Yellowstone Region’s Snow-tober Dinner
By: Mike Faems
As many of our members will certainly tell you, Porsche makes more than great sports cars. And our October dinner get-together was perfect for those vehicles.
The Yellowstone Region faithful gathered at Camp Creek Inn at the end of a very snowy October 25th. In fact, the only Porsches that ventured out were fittingly all-wheel drive — a Cayenne and a Panamera 4S.
The snow did let up early enough that the roads were fairly clear, and 23 members turned out for the festivities.
New members attending their first event were Bill and Georgette McCreary, who drove up from their ranch in Smoot at the south end of Star Valley.
Much concern was expressed throughout the evening for our beloved President, Ken Koop, who is undergoing hip replacement surgery, and was unable to attend. Much sympathy was expressed for Ken’s wife, Robin.
Our events coordinator, Shelley Fairbanks, was again at the top of her game, organizing a feast of Prime Rib, Roasted Chicken or Grilled Salmon. Yum. We definitely had 23 members of the Clean Plate Club! Thank you Shelley for another wonderful event.
We were honored with the presence of our PCA Zone 6 (Pacific Northwest) Rep, Dave Cooley, who drove 350 snowy miles from Great Falls to be with us. Not surprising to any of us Yellowstone Regional’s, Dave said the worst part of the drive was over Teton Pass.
Dave did fill us in on a big change at PCA’s Panorama Magazine. After decades of service, editor Betty Jo Turner is retiring, and Pete Stout, who has been editor of the aptly named Excellence Magazine, is taking over beginning with the January Issue. Look for some exciting developments. Thankfully Ken Koop did not take the job, and remains as editor of our regions award-winning magazine/newsletter.
All in all, a great evening. It takes more than snow to slow this Region’s fun.