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E-newsletter March 2012

By Michael Provenzano on Mar 22, 2012 at 04:49PM in

E-newsletter for March 2012

PDC Newsletter – March 2012

PDC’s First Event of 2012: Monday, April 16th

That tingling in your toes is telling you that the 2012 season is about to begin. Our next event is Monday, April 16th and it is going to be awesome!

Like Damien Lawson’s ‘Big Red’, our 2012 season is bearing down on us at full throttle.

Sign up is now open at: http://performancedriversclub.org/index.php/events/details/mrp-2012-04-16
Don’t forget about the 50% rebate offered on new member referrals and, most of all, register soon as we expect the event to sell out fast.


BIG CHANGES FOR 2012

PDC is pleased to announce a number of new changes to its format that should make our events even more attractive to our members.

No membership fee! PDC has eliminated its membership fee for all new and returning members. We want our members to get the most bang for their buck, so what could be better than free Club membership? If you signed up to be a member in 2011 or 2010, you don’t need to re-apply. Otherwise, be sure to re-apply for membership soon. You cannot sign up for events without first becoming a member.

More Mission events! For 2012, PDC has joined with the BMW Club of BC and the Porsche Club, Western Canada Division to allow members of each club to participate in the events of all three clubs held at Mission. As a result, PDC members can attend BMW Club and Porsche Club events at Mission without the need to join the host club. And with membership in PDC being free, this works out to be a sweet deal. If you haven’t visited the PDC website yet, you will see that there are 10 events at Mission that PDC members can attend. We have never offered such variety to our members and are really excited about it.

Website revised. New members often experienced difficulty with our website because they had to become a ‘site member’ first, and then apply to become a ‘club member’. So we have eliminated the ‘site member’ feature and now new and returning members can become members in a few easy steps.

New Webmaster. These new changes to our website were implemented by our new Webmaster, Gabriel Mititica. Welcome, Gabriel! And a big “Thank you” goes out to our retiring Webmaster, Ramin Towfigh, who generously donated his time and skills in keeping our website up and running without any hitches. Thank you, Ramin!

New Membership Registrar. After many years of keeping track of our membership, distributing annuals and window numbers, Edwin Lee has decided to take a break from the duties of being our Membership Registrar. His hard work and generosity is very much appreciated. Thank you, Edwin! Our new Webmaster is no stranger to PDC events - Kevin Cheng has agreed to take over as Membership Registrar. Welcome aboard, Kevin!

Returning Executives. PDC held its AGM last fall and but for the two changes I have outlined above, our Executive was re-elected for 2012. Returning are:
  Nick Miller - Vice President & director
  Rob Boznik - Tech Co-Chair, Secretary & director & Instructor
  Anthony Mak - Treasurer & director & Instructor
  Brian Yeung - Events Registrar & director
Of course, our instructors, Paul Haym, Dennis Lee, Art Lees, Calvin Leung, Scott Lin and Peter Miller will also be back for another year.

Thank you, gentlemen, for selflessly agreeing to volunteer your hard work and time to making PDC run seamlessly for another year. We couldn’t do it without you.


Pictures and Articles are Welcomed

Remember that we welcome your pictures from a PDC track day (or any other motorsport event) to be posted on our website.

Please upload them at: http://performancedriversclub.org/index.php/gallery/


Volunteers are Also Welcomed

We often get asked by members how they can become more involved in the Club events. One of the best ways is to assist the Tech Inspection Team with its morning inspection of cars for the event. Not only will you meet some of the executives and other volunteers and participants but you will get a chance to learn about some of the great cars and their owners that take part in our events.

Contact our Tech Team Captains, Rob & Phil Boznik at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you want to assist or drop me a note at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you want to work in any other capacity.


Did you Thank a Turn Worker at the Last Event?

Regardless if the weather is wet or dry, hot or cold, turn workers spend long hours at their corner making sure it is safe for us to drive around the track. The next time you are driving your cool down lap, remember to give them a wave, as a small ‘thank you’ for doing their job so we can have fun.


PDC Supports BC Rehab

Many victims of serious motor vehicle accidents benefit from the services offered by BC Rehab, an independent, non-governmental, non-profit society. That is why PDC supports BC Rehab http://www.bcrehab.com.

Treasurer Anthony Mak and President Michael Provenzano present Dr. Price of BC Rehab with a Club donation.

From each participation fee paid by a member for a PDC track event, $5.00 is donated to BC Rehab. It doesn’t sound like much but, over the years, PDC has collected thousands of dollars for BC Rehab. So remember that when you are enjoying your day at the track, you are also helping a organization that is helping British Columbians


Street Racing is Stupid!

PDC encourages every member to spread that message. There is only one place for high speed driving - on the racetrack. So if you know someone who needs a little education about high performance driving, encourage them to join PDC.  It will definitely be the biggest favour you can do for them. At the least,  it will teach them all about high performance driving. And it could save a life.


Take it to the Track…..
Michael Provenzano
President
Performance Drivers Club
http://www.performancedriversclub.org

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