In November 1968, Dave and Babs Anderson, along with Warren and Diane Chard, discussed the idea of forming a PCA region here in South Carolina. After a month, the first organizational meeting was held at the Anderson home. Palmetto Region was born.
In March 1969, they had the necessary 15 members to file a petition for a charter. After several more months of work and planning, they were rewarded with the 76th charter granted by PCA. This was May 23, 1969. On July 19, 1969, the charter was formally presented by Dr. Leonard Turner.
Alan Nies, one of the founding members, is still a current member of PCA Palmetto. Several other names Roof, Chick, Turner, and Mathisen are included in a list of active members who joined in the early ‘70s and continue to contribute to leading Palmetto as we near the end of our fourth decade.
Palmetto members and the Palmetto region continue to move forward. From those original 15 members to 200+ today, we continue to grow while enjoying our passion. In 2006, Palmetto was in the top five nationally and led Zone 3 in growth. In 2009 we added the Georgetown and Willamsburg counties and then in 2011 we added the Dillon, Horry, Marion, and Marlboro countues. Join us as a member, a guest, or just visit to see what we are all about, all are welcomed.
Palmetto members continue to enjoy every aspect of PCA life. New faces, new ideas, and new cars continue to feed this passion. Palmetto’s location in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, makes every outing a scenic adventure. Rallys, DEs, and roadtrips, all are a joy in our scenic setting.