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6:30 pm October Dinner Meeting @ TBA
October Dinner Meeting @ TBA
Oct 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
This is the monthly dinner meeting of the premier Miata Club in the CSRA. Come out and have some eats with fellow Miata owners. Either before, during or after we will have a short business[...]
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8:00 am Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
Tail of the Dragon Weekend @ The Gap
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The “event” hotel is the Quality Inn & Suites in Robbinsville, NC. The rooms are small and it is kind of pricey for what you get, but it is luxurious compared some of the other[...]

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May Meeeting Minutes

When: May 1, 2014
Where: Mi Rancho, Washington Road, Augusta
Who: Larry & Rita Garner, David Adcock, Kurt Breitinger, Dennis Mason, Stacy Timmerman, Rudy & Patti Wilmoth, Dave Winkler, Sue and Dave Woomer, Mark & Linda Hoelper, Trudy & Hal Scott, Jon Daudelin (new Member), Joey Lane (new member), Ryan Daudelin (guest and son of Jon)

Treasurer’s Report: April 1 – April 30, 2014 Balance on hand: 917.92

Announcements:

  • Introduction of new members Jon Daudelin and Joey Lane

Old Business:

  • Name Tags – Thanks Dennis for printing out the name tags. For those that were not at the meeting, please see Dennis and the next meeting for your name tag. PLEASE remember to bring it with you to each meeting. We are getting so many new members it is difficult to keep up with everyone. What a great problem to have!!
  • Miata event at Gerald Jones Mazda – Stacy updated on the event scheduled for May 17. Festivities will begin at 10:00 with the history of the Miata. Larry will call in on the C&C Automotive show that Saturday and announce the event. The coordinator of the event would like a headcount. If you plan to go, please let Stacy know ASAP.
  • Tech Day – Scheduled for May 3 at the Garage Mahal and hosted by Kurt Breitinger.
  • The next meeting will be on June 5 coordinated by the John and Jackie Nicholls. Location: Antonio’ s Italian Eatery in North Augusta. At this meeting we will discuss plans for the remainder of the year. Please consider when and where you could like to coordinate a meeting.

New Business:

  • July meeting – The meeting date would be on July 3rd and that is the date of the Fireworks at Ft. Gordon. Rudy and Patti will coordinate a drive tout to see the fireworks. This will take the place of our regular meeting. Details will follow.

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

Additional Miata Events:
June 5-8 Zoomin’ in the Mountains of East TN
June 7 Panic Motorsports visit?? Need follow up from John Haff

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

April Meeting Minutes

When: April 3, 2014
Where: The Acorn Restaurant, Harlem, GA
Who: Larry & Rita Garner, David & Ann Adcock, Jackie & John Nicholls, Mike & Shirley Dyer, Bob & Pat Tarrant, Kurt Breitinger, Dennis & Karol Mason, Stacy and Cindy Timmerman, Alan Johnson, Rudy & Patti Wilmoth, Dave Winkler

Treasurer’s Report: March 1 – March 31, 2014 Balance on hand: 917.92

Announcements:
• Thanks to Mike and Shirley for coordinating the meeting tonight.
• The pancake breakfast had a great turn out. More than 300 people were there throughout the morning and several Miata’s showed up for the occasion.
• There were four from our club that attended Miata’s at Myrtle Beach and there were 70 – 75 total that were registered for the event. There were 40+ little cars that drove to the plantation for a tour. Lots of Rain that day, but fun was still had by all.

Old Business:
• Name Tags – Larry and Dennis will work on name tags and hope to have them at the next meeting.
• Jackets – Tom Varallo was not able to make the meeting but did send sample jackets for members to see and determine which they liked best. He will have two more to select from at the next meeting. Please be thinking about which jacket you would like. One comment was made that the jackets were not very feminine and perhaps the ladies should have some other choices to select from. More discussion will be conducted at the next meeting.
• Miata event at Gerald Jones Mazda – Stacy announced the date is May 17 and will begin at 10:00. We need as many Miata’s there as possible so spread the word. Leave one of the cards on any Miata you see and please note the event on the back of the card. There will be a one hour program geared toward the 25th Anniversary of the Miata. Please let Stacy know if you are able to make the event. He would like to give the dealership a tentative headcount.
• Tech Day – Rudy Wilmoth will send out an email to determine which date would be best attended: May 3 or May 31.
• The next meeting will be on May 1 coordinated by the Garner’s. Location TBA soon.

New Business:
• We received a thank-you note from Bonnie Baugh regarding the donation in memory of Bill.
• John Nicholls was able to open a new account for the club. The new bank does not charge a fee for the checking account, but we will have to purchase checks.
• Due to Easter weekend there will not be a breakfast outing in April.
• Dave Winkler announced that the Wednesday and Thursday before Easter there will be a presentation of the “Last Supper” at the Bicentennial Chapel at Ft. Gordon. Please contact him if you are interested in attending. Admission is free, but he has to give you a ticket to present at the door.

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/

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