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June Meeting Minutes

Where: Monterey Mexican Restaraunt in North Augusta, SC
When: June 5, 2008
Who: Donna & Brian Bogardus, Jackie & John Nicholls, Dave & Autumn Schumacher, Stacey & Cindy Timmerman, Rudy & Patti Wilmoth and Dave Winkler.

Treasurer’s Report: $1,200.00.

Past Events:

  1. The Wilmoths, the Nichols and the Schumachers Saved the Pigs, but unfortunately at the expense of chickens and other barnyard animals.
  2. The canoing trip on the black waters of the Editso River was lightly attended. Only the organizers, the Schumachers, were brave enough to undertake the thrilling adventure.
  3. Five couples from five cars dined in epicurean delight at the Sonic before two went home and three went to the Big Mo.

Future Events:

  1. The June breakfast is on the 21st and will be followed by the Peach Parade.

Actual Business:

  1. Last month was nomination month, we totally missed it. This month was supposed to be elections of last month nominatees. Being the efficient Club we are, we did both at the same time by using last year’s nominees and reelecting the same crew all over again.

The next month’s meeting will possibly be at Fort Gordon to see the fireworks – watch this space.

Respectfully submitted:
Donna Bogardus
Club Secretary

May Meeting Minutes

Where: Sconyer’s BBQ in Augusta, GA
When: May 1, 2008
Who: Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Donna & Brian Bogardus, Gail & Miller Butler, Larry & Rita Garner, Jackie & John Nicholls, Rudy & Patti Wilmoth and Dave Winkler.

Treasurer’s Report: Same as last month, Eleven hundred fifty-four Samolians.

Past Events:

  1. The Wilmoths, the Nichols and the Schumachers met at Al’s in North Augusta for the April Breakfast.
  2. Five cars played hide and seek with cryptic directions and obscure pictures in the annual TSD&T Rally on the 26th of April. The Schumachers were awarded 1st place for missing the milage target by a mere 4/10 of a mile and absolutely nailing the fuel usage question. The Wilmoths came in second by missing the time target by only 3 seconds inspite of traveling 7 miles further than required (must be the turbo.) The Bogarduses finished third by virture of the fact that the Winklers finished out of the time limit because they ran the course 4 times to get a run in without any missed turns. The Garners ran it with the cheat sheet (which they referred to just once) and had they trusted their instincts probably would have finished third.

Future Events:

  1. Save the Pigs in Columbia is Friday night the 16th of May.
  2. The following morning is the May breakfast in Aiken followed by the Edisto canoe trip.
  3. A trip to the Big Mo Drive in is scheduled for Saturday, the last day of May.

Actual Business:

  1. Zip.

The next meeting will be at Monterey Mexican Restaraunt in North Augusta on June 5th.

Respectfully submitted:
Donna Bogardus
Club Secretary

March Meeting Minutes

Where: Asian Buffet in North Augusta, SC
When: March 6, 2008
Who: Donna & Brian Bogardus, Kurt & James Breitinger, Rita & Larry Garner, Carol & John Haff, Jackie & John Nicholls, Dave Schumacher, Stacey Timmerman and Patti & Rudy Wilmoth.

Treasurer’s Report: $1,165.00

Business:

  1. Past Events:
    1. The Anniversary Dinner was a big success. We a record turn out percentage wise and everyone agreed the food was fantastic.
    2. February’s breakfast was in downtown Augusta. I think the twelve of us in attendance were a record crowd for a Saturday morning at the New Moon Cafe, because service was a little scattered.
  2. Future Events:
    1. The March breakfast will be Saturday the 15th at the North Leg Family Restaurant. Afterwards, weather permitting, Rudy & Patti will lead those interested over to Road Atlants to watch the POS Racing team compete.
    2. A week later on the 22nd is the Club Tech Day at Kurt’s house. If you have something you would like to do contact Kurt so he can properly allocate garage floor space.
    3. If you can break away from work or your stories, don’t forget the BMW Ultimate Drive will be on Tuesday, March 25th at Taylor BMW in Martinez/Evans. Drive high dollars car with no restrictions besides your conscience for a good cause.
  3. In this month’s 50-50 raffle Donna Bogardus was the big winner taking home the cash while Rita Garner won a Zoom Zoom T-shirt and a keychain.

The next meeting will be at Eejay’s in Aiken on April 3rd.

Respectfully submitted:
Donna Bogardus
Club Secretary

February Meeting Minutes

Where: Athens Restaurant in Augusta, GA
When: February 7, 2008
Who: Charlotte & Jim Avant, Donna & Brian Bogardus, John Bowles, Gail & Miller Butler, Carol Haff, Jackie & John Nicholls, Dave Schumacher, Stacey & Cindy Timmerman, Patti & Rudy Wilmoth and Dave Winkler.

Treasurer’s Report: $1,564.56

Business:

  1. The fruits of last month’s planning meeting has now been fully uploaded to the Club web page.
  2. Past events were reviewed:
    1. The January breakfast in Saluda was attended by just two cars. Attendance was limited by the threatened wintery weather. Too bad as the food was reported as great by the 4 folks who went.
    2. The impromptu Game Night never got off the ground.
  3. Future events were previewed:
    1. The February breakfast will be in downtown Augusta on the 16th at the New Moon Cafe on Broad street.
    2. John Bowles discussed the future of the Elmcroft Senior drives. He was worried about the insurance issues if anything were to happen to a resident while on the drive. Elmcroft’s insurance is only effect when the residents are riding in the Center’s bus. The Club has no event insurance, so everything would have to fall under the umbrella of the driver’s insurance. After some back and forth it was agreed to table this issue for a future meeting.
    3. The Anniversary Dinner Committee Chair presented the Club with a dizzying array of choices of where we might attend, what we might eat, how much we might spend doing it and what night we might do it. After a long discussion (for us anyway) we agreed on the place, 6th at Watkins in Augusta, the date, Leap Night February 29th and how much the Club would rebate the attendees, $15 each. A letter would be sent to everyone in the Club so they could RSVP, mark menu choices and return a check for their meal cost.
  4. There was a 50-50 raffle, but the Secretary didn’t write down the results, so the following is the best recollection of a mind that suffered way too many concussions on the pee-wee football field: Charlotte Avant won (again) and took the $12 cash. There were 3 runner up prizes and they went to Gail Miller, John Nicholls and Cindy Timmerman.
  5. We had a guest in attendance, Larry Garner, who soon became a member. He and his wife Rita own a 1997 Montego Blue, so say Hi when you see them next.

The President reminded the assembled that the March meeting was at the Asian Buffet in North Augusta and then turned us loose.

Respectfully submitted:
Donna Bogardus
Club Secretary

January Meeting Minutes

Where: Bobby’s BBQ in Graniteville, SC
When: January 3, 2008
Who: Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Donna & Brian Bogardus, Kurt & James Breitinger, Gail & Miller Butler, John & Carol Haff, Jackie & John Nicholls, Dave & Autumn Schumacher and Patti & Rudy Wilmoth.

Treasurer’s Report: $1,660.50 (John Haff kicked in a penny to make it an even fifty.)

Business:

  1. Past events were reviewed:
    1. The December breakfast was attended by a half dozen or so members and it was described as the Quintessential Miata Breakfast Joint.
    2. Everyone who attended thought the International Christmas Party was a great idea.
  2. Future events were previewed:
    1. The Anniversary Dinner is still in the planning stages, i.e. the committee chair didn’t really think too much about it over the holidays.
  3. There was no 50-50 raffle as the Treasurer’s mind was the same place as the Anniversary Chair’s, eggnog induced visions of sugar-plum fairies.

The regular meeting was adjourned and we spent the next couple hours hammering out the event calendar for 2008, the results of which you can find in the sidebar to the left of this post.

Respectfully submitted:
Donna Bogardus
Club Secretary