Update Thursday, November 1, 2018
The LSRPCA election ballots for 2019 region officers have been sent to those members who have a verified email at PCA.org. The sender is listed as “Lone Star Region PCA”. In the email will be a unique voter number. You should click that link to gain access to the ballot. Once you submit your ballot, you will get a confirmation page and then a follow-up email thanking you for voting in the election. The voting will conclude on Thursday, November 15th at 11:45 PM Central time. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 2019 Lone Star Region PCA election voting will start Thursday, November 1, 2018 and finish Thursday, November 15, 2018. Each member who has a viable email address registered with their PCA profile will receive an email ballot on November 1st from Election Buddy, the online service used to collect and tabulate the ballots. Results will be announced on Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at the LSRPCA Board Meeting. The results will be posted on the LSRPCA website and Facebook Group.
Nominee for President
As your current President, I am particularly proud of the advances in the quality, variety, and quantity of our many enthusiastic Porsche-centric programs. The entire Board works tirelessly expanding club offerings to interest more Members and provide opportunities to interact with others. We have so much more to complete, and I seek the opportunity to continue my leadership and further serve the Members of the Lone Star Region Porsche Club of America.
I started my PCA journey in 2009, and rapidly became involved in many of our activities and functions. This led to taking on my first leadership role as the Car Control School Chair in 2010. Along with many other dedicated Members and Volunteers, this program evolved over the next 4-1/2 years into one of the most popular Club programs. My continued involvement in that program, with drivers of all ages and interests, continues to be one of my most favorite and rewarding volunteer experiences. Over the same years, I progressed through the High Performance Driver’s Education program as a Driver, Mentor, and Instructor. As my passion for the Porsche brand grew, so did my desire to do more with the Club. I served as your Vice President in 2016 before you graciously accepted me to sit on the short side of the table.
The first phase of my professional career came to an end in 2003 when I retired from the U.S. Navy as a Civil Engineer Corps Officer. After a 3-year role as a Facilities Manager in the hospitality industry, I transitioned to the utility equipment rental business as an Engineer and Project Manager. This very exciting business places me in a variety of industries and environments, with heavy emphasis in the Oil & Gas and Entertainment industries. As I write this introduction, I am in Mexico City preparing for the Formula 1 Mexico Gran Premio. In my spare time, I work on cars with friends, and race a Porsche 944 in a couple of spirited series.
The past 2 years has reflected tremendous progress in the evolution of our club. Along with our entire Board and countless Volunteers, I hope to extend my leadership another year in continuing our progress in building excitement and passion around the Porsche marque.
Nominees for Vice President
Hello, I am Tim Strehl. I have been an active member of LSR PCA since 2012, when I purchased my first Porsche. I was first introduced to the club through the dealership where I purchased my car and from members who were active in the high performance drivers education program. Since joining the club, I have served as an instructor with the car control school and HPDE.
I am very active in organizing the Austin SchnellFest, the multi-region joint HPDE that is held three times per year at COTA in Austin.
Professionally, I retired in 2014 after serving as president of Ascend Performance Materials, a global chemicals and specialty materials company headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2016, I co-founded Element 26 Technology, a technology-based company focused on developing a production process for potassium ferrate, an extremely strong and green oxidant.
I am interested in serving you as LSRPCA Vice President to help unify the club and make it fun for all.
My passion for organizing and helping groups and events started when I was young. I started the Chess Club at Foerster Elementary when I was in 6th grade. I have always enjoyed getting people together that enjoyed a common interest. This has continued through out my life and has helped me meet and become friends with people from all walks of life and backgrounds.
Both my parents were car enthusiasts so I grew up with all kinds of sports cars and race cars in the garage to tinker with alongside my father. Event my mom would be grinding valves on race engines and driving the tow vehicle to Riverside and Sebring!
I have found my cars have always been cool tools to start conversations and meet more people. I bought my first Porsche in 2015, a 1977 911S that was backdated to a 1973 RS, and it was no different. I immediately joined the PCA and went to my first GTG. I fell in love with the passion everyone had for their cars and have not looked back since. I have also made some wonderful friends through the LSRPCA events that I have participated in including dinners, auto crosses, DE’s, tours, and concours events. I now own 6 Porsches, of which 2 are race cars. Crazy right?!
Since joining the club I have become a concours judge and now coordinate the GTG’s. I love making things happen and getting things done.
As your next VP, I will strive to listen to you, hear what kind of events you would like to participate in and support all of our committees to make them happen. LSRPCA is only as strong as the participation of its members and I want to see our club grow. We have a lot of great members that have become my friends. I want you all to have that opportunity too.
Nominee for Treasurer
I have been the LSRPCA Treasurer for a year now and have made several important accomplishments including: Establishing a new LSRPCA savings account generating significantly more interest than in previous years (now at 2.00% compared to 0.1% previously), establishing a new Registered Agent service for the club, setting up a new permanent mailing address at a local PO Box, and began more detailed tracking and reporting of club expenditures. I look forward to continuing these efforts into 2019 should I be re-elected.
I have been a LSRPCA member since 2011 when I got hooked by the high speed driving bug and became an HPDE instructor since 2013. I am a regular attendee for high performance driving events, tours, socials, concours, and get-togethers.
I’ve made countless friends through this club and am excited to find a new way to give back to the club. Any excuse to drive my Talbot Yellow 1978 911sc “Donovan” and interact with the great people in this club! I am an independent financial advisor working for SMS Capital Management, Inc.
Nominee for Secretary
I have been a PCA member since I purchased my first Cayman S in 2011. I am the current secretary of the LSRPCA and have held that position for three years. I write the monthly Board meeting minutes that are available on our website for viewing. I also obtain all the insurance from PCA National for moving car events such as Club Races, DE events, Car Control School, Autocross and Tours. I have been a Car Control School instructor for the past four years. I have been a LSRPCA DE mentor. I have been a Club Race volunteer in Tech and Incident reports. I have also conducted registration for various events held by the LSR. In my every day life I am a Pediatric Echocardiography Sonographer and former Technical Director at Texas Children’s Hospital where I have been employed for over 30 years.
I have great passion to be involved in Club events and take great pleasure in helping where I can.
Nominee for Member at Large
Since 2013 I have been a LSRPCA member when I purchased my Carrera S. Currently I serve as the LSRPCA Membership Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Concours. I have hosted many membership events for the club including the upcoming event November 17, 2018 a night at the museum to be held at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. I have assisted with Club races, flagging and scrutineering, and helping with incident reports, DE events, car control schools, auto cross and tours. I am currently assisting at Porscheplatz throughout the United States. I have a great passion for the club and it’s members and will bring a lot of energy to a new role in the club. When not working with my Porsche friends, I work for a Radiation Oncology company where I design and build the world’s finest cancer centers throughout the world.