2008 BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATE
Following are the resumes for all of the candidates running for club 2008 board positions.
Please remember the following: Ballots will be mailed to your home on Nov. 1, 2007. You must write your membership
number on your ballot or it will not be counted. Your number can be found on your Panorama address label or
by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. Vote for one director at large - there is only one position
open. Please vote - it is your duty!
The Nominating Committee
Candidate for President
I welcome the opportunity to serve as President for our region. My involvement in the club has steadily increased
since becoming a member in 2001, participating in a broad range of activities including tours, track, social events, tech
education and club leadership both as a committee chair and as a board member. My roles as Treasurer in 2006 and 2007
and Tech Ed Chair in 2004-2005 have provided me a solid understanding of our clubís operation, its member needs and
leadership responsibilities. A passion for Porsches along with my enjoyment of diverse social activities combines well with
my education and experience.
I have twenty-seven years of finance, accounting and general management experience that demonstrates leadership. I
make a commitment to improve each area of responsibility. My undergraduate degree is in accounting from the University
of Washington and I earned an Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
If elected, I will work diligently to "preserve the best and enhance the rest". Our region has benefited from many strong
leaders and I will work faithfully to maintain the high standard that has been set. At the same time I will look for new opportunities
to enhance member participation and enjoyment.
Candidates for Vice President
Pete was first introduced to Porsches 20 plus years ago, and has been a Porsche owner and enthusiast ever since. He currently
owns and enjoys a pair of 911SCís (a coupe and a targa) with his PNWR PCA activities including autocross, driverís skills,
concours, social events and Porsche Club tours. He values the PNWR clubs contributions to our community and recognizes that
volunteering our time to promote club activities, such as driverís skills, provides a great service to those involved. His formal
education includes a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. Pete also enjoys his position as Customer Engineering
Account Manager for a local airplane manufacturer, where his teamís activities focus on new airplanes for European Airlines.
I retired in 2000 as Vice President of a wood export firm here in Seattle. I joined PCA for the cars (a Speed Yellow
Boxster S), but like everyone else, I stay for the people.
I was appointed treasurer by the board in March of 2003. I brought the books and taxes up-to-date and automated the
Spiel billing via QuickBooks. I stood for re-election and served a second year as club Treasurer. Last year I took over the
Spiel ad managerís job, which I intend to continue. My wife and I have been active in the club tours and led the Cannon
Beach tour three consecutive years. I have been to many DE and Skills/Autocross days and have an appreciation for the
hard work needed to keep them safe and fun.
I feel I have an understanding of the boardís goals these last few years. I fully support the ongoing upgrade of our safety
equipment. I was an early advocate of giving back to the community via the club charity and giving help and support to
deserving groups such as Western Washingtonís VRI program. I would like to continue that work as your Vice-President.
Candidate for Secretary
PNWR has done nothing but enable and encourage my Porscheholism this year. There is no 12-step program in my
future, and as such I would like to serve as PNWR Secretary for another term.
Since becoming secretary, I have experienced a number of "firsts" that fuel my continued passion for PNWR and
Porsche: autocross - most fun Iíve had at 40 mph; driver education - finally I can drive my car as it was meant to be driven;
concours - beautiful cars and a great learning experience; Cannon Beach - what a drive and what welcoming people. We
have a diverse, active, successful region, and I want to continue to make a contribution to its leadership.
I have played an active part in board meetings, delivered consistent minutes, and run our email blast system this year.
Since 2002 Iíve also been involved with another local club, the BentCarGuys. I served two terms as club secretary and led
the group in becoming a 501c7 non-profit.
Candidate for Treasurer
My name is Jim Kovarik and I would like to serve as your Club Treasurer. Iíve been a PCA/PNWR member for most of
the past 17 years and enjoy everything Porsche. I own a 1999 Artic Silver 996 Carrera Coupe and a 1986 Alpine White 944
Coupe. Professionally, I am a financial advisor with UBS Financial Services in Bellevue. I have 15 years experience in the
financial services industry and I hold a finance degree from Seattle Pacific University.
I have been meeting with our current Treasurer to familiarize myself with the clubís financial operations and use of the
Quick Books program and have also been attending recent board meetings. If elected, I will have some familiarity with
continuing the clubís solid financial practices.
Over the years, I have participated in a variety of club events including drivers ed, autocross, concours, tech sessions,
social events/awards and tours. I believe a strong and vital club is important to all of us as a forum to enjoy our carís
beauty, design and performance with the camaraderie of fellow Porsche enthusiasts.
I want to support the club by giving back my time and abilities. I would appreciate your vote. Porsche - There is no
Candidates for Director at Large (1 position)
Hi my name is Bill Rogers and I would like to be your Director-at-Large for 2008 & 2009. I have been a member of PCA
since August 1969 after purchasing our first Porsche, a 1969 911E. We moved to Seattle in 1983 and transferred to PNWR
at that time attending many Whistler Weekends and social events from 1983 thru 1991. After retiring in 2001 I became
active in the club helping in concours and ALMS events as well as arranging the LeMay tour in 2006. In March 2005, after
29 years with the 74 Carrera, we moved into the 21st Century with a 2005 Boxster S.
In the past I have attended eight Parades as well as the PCA Treffen to Stuttgart in 1977, the French Porsche Club 25th
anniversary gathering in 1981 in Dijon France and the first Porsche Parade Deutschland in Stuttgart in 1982.
I currently volunteer at the LeMay Museum as a docent and help assess cars as they are turned over to the museum by
the LeMay family.
I welcome the opportunity to serve as your Director-at-Large over the next two years as the club moves into the
As the 2003 and 2004 Secretary on the PCA/PNWR Board of Directors, I fulfilled a promise to the membership and to
myself that I would maintain a sense of integrity while serving the interests of our club. I created a template for a quick,
monthly turnaround of the Boardís monthly meeting minutes.
As Technical Education Committee Chair, from 2002 to 2005, I was responsible for an average of 9 Technical Educational
events each year. I was an instructor for Skills Day events over a 4 year period. Since 2000, until this past year, I was deeply
involved in the Driverís Education program; both as a participant as well as a Nationally Certified DE Instructor and Course
Marshall. For the past 4 years I have been the Director of Special Events and will continue with those responsibilities.
As your 2008 and 2009 Board Member; 'Director at Large', I look forward to continuing my relationship with all of you:
those who have worked so hard to take all our various programs to new levels and general members alike. I ask for your
vote for ĎDirector at Largeí and will commit to serving you to the best of my ability.