with the Activities Committee to schedule Tech Sessions that will be of interest to the club. It is not uncommon for the Technical Chair to arrange for a Tech Session to be held at a club member’s home, or at a local business. The Technical Chair helps connect those who have a Porsche mechanical question to a recognized expert within the club or local community.
The Track Committee is the conduit for your race day adventures. The Bluegrass Region has a tradition of asking one of its racing-obsessed members to serve as Track Chair and this has served us well. The Track Chair will keep tabs on track events in the area (e.g., NCM, Putnam Park, Mid-Ohio) and communicate schedules to the membership. The Track Chair serves as primary point of contact for questions about anything track related, like participating in a Drivers Education event. The Track Chair is an Ambassador with other neighboring PCA Regions to coordinate participation for race day events.
The Activities Committee is responsible for keeping the event calendar full. Monthly, we gather for Cars & Coffee and a dinner social. Throughout the year we plan driving tours and other celebrations of interest to the membership. Given our track record for closing Lexington restaurants, the Activities Chair has had a big job scheduling monthly socials lately, but we’ll persevere. We use the Eventbrite system to solicit RSVPs for certain events and this helps us communicate planned attendance with area restaurants. We often coordinate events with the Kentucky Region which entails a little more planning. The Activities Chair solicits ideas for new events and new venues to keep things fresh. The Activities Chair ensures the calendar of events is accurate and current on the website and in the Rumble newsletter.