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10 Years Ago – August 2002

Full Moon Rally

Date: Friday, August 23, 2002
Time: 8:00 PM
Place: SC Welcome Center
Members Attending: John & Barbara Battles, Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Brian & Donna Bogardus, John Bowles, Karl Johnson, Ron & Chris Kaufman, Russ & Jean Schwalbert, Stacey & Cindy Timmerman and Rudy Wilmoth.
Guests Attending: Mary McDaniel, Jan & David Leverett and Tom & Fran Spitzer.

While John Bowles brought Mary along, Stacey Timmerman was responsible for bringing along the RX-7 convertible manned by the Leveretts, his sister and brother-in-law, plus the Spitzers in a 2000 SE Miata, who he knows from church. We are going to have to make Stacey the Club Recruitment Officer, he has brought along at least a half-dozen others in the past, some of them have even stuck around and joined the Club.

On a very warm summer night, 10 Miatas and the RX-7 snaked through the country side surrounding Aiken and briefly the streets of downtown. At one point there was a car trying to pull out of his driveway on one of those way back roads and we all couldn’t help but wonder what they must have thought having to wait a good couple minutes, while the train of little cars went by. You know they don’t usually see that much traffic on that road in a week. We caught the folks at Brusters a little off guard. They close at 10 and when we got there at about 20 ‘til, they only had one window left open. The addition of Miata occupants caused the line to stretch practically to the horizon. After a few minutes they realized it and opened a second window.

Even though the werewolf was a no-show, perhaps because of John Battle’s dashboard mounted garlic talisman, and the full moon was a late show, it was still a beautiful night for a top down drive, with an ice cream ending.

August’s Breakfast Is On

Where: Greg’s Gas Plus, North on Martintown Rd, off Exit #1 of I-20 in South Carolina – map

The green flag drops at 7:30 AM for the 47 mile drive sort of east to Springfield, SC (home of the Simpsons) where we dine at Mary’s Country Kitchen. It about an hour and a quarter drive, so get to the Circle K early to get your Cup of Joe for the drive. After breakfast, your Event Coordinators are planning a trip to the local Flea Market, you can join us if you would like.

Event Coordinators: Donna & Brian Bogardus 803-642-0767

Breakfast Etiquette:
Order Breakfast
Sit Where We Fit
Tip your Waitstaff
Defer to Regulars

August Dinner Meeting

When: August 2, 2012
Where: Cotton Patch Restaurant, Augusta
Who: Larry & Rita Garner, John & Jackie Nicholls, Rudy & Patty Wilmoth, Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Brian & Donna Bogardus, Curt Breitinger, Gail and Miller Butler New members: Mike and Shirley Dyer

Treasurer’s Report: $80.00 in dues was collected. New balance: $1,139.11

Topics Discussed:

  • August 18th breakfast organized by the Bogardus’. Location to be announced on the web site.
  • August 25 Bug Splat organized by the Bogardus’. Meet at the Red Bowl located south of the Aiken Mall at 6:00 PM competitors will end up at the Sonic in North Augusta. Prizes awarded for most bug splats, fewest bug splats and bug splat closest to the dot. The most bug splats winner take home the coveted Bug Splat trophy that they will proudly display for all to see. (Trophy must be returned next year!)
  • September 6th dinner organized by the Wilmoth’s. Location TBA on the web site.
  • September 22 Bogardus drive to the Food Lion Auto Fair in Charlotte, NC. Details to be posted on the web site. (Thank you Brian and Donna for such dedication to the club!!)
  • October 20 breakfast TBA Also this weekend is the Boshears Skyfest. All are welcome to attend. Details can be found at www.boshears.com.
  • December holiday gathering. Wilmoth’s will not be able to host the gathering so the Garners will contact Calloway Gardens to see if we can combine our holiday gathering with an overnight stay at Calloway and take in the Holiday light show. Details will be brought to the next meeting.

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary

August Breakfast [It’s A Go!]

Where: Greg’s Gas Plus, North on Martintown Rd, off Exit #1 of I-20 in South Carolina – map

The green flag drops at 7:30 AM for the 47 mile drive sort of east to Springfield, SC (home of the Simpsons) where we dine at Mary’s Country Kitchen. It about an hour and a quarter drive, so get to the Circle K early to get your Cup of Joe for the drive. After breakfast, your Event Coordinators are planning a trip to the local Flea Market, you can join us if you would like.

Event Coordinators: Donna & Brian Bogardus 803-642-0767

Breakfast Etiquette:
Order Breakfast
Sit Where We Fit
Tip your Waitstaff
Defer to Regulars

Miatas at the Cotton Patch