Niagara PCA Event List

Jan
13
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Jan 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Jan
14
Thu
2021
Zoom Pre-Planning Meeting
Jan 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Join our Zoom Meeting

This January meeting will be a “Pre-Planning” meeting for the upcoming 2021 driving season. Bring ideas for events you wouldmembers-mtg-2016
like see our club participate in, and your volunteerism to help make them happen. This is the time when many events are fleshed out and support for them is determined. If you’d like to have input in to the upcoming season, this is your opportunity.

If you have an event/s that you already know you would like on the calendar, please submit an Event Request form so we can start processing them now. 

Zoom link was sent out in the latest E-blast.  Contact myself or Ken, if you need the link.

Questions to Ken Buschner

Jan
19
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Jan 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Jeremiah’s 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

Happy hour rochester

 

Feb
10
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Feb 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Feb
16
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Jeremiah’s 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

Happy hour rochester

 

Feb
17
Wed
2021
Annual Planning Meeting on Zoom @ Zoom
Feb 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Niagara Region PCA annual planning meeting will be held on Wednesday, February 17, 2021 on Zoom.  This meeting is open to all members, and provides us the opportunity to plan our year’s activities and events.

If you have an event/s that you already know you would like on the calendar, please submit an Event Request form so we can start processing them now. Also, if you have an event that is later in the year, and you are requesting a subsidy, please submit that request prior to February as that is when we determine our budget for the year.

So come join us for a bite to eat and discussion of activities for the upcoming driving season. It’s not too late to bring your ideas to the table, new ideas are always welcome.

 

Mar
10
Wed
2021
Buffalo Happy Hour @ The Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden
Mar 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour around 7:00pm at Angry Buffalo at the Rose Garden.angrybuffalo

 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

buffalo_happy_hour

 

 

Mar
16
Tue
2021
Rochester Happy Hour @ Jeremiah's
Mar 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for Happy Hour at 6:00pm at Jeremiah’s 

Happy Hours will remain on the calendar as an informal event.  Members who are comfortable going out are welcome to attend, following appropriate NYS protocols. These will be Dutch treat events and the club will not be providing snacks.

Happy hour rochester

 

Mar
27
Sat
2021
Instructor Seminar – CANCELLED @ Midvale Country Club
Mar 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:30 pm

The seminar will kick off with a light Continental breakfast at 8AM. Peter Krause will be our guest speaker.  Topics will include but not limited to what’s new for our HPDE program for 2021, Tech updates, our Instructor Development program and 2021’s Niagara on the Road destination. We are opening the seminar up to advanced intermediate drivers and above to illustrate a comprehensive path on how to become a Niagara Region Instructor.  Lunch is included. Seminar should wrap up around 3:30.

Please address registration inquiries to :
Rich de Asis: dechiefinstructor@niagarapca.org

Apr
24
Sat
2021
Instructor Development Program Kick-Off Seminar @ Midvale Country Club
Apr 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

This day-long seminar is to welcome the IDP Class of 2021 and lays the foundation for what’s in store for the year-long program.

May
31
Mon
2021
Mike Bohan Memorial HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
May 31 @ 8:00 am – Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm

This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.
For more details, visit our Driver Education page.

REGISTRATION
Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.
Print a Tech Form found on our Driver Education page, get your car teched, and bring the form to the event.
Event details (Activity Schedule, Track Schedule, Garage Assignments, etc.) will be posted our Driver Education page as they become available. PRINT ANY DOCUMENTS YOU NEED, AND BRING THEM WITH YOU; they will not be available at the track.
Registration commences 12:01 am, January 1st, 2021

Costs:
Students: $540
Garages $60

Offering again for 2021 – Intro to High Performance Driving -$150
This is a one day opportunity to experience a Driver Education event for yourself.  It is an introduction to HPDE held on the second day of the May and September Events. You will attend the drivers’ meeting, participate in the Intro to High Performance Driving specific classroom sessions, be driven around the track by a NRPCA Instructor for one session and be allowed to drive your own car with an instructor in a unique run group specific only to the Intro to HPD drivers. You will have an opportunity to drive your car at speed for two sessions; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Space is limited.

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

2019 Lou Betstadt Memorial DE photos by Randy at Clutchfoto.com

Jul
28
Wed
2021
July Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – Jul 29 @ 5:00 pm

_MG_4978Niagara Region will be hosting our annual Advanced/Solo DE.

For details and registration information, visit our Driver Education page.

This unique DE format will include two run groups, with the option to drive at any time. Each driver will receive LOTS of track time! All standard PCA safety protocols and passing rules will be in effect. Due to the nature of this event, the number of drivers accepted is very limited. This event will sell out, so early registration is highly encouraged.

This event is for advanced track drivers and provides the opportunity to develop your high performance driving skills. Instructors, while not assigned, will be available for consultation on an individual basis. Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only are eligible to participate. If you are unsure if you qualify for admittance, please contact our Chief Instructor Rich DeAsis.

Guests are welcome to attend and enjoy the sights and sounds of WGI. Contact Bert Xander to put your name on the Guest List for track entry. There is no admission charge for guests, but your name must be on the guest list by June 1st for entry.

Come join the Niagara Region PCA at Watkins Glen for this extraordinary track event!!

Registration commences 12:01 am, January 1st, 2021

Cost:
Event Fee $640
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.

What is an Advanced DE?

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Photos taken by Randy of Clutchfotos of the 2019 Advanced HPDE event can be found here.

Aug
25
Wed
2021
MidsummerFest Traditional HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm

This is a non-competitive driving event, focusing on learning high performance driving techniques in a controlled environment. Includes in-car instruction, classroom presentations, and plenty of track time.
For more details, visit our Driver Education page.

REGISTRATION
Register at ClubRegistration.Net, the only online event registration site endorsed by National PCA. Create an account once for quick and easy event registrations, including credit card payments!

Click on the Club Registration logo below and create an account. You will only need to do this once, the site will retain your info for future registrations.
Once registration is open, register for the event and pay using the secure online payment option.
Print a Tech Form found on our Driver Education page, get your car teched, and bring the form to the event.
Event details (Activity Schedule, Track Schedule, Garage Assignments, etc.) will be posted our Driver Education page as they become available. PRINT ANY DOCUMENTS YOU NEED, AND BRING THEM WITH YOU; they will not be available at the track.
Registration commences 12:01 am January 1st, 2021

Costs:
Students $540
Garages $60

Offering again for 2021 – Intro to High Performance Driving -$150
This is a one day opportunity to experience a Driver Education event for yourself.  It is an introduction to HPDE held on the second day of the May and September Events. You will attend the drivers’ meeting, participate in the Intro to High Performance Driving specific classroom sessions, be driven around the track by a NRPCA Instructor for one session and be allowed to drive your own car with an instructor in a unique run group specific only to the Intro to HPD drivers. You will have an opportunity to drive your car at speed for two sessions; one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Space is limited.

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

2019 Lou Betstadt Memorial DE photos by Randy at Clutchfoto.com

Sep
8
Wed
2021
P-Cars, Planets and Stars @ Mees Observatory
Sep 8 @ 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We will be meeting for dinner in Canandaigua, location to be announced. Then traveling to the observatory.
Some info about the CEK Mees Observatory:
In partnership with the Astronomy Section of the Rochester Academy of Sciences (ASRAS), we offer free tours of the Mees Observatory. These tours are guided by a combination of senior ASRAS members, UR grad students and undergrads, and UR astrophysics faculty. The tours usually consist of an informational slide presentation about general astronomical topics, followed by the viewing of astronomical objects through the 24 inch Cassegrain reflector telescope. We expect to have excellent viewing for Jupiter, Saturn and the Rings, Mars, the Moon, and Milky Way.

Note: This is a “Fair Weather Event Only” and will be canceled in the event of heavy cloud cover or rain that prevents use of the Telescope.

Please contact John to let him know if you are planning on joining him for the event.

Check the website in the morning on the day of the event for a “go/no go” message.

Sky chart

Sep
10
Fri
2021
Memories at Mirror Lake is Full @ Union Place Coffee Roasters
Sep 10 @ 9:00 am – Sep 12 @ 10:00 am

This event is currently full.  Lisa has a wait list if anyone would like to be considered in case of a cancellation.

Weekend getaway to Lake Placid? Yes please! Enjoy an adventurous journey on winding roads through the Adirondacks. Destination: a 2 night stay at Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa, the lakeside 4 Diamond Resort in Lake Placid. Enjoy dinner Friday night with the group at the Inn’s award winning restaurant, The View, Settle in to beautiful surroundings.

Then Saturday and Sunday, whether you visit the luxurious spa, enjoy complimentary afternoon tea, walk around the lake, view fall foliage from the Whiteface Gondola, or walk half a mile to the village of Lake Placid , where shops and restaurants await, a wonderful weekend spent with NRPCA friends is in store.

To sign up, please contact Lisa Paine, for details and to reserve your weekend room. The maximum is 10 couples, (20 people) for this trip. Once that number is reached, the trip is full/ closed. Room rate is $299/night plus sales and occupancy taxes. Breakfast is extra $20/day per person.

The deadline to sign up is MONDAY JUNE 14, 2021. PLEASE contact Lisa before this date if you wish to go on this trip.

Mirror Lake Inn, 77 Mirror Lake Dr, Lake Placid NY

Sep
27
Mon
2021
Octoberfast Advanced HPDE @ WGI @ Watkins Glen International
Sep 27 @ 8:00 am – Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm

_MG_4978Niagara Region will be hosting our annual Advanced/Solo DE.

For details and registration information, visit our Driver Education page.

This unique DE format will include two run groups, with the option to drive at any time. Each driver will receive LOTS of track time! All standard PCA safety protocols and passing rules will be in effect. Due to the nature of this event, the number of drivers accepted is very limited. This event will sell out, so early registration is highly encouraged.

This event is for advanced track drivers and provides the opportunity to develop your high performance driving skills. Instructors, while not assigned, will be available for consultation on an individual basis. Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only are eligible to participate. If you are unsure if you qualify for admittance, please contact our Chief Instructor Rich DeAsis.

Guests are welcome to attend and enjoy the sights and sounds of WGI. Contact Bert Xander to put your name on the Guest List for track entry. There is no admission charge for guests, but your name must be on the guest list by June 1st for entry.

Come join the Niagara Region PCA at Watkins Glen for this extraordinary track event!!

Registration commences 12:01 am, January 1st, 2021

Cost:
Event Fee $640
Garage Space $60
Advanced intermediate soloed drivers and above only.

What is an Advanced DE?

IMPORTANT: Your registration is not complete until payment is received. Registering without paying DOES NOT hold your place.

Photos taken by Randy of Clutchfotos of the 2019 Advanced HPDE event can be found here.

Oct
16
Sat
2021
Chili Run to Letchworth @ Letchworth State Park -North Highbanks Pavilion 1
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 3:45 pm

photocrop

This is a Save the Date notice.  We have the pavilion reserved.  Details will follow.. We are hoping that this will be a “normal” event by the time it rolls around. 

This event is RAIN OR SHINE!  We have an enclosed pavilion so if it’s cold and rainy, you can get out of the weather.

Join the Niagara Region PCA for a fun scenic drive to Letchworth State Park, the “Grand Canyon of the East”.

8:30am – Meet at  Garber Porsche of Rochester, 3955 W. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14623. They are very graciously hosting breakfast for us again this year.  You MUST register to attend breakfast.  There is limited availability.  

9:30am– Departure for Letchworth State Park. We will tour the park’s Portageville entrance, where the event will technically end.  You may continue through the park at your leisure and stop at the South Pavilion at the North end of the park.

The park entry fee is $10. Bring cash.
1:15-3:45pm – North Highbanks Pavilion at Letchworth  will be available to meet and eat if you please. —–

We are changing things yet again this year due to COVID-19.  While the pavilion will be available, there will be no food served. You are welcome to bring your own lunch. Everything has to be removed from the shelter when we leave. Anything you bring into the park, you must take back out with you.  Letchworth is a “carry in – carry out” park. There will be no trash pick up after we leave. We would appreciate it if you would take leftovers and extras back home with you. We would like to leave a good impression with the park personnel. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Park policy for wearing masks in outside areas and the restrooms.  All persons should have a mask available for use while exploring the park to be used when social distancing is not possible.  Masks are also required in the restrooms.  It is also highly recommended that masks should be worn while in the shelter except when eating/drinking.

We are also asking that your guests are kept to immediate family only, so that as many members as possible can participate. 

Below is the link to respond to this event.  The form is quite detailed.  Please read carefully and complete the entire RSVP.   You must rsvp to have breakfast at Garber’s, there is a limited number of spaces available due to COVID restrictions and you will be checked in the morning of the breakfast.  If your name isn’t on the list, you will not be admitted.  If you prefer to skip the breakfast but would still like to participate in the drive, please arrive by 9:15 so that you can attend the Driver’s Meeting.

 

Bring your hiking shoes, and camera.