Niagara Region turns 55!
NIAGARA REGION celebrated our 55th Anniversary on June 24th, 2017 at beautiful Terry Hills Golf Course & Banquet Facility in Batavia, NY. THGC kindly cordoned off a generous section of their parking lot where 40 pristine Porsches lined up in a Corral. Seventy members socialized at the Corral for a couple hours before we went inside for a delicious dinner of Italian Atlantic cod, stuffed pork tenderloin and chicken French.
President Dave Hostetter thanked the members for their volunteerism over the years and recognized Past-Presidents Rob Dean, Rich de Asis, Dan Deegan, Craig Erickson and Bruce Friedhaber for their service. The highlight of the evening was when immediate Past-President Rich de Asis surprised Dan Deegan with a lifetime achievement award for his 30 years of tireless service.
Dan has done countless tech sessions & inspections, spent years as Chief Track Driving Instructor, organized numerous NRPCA swap meets, attended over 20 Parades, judged Parade concours, participated in Zone 1 Tech Tactics and served as region President. A well deserved standing ovation ensued.
After the evening’s formalities concluded, many Niagara folks remained to reconnect with old friends and become acquainted with newer members, proving once again – “It’s not the cars, it’s the people…” Craig Erickson