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1 November 2018 Meeting Minutes

When: November 1st, 2018

Where: Nacho Mama’s, Broad Street, Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Jeff Kelly and David Ly, Dennis and Karol Mason, Bobby Mathews, Hal and Trudy Scott, Stacey Timmerman, Tom Varallo, and new members Sonny and Cathy Black.

Thanks to David and Ellie for making reservations for tonight’s meeting! – I enjoyed the view from the loft. The food was good and filling! A little noisy from the kitchen sounds but enjoyable none the less. Members enjoyed chatting, socializing and eating before the meeting started.

Treasurer’s Report: The balance started at $939.95, no transactions this month, so the ending balance is the same.

Club Business:
• Welcome to our new members Sonny and Cathy Black, who have a 2010 Silver Miata.
Everyone please say hello when you get a chance!

• We took nominations for our new officers (to start 1 Jan 2019) at tonight’s meeting. These are
the nominees – Brian Borgardus for President, Larry Garner for Vice President, Mike Dyer (incumbent) for Treasurer, Karol Mason (incumbent) for Secretary. There were 11 votes cast at tonight’s meeting for each nominee. For the record the following couples placed the votes:
– Brian and Donna Bogardus,
– Don and Kay Boltz,
– David and Ellie Brock,
– Mike and Shirley Dyer,
– Larry and Rita Garner,
– Jeff Kelly and David Ly,
– Dennis and Karol Mason,
– Bobby and Sandra Mathews,
– Hal and Trudy Scott,
– Stacey and Cindy Timmerman,
– Tom and Susan Varallo
Everyone else please send in your vote to Tom or prepare to cast it at the Christmas Party (one vote per membership). Thank you for your participation!

• PLEASE see Karol at any meeting/event or send your money for the Christmas Party to Karol
at 144 Ashbyrne Dr., Martinez, GA 30907. $10 per person paid no later than 7 December. Thank you!
Couples who have paid (in case you’ve forgotten if you have already) –
– Bob & Pat Tarrant
– Tom & Sue Varallo
– Bobby & Sandra Matthews
– Karol & Dennis Mason
– Mike & Shirley Dyer
– Brian & Donna Bogardus
– Larry & Rita Garner
– Don & Kay Boltz
– Jeff Kelly & David Ly
– Dave & Ellie Brock
Thanks to everyone who has paid, and everyone else please get your money out to Karol right
away – the party is not to be missed and you’ll regret it if you miss it! ? We need to collect the money in advance so we can have a check ready for our caterer.

• Tale of the Dragon run (tomorrow) on 2-4 November – Gonna be a beautiful time to catch
some fall colors too! Make your reservations now at the Quality Inn and Suites in Robbinsville!

• Larry Garner has planned a breakfast on 17 November at 9 am at Red Oak Manor in Harlem
(410 North Louisville Street) then a short drive to ‘Feathered Friends Forever’ a Bird Sanctuary (612 Byrd Rd) for their 19th Annual Open House. They have 1400 birds of many types and ages. We will arrive at the bird sanctuary at 11am (when they open) if you want to meet us at the Bird Sanctuary. But please RSVP (on the website) for breakfast, so Larry can give a count to Red Oak Manor.

• Our Christmas Party will be on December 15th this year at the same location (thank you
Patty!), Brookstone Clubhouse (1250 Brookstone Way, Augusta). We will be having the same caterer and same meal (Ham, Turkey, mashed potatoes w/gravy, green beans, garden salad, rolls, pound cake, banana pudding, tea & water) but this year there will be a $10 charge per person. This will keep the club funds in good shape, and it’s a pretty good price for an evening of fun and fellowship. And don’t forget your White Elephant gift for the fun gift exchange/steal. Each person that wants to participate, please bring a wrapped gift valued at $20 or less. Also, BYOB if you wish to drink.

• Dues for the upcoming year will be due on 1 Jan 2019, so please prepare to contribute, and
see Mike Dyer at the Christmas party or the January meeting. 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.
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata
owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• 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.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
2-4 Nov Tale of the Dragon run.  Details on our website Brian & Donna Bogardus
17 Nov Breakfast & Drive – Red Oak Manor & drive to Feathered Friends Forever Bird Sanctuary. Larry Garner
15 Dec Christmas Party – Brookstone Clubhouse          1250 Brookstone Way, Augusta

$10 per person in advance

Everyone!

Meeting Minutes for October 4th, 2018

When: October 4th, 2018

Where: Old McDonalds Fish Camp, Edgefield, SC

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, David and Ellie Brock, Larry Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Hal and Trudy Scott, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo.

Thanks to Dennis for making plans for tonight’s meeting. Sorry we didn’t get the back room we’ve had before – it was being used for a birthday party of a long time customer. But they set us up at a large table in the back (after some jockeying). Members enjoyed chatting and socializing before the meeting started. The food as usual was very good.

Treasurer’s Report: Our treasurer was not present but Mike sent his report – The balance started at $989.95, paid out $50 to reserve the clubhouse for the Christmas party, to end with a balance of $939.95.

Club Business:
• PLEASE see Karol at a meeting or send your money for the Christmas Party to Karol at 144
Ashbyrne Dr., Martinez, GA 30907. $10 per person paid no later than 7 December. Thank you!
• Don’t forget the Steeplechase is October 27th for those that want to attend please contact Tom.
Dennis & Karol and Brian & Donna will be there with canopy, we can coordinate at next meeting for food, drinks etc.
• Tale of the Dragon run on 2-4 November – Gonna be a beautiful time to catch some fall colors
too! Make your reservations now at the Quality Inn and Suites in Robbinsville!
• Our Christmas Party will be on December 15th this year at the same location (thank you
Patty!), Brookstone Clubhouse (1250 Brookstone Way, Augusta). We will be having the same caterer and same meal, but this year there will be a $10 charge per person. This will keep the club funds in good shape, and it’s a pretty good price for an evening of fun and fellowship. We need to collect the money in advance so we can have a check ready for our caterer.
• If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next
meeting to get caught up. Thank you for your support!
• Dennis has volunteered to become our new webmaster. Thank you Dennis! But he will no
longer be VP so if we have anyone interested in being the club VP that spot is open.
• 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.
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata
owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• 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.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
20 Oct Breakfast & drive – Whiz’s Eatery.  Late breakfast and drive.  Details on the website. Debbie & Matt Wojokowicz
26 Oct Steeplechase in Aiken. Tom/Dennis/Brian?
1 Nov Dinner meeting – Nacho Mamas, 976 Broad Street (Officers Nominations) David & Ellie Brock
2-4 Nov Tale of the Dragon run

Details on our website

Brian & Donna Bogardus
17 Nov Breakfast (& drive?) – open.  Someone want to plan something??? Open
15 Dec Christmas Party – Brookstone Clubhouse

1250 Brookstone Way, Augusta

$10 per person in advance

Everyone!

Meeting Minutes for September 6th 2018

When: September 6th, 2018

Where: Pot Smoker BBQ, Edgefield Rd., North Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, David and Ellie Brock, Larry Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Bob Mathews, Bob Tarrant, Tom Varallo, Rudy and Patty Wilmoth.  

Thanks to Dennis for making plans for tonight’s meeting.  We didn’t take up all the seats as we have previously but had a good turnout.  Members enjoyed chatting and socializing before the meeting started.  The food as usual was very good.

Treasurer’s Report: Our treasurer was not present but Mike sent his report – The balance started at $979.95, received dues of $10 to end with a balance of $989.95.

Ongoing:

  • See Dennis Mason for name tags if you so desire.
  • Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
  • 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:

  • September 15th Tom has planned a drive with the Corvette club to Callaway Plantation, we will meet at Steak & Shake on I-20 and plan to leave at 0845 so we can meet up with the corvette club at the designated time.  Tom needs a head count by Tuesday the 11th because we are getting a special rate to get into the plantation.  So please email or call him right away if you want to go!
  • Next month’s meeting will be at Old McDonald Fish Camp (October 4th).
  • Don’t forget the Steeplechase is October 27th for those that want to attend please see Tom.  Dennis & Karol and Brian & Donna will be there with canopy, we can coordinate at next meeting for food, drinks etc.
  • Tale of the Dragon run on 2-4 November – Gonna be a beautiful time to catch some fall colors too!
  • Our Christmas Party will be on December 15th this year at the same location (thank you Patty!), Brookstone Clubhouse (1250 Brookstone Way, Augusta).  We will be having the same caterer and same meal but this year there will be a $10 charge per person.  This will keep the club funds in good shape, and it’s a pretty good price for an evening of fun and fellowship. We need to collect the money in advance so we can have a check ready for our caterer.
  • If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next meeting to get caught up. 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.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
15 Sep Drive to Calloway Plantation, Washington Ga

Meet at Steak & Shake (I-20 & Belair Rd.)

We leave promptly at 0845 – must have a head count by Tuesday Sep 11th!

Tom Varallo
15 Sep And if ya aren’t going with us there’s also: Coffee and Cars  9am-3pm at Carolina Dragway

There is now a $10 charge per car to get in & $20 if you wanna race.

You
4 Oct Dinner meeting – Old McDonald Fish Camp
355 Currytown Rd., North Augusta
Dennis Mason
20 Oct Breakfast & drive – TBD Tom Varallo
2627 Oct Steeplechase in Aiken Tom/Dennis/Brian?
1 Nov Dinner meeting – TBD (Officers Nominations) David & Ellie Brock
2-4 Nov Tale of the Dragon run     Details on our website Brian & Donna Bogardus
15 Dec Christmas Party – Brookstone Clubhouse

1250 Brookstone Way, Augusta

$10 per person in advance

Everyone!

August 2018 Meeting Minutes

When: August 2nd, 2018

Where: BJ Country Buffet, 611 E. Martintown Rd., North Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, David and Ellie Brock, Dennis and Karol Mason, Tom and Susan Varallo, Ralf Wilms, Matthew and Debbie Wojtkowicz, and Victor Yu.
Thanks to Tom and Susan Varallo for making plans for tonight’s meeting. As usual we had our own private room which made is nice as we were doing our planning so we didn’t disturb other diners. Members enjoyed chatting and socializing before the meeting started. The food as usual was good.
The planning meeting was accomplished pretty quickly.

Treasurer’s Report: Our treasurer was not present so our balance of $1170.97 is carried over.

Ongoing:
• See Dennis Mason for name tags if you so desire.
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• 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:
• November 1st after (was it 30 years Brian?) of service to our club, Brian Bogardus is retiring as
webmaster. That will also be time for the website renewal fees. So we need to consider what we want to do from then on. Facebook page, email only, continue the website? (but we will need a new webmaster).
• December will be here before we know it and we need to start thinking about the Christmas
Party. Tom will talk to Patty Wilmoth about getting the clubhouse (where they live) for our Christmas Party again this year (preferably Dec 8th or 15th). We will also need to decide what we want to eat and how best to do that. Start thinking about it, so we can discuss at the next meeting.
• If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next
meeting to get caught up. 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.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
11 Aug Coffee and Cars – Sponsored by Timms Harley Davidson  The meet is from 9am to 12 noon in the parking lot at Dayspring Baptist Church next to Timm’s Harley Davidson of Augusta – 4220 Belair Frontage Road, Augusta You
18 Aug Saturday breakfast and drive will be Bug Splat!

Details on the website.

Brian and Donna Bogardus
6 Sep Dinner meeting – TBD
15 Sep Breakfast and drive – TBD Matthew and Debbie Wojtkowicz
4 Oct Dinner meeting – TBD Dennis Mason
20 Oct Breakfast & drive – TBD Tom Varallo
26 Oct Steeplechase in Aiken Tom/Dennis/Brian?
1 Nov Dinner meeting – TBD (Officers Nominations) David & Ellie Brock
2-4 Nov Tale of the Dragon run

Details on the website

Brian & Donna Bogardus
TBD Christmas Party – December   ?

July 12th 2018 Meeting Minutes

When: July 12th, 2018

Where: Eli’s American Food, 4446 Washington Rd., Evans
Who: John and Teri Bozzarello, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Thomas and Jennie Hodges, Bobby Matthews, Dan Prince and Lee Shealy, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo, Richard and Evelyn Whitehurst, and Matthew and Debbie Wojtkowicz. Welcome to our new members Bobby and Sandra Matthews!

Thanks to Shirley and Mike Dyer for making plans for tonight’s meeting. We had our own private room and it was set up very nicely with tablecloths and candles to make it warm and inviting. Members enjoyed chatting and socializing before the meeting started. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Tom Varallo, our president, promised a 3 & ½ minute meeting and that was accomplished.

Tom discussed the event in Edgefield that will be held Saturday July 14th. Stacey Timmerman is in charge and reservations can be made through him to attend a lunch beginning at 12 noon at Oakley Park (Park in front of Oakley Park), then at 1:45 pm there will be a book presentation by the author Tom Pollard, who will be sharing from his new book South Carolina Country Roads. Then if you are interested you can attend the “Second Saturday Market” at the Town Square in Edgefield.

Shirley said the blessing and all enjoyed their meals.

A big thank you to Shirley also for taking the meeting minutes!!

Treasurer’s Report: The club account started at $1160.97, and added $10.00 in dues, which makes a balance of $1170.97.

Ongoing:
• See Dennis Mason for name tags if you so desire.
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• 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:
• If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next
meeting to get caught up. 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.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
2 Aug Dinner Meeting – TBD
11 Aug Coffee and Cars – Sponsored by Timms Harley Davidson  The meet is from 9am to 12 noon in the parking lot at Dayspring Baptist Church next to Timm’s Harley Davidson of Augusta – 4220 Belair Frontage Road, Augusta You