2006 BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATE
It's election time again and
we have a great group of people running for office. Below are the
nominees for Regional office for 2006 who have submitted their resumes.
No other resumes were submitted. Ballots will be mailed to all eligible
Pacific NW Region members on November 1, 2005. Please mark and return
these ballots before the November 25th deadline even though there
is only one known candidate for each office at this time. Don't forget
to include your membership number as we need it to verify eligibility
The Nominating Committee
Candidate for President
I have been a member of PNWR for five years. In that time I have spent
many wonderful hours making new friends and enjoying the diverse
activities of the club.
For the past year I have served as the club's Vice President,
and would now like to serve as President. During my tenure I
gained experience in club policies and operations and had the
opportunity to work with PCA. I also gave members an avenue to
gain rally experience with help from the Northwest Rally Council.
The current board has done a remarkable job solidifying the collaborative
and accountable tradition of our club. If elected, I will continue
this tradition to the best of my abilities. I would like to continue
to give back to a club that has given me so much. As President,
I would be committed to addressing the needs and requests of
With Parade in Portland next year, this is an exciting time for
our club. We must be ready to give support to the Oregon Region.
While in college, I held officer positions in the largest club
sport organization on campus. Professionally, I am a Web Systems
and Database Administrator for Vulcan, Inc.
Candidate for Vice President
I saw my first Porsche when I was too young to drive. It was a two-seat
aluminum sports car with silver paint. It was a new 550 Spyder.
My first drive in a Porsche was in a 1964 356C. It was four years
old at the time. I have pretty much been involved with and an
owner of Porsches since 1976 when I bought my first 914 and joined
PCA. During those years, I have been a member of four different
PCA regions. As a member of PNWR for 10 years, I have participated
in almost all of the club's different activities and have supported
most. I have been Membership Co-Chair for the last 4 years, and
an instructor for Driver Skills. My greatest enjoyment has been
introducing newcomers to the many pleasures the club makes available
to them. The driving and skills events have been especially rewarding.
Having recently retired from traveling for a living, I look forward
to spending more time with the club. More of a good thing can
only be better.
Candidate for Secretary
I am currently the secretary on the board of directors for PNWR and
would like to continue to serve the club in this role for 2006.
Having attended all of the meetings this past year, I submitted
comprehensive minutes that were posted in the Spiel each month.
Last year one goal I had was to provide a more direct means of
communication between the members and the board. To this end
I set up email accounts for all of the directors and chair positions
that made it easier to contact people in these roles. With this
system, when a change occurs in these roles, the email to use
will stay the same. I have also continued to send out the PNWR
Update emails promoting events, notifying members about changes
to the calendar and communicating club news.
If elected for a second term, I would look to continue these
activities as well as look for other ways to promote communication
within the club. 2006 brings the national gathering of PCA, the
Porsche Parade, to Portland. This is an exciting event for Zone
6 and I believe that PNWR should look to support the Oregon region
Candidate for Treasurer
I am enthusiastic about the opportunity to serve as Treasurer for
our region. My involvement with the club has steadily increased
and many of you know me as the Technical Education Chair and
occasional tour leader. My background, both in education and
experience, makes me well qualified for the Treasurer position.
I have twenty four years of finance and accounting experience,
including accounting, tax, audit, financial planning and treasury
functions. I have held numerous senior financial positions in
different business units including Chief Financial Officer, and
Secretary-Treasurer for two large holding companies. Beyond this
I have been General Manager for two business units and now have
my own company with a partner. My undergraduate degree is in
accounting from UW and I earned an executive MBA from Southern
Methodist University. Underlying all this is a strong set of
If elected, I will faithfully carry out my duties and be an effective
team member and officer. My predecessors have done solid work
and I will maintain the high standards they have set.
Our region puts together a great mix of activities which my family
and I have enjoyed. I expect to be an ever more active club member.
Candidate for Board Member at Large
A member of PCA/PNWR for 27 years, I have participated in autocross,
driver's education, concours, rally, tours, driver skills, social
events and technical education.
During the mid eighty's I served as Safety Chair for 2 years
and assisted my wife, Mary, while she was Membership Chair. For
the past 3 years I have served once again as the PNWR Safety
Chair. For the past 16 years I have been a driver's education instructor
and have also instructed a few times for driver skills. Mary
and I along with our son, Chris, have been recipients of the
PNWR Family of the Year three times.
We have attended 9 Porsche Parades, every Whister Weekend Event
and many Rainbonnet Weekends. I look forward to giving back to
the club that has been the source of so much fun for the entire
Downing family. It would be my pleasure to serve as Member at
Large for the 2006/2007 term.