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May Dinner Meeting

Where: Veracruz Mexican Restaurant

Veracruz is at 3216 Peach Orchard Road, Augusta, GA in front of Lowes. An early Cinco de Mayo, so to speak. Let us know if you plan to attend, so we can reserve a spot.

Event Coordinators: Larry & Rita Garner 706-790-4365

April Breakfast Meeting Minutes

Where: Sunrise Grill, North Augusta
When: April 14, 2012
Who: Larry & Rita Garner, Jackie Nicholls, Rudy & Patty Wilmoth, Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Brian & Donna Bogardus, Carol Haff, Gail & Miller Butler.

Treasurer’s Report: After a $50 donation to the VFW in memory of Wally Haff, the Current Balance is approximately $1,014.11.

  • Topics Discussed:

    • April 21 – is the Sunset boat trip along the beautiful Savannah River. $20/person – CASH ONLY. Boat Departs at 6PM for a two hour tour. Be at the boat launch area no later than 5:45. John and Jackie will be at Earth Fare to get a box lunch for the trip. Leave Earth Fare at 5:00 PM. Coordinated by John and Jackie.
    • May 3rd dinner will be at Veracruz Mexican Restaurant on Peach Orchard Road. Coordinated by the Garners.
    • May 5 – is Tech day. (Cinco de Mayo)
    • Jackie still has discount tickets for the Abbeville Opera House for the Summer season. The following are playing there this Summer:
      • Church Basement Ladies (June)
      • Deathtrap (July)
      • The Fox on the Fairway (August)
    • The Garners asked if anyone was interested in ordering patches with the club logo. $3.99 each with a minimum order of 50 patches @ 50% embroidery. No interest noted.

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary

Ten Years Ago – April 2002

Polo & Picnic

Date: Sunday, April 28, 2002
Time: 10:00 AM
Place: SC Welcome Center
Members Attending: Judy Arrowood, Nicholas Arrowood, Zachary Arrowood, Brian Bogardus, Donna Bogardus, Jackie Nicholls, John Nicholls, Lisa Rushton and Scott Rushton.

We only had three cars at the welcome center so our little line of cars got an early start on the rally portion. And because it was only three cars, we got to stay together, so we experienced zero delays for regrouping. This meant we were going to be too early for the polo match, so about 3/4 of the way into the drive Brian pulled over and asked if it was OK to deviate from the planned route. The others agreed. Brian then tacked on about 25 more Aiken County back road miles, we were still early. The group made a stop at the Bogardus house, which is not too far from the field, to pick up Donna’s mom and kill even more time. After all that, we still got to the polo field at 12:15 for a one o’clock start. No problem, we used that time to eat our picnic lunches.

Judy saw that the newsletter said 1:00 PM start, but the Aiken web site said 3, so she split the difference and arrived at 2. Unfortunately the one o’clock time was right, so they only got to see a couple of chukkers and missed out entirely on the “trodding of the sod” at half-time.

For what was billed as an even match, it sure didn‘t play that way. One team seemed to score at will, while the other struggled to maintain possession for more than 30 seconds. But it really didn‘t matter too much to us as nobody had a real favorite, it was just fun to watch the match.

A Bubba Wins Local Golf Tournament

In a surprise turn of events, a good ol’ boy from Bagdad, Florida, wins the golf tournament that is named for our Car Club. If you need proof that Gerry Lester Watson, Jr warrants his nickname, he owns a restored General Lee from the Dukes of Hazzard TV show and has appeared shirtless in overalls in a music video.

The Boys Club that is the Augusta Nation may be able to keep women from becoming members, but they can’t keep out the Bubbas.