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Members' Area

Who we are!

The North Country Region(NCR) covers all of New Hampshire, and is one of the 18 regions which together form Zone 1 of the Porsche Club of America(PCA). NCR has over 500 members and hosts many events including Drivers Education, Autocross, Rallies, and Technical Sessions, as well as several different social events.

If you are interested in joining us, click here for the PCA members registration site.

Read more: Who we are!

2017 Member Survey Notes

We want to thank all of you that took the time to complete our 2017 survey. Your feedback really helps us understand where we need to focus our efforts. As some of you will remember, we last did a member survey in March of 2014. This year we repeated most of the topics so now we have some indication of the member preferences over time.

Before diving into the numbers, we should note that the survey results published in the March 2017 Northlander show only the first page of the survey. Both pages will be available in the April issue. Apologies for any confusion.

There were 116 of you that completed this year's survey. In 2014 we had 93 members complete the survey. We now have the ability to send emails to NCR members as opposed anyone that has registered at the web site so we sent the survey intiially to our list of 537 email addresses. Approximately 40 percent of you read the email and there was a 25 percent increase in completed responses.

You can peruse the numbers yourself at this link, and we will summarize them below:

  1. Over 75 percent of you marked your primary benefit as Driving Events or Publications. This is good news and bad news that we will expand on in a future communication;
  2. Over 50 percent of you attended less than five events last year and plan to attend that amount this year;
  3. Over 70 percent of you use online resources to find out about events;
  4. Calendar date, Family Obligations, Travel Distance, and Work Schedule get in the way of you attending events;
  5. Over 20 percent of you think that we have enough events; and
  6. Many of you are will to help at the events.

When we compare these numbers to the responses in 2014 at this link, we can see that the majority of the responses to the questions are similar with one exception.

Changes make a difference.

What do we mean by changes. One of the frustrating facts of running a volunteer organization is that you must focus on only what you can control. A good example of what we can't control is represented by the responses to What limits your ability to attend events? (item 4 above).  What we can control is using the resources available to the club to provide events that members will attend. The best example of this type of change is the 50 percent increase in interest in Rallies from 2014 to 2017.  The other change is that the majority of you affirmed your support for NCR Events Emails. In 2014 this method wasn't mentioned; while in 2017, it was the top response for your primary source of event information.

Going forward, we will focus less on holding more events and more on improving the experience and execution of each event. One of our challenges is to find an effective means to leverage your willingness to help, so we will continue to emphasize communications to and from members. Beginning this month we will be replacing the first of the bi-weekly event notification emails with the First Friday update. The First Friday update will briefly describe the any changes in the club and the current month's activities. 

Thanks again for taking the time and staying involved in your club.

Northlander Survey Summary

How do you read the Northlander each month?  
Cover to cover 46.6%
I flip through it 36.2%
Just my favorite topics 16.1%
I toss it 1.1%
Which topics are your favorite?  
Events 15.4%
Member Contributions 13.2%
Porsche Coverage 11.6%
The Mart 10.1%
From the Editor 8.4%
President 8.0%
Looking Back 7.6%
Membership 6.9%
Safety 5.7%
National Converage 5.2%
Advertisers 4.7%
Danielle Badler 3.2%
Which topics can you do without?  
National Converage 17.3%
Looking Back 16.7%
Safety 11.4%
Danielle Badler 10.1%
From the Editor 7.8%
Advertisers 7.5%
Membership 7.2%
Porsche Coverage 7.2%
President 5.6%
The Mart 4.6%
Member Contributions 3.3%
Events 1.3%
Would you write an article for the Northlander?  
No 64.4%
Yes 35.6%
What dollar amount is the Northlander worth to you each year?  
$10 31.6%
$20 31.0%
$0 20.1%
$30 14.4%
$50 1.7%
$40 1.1%

2017 Member Survey Summary

How long have you been a PCA member?  
Less than a year 7
One to three years 18
Four to ten years 35
More than 10 years 57
   
What is the primary benefit from your PCA membership?  
Attend PCA Parade 2
Attend North Country Banquet 0
Receive Panorama and Northlander 30
Attend Driving Events 63
Attend Social Events 9
Attend Technical Sessions 7
Receive PCA Dealer Discount 1
Other 5
   
Are you a member of our Facebook group?  
Yes 32
No 84
   
How many events did you attend last year?  
Less than five 78
Five to ten 29
Eleven to fifteen 8
More than fifteen 1
   
How many events do you plan to attend this year?  
Less than five 63
Five to ten 40
Eleven to fifteen 12
More than fifteen 1
   
Which events are you most likely to attend this year?  
Annual Banquet 24
Autocross 35
Cars and Coffee 35
Car Control Clinic 23
Car Show 50
Ice Cream Run 30
Driver's Education 65
Rally 45
Social 34
Tech Session 49
   
What is your primary source for event information?  
Email 50
FaceBook 2
Northlander 25
NCR-PCA.ORG 29
Panorama 4
PCA National Calendar 0
Enter answer here 4
   
Which of the following limits your ability to attend events?  
Calendar Date 32
Cost 6
Day of Week 9
Family Obligations 42
Travel Distance 45
Work Schedule 29
   
Which events should be offered more?  
Autocross 8
Cars and Coffee 26
Car Control Clinic 6
Car Shows 12
Drivers Education 14
Ice Cream Run 12
Rally 19
Social 11
Tech Session 21
None, we have enough events 39
Something else? 10
   
What events can you provide assistance?  
Annual Banquet 5
Autocross 13
Cars and Coffee 12
Car Control Clinic 7
Car Show 18
Drivers Education 29
Ice Cream Run 10
Rally 15
Social 10
Tech Session 8

2014 Member Survey Summary

Are you a member of Porsche Club North Country Region?

Yes 91
No 23
   
What is the primary benefit from your PCA membership?
Attend PCA Parade 0
Attend North Country Banquet 0
Receive Panorama and Northlander 18
Attend Driving Events 48
Attend Social Events 14
Attend Technical Sessions 2
Receive PCA Dealer Discount 0
Other 9
   
How long have you been a PCA member?
Less than a year 12
One to three years 15
Four to ten years 26
More than 10 years 38
   
Which type Porsche do you drive?
Two door 83
Four door 0
Both 8
   
How many events did you attend last year?
Less than five 81
Five to ten 28
Eleven to fifteen 4
More than fifteen 1
   
How many events do you plan to attend this year?
Less than five 63
Five to ten 41
Eleven to fifteen 9
More than fifteen 1
   
Which events are you most likely to attend this year?
Annual Banquet 16
Autocross 34
Car Show 41
Car Control Clinic 14
Cars and Coffee 28
Drivers Education 63
Ice Cream Run 22
Rally 28
Social 26
Tech Session 31
Other 7
   
What is your primary source for event information?
Panorama 8
FaceBook 7
Northlander 42
PCA National Calendar 2
NCR-PCA.ORG 55
   
Which of the following limits your ability to attend events?
Calendar Date 31
Cost 11
Day of Week 20
Family Obligations 35
Travel Distance 28
Work Schedule 36
Other 11
   
Which events should be offered more?
Autocross 10
Cars and Coffee 28
Car Control Clinic 16
Car Shows 18
Drivers Education 40
Ice Cream Run 12
Rally 22
Social 17
Tech Session 25
Other 8
   
Are you willing to help out at an event?
Yes 85
No 29