SVR Chair Positions Open

By Steve Barker, President

The SVR Board of Directors recently reviewed the club chair positions and there are a number of opportunities that need to be filled and we would like to ask for anyone interested to let us know and we can answer any questions you might have to get you started.

We have 4 open chair positions that include the following:

Charity Chair

Historian

Social Media

Technical

Although these positions have an end goal, we are looking for members that enjoy working on a project that both serves the club and allows your creativity to shine!

The following is a brief summary of each position:

Charity Chair
SVR provides its members a common interest to get together as a car club and also serves a bigger purpose.  Many organizations have greatly benefited thru the contributions that SVR has made. Examples such as funding the Sacramento Children’s Home with their programs to promote child safety, positive parenting, education, mental health, and improve the healthy functioning of families, Ride to Walk to enhance the lives of children and young adults with neurological disabilities by providing innovative therapeutic horseback riding activities and most recently SVR supported Angel Flight West, for those that have a rare condition, require specialized medical treatment or surgery, have a difficult to diagnose condition, or have a child with a rare or serious illness, that may need to travel a long distance to a center of excellence facility.  In addition the club supported the Friends of the Folsom Zoo whose mission is to preserve and enhance the lives of the animals living at the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary.

There is a long list of organizations and especially the lives of people within our region that SVR has affected by the contributions made over its many years as a club.  The person we are looking for would provide the leadership to bring together the resources to hold a charity event and continue to contribute to a worthy cause that adds another shining star to why we are more than just a car club.  The charity events have been held in back yards, online, or as part of a club event such as the SVR Christmas Party using auctioneers like Kirk Bradford and Kim Nelson to enhance the bidding process to silent auctions and even for the first time Lois Robert’s online auction.  There’s no telling what can come out of the experience but you know one thing for sure is the people that benefit from your work will be extremely grateful for having an impact on their lives.

Historian

The Historian Chair has traditionally kept track of the articles and documentation from the clubs past.  As we pause to reflect on the history of SVR the role is now more project related in capturing the spirit and rich history that has been part of SVR’s past.  From the history of the Logo to compiling an artwork of Membership Directory covers the person we are looking for would take this opportunity with a creative approach.  The goal is to develop a way to restore and display aspects of the history of SVR that could be a part of SVR events such as CRAB, our annual Christmas Party, and Meet the New Members that would be informative to both long term members and new.     The goal that comes to mind is how to convey the spirit of the Sacramento Valley Region that defines who we are and what we do.  This can be a collaborative effort to bring out the best of what it’s like to be a member of SVR.

Social Media Chair With the advancement of technology and the speed at which information is shared, the Social Media Chair position was created to advance SVR into the social media spectrum in order to provide a way of both sharing and consuming information in a multi-media approach.   The SVR Facebook page has shown how events can be captured as they take place, allow members to interact and a means of sharing video and photographs.

We have members with experience in social media that are eager to work with the person that has an interest in developing new ways of spotlighting club events.  The position oversees the use of social media as a means of increasing our regions interest for its members and prospective members that reaches a global audience.  It helps augment the newsletter, The Drifter and the SVR Website, as a means of promptly announcing and updating members on social and competitive events.

As the Social Media Chair your role oversees the content developing a Social Media Policy Guideline.

Technical Chair

The Tech Chair position offers the chance for the right candidate to work with our sponsors in scheduling technical sessions and presentations and ensure the event is properly advertised.  The responsibility of this chair person is to propose subjects for potential technical classes and sessions to the SVR BoD and coordinate the schedule with the Social Director.

If writing technical articles is your interest, having them published in the Newsletter and on the SVR Website will get lots of attention.   This chair position opens the chance to work with the National Technical Committee that is available as a resource for articles and questions related to everything Porsche.   So what are you waiting for!  One of these chairs might be for you but you need to turn the key to get started.

Do Porsche’s go to Heaven?

Do Porsche’s go to heaven when they die? Apparently they go to Lithuania. Most of you probably don’t know but a year ago, almost to the day I totaled my Cayenne. This happened roughly eight days after moving to our house up here. Without going into the details, the airbags were deployed. Of course my insurance company considered it a total loss and they eventually paid off.

Clock forward a year. I am driving another Porsche having mostly moved on from the loss of one of my finest cars. To my dismay I receive an email through our contact form on the website. It was sent from the owner of a newly restored Porsche Cayenne…………………. In Lithuania. He knew to contact us because I had left one of my SVR badges in the car. What Gediminas didn’t know was that I am the one who receives the email from our contact form on our website.

After a little conversation I found that the vehicle had been restored to new, including the original paint. He had tuned it with a GTS kit and added 20” wheels. Though I was hoping for some photos of the car in front of some historical buildings, I suppose Lithuania in its modern setting is really just fine. In fact it might be just a little bit shinier.

Rest easy now you know your Porsche is covered.

From the webmaster