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May 7th Meeting minutes

Sorry all!  I truly thought I had uploaded these minutes not long after the meeting in May but never bothered to check!  🙁

When: May 7th 2015

Where: Bucca di Beppo – We met at the restaurant, ordered our food, had a short meeting and accepted nominations for officers while waiting for our food.

Who: Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Jackie Nicholls, Hal and Trudy Scott, Richard and Evelyn Whitehurst and Rudy and Patty Wilmoth.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1321.47 added Income from Dues ($50 from Ludwick) and Pin sales ($20):New total $1391.47.

Old Business:
• New members please see Dennis Mason for name tags.

New Business:
• Thanks to Shirley and Mike Dyer for coordinating this dinner.
• New member Don Ludwick (not in attendance), bought Tom Varallo’s maroon and tan 2000 Miata.

Nominees:
• President – (new) Tom Varallo
• Vice President – (incumbent) Dennis Mason
• Secretary – (incumbent) Karol Mason
• Treasurer – (incumbent) John Nicholls

The following events have been planned or are anticipated:
• There is a Cars & Coffee event held every 1st Saturday in the Carolina Pottery shopping center on Washington Rd. It’s from 8-11 am. Bring your car to show it off!
• June 4th – dinner, John and Jackie have reserved an area at DeNovo on Martintown Rd. N. Augusta
• June 4th-7th is Zoomin’ in the Mountains in Jackson City, TN. There is a link on this website for more information. (Tom and Larry and Rita are planning to attend)
• June 20th – Breakfast is planned at the Airport Grill and then on to the Trenton Peach Festival
• No other breakfasts or dinners have sponsors so we are looking for folks who want to coordinate a drive, breakfast or dinner for July and later.

If you have a good idea for a drive or place to go, please bring it to a meeting and we can put it on the calendar.

April 2nd Meeting Minutes

When: April 2nd 2015

Where: Red Bowl in Aiken – We met at the restaurant, ordered our food, and had a short meeting while waiting for our food.

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Kurt Breitinger, John and Pat Clark, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Alan and Jill Johnson, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Jackie Nicholls, Karl Painter, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo, David and Sue Woomer and prospective new members Charles Crosby (friend of Mike and Shirley Dyer), and Steve (friend of Karl Painter) .

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1271.47 added Income from Dues ($20 from Brock and McCorkle) and Pin sales ($30): New total $1321.47.

Old Business:
• New members please see Dennis Mason for name tags.
• Larry Garner has more cards to tuck under windshield wipers or handout to prospective members.

New Business:
• Thanks to Jackie Nicholls for coordinating this dinner.
• President Larry Garner and Rita, Karol and Dennis Mason and Denise and Robert McCorkle all went to Miata’s at Myrtle Beach. Not as big a turnout as in the past but still a fun time. Weather was a bit chilly but otherwise nice. There was a poker run, a 160 mile round trip drive to an excellent restaurant called Captain Pete’s, and a car show and judging. Next year the plan is to tour the New South Brewery as one of the events.

The following events have been planned or are anticipated:
• There is a Cars & Coffee event held every 1st Saturday in the Carolina Pottery shopping center on Washington Rd. It’s from 8-11 am. Bring your car to show it off!
• May 7th – dinner coordinated by the Dyers at Buca di Beppo at Augusta Mall at 6:30 pm
• May 16th – breakfast Brian and Donna will coordinate
• June 4th – dinner, John and Jackie will coordinate (maybe DeNovo on Martintown Rd. N. Augusta)
• June 4th-7th is Zoomin’ in the Mountains in Jackson City, TN. There is a link on this website for more information.

Other news:
• Gerald Jones Mazda is moving to Gerald Jones Group on Flowing Wells/Washington Rd./Columbia Rd. and may have the new Miata this summer.

If you have a good idea for a drive or place to go, please bring it to a meeting and we can put it on the calendar.

Meeting Minutes for March 5th 2015

Where: Best Bites Mediterranean – We met at the restaurant, ordered our food, and had a short meeting while waiting for our food.

Who: Karen and Kurt Breitinger, Miller and Gail Butler, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dave and Davona Eastman, Larry Garner, John and Carol Haff, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Jackie Nicholls, Hal and Trudy Scott, Tom Varallo, Richard and Evelyn Whitehurst, Rudy and Patty Wilmoth, David and Sue Woomer and new members Karl Painter and his wife (I’m sorry I didn’t get your wife’s name).

Treasurer’s Report: Income from Dues (Painter): $1271.47.

Old Business:
• New members please see Dennis Mason for name tags.
• Larry Garner has more cards to tuck under windshield wipers or handout to prospective members.

New Business:
• Thanks to Dave and Sue Woomer for coordinating this dinner. Even though we were disappointed with the service here we appreciate you taking the time to coordinate it.
• There is a Cars & Coffee event held every 1st Saturday in the Carolina Pottery shopping center on Washington Rd. It’s from 8-11 am. Bring your car to show it off!
• New members Mr. and Mrs. Painter have a 2004 Silver Miata with a red/black interior – Welcome!

The following events have been planned or are anticipated:
• March 26-28 – Miata’s at Myrtle Beach, everyone will be staying at the Sea Mist Resort. We had a good time last year. Drives, tours, games and prizes. Rain or shine (they use the covered parking garage)
• April 2nd – dinner coordinated by Jackie Nicholls
• April 4th – Tech Day at Kurt Breitinger’s house in Spring Lakes.
• April 4th is also Cars & Coffee
• April 18th breakfast – open
• May 2nd – dinner coordinated by the Dyers

Kurt Breitinger will race Mar 21-22nd Qualifications for Road Atlanta in Braselton GA.

If you have a good idea for a drive or place to go, please bring it to a meeting and we can put it on the calendar.

5 February Dinner meeting

Sorry I am so late with these minutes!!

When: February 5th 2015

Where: BBQ Barn in North Augusta – We met at the restaurant, ordered our food, ate, and then had a short meeting.

Who: David Adcock, Kurt Breitinger, Miller and Gail Butler, David Eastman, Larry and Rita Garner, Alan and Jill Johnson, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Jackie Nicholls, Hal and Trudy Scott, Tom Varallo and Rudy and Patty Wilmoth.

Treasurer’s Report: No Activity, balance carried over: $1281.47.

Old Business:
• New members please see Dennis Mason for name tags.
• Larry Garner has more cards to tuck under windshield wipers or handout to prospective members.

New Business:
• Thanks to Tom Varallo for coordinating this dinner. The food was good and they had a nice big room for us all even though we didn’t all sit at one table.
• We were glad to see John and Jackie attend tonight.
• There is a Cars & Coffee event held every 1st Saturday at the Sunrise Grill in Augusta on Washington Rd. (in the Carolina Pottery shopping center). It’s from 8-11 am. Bring your car to show it off!

The following events have been planned or are anticipated:
• February 21st breakfast – Drive planned before, meet at Greg’s Gas Plus at Exit 1 S.C. at 0830. Please RSVP so we have a count to give to the restaurant. Breakfast at Auten’s in Aiken.
• March 5th dinner – Dinner at Best Bites Mediterranean on Columbia Road in Martinez.
• March 7th – Cars & Coffee (info above)
• March 14th – All you can eat pancakes with the Optimist Club and drive.
• March 26-28 – Miata’s at Myrtle Beach, everyone will be staying at the Sea Mist Resort. We had a good time last year. Drives, tours, games and prizes. Rain or shine (they use the covered parking garage)
• April 4th – Tech Day at Kurt Breitinger’s house in Spring Lakes.
• April 4th is also Cars & Coffee
• April 18th breakfast – open
• May 2nd dinner – open

Kurt Breitinger brought his race schedule:
Mar 21-22nd Major Race, Qualifications for Road Atlanta in Braselton GA.
Mar 27-28th Carolina Motorsports Park, 10.00 per person (Kurt says it’s not a good track for spectators)
April 25-26th Roebling Roads, Savannah GA (Not a spectator track)

If you have a good idea for a drive or place to go, please bring it to a meeting and we can put it on the calendar.

January 8th Meeting Minutes

When: January 8th 2015

Where: Ming Yat Chinese restaurant in North Augusta – We met at the restaurant, ordered our food, ate, and then had a meeting and planning session for this year’s events.

Who: David Adcock, Kurt Breitinger, Larry Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Hal and Trudy Scott and Tom Varallo.

Treasurer’s Report: John Nicholls not present, no report; Balance carried over: $1281.47.

Old Business:
• Christmas dinner was really good and Casa Bella was a very nice location! We had a great turnout and I don’t think we could have squeezed another person into the room or at the tables. The white elephant gift exchange is always great fun!
• New members please see Dennis Mason for name tags.
• Larry Garner has more cards to tuck under windshield wipers or handout to prospective members.

New Business:
• Thanks to Larry and Rita for coordinating this dinner and planning meeting. The food was good and had large plates full of food and most everyone had some to take home.
• Mazda had their best sales year ever this year and December was their 23rd best sales month in a row.
• There is a Cars & Coffee event held every 1st Saturday at the Sunrise Grill in Augusta on Washington Rd. (in the Carolina Pottery shopping center). It’s from 8-11 am. Bring your car to show it off!
• John Clark is on his honeymoon with Pat – Congratulations to the happy couple!
• Officer nominations will be taken in May, election will be held in June and new officers will take over in July.

The following events have been planned or are anticipated:
• January 17th breakfast – Krispy Kreme on Hwy 25 (Peach Orchard) across from the Post Office, 8:00 am.
• February 5th dinner – Tom Varallo is planning it. It may occur on February 6th because that is when the Iron Chef competition is being held at Red Oak Manner in Harlem and there were several couples who went to the brunch there that expressed an interest. Tom will let us know. If so, the cost is $25 per person but expect a gourmet meal.
• February 7th – Cars & Coffee (explained above)
• February 21st breakfast – Dennis & Karol Mason will plan.
• March 5th dinner – Dave and Sue will plan.
• March 7th – Cars & Coffee
• March 21st breakfast – open
• March 26-28 – Miata’s at Myrtle Beach, everyone will be staying at the Sea Mist Resort. We had a good time last year. Drives, tours, games and prizes. Rain or shine (they use the covered parking garage)
• April 2nd dinner – open
• April 4th – Tech Day at Kurt Breitinger’s house in Spring Lakes.
• April 4th is also Cars & Coffee
• April 18th breakfast – open
• May 2nd dinner – open
• May 7th – Cars & Coffee
• May 16th breakfast – open
• May 16-17 Boshears Fly-In – There is a car show on Saturday (the 16th) but your car must be 25 years or older to enter. Maybe we should combine the breakfast and Boshears?
• June 4th dinner – open
• Also June 4th is Zoomin’ in the Mountains (of Tennessee). In the past they have gotten lap time on Bristol Speedway.
• June 20th breakfast – open
• June 20th is also Trenton Peach Parade and Stacy Timmerman will coordinate.

We also have a list of possible destinations if anyone would be interested in planning but we’re open to all kinds of ideas!

Attend a Road Race in Atlanta; Terrapin Brewery tour in Athens; Air Museum tour at Warner Robbins (free); Drive to Helen or Brasstown Bald, Telleco Plains or Chiricahua Skyway; Plant Vogtle tour; Movie at the Monetta, SC Drive-In (Big Mo); Trudy suggested a Bluegrass Festival held every 4th Saturday (Trudy I didn’t catch where it was, sorry!) there is a “Bluegrass Festival in the Woods” in Anderson SC in September 17th to 19th; or everyone likes the Juniper Restaurant in Ridge Spring, SC.

Or, if you have a good idea please bring it to a meeting and we can put it on the calendar.