I would like to say hello to all the PCA members of Zone 13. In 2009 I joined PCA and it has been a great experience.
Many years ago after college, I started buying worn out Euro cars which led to Alfa Romeos. I have always enjoyed wrenching cars back to health and autocrossing. During that time, I also became involved in the Alfa Romeo Owners Club. It required me to drive 2 hours to meetings and events, but it also allowed me to serve as Pres of the Alfa region for a period of time for a small group of Alfa enthusiasts.
Eventually, I had a “straying eye” and a lightly used 2006 Cayman S began to call my name. Very soon after buying the 2006 Cayman S in late 2008, I joined PCA only to find my PCA region (Southern Indiana) was no longer active and none of the club phone numbers were answered. I was quite disappointed and very much wanted to participate in PCA in my home town. After a couple months I received a call from the Zone Rep, Ken Hold, asking if I would like to be placed into another region. My answer was “how about there being a chance to get SIR going again?”.
Much to Ken’s credit, he offered counsel and gave me a few months to see what could be done. There were a few others that had recently joined and they were asked to fill out the officer positions and off it went. I became Pres and following have continued to serve as the Events Chair and the Membership Chair while the membership has grown.
My past Porsches have been the 2006 Cayman S, a 1990 911 Carrera 4 which turned a good profit towards buying a low miles 2016 Spyder. My current Porsches are a 2015 Cayman GTS (signed by Wolfgang Porsche at 2015 Parade) and the 2016 Spyder.
Much to my surprise, I have been honored to be considered and asked to serve as Zone 13 Rep. Cheryl and I look forward to meeting and interacting with the regions of our Zone. Whatever I can do to help the people of Zone 13, I will be happy to serve the regions of Zone 13.
There are 145 local Regions across the United States and Canada. They are arranged into 14 Zones. Most Regions have their own web sites, so all the information you need can be found with a few clicks. The PCA Region Directory has the links to the region’s website.
Zone 13 was created in 2001 and was carved out of then Region 4. The eight Regions of Zone 13 stretch from The Upper border of Wisconsin to the Southern border of Kentucky. It includes the Wisconsin, Central and Northern Illinois, Southern Indiana and Kentucky.
The following have served as Zone 13 Representatives:
2001 – 2004 Butch Raiha
2005 – 2008 Chris Inglot, Chicago Region
2009 – 2012 Ken Hold, Bluegrass Region
2013 – 2016 James Jacisin, Chicago Region
2017 – 2020 Jack Stephensen, Chicago Region
2021 – present Mark Roethemeier, Southern Indiana