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March Meeting Minutes

When: March 6, 2014
Where: Travinia’s, Aiken, SC
Who: Larry & Rita Garner, David & Sue Woomer, Jackie & John Nicholls, Linda & Mark Hoelper, Bob & Pat Tarrant, Kurt Breitinger, John Clark, David Eastman, Dennis & Karol Mason, Hal and Trudy Scott, Tom Varallo
Guests: Karen & Kayla Quattlelbaum

Treasurer’s Report: February 1 – February 28, 2014 Balance: $992.92

Announcements: Thanks to Dave and Sue Woomer for coordinating the meeting tonight. The Saturday Drive to Shealy’s in Ridge Spring was well attended. Seven cars drove from Augusta and met up with three more at the restaurant. Thanks to Brian and Donna for coordinating. They were under weather and could not attend, but it was still a fun day to be out and about with the top down.

Old Business:
• Name Tags – Dennis printed out two styles of name tag. One landscape the other portrait. They have the club logo and a decision was made to not include a photo on the badge. Larry will work on the printing and will try to have the badges ready at the next meeting with instructions on how they are to be maintained.

New Business:
• Many of you know Bill Baugh passed away in February. Bill was a long time member of the MMC. A donation of $100 will be made to Grace United Methodist Church Building Fund in memory of Bill.
• The funds in the treasury have dipped below the “free checking” limit of $1000. The club has begun a 50/50 raffle to boost the funds back to the necessary limit. The first pot was $50 with $25 going in to the treasury and $25 going to the winner – Rita Garner. This raffle will be held at each Thursday meeting.
• Tom Varallo handed out info on a club jacket with logo from Communigraphics. This can be done individually or if 11 or more at a time are ordered, the price is reduced substantially. More discussion to follow. We might think of a vest, instead of a jacket, it would be more versatile and could wear year round.
• March 27 – 30 Miatas at Myrtle Beach. So far three cars from MMC will be going.
• March 29 breakfast coordinated by the Nicholl’s. Optimist Club pancake breakfast. Details are posted on the events calendar.
• April 3 diner meeting coordinated by the Dyer’s location TBA
• April breakfast TBA (NEED A COORDINATOR)
• May 1 dinner meeting coordinated by the Garner’s location TBA
• May 17 breakfast coordinated by Stacey Timmerman
• June 5 dinner meeting TBA (NEED A COORDINATOR)
• June 21 Breakfast – Trenton Peach Festival will be coordinated by Stacey Timmerman
• August 16 BUG SPLAT! Coordinated by the Bogardus’ Location TBA
• Tech Day date TBA Coordinated by Kurt Breitinger at the Garage Mahal

Below are the dates that remain open and need a coordinator:
August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 – Dinner meetings
September 20, October 18, November 15 – Breakfast gathering
December – Christmas Party

Additional Miata Events:
April 26 Foothills Photo Rally – Lenoir, North Carolina
June 5-8 Zoomin’ in the Mountains of East TN

For more detail on meetings and meals, please consult the club calendar – http://www.mastersmiataclub.com/calendar/.

February Meeting Minutes

When: February 6, 2014
Where: Big Daddy’s BBQ on Belair Rd. in Martinez, GA
Who: Jill and Allen Johnson, Larry Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Jackie Nicholls, David and Sue Woomer, Frank Dennison (new), John Hoff, Rudy and Patty Wilmoth, Karen and Kurt Breitinger, Shirley Dyer, David and DeVona Eastman, Ernie Bloom, Jon Daudelin (new) and son Ryan, Stacy Timmerman.

Treasurer’s Report: January 1st – February 6th. Started at $962.00, received $10.00 from new member Frank Dennison. New balance: $972.00

Announcements:
Thanks to Jill and Allen for setting this meeting up. Thanks to all who stepped up to plan something for the club this year, there are still open dates for anyone who would still like to plan something. See Club Calendar.

Old business:
Secretary’s report from last meeting is on the website.

New business:
New member Frank Dennison was introduced. He was recruited via a card placed on his Miata when Larry and Rita noticed his white Miata in the parking lot at the KROC center. He has a 1999 Miata. Has always liked Miata’s got an opportunity to buy one recently. He enjoys racing.

New member Jon Daudelin was introduced. He works at Gerald Jones dealership on Gordon Highway and recently moved here from Lakeland Florida. He has lived here before; his wife has family living here. He brought his son Ryan to the meeting. Jon was asked by Stacy Timmerman to liaison with the club for the dealership. He is also going to head up the first Club Affiliation Meet and Greet planned for May 17th at Gerald Jones (Gordon Hwy) 1000-1100.

Stacy Timmerman says this meet and greet is just in early planning stages and he was wondering if we have any requests of what we would like to see or do?
– Jill Johnson suggested an oil change or service opportunity.
Stacy asked if we would like some time for service advisory? Look at new models? They are open to suggestions. He also wanted to know some preliminary numbers. Larry told him there were about 30 cars but may not all be present. Larry will talk to the Atlanta Club and the Columbia Club to see if they are interested in participating.

Bonnie Baugh tells that Bill Baugh had hospice arranged for him. This is a surprise to many since he attended and looked well at the Christmas party. Bill worked with GM in 1953-1954 and was very involved and “hand’s-on” in building the first small block (265hp) Chevy engine. He was also a member of the Greenwood Corvette Club.

Ideas Mentioned: Rudy brought up the idea to go back to using CB’s or Walkie Talkies when driving since the group is becoming so large. Walkie Talkies don’t seem to work when there are longer distances between or in the mountains, so CB’s seem to be the better option.

Calendar of Events:
February 22 – Lunch organized by Brian and Donna Bogardus. Drive to Shealy’s BBQ in Leesburg, SC. Meet at 10:00 am at Greg’s Gas Plus, Exit 1, SC. See website for more details.
March 6 – Dinner meeting organized by Dave and Sue Woomer. Location TBA
March 27-30 – Miata’s at Myrtle Beach.
March 29 – If you don’t plan on attending Miata’s at Myrtle then consider attending the Optimist Club meeting and Pancake Breakfast. John and Jackie Nicholls will meet at 8:00am at Greg’s Gas Plus at SC exit 1.

Other Miata Events:
Panic Motor Sports of Columbia SC will hold a Dyno Day sometime either April or May. Info provided at the next meeting.
June 5-8th Tracy’s Miata will host Zoomin’ in the Mountains of East TN. More information on our website.

Respectfully submitted,
Karol Mason
Vice Secretary

January Planning Meeting

When: January 9, 2014
Where: Sticky Fingers, Augusta, GA
Who: Brian & Donna Bogardus, Larry & Rita Garner, David & Sue Woomer, Patty & Rudy Wilmoth, Jackie & John Nicholls, Gail & Miller Butler, Linda & Mark Hoelper, Bob Tarrant, Stacey Timmerman, Kurt & Karen Breitinger, Mike Dyer, Alan & Jill Johnson, John Clark
Treasurer’s Report: November 1 – December 31, 2013 Balance: $962.92

Announcements: Thanks to John & Jackie for coordinating the Christmas party in December and for coordinating the Planning meeting tonight.

Old Business:

  • Name Tags – Larry suggested a time in the Spring for us to get together and take pictures of the cars to be placed on our name tags. If you have a picture of you with your car that you would like on your name tag, please email it to Larry.garner49@comcast.net

New Business:
Calendar Events for 2014:

  • January 18: breakfast coordinated by the Garner’s. Breakfast at the Kroc Center. Tour of the center to follow.
  • February 6: dinner meeting coordinated by the Johnson’s to be held at Big Daddy’s Bar and Grill
  • February 15: lunch coordinated by the Bogardus’. Drive to Shealys BBQ in Batesburg
  • March 6: dinner meeting coordinated by the Woomer’s location TBA
  • March: breakfast coordinated by the Nicholl’s. Optimist Club pancake breakfast. The date TBA.
  • April 3: diner meeting coordinated by the Dyer’s location TBA
  • April: breakfast TBA (NEED A COORDINATOR)
  • May 1: dinner meeting coordinated by the Garner’s location TBA
  • May 17: breakfast coordinated by Stacey Timmerman
  • June 5: dinner meeting TBA (NEED A COORDINATOR)
  • June 21: Breakfast – Trenton Peach Festival will be coordinated by Stacey Timmerman
  • August 16: BUG SPLAT! Coordinated by the Bogardus’ Location TBA
  • Tech Day: date TBA Coordinated by Kurt Breitinger at the Garage Mahal

The remainder of the dinner meetings and breakfast gatherings will be discussed at a later meeting. Below are the dates that remain open and need a coordinator:
August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6 – Dinner meetings
September 20, October 18, November 15 – Breakfast gathering
December – Christmas Party

Several other ideas were mentioned:
Poker Run, Shoe Box for Charity in November, Columbia Zoo/Botanical Gardens.

Additional Miata Events:
March 27 – 30 Miata’s at Myrtle Beach
April 26 Foothills Photo Rally – Lenoir, North Carolina
June 5-8 Zoomin’ in the Mountains of East TN

For more detail on meetings and meals, please consult the club calendar.

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary

October Meeting Minutes

When: October 3, 2013
Where: The Alley Chop House, Aiken, SC
Who: Brian Bogardus, Rita Garner, Karol & Dennis Mason, David & Sue Woomer, Patty & Rudy Wilmoth, Jackie Nicholls, Gail & Miller Butler, Linda & Mark Hoelper, Tom & Susan Varallo, Bobby & Patsy Tarrant New Members: Jackie & Chris Rodregues
Potential New Members: Derrick Boddy and son Evan

Treasurer’s Report: September 1 – September 30, 2013 Balance: $1,369

Thanks to Dave and Sue Woomer for coordinating the dinner meeting.

Old Business:

  • Name Tags – Larry received a photo from Mike and Shirley Dyer. A sample name tag was shared with the group and the group was encouraged to send photos to Larry or photos can be taken at a future meeting. Send photos to: garner49@comcast.net

Calendar Events:

  • Rudy and Patti Wilmoth agreed to coordinate the next breakfast gathering on October 19. Info TBA. (Thanks for volunteering!)
  • Brian Bogardus gave an update on the Deal’s Gap trip on November 1 – 3. Make your lodging reservations if you plan to join in on the fun. Fontana Village is the location, but there are other places to stay if you like. Check the calendar for details!
  • Rita & Larry Garner volunteered to coordinate the next dinner meeting on November 7. Details TBA. (Thanks for volunteering!)
  • Jackie shared information about the trip to the Abbeville Opera house on November 16 to see Peter Pan. Contact Jackie for more details. jandjnicholls@yahoo.com
  • The group was asked to consider a Christmas gathering. Rudy and Patty and Kurt and Karen have hosted this many times so we need some new volunteers. It is a pot-luck and normally we do a White Elephant gift exchange. If you are interested in hosting at your home, please share with the group and we can determine a date.

For more detail on meetings and meals, please consult the club calendar.

New Business:

  • Tom Varallo sent an email to the group asking about interest to attend shows at the Newberry Opera House. He asked that members let him know which events they would like to attend and he would coordinate tickets and the drive to Newberry. Please send your selections to Tom ASAP
  • Rita (the Secretary) has completed a registration form inventory and several folks do not have a form on file. She will send an email to the individuals and ask that the form be returned ASAP.

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary

September Meeting Minutes

When: September 5, 2013
Where: Juniper, Ridge Spring, SC
Who: Larry & Rita Garner, Ernie Bloom, Karol Mason, David & Sue Woomer, Patty & Rudy Wilmoth, Jackie & John Nicholls, Gail & Miller Butler, Shirley & Mike Dyer, Cindy & Stacy Timmerman. Plus New Members New Members: Jill & Alan Johnson and Pat & Bobby Tarrant.

Treasurer’s Report: July 11 – August 31 – Collected dues of $100 – Balance on hand: $1,344.00

Old Business:

  • Due to the demise of a “giant” Dragon Fly, Dave Winkler became the winner of the 2013 Bug Splat. He proudly accepted the trophy. Check out the web site for the gruesome insect autopsy photos.
  • September 21 breakfast will be coordinated by Karol and Dennis Mason. Check out the calendar for details.
  • Breakfast on October 19th needs a coordinator
  • November 1 – 3 Run the Gap! Coordinated by Donna & Brian Bogardus. Check the calendar for details!
  • Name Tags – Larry did not receive any photos to make any name tags. Please don’t forget to send him a photo you with your car. This will be printed on your name tag (along with your name too!) Send photos to: Larry the Card Guy.
  • Member recruitment – Larry handed out a few groups of cards to be placed on random Miata’s that are seen in the CSRA. The card introduces the club and has the web site listed. He asked that you be considerate when placing the card on the vehicle. Also, you may want to add your name such as “Hi, my name is Ralph and I would like to invite you to come as a guest to one of our club meetings”. This is a good way to get some advertisement out there for the club. If you would like some cards to keep on hand, please let Larry know.

For more detail on meetings and meals, please consult the club calendar.

New Business:

  • Boshears Sky Fest is October 19 – 20 at Daniel Field. Larry offered to get special parking for the Miata Club for Saturday morning so the members can enjoy the car show. Please let him know ASAP if interested. He is not able to provide tickets to the Sky Fest, but the cost is nominal for all the sights and activities!
  • Web Master Brian notified President Larry that the web site hosting fee is up for renewal in November. The cost is $260 for three years. The members present all agreed to renew the hosting fee with Godaddy.com.

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary