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10 Years Ago – October 2002

MidGA Joint Rally

Date: Saturday, October 19, 2002
Time: 9:30 AM
Place: Georgia Welcome Center
Members Attending: Jim Creer, Judy Creer, Carol Haff, John Haff, Chris Kaufman, Ron Kaufman, Dave Winkler, Rudy Wilmoth, Guy Woodward and Nancy Woodward..
Guests Attending: Jim Truitt (rode with Dave)

By Rudy Wilmoth
We left the Welcome Center at around 9:30. After a failure to get any enthusiastic response to my proposed route :(, we drove straight to our exit in around one and half-hours. Ron Kaufman does not believe in going over the speed limit. When we reached the 70MPH speed limit, I put my cruise on 77 and I left all of them in the dust. When I looked back they were all behind Ron and about a mile behind me, so I slowed down and let them catch up. Waiting for us at the exit were Robert Byrd and 6 other members of the MidGA Miata Club. Robert blamed the poor turnout on it being too close to a big event the week before back in Warner Robbins. We talked for a while before heading on to the Blue Willow Inn and our meal.

On arrival at the Inn we parked and met another of the MidGA Club members who drove their truck, making 19 people total were attending our meet. We went inside and were met by a big crowd ahead of us. We got everyone back outside, until we were then seated upstairs in a nice room. Our Club sat at our table and their Club sat at their table, the only ones to mix were Ron and Chris who sat with Robert and his girl friend. As we got ready to start to get our food, other groups were already up there were starting their run to the food. We were anxious to get there for ours, but they had to TALK to us about eating at the Blue Willow, plus read us the RULES. Ron made some smart comment that earned THE LOOK from the manager. With so many people there, only so many could go at one time, so we all ended up eating at different times. With us being upstairs away from the main stuff it took some time to get some of the things. The meal was good, even if getting the food was slow.

After the meal we all headed out front, where pictures were taken of the whole group together. Then some went shopping at the gift store. Judy picked up a pretty Christmas ornament, and the rest went out and did the raising of hoods and tire kicking thing. Now Jim was good today and didn’t pop his hood till the event was well underway and then only due to peer pressure. After a while of talking, the groups parted as some had to leave early to go to other things. Ron and Jim decided to go back and not drive with us, so the remaining 4 cars went back home via back roads till we got to Crawfordville where we jumped back on the interstate. It was a nice drive.

October Dinner Meeting

When: October 4, 2012
Where: Formosa II, Augusta
Who: Rita Garner, John & Jackie Nicholls, Rudy & Patty Wilmoth, Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Curt & Karen Breitinger, Gail and Miller Butler, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dave and Bobbie Winkler

Treasurer’s Report: $10.00 in dues was collected. New balance: $1,179.11

Topics Discussed:

  • October 20 Breakfast is TBA. That is also the weekend of the Boshears Skyfest. A car show will also be held that Saturday at the air show. All were encouraged to go on line and purchase tickets for the event.
  • November 1 dinner meeting will be organized by Patti and Rudy. Location TBA. Check the Events Calendar!
  • The Leaf Peep hosted by Brian and Donna Bogardus will take place on November 3. Details are posted on the Events Calendar.
  • December 8th Christmas gathering will be hosted by Karen and Kurt Brietenger. There was not enough interest to pursue Calloway Gardens.
  • Jackie announced that there was not enough interest in Abbeville so she will not reserve tickets for the group.

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary