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By Crumpler
#174509
I think I’ve been a member 15 years.
I can’t say I’m getting much out of it any more.

Initially it was prestige of ownership but that wore off.
Then it was for the magazine, but I think I have the last 12 issues of Panorama sitting in plastic unopened.

Then it was for HPDE, but now it’s set up with no preference if you are a member or not.

Certainly not a resource for 928 support. There might be one other 928 in my region.
My chapter is thin on tech in general, most events are drives to wineries. If there’s a tech session it’s about sound systems or “which wax is best”.

“It’s the people!” Meh. I don’t wear windbreakers.

I think I’ve hit bottom, some one convince me to pay my dues. ;)
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By fpena944
#174523
Crumpler wrote: Tue Oct 04, 2022 5:21 pm I think I’ve been a member 15 years.
I can’t say I’m getting much out of it any more.

Initially it was prestige of ownership but that wore off.
Then it was for the magazine, but I think I have the last 12 issues of Panorama sitting in plastic unopened.

Then it was for HPDE, but now it’s set up with no preference if you are a member or not.

Certainly not a resource for 928 support. There might be one other 928 in my region.
My chapter is thin on tech in general, most events are drives to wineries. If there’s a tech session it’s about sound systems or “which wax is best”.

“It’s the people!” Meh. I don’t wear windbreakers.

I think I’ve hit bottom, some one convince me to pay my dues. ;)
I think you've covered all the reasons I would have provided as a rebuttal!

I don't get a tremendous amount of benefit either but I do enjoy the magazine and figure that by itself is worthy of the cost of membership. I also thought, at least in my region, that you do get a slight discount on HPDE fees if you are a PCA member. If that is the case then it should pay for itself after 1-2 events.

Our region also has a pretty active Facebook page so if I need to get information on local vendors or services that's there for me. Not sure if they prune that group if I were to let me membership lapse. But now that I've been a member for 20 years it's becoming more of a bragging point so I'll probably remain a member indefinitely.

Oh also forgot, there are some events that it helps to be a member like the Amelia Island show and a handful of others. But if you don't attend shows then no benefit there either.
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By N_Jay
#174527
Anyone from Orange Coast (86-97) or Chesapeake (83-86)?
Used to be very active. Then kids happened.
Hard to give it up when my 40th year is right around the corner.
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By worf
#174532
‘bin a member for 25 years now.

Got my money’s worth in years 0 to 10.

Now, … meh.

But, maybe again sometime.

Why stop after 25 years?
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By linderpat
#174750
yes, these things ebb and flow. I have been very active in my Region, but am looking forward to scaling back. I enjoy the folks and activities though. My advice is to renew.
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By Skyhawk172
#174850
I have only been a member for 5 years but we have met some of the nicest people. Unfortunately a lot of them have moved away from California. We do have a couple that we call good friends from the club. Saturday those friends and my wife and are is hosting a tour to a winery. also we get 10% off any purchase for Rocklin Porsche :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao:
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By N_Jay
#174858
Now that I finally have a road-worthy porsche again, we are looking at getting active again, and just hoping the people were as nice as 30 years ago.
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By fpena944
#174882
N_Jay wrote: Thu Oct 06, 2022 9:04 pm Now that I finally have a road-worthy porsche again, we are looking at getting active again, and just hoping the people were as nice as 30 years ago.
We've got a good group here in the Carolinas region. I don't go to the social events but the ones I've met at car shows or track days have been good people.
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By WyattsRide
#175439
Good that you renewed. I'm going to renew also.

Here's my reason. Chicks are very impressed when I flash them my cool membership card. :eyepop: :thumbup:
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By Crumpler
#175549
Semi related story:

I had the 928 at work one day and my client asked me about it, then asked if I was in PCA.

I said I was a member, he asked me how I liked it.
I said it seemed to be wine and cheese without a lot of substance….
Awkward silence.
He then says that is the President of the chapter, lol.
I did my best from there.
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