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November 2019 Meeting Minutes

When: November 7th, 2019

Where: BJ’s Country Buffet

Who: Cathy and Sonny Black, Don Boltz, Kurt Breitinger, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Brenda Hays, Jennie Hodges, Jeff Kelley and Gary Lynn, Glen and Deb Link, Dennis and Karol Mason, Hal and Trudy Scott, Stacey Timmerman, Rolf Wilms.

Thanks to Tom Varallo for planning this dinner meeting. We all grabbed and ate a tasty dinner before Larry Garner opened the meeting by telling us that Brian and Donna had been out in Oregon for a couple of weeks now and had looked at over 21 homes before finding one they both liked and fit their needs.

Larry also told us Mike and Shirley Dyer had a bad accident last week and rolled their truck several times. Mike and Shirley said they were just happy to be here, and we all agreed. So glad they are doing well with only a few aches and pains.

Hal Scott talked about our Deals Gap/Leaf Peep trip to Robbinsville area. We drove up on Friday on some winding roads to Highlands and had lunch, then on to Robbinsville and some more winding roads. Spent the night in Robbinsville at the Quality Inn and got up in the morning for a drive through the Tail of the Dragon, then on to Maryville and Tellico Plains where we had lunch, then drove onto the Cherohalla Skyway and stopped along the way to Bald River Falls, on the way back to Robbinsville. A full day of driving but we saw some beautiful views and very nice leaf colors along the way. A few got a fire going in the fire pit at the hotel that evening after dinner, then hit the sack for the “on your own” drive home on Sunday. All in all a wonderful trip! Thanks to Hal and Trudy Scott for leading this trip!

Larry also stated this meeting we are taking nominations for officers and Karol has agreed to be secretary for 1 more year but no longer, Mike Dyer agreed to be Treasurer for 1 more year but no longer as well. Nominations were being accepted for President and Vice. Dennis agreed to run for Vice since no one else was volunteering, and we got no nominations or volunteers for President. We vote for Officers at the Christmas Party, so please someone volunteer to be President! Contact Larry Garner if you want to run for ANY office!

Last, we discussed the Christmas Party. Since we cannot get the Clubhouse again this year that we have held the party in the last couple of years, the search was on to find a place. Bob Tarrant came through for us and was able to reserve the Outing Club for Saturday, December 21st. It’s an older 2 story home that has been turned into a lakeside clubhouse. It has room downstairs for us to hold our party and a nice fireplace, as well as a screened in porch on the back by the lake. It has a very “cabin like” feel. There is a $50 charge for someone to come in and clean up after we leave. That is the only charge to use it. It’s outside Aiken and a bit out of the way. We debated about doing potluck, catered, or appetizers in the afternoon. Catered was too costly for our budget, and the vote went to appetizers in the afternoon, particularly since the Club is on a backroad with no lighting, we thought we can do the party from 12-4 and everyone can get home before dark. We also decided to charge $5 per person to help cover the cost of cleaning and any leftover would go back into the club account. Karol will circulate (via email) a list for folks to sign up for the appetizers and since there is no December meeting other than the party – we will have to do everything by email. Please RSVP to Karol at Kyyrie55@gmail.com or call or text at 706-631-0532 to let her know you are coming and what you plan to bring. We’ll collect the $5 per at the party. We’ll also do our usual White Elephant gift exchange, so don’t forget to bring a wrapped gift of $10-$15 for each person that wishes to participate. Hope to see everyone there~

Treasurer’s Report: The balance for October 1st to 31st started at $883.03, and added $20 in dues and deducted $0, leaving an ending balance is $903.03.

Club Business:
• The Deals Gap/Leaf Peep drive on Friday-Sunday November 1-3rd went very well and Hal and
Trudy did a great job of filling at the last minute since Brian and Donna couldn’t. There’s a great synopsis written by Hal on the website blog. Pics posted too. If you haven’t taken your Miata to Deals Gap you will definitely want to do it! It’s a perfect drive where the Miata really excels.
• A reminder that dues are coming due by the first of the year – But they will be accepted any
time until then. Please see Mike Dyer to pay your yearly dues soon!
• 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!

Ongoing:
• See Dennis Mason for name tags, if you so desire.
• 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.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
16 Nov No Saturday Breakfast
5 Dec No meeting
21 Dec Club Christmas Party – Outing Club

You can google Outing Club on google maps and it will come up  – Outing Club Rd., Aiken

Karol Mason, Bob Tarrant
9 Jan 20 First club meeting of the new year – TBD

 

September 2019 Meeting Minutes

When: September 5th, 2019

Where: California Dreaming, Augusta

Who: Cathy and Sonny Black, Brian and Donna Bogardus, Kurt and Karen Breitinger, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Jeff Kelley and Gary Lynn, Glen and Deb Link, Dennis and Karol Mason, Hal and Trudy Scott, Darryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, and Tom Varallo.

Thanks to Kurt and Karen Breitinger for planning this dinner meeting.  We all talked, ordered, and ate a tasty dinner before adjourning to the parking lot to hold a quick meeting.

Treasurer’s Report: The balance started at $1056.91, and added $10 in dues (New member Pat Charlotte), and deducted $50 to Alzheimer’s Association for flowers for Dennis’s Mom, ending balance is $1016.91.

Club Business:

  • As of now, Brian & Donna are still planning the Deals Gap/Leaf Peep drive on Friday-Sunday November 1-3rd.  We will be spending Friday and Saturday night there and head home on your own whenever Sunday.  (This drive will be held unless Brian and Donna sell their house before then)  See the website for updates, and more info.
  • Karol is planning a drive for 21 Sep, and had intended to plan a drive to White Hills Farm in Dearing, GA.  But it looks like they go to the Augusta Market on Saturdays so we may not be able to get into the farm that day.  Look to the website for updates.
  • 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.

Ongoing:

  • See Dennis Mason for name tags, if you so desire.
  • 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.

Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
21 Sep Breakfast & Drive – TBD Karol Mason
3 Oct Dinner Meeting – TBD, North Augusta Brenda Hays
12 Oct Pumpkin Run Car Show –

Back Side of Augusta Mall

On your own
1-3 Nov Deals Gap/Leaf Peep trip Brian & Donna Bogardus

August Dinner Meeting

When: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Where: Ferrando’s Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant in Aiken

Who: Donna & Brian Bogardus, Karen & Kurt Breitinger, Shirley & Mike Dyer, Brenda Hays, Gary Ly, Margie & Bill Vandermaas, Annie & Ralf Wilms and Sue & Dave Woomer

Treasurer’s Report: This covers the months of June and July. The balance started at $1026.91, and $30 in dues for new and renewing members was added, so the ending balance is $1026.91.

Club Business:
• The President opened the meeting and welcomed our 4 guests/prospective members – Reese & Tara and Steve & Robin.
• The next couple of events were fleshed out.
• The President then lost control of the meeting for several minutes, as these things are wont to do, before finally adjourning it.

Ongoing:
• See Dennis Mason for name tags, if you so desire.
• 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 Cafe Press
• Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Upcoming Events:
Please remember to RSVP to our events by commenting on the event post or directly to them via email or phone – 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.

17 August Bug Splat Brian & Donna Bogardus
5 September Dinner Meeting Kurt Breitinger
1-3 November (maybe) Deals Gap trip Brian & Donna Bogardus

 


The Secretary was not present for the meeting, and after the President claimed that he would remember what went on, quick thinking Gary Ly decided to act as Recording Secretary by hitting the record button on his phone. He missed the Treasurer’s Report, but for those of you who couldn’t be there and really miss the “excitement” of a Club Meeting, below is 5+ minutes of audible bliss:

June 2019 Meeting Minutes

When: June 6th, 2019

Where: Apizza di Napoli then Pot Smoker BBQ, Aiken

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Brenda Hays, Glen and Deb Link, Dennis and Karol Mason, Bill and Margie Vandermass (new members), Rolf and Annie Wilms, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Thanks to Dennis for planning this dinner meeting but with Apizza di Napoli closed (due to a death in the family) Mr. President decided to meet in the parking lot and decide where to go from there.  We held a quick meeting there in the parking lot then headed across the street to Pot Smoker BBQ, which was busy and tasty as usual.

Treasurer’s Report: The balance started at $1056.91, and added $20 in dues (Darr & Acord), and deducted $50 for flowers for Rita’s Mom, ending balance is $1026.91.

Club Business:

  • The Trenton Peach Parade will occur on June 15th, and we plan to meet at the Airport Grill (address below) and see what kind of turnout we get and decide if we will go from there.  Bring candy to throw to the kids in case we have enough show and decide to participate.  Hope to see you there!
  • There will be no dinner meeting for July since the first Thursday falls on the 4th.
  • We have nothing planned for the July breakfast/drive – anyone want to volunteer to do anything?
  • Dues for this year are past due! Thanks to those who have paid. If you have not, please prepare to contribute at the next meeting, and see Mike Dyer to pay them. Thank you for your support!
  • 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.

Ongoing:

  • See Dennis Mason for name tags, if you so desire.
  • 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.

Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
15 June Trenton Peach Parade with breakfast at Airport Grill (where we will meet) –

1301 Bettis Academy Rd. Trenton, SC

Stacey Timmerman
4 July NO DINNER MEETING
20 July Breakfast/Drive – TBD Any takers?
1 Aug Dinner meeting – Shirley suggested Ferrando’s in Aiken
TBD August Bug Splat Brian & Donna Bogardus
1-3 Nov Deals Gap trip Brian & Donna Bogardus

May 2019 Meeting Minutes

When: May 2nd, 2019

Where: Mi Rancho, Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Bob Tarrant, Stacey Timmerman, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Thanks to Brian and Donna for planning tonight’s dinner.  There were several folks that got their dinners cold, but others were happy with their meals.  The server was new and doing her best.

Treasurer’s Report: The balance started at $971.91 from last month, and added $85 in dues to end at $1056.91.

Club Business:

  • Stacey Timmerman brought up the Trenton Peach Parade which the club has driven in before. It will occur on June 15th, and Stacey was asking if we wanted to do it this year.  We got a mixed response, so the decision was made to meet at the Airport Grill (address below) and see what kind of turnout we get and decide from there.  Hope to see you there!
  • Dues for this year are past due! Thanks to those who have paid. If you have not, please prepare to contribute at the next meeting, and see Mike Dyer to pay them. Thank you for your support!
  • 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.

Ongoing:

  • See Dennis Mason for name tags, if you so desire.
  • 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.

Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
18 May Breakfast – TBD Brian Bogardus
6 June Dinner meeting – TBD Dennis Mason
6-8 June Zoomin’ in the Mountains of East Tennessee https://www.facebook.com/pg/Zoomin-The-Mountains-Of-East-Tennessee-161861850537211/events/ On your own
15 June Trenton Peach Parade with breakfast at Airport Grill (where we will meet) –

1301 Bettis Academy Rd. Trenton, SC

Stacey Timmerman
TBD August Bug Splat Brian & Donna Bogardus
1-3 Nov Deals Gap trip Brian & Donna Bogardus