*** Charity Committee Report ***

Dave Bender

Our first delivery to the Food Bank of North Alabama will take place after donations collected at our next Pit Stop Breakfast. We will be gathering on May 4th at the Metro Diner in Madison. We hope to see you there. Please come out and join other Heart O' Dixie members in great conversation, see a great display of Porsche's finest automobiles, and have a delicious breakfast. Also, be sure to remember your food donations. We will be collecting in the parking lot, trying to max out the front luggage compartment in a 911. Our members have been very generous. So far, we have collected approximately 90 lbs. of food. We will tally up the additional weight of donations made at breakfast and report the total to the group. Hopefully, our first donation will be a 'big one'. Click on the link below for the list of items the Food Bank needs.
Food Bank Donation Wish List

Don’t forget our planned charity auction. We currently have commitments from members to donate cross-stitch, stained glass, and woodcraft items. If you have hobby or professional skills to create items for this auction, we invite you to donate them. The committee is still working on the logistics on how to conduct such an auction and we will keep the membership informed on our progress via this web site and Dave Schroetter’s weekly emails.

**** Great Tour to Legends Steakhouse ****

On a dreary, drizzley Saturday twenty-six brave souls showed up at the Mapco on 72E for a Dave Schroetter led tour for lunch at Legends Steakhouse in Shelbyville, TN. Dave laid out a great set of roads to test our driving skills. There were more curves, hills, and valley's than straight stretches and the wet pavement made the tour all that much more fun.
See the "EVENTS" page for more on the tour plus photos provided by Scott Witt. April 29, 2019 Tour

Welcome to Heart O' Dixie

Welcome to the Heart O' Dixie Region Porsche Club. If you own a Porsche of any kind and would like to meet with like-minded owners, this is the place for you. We are an active organization of over 350 members from all over northern Alabama that meets regularly. But it's not just about the cars, it's also about the people. We have monthly breakfasts, dinners and driving tours. Events outside the region are also offered, as well as driver training.

Calendar of Events

Pit Stop Breakfast
First Saturday of every month

Monthly Dinner Meeting
Second Thursday of every month

Apr 27nd - 8:00am, Tech Session for the installation of front bumper grills plua painting wheels hubs at the Cambron Garage. Coffee and donuts.

May 4th - 7:30am Breakfast at Metro Diner, 7626 US Hwy 72, Madison, AL

May 9th - 6:30pm Dinner @ The Railyard located at 209 2nd Ave. SE, Decatur, AL

May 11th - Tour to "Cafe on the Corner", Lookout Mountain. This is a lunch and a tour you will surely enjoy. The food is excellent; the distances are short, and the roads are scenic and pleasurable. Due to the transition to the Eastern Time Zone, we will assemble at 7:30 AM and depart at 8:00 AM, 30 minutes earlier than normal.

May 18th - 8:00am, Tech Session at Joe Still's "Toy Barn" Check back for details.

June 1st - 7:30am Breakfast at Metro Diner, 7626 US Hwy 72, Madison, AL

*** Out of Region Events ****

Apr 26-28 - Smoky Mountain Region "Spring Thing" at the Historic General Morgan Inn, Greeneville, TN. This venue will fill up fast so register early. Registration form is available on the Smoky Mountain Region web site, click on this link.

June 7-8 - Über Region Fest. Good news for those who’ve been waiting for the 5th Über Region Fest from Trissl Sports Cars. As always, with unexpected surprises, for a good cause, and for Porsche-loving enthusiasts. Registration form is available on the Trissl web site, click on this link.

Aug 30-Sep 2 - Peachstate Region "Rennfest" Brasstown Valley Resort, Young Harris, GA. Peachstate Region has put on "Rennfest" for over fifty years and is one of the best weekend events of the year. Held at Brasstown Valley Resort in the north Georgia mountains over the Labor Day weekend. Note: Brasstown Bald is the highest peak in Georgia. Check back here for details.

NOTE: See "Calendar" for complete schedule of events.

How to Join PCA and HOD

The benefits of belonging to PCA: To get the most of your Porsche ownership, stay connected with fellow owners, learn more about your particular year and model, and enjoy the social activities and events of not only the local PCA Region in North Alabama but other PCA Regions as well.
To join the Porsche Club of America and affiliate with the local Heart O' Dixie Region in North Alabama click on this link,and go to the National Porsche Club of America web site where you will receive further information and instructions.

**** Guess Who ****

Can you guess who this lovely couple is? Hint: They're HOD members. First person to correctly name these two will win a custom made ball point pen made from exotic wood. Send your guess to hodpca@gmail.com. Earliest postmark with correct names win.
Only one guess per member please.
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**** Rennfest Registration Now Open ****

Several HOD members have been attending Peachstate Region's annual Rennfest for more than ten years. Held in the beautiful North Georgia mountains, it offers a fun filled weekend with events to suit every taste. Concours, rally, autcross, tech quiz, tours, and great social events offer something for everybody. The event runs from Friday, August 30th to September 2nd. Yes, its Labor Day weekend. Hint: Some folks travel over on Thursday for a more relaxed weekend. Held at Brasstown Valley Resort. Sign up via ClubRegistration.net. Don't wait. Rooms will fill up fast. Brasstown Valley Resort


*** Heart O' Dixie Newsletter ***

Scott Witt

Our inaugural edition of the quarterly Heart O’ Dixie newsletter is planned to be published on April Fool's Day. We already have some great content coming, with articles about luxury European driving tours, how to clean your car for a concours, a couple's first concours experience, the Porsche Sport Driving School experience at Barbers Racetrack in Birmingham, and we'll do short wrap-ups of some of the events in the past quarter, too.

One thing your editor is thinking of is a name for our newsletter. "The HOD Newsletter" is a little prosaic, no? I'd be very interested in any thoughts you might have about a name that works for our little big North Alabama Porsche club. All inputs will be considered: clever, poetic, creative, even something a little cute or humorous. Then I'll figure out how we pick the best one.

To those who've contributed articles for getting this initial effort off the ground, thanks a million. I was scared to death I'd have to write everything!. Scott Witt, ed.

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