This is false. What it seems to have happened (this is based on inference from the posts here) is that Porter has recognized its best customers, those who have spent a over certain of threshold during the year the and given them a shot before the founding members. In fact, i've seen no evidence this year that founding members will be recognized with sale access before the general public.
As a founding member, I was told the same thing. No founding members sale scheduled this time around and "certain members" would be notified of exclusive private sales. I guess I didn't spend enough last year to qualify this time.
It was nice while the Founding members sale lasted...I've been the beneficiary of Lobbs, RLPL, T&A and Brioni the last couple of years so I can't really complain. Back to Plebeian status