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March Coffee & Cars

Saturday, Mar 10, 2018
9:00 amto3:00 pm

4th Anniversary Meet @ Carolina Dragway
302 Dragstrip Road, Aiken, South Carolina 29803 – map

March 10th is the next edition of Coffee and Cars Augusta with the Toys for Tots Literacy Program at Carolina Dragway celebrating our 4 Year Anniversary!! We are looking to collect a huge amount of books for all the little ones that need them, so come out and help us fill up those Toys for Tots Book Collection Bins!

FREE ADMISSION – $20 TO RACE

More details at the Facebook Event Page

Gone Racin’ Part II

Last September the folks at Blipshift produced a couple Miata racers on some shirts. They did the NA & the ND, well, they have now corrected there obvious error and issued the shirts for the middle 2 generations. If you want one, you have until midnight Thursday (2/15/18) to get one of an NB or an NC.

25th Anniversary Drive

Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
10:30 amto5:00 pm

On January 30, 1993, at 3:00 in the afternoon, a small group of people met at the Gibbs Memorial Library in Evans, Georgia. There were twelve people present, all from different walks of life: different ages, different lifestyles and different tastes. The one thing they had in common was a love for their Miatas.

Please respond to this email, or post a comment on the website, to indicate that you will participate or not.

For those not wishing to take the scenic, back road route, you may just meet us at the Mercer House Estate Winery, at 397 Walter Road, Lexington, SC, (803-957-7102), at approximately 1200 PM (AKA, noon.)

Here’s the itinerary:
0900 – Breakfast at LaDolce Bakery at 967 Doughery Road, Aiken
1030 – Leave LaDolce, drive to Johnston, SC, via Rt 19 & 191 – about 30 minutes, 22 miles
1100 – Mercy (potty) Break in Johnston
1115 – Leave Johnston, drive to Mercer House Estate Winery, vis Rt 23, 178, 378 – about 44 minutes, 33 miles
1200 – Arrive Mercer House Estate Winery
1400 – Leave Winery, drive to Shealy’s BBQ in Leesville, SC via Rt 1 – about 16 minutes, 12 miles
1415 – Late Lunch/Early Supper at Shealy’s BBQ, Leesville, SC
1530 – Leave Shealy’s, drive to New Holland via Rt 1, 391, 39, 267 – about 24 minutes, 18 miles
1600 – Mercy (Potty) Break in New Holland
1615 – Leave New Holland, drive to Aiken via New Holland Road, Rt 29, Cooks’ Bridge Road, Wire Road – about 23 minutes, 18 miles
1645 – Arrive in Aiken

Hope to see you on the 17th.
Event Coordinators: Tom Varallo 803-640-2406

February (25th Anniversary) Meeting Minutes

When: February 1st, 2018

Where: Rae’s Coastal Café, Augusta – 25th Anniversary Dinner

Who: Brian and Donna Borgardus, John and Teri Bozzerello, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dennis and Karol Mason, Stacey and Cindy Timmerman, Tom Varallo, Rudy and Patti Wilmoth.

Thanks to Karol for making arrangements for tonight’s meeting! Rae’s is a well hidden gem. Excellent seafood, but also some standard American fare with a carribbean flair, at reasonable prices.

Treasurer’s Report: The club account started at $1119.80, added $20.00 in dues, makes a balance of $1139.80.

Ongoing:
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• See Dennis for name tags…
• New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets are $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.
Coffee mugs and other items are available from http://www.cafepress.com/masters_miata
Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:
• Dues for calendar year 2018 are due now. In fact they were due on 1 Jan, so please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next meeting to get caught up. Thank you for your support!
• Voting is complete on rewriting the by-laws, the proposals were unanimously passed(with 16 votes):
1. Delete Article VI, Item C – “C. Only one individual of a multi-person membership shall hold an elected office during any term, unless approved by the general membership on a case-by-case basis.
2. ADD The following 2 Items to Article IX, Dues and Expenditures:
a) – Item D: “The Officers shall conduct the Club’s business such that the Club’s Checking
Account balance shall not drop below $600.”
b) – Item E: “The minimum account balance requirement of Item D may be waived, on a
case by case basis, by a quorum vote of the general membership.”
****As a note, Mike Dyer says the current bank requires a minimum balance of $300 to avoid charges, and Brian Bogardus says the current charge for the website is $100 per year.*****

• Don Boltz has volunteered to plan a drive to Asheville and New Belguim Brewery in April in place of the dinner meeting (that won’t happen because of Masters). Possibly overnight (or on your own). More to come as we get closer to April. Thanks Don!!
• Last, Please remember to RSVP to our events – it makes it difficult for the planner if we don’t know how many will show – especially for smaller venues. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so please don’t forget.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:
• Dennis is going to check into a better more professional looking name tag, worthy of our club, and will present his findings to the members for approval.

Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
17-Feb Breakfast – La Dolce Bakery, Aiken

Also looking at doing a drive after

Shirley Dyer
1-Mar Dinner Meeting – Boll Weevil, Augusta Rolf Wilms
3-Mar Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
17 March Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast – N. Augusta Stacey Timmerman
5-Apr No Dinner Meeting Masters Week – but may do a drive to Asheville & New Belgium Brewery Don Boltz
7-Apr Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
21-Apr Road Rally & Breakfast David Brock
26-29 Apr Miata’s at Myrtle Beach – registration has begun at  http://miatasatmyrtlebeach.org/2.html On your own
3-May Mi Rancho, Augusta Dennis Mason
5-May Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
TBD May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
19-May Breakfast – Golden Corral, Aiken Dennis & Karol Mason
1 – 4 June Zoomin of the Mountains of E. Tennessee Tri-Cities Miata
2-Jun Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
7-Jun Dinner meeting – Metro Diner, Augusta Dennis Mason
16-Jun Breakfast at Airport Grille and Drive Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman

LEGO Volkswagen Beetle

A VW stop-motion/time-lapse build with every kid’s (and a good number of adults’) favorite building blocks. Join us as we build our little Bug from the ground up in a minute flat.

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