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August Meeting Minutes

When: August 6th 2015

Where: Crazy Sushi & Hibachi in North Augusta – We met at the restaurant, ate from the buffet, and held the meeting. First time since the “new” officers were elected that all the officers were present.
Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Kurt and Karen Breitinger (and guest, their grandson Lucas), Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Jackie Nicholls, Hal and Trudy Scott, and Tom Varallo.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1391.47 plus $140.00 in undeposited checks and cash, and $60 in income from dues, and $30.00 in undeposited income for a total of $1591.47.

Old Business:
• New members please see Dennis Mason for name tags, or replacement name tags.
• Larry will have cards for the Miata club available at the next meeting.
• Thanks to Larry and John for putting last month’s minutes together and to Brian for getting them up on the website.

New Business:
• Thanks to Jackie and John Nicholls for coordinating this dinner, it was very good.
The following events have been planned or are anticipated:
• August 15th – Kurt Breitinger has planned a back road drive to Athens and tour of the Terrapin Brewery. Mexican Food afterwards. More info on the website.
• August 22nd – Bug Splat, coordinated by Brian and Donna Bogardus. They have planned a new route this year. Meet at Greg’s Gas Plus at SC Exit 1 at 8pm.
• 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! Or come out to see the unusual cars. Next one is September 5th. Larry and Rita attended the August Cars & Coffee. They said the Fiero Club was there and there were about 8 Fieros there. They also had refurbished a Fiero and gave it to a wounded veteran. Do we want to try to do the same with a Miata?
• Sept 3rd – Dennis and Karol will plan the dinner.
• Sept 19th – Larry and Rita will plan the breakfast.
• Oct 1st – Mike and Shirley will plan the dinner.
• Oct 17th – Hal and Trudy will plan the breakfast.
• Boshears Fly In is October 16th & 17th
• Nov 5th – Dennis and Karol will plan the dinner.
• Nov 21st – Tom will plan the breakfast
• Dec 4th – Christmas Party – Not set in stone, Thursday may be better. Anyone??
• Dec 18th – Imperial Theater is doing a concert and ‘Asleep at the Wheel’ may be playing. There are still good tickets available if you are interested.

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

July Meeting Minutes

Sorry for the lateness; there wasn’t anyone there to take minutes, so I put it together from memory. Hope I didn’t leave anything out. LG

When: July 2, 2015
Where: Carolina Ale House
Who: John and Pat Clark, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Alan and Jill Johnson, Larry Garner, John and Jackie Nicholls, John and Kathy Ormerod and Rudy and Patty Wilmoth.
Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1531.47
New Business:
*Thanks to Mike and Shirley Dyer for coordinating dinner. The weather was bad enough all drove OTM’s. The eating area was too noisy for a meeting so Mike (as asked by Tom) directed the group to another area for a short meeting. Larry gave a short summery of Zoomin in the Mountains of East Tennessee, that he, Rita and Tom attended in early June. Most impressed with the Police escort thru traffic lights, etc… and the 277 Miata’s attending.
*Dues are due. $10 a year for family; can’t beat it…

New Officers are:
• President – (new) Tom Varallo
• Vice President – (incumbent) Dennis Mason
• Secretary – (incumbent) Karol Mason
• Treasurer – (incumbent) John Nicholls
• Web Master – (incumbent) Brian Bogardus

The following events have been planned or anticipated:
* Cars & Coffee every first Saturday in West Town in front of Carolina Pottery on Washington Rd. from 8-11 am. Never know what might be there.
*July 18th – Breakfast is planned at Peaches and Such in Moneta; more information on the website.
*July 18th – 2nd Annual Cruise-In on the town square in Edgefield, SC, 4pm to 7pm.
* At this time, no other breakfasts or dinners are on the schedule.
* Kurt Breitinger is going to look into a Brewery Tour at the Terrapin in Athens for sometime in July, so watch your email or check the web-site.
If you have a good idea for a drive or place to eat, please suggest it or work a plan so we can put it on the calendar. It doesn’t have to be fancy.

June 4th Meeting Minutes

When: June 4th 2015

Where: Di Novo in North Augusta  – We met at the restaurant, ordered our food, had a short meeting and voted in officers while we were waiting for our food. We had a good turn out tonight! The waiters were gracious enough to set up additional tables when we had more people show up than had RSVP’d.  The food was excellent and service matched.

Who: Kurt Breitinger, Miller and Gail Butler, Dave and Devona Eastman, John and Carol Haff, Jennie and Thomas Hodges, Alan and Jill Johnson, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Jackie Nicholls, Karl Painter, Hal and Trudy Scott, Emille and Kirill Skliar, Stacey and Cindy Timmerman and Rudy and Patty Wilmoth.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1391.47, no income or disbursements: Total carried over $1391.47.

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

New Business:
• Thanks to Jackie and John Nicholls for coordinating this dinner.
• Apizza Di Napoli was voted  one of the ten best places to eat in Aiken and the night the Miata club ate there was the picture used in the article.

New Officers Voted in:
• President – (new) Tom Varallo
• Vice President – (incumbent) Dennis Mason
• Secretary – (incumbent) Karol Mason
• Treasurer – (incumbent) John Nicholls
• Web Master – (incumbent) Brian Bogardus

The following events have been planned or are anticipated:
• There is a Cars & Coffee event held every first Saturday in the Carolina Pottery shopping center on Washington Rd. It’s from 8-11 am. Bring your car to show it off! Or come out to see the cars.
• June 20th – Breakfast is planned at the Airport Grill (8:00-9:00 am) and then a 30-35 min drive to the Trenton Peach Parade which starts at 10:00. More information is posted on the website.
• 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.
• Kurt Breitinger is going to look into a Brewery Tour at the Terrapin in Athens for sometime in July

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

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.