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6:30 pm October Dinner Meeting @ TBA
October Dinner Meeting @ TBA
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This is the monthly dinner meeting of the premier Miata Club in the CSRA. Come out and have some eats with fellow Miata owners. Either before, during or after we will have a short business[...]
8:00 am Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
Nov 1 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 8:00 am
The “event” hotel is the Quality Inn & Suites in Robbinsville, NC. The rooms are small and it is kind of pricey for what you get, but it is luxurious compared some of the other[...]

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August 4th Meeting Minutes

When: August 4th, 2016

Where: Triangle Restaurant, Johnston, SC

Who: Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dennis and Karol Mason, Don and Cheri Nesbitt , Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo, Ralf and Annie Wilms, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

We had the back half of the diner (where lunch is served) all to ourselves, our server was awesome and sweet, the food was good and the prices were good too! Thanks to Bob and Pat Tarrant for planning this dinner. We all ordered our food, shared some good conversation until our food was delivered, we ate, then Tom called the meeting to order.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1666.63. Income from Dues Payments: $10.00, Pin sales $10.00; with no expenditures, the balance comes to $1686.63.


  • Tom has put together some business cards with our website, to give to people who own Miata’s that may be interested in joining. See Tom if you would like some.
  • See Dennis for name-tags
  • New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.

Coffee mugs available from http://www.cafepress.com/+masters-miata+mugs

Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

  • 2016 Christmas Party set for Dec 9th at Woodside Plantation Clubhouse. Thanks to Shirley Dyer and John and Kathy Omerod for setting this up.
  • Heads up! Dues for calendar year 2017 will be due on 1 Jan. Thank you for your support!

Club Business:

As to the voting we did over the last month;

  • Everyone was good with keeping the current officers until December.
  • Everything passed.
    • Changing the bylaws to change from a fiscal year to a calendar year (moving from May to Jan). (unanimous)
    • Current officers will continue until December when we will vote for new nominees. (unanimous)
    • Changing the bylaws to have officers nominated in November, elected in December, and take office in January. Terms will be 1 Jan – 31 Dec, each year. (This option won over electing new officers at the Aug meeting by about 2 to 1).
  • Thanks for your votes!

Tom would like to update the bylaws by the end of the year– to update the language, clarify some wording, and to define how voting is to take place and what is required for a winning vote. Brian Bogardus and Don Boltz have volunteered to help him update them. Tom would also appreciate help from 2 more people. You need not have a lot of experience in the club, 2-4 years would be good. If you would like to help in this effort, please contact Tom.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

  • This dinner meeting was also a planning meeting to plan future events.
  • Brian and Donna Borgardus are tentatively planning a drive to Deals Gap 4-6 November.
  • We are planning on doing Parade Laps at Road Atlanta 3-4 December, and maybe at Robling Roads Jan-Feb.

The following events are anticipated:

13 August We’ve been invited to go along with the Peach Tree Miata Club on their “Dead Drive”. This is a drive to Sonoya, GA where the AMC series “The Walking Dead” is filmed. Filming is currently happening so we might get a chance to see filming, meet some actors, etc. Sonoya is about 45 min SW of Atlanta or a 3 and a half to 4 hour drive from Aiken. Tom is planning to go – anyone else that would like to go, please contact Tom to arrange a place to meet.
13 August CHANGE!! Coffee and Cars, 8-11am at the Columbia County Exhibition Center, Grovetown, GA Usually held monthly on the first Saturday. This month it’s not, the 13th is correct…….See their facebook page for more information or their website.
20 August Bug Splat Brian and Donna Bogardus
1 September Dinner meeting – Bradley, in The Alley in Aiken John and Sue Ormerod
3 September Coffee and Cars Columbia County Exhibition
17 September Breakfast – TBD TBD
17-18 September Wanna Go Fast – Clayton GA (watch racing on a runway, fast, high end street cars) Website
1 October Coffee and Cars Columbia County Exhibition
6 October Dinner meeting – TBD Bob and Pat Tarrant (T)
15 October Breakfast – TBD Mike and Shirley Dyer
3 November Dinner meeting – TBD Don and Cheri Nesbit
19 November Breakfast – TBD Dave and Sue Woomer

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