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August 2018 Meeting Minutes

When: August 2nd, 2018

Where: BJ Country Buffet, 611 E. Martintown Rd., North Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, David and Ellie Brock, Dennis and Karol Mason, Tom and Susan Varallo, Ralf Wilms, Matthew and Debbie Wojtkowicz, and Victor Yu.
Thanks to Tom and Susan Varallo for making plans for tonight’s meeting. As usual we had our own private room which made is nice as we were doing our planning so we didn’t disturb other diners. Members enjoyed chatting and socializing before the meeting started. The food as usual was good.
The planning meeting was accomplished pretty quickly.

Treasurer’s Report: Our treasurer was not present so our balance of $1170.97 is carried over.

Ongoing:
• See Dennis Mason for name tags if you so desire.
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets are $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.
• Coffee mugs and other items are available from http://www.cafepress.com/masters_miata
Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:
• November 1st after (was it 30 years Brian?) of service to our club, Brian Bogardus is retiring as
webmaster. That will also be time for the website renewal fees. So we need to consider what we want to do from then on. Facebook page, email only, continue the website? (but we will need a new webmaster).
• December will be here before we know it and we need to start thinking about the Christmas
Party. Tom will talk to Patty Wilmoth about getting the clubhouse (where they live) for our Christmas Party again this year (preferably Dec 8th or 15th). We will also need to decide what we want to eat and how best to do that. Start thinking about it, so we can discuss at the next meeting.
• If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next
meeting to get caught up. Thank you for your support!
• Please remember to RSVP to our events – it makes it difficult for the planner if we don’t
know how many will show – especially for smaller venues. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so please don’t forget.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
11 Aug Coffee and Cars – Sponsored by Timms Harley Davidson  The meet is from 9am to 12 noon in the parking lot at Dayspring Baptist Church next to Timm’s Harley Davidson of Augusta – 4220 Belair Frontage Road, Augusta You
18 Aug Saturday breakfast and drive will be Bug Splat!

Details on the website.

Brian and Donna Bogardus
6 Sep Dinner meeting – TBD
15 Sep Breakfast and drive – TBD Matthew and Debbie Wojtkowicz
4 Oct Dinner meeting – TBD Dennis Mason
20 Oct Breakfast & drive – TBD Tom Varallo
26 Oct Steeplechase in Aiken Tom/Dennis/Brian?
1 Nov Dinner meeting – TBD (Officers Nominations) David & Ellie Brock
2-4 Nov Tale of the Dragon run

Details on the website

Brian & Donna Bogardus
TBD Christmas Party – December   ?

July 12th 2018 Meeting Minutes

When: July 12th, 2018

Where: Eli’s American Food, 4446 Washington Rd., Evans
Who: John and Teri Bozzarello, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Thomas and Jennie Hodges, Bobby Matthews, Dan Prince and Lee Shealy, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo, Richard and Evelyn Whitehurst, and Matthew and Debbie Wojtkowicz. Welcome to our new members Bobby and Sandra Matthews!

Thanks to Shirley and Mike Dyer for making plans for tonight’s meeting. We had our own private room and it was set up very nicely with tablecloths and candles to make it warm and inviting. Members enjoyed chatting and socializing before the meeting started. The food was very good and the service was excellent.

Tom Varallo, our president, promised a 3 & ½ minute meeting and that was accomplished.

Tom discussed the event in Edgefield that will be held Saturday July 14th. Stacey Timmerman is in charge and reservations can be made through him to attend a lunch beginning at 12 noon at Oakley Park (Park in front of Oakley Park), then at 1:45 pm there will be a book presentation by the author Tom Pollard, who will be sharing from his new book South Carolina Country Roads. Then if you are interested you can attend the “Second Saturday Market” at the Town Square in Edgefield.

Shirley said the blessing and all enjoyed their meals.

A big thank you to Shirley also for taking the meeting minutes!!

Treasurer’s Report: The club account started at $1160.97, and added $10.00 in dues, which makes a balance of $1170.97.

Ongoing:
• See Dennis Mason for name tags if you so desire.
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets are $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.
• Coffee mugs and other items are available from http://www.cafepress.com/masters_miata Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:
• If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next
meeting to get caught up. Thank you for your support!
• Please remember to RSVP to our events – it makes it difficult for the planner if we don’t
know how many will show – especially for smaller venues. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so please don’t forget.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
2 Aug Dinner Meeting – TBD
11 Aug Coffee and Cars – Sponsored by Timms Harley Davidson  The meet is from 9am to 12 noon in the parking lot at Dayspring Baptist Church next to Timm’s Harley Davidson of Augusta – 4220 Belair Frontage Road, Augusta You

June Meeting Minutes

When: June 7th, 2018

Where: Metro Diner, Washington Rd., Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dennis and Karol Mason, Ralf Wilms, Dan Prince and Leanne Shealy, and new members Mathew and Debbie Wojtkowicz (I hope I spelled that correctly – my apologies if I did not), and Ralf Wilms invited Brenda Hays. Welcome to our new members, and Brenda!

Thanks to Dennis for making arrangements for tonight’s meeting. The food was good and service good too. We hadn’t been here before and were pleasantly surprised. Be aware if you decide to eat here, they close at 8pm. It was open and a bit loud, so rather than contributing to the noise level we decided to have a short meeting outside – and the evening was nice for it.

Treasurer’s Report: The club account started at $1159.80, added $20.00 in dues, and $30 from pin sales, and paid out $48.85 to the Brocks for the Road Rally prize, which makes a balance of $1160.97.
Ongoing:
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• See Dennis for name tags…
• New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets are $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.
Coffee mugs and other items are available from http://www.cafepress.com/masters_miata
Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:
• Tom was at “Zoomin in the Mountains of East Tennessee” so Dennis took the meeting.
• We discussed upcoming events: Stacey Timmerman wasn’t present but we reminded all who
plan to attend the Trenton Peach Parade, we will meet at the Airport Grill (1301 Bettis Academy Rd in Trenton), for breakfast at 8am. If you don’t plan for breakfast then meet us there ready to roll at 9am.
• If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next
meeting to get caught up. Thank you for your support!
• Last, Please remember to RSVP to our events – it makes it difficult for the planner if we don’t
know how many will show – especially for smaller venues. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so please don’t forget.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
16-Jun Breakfast at Airport Grille in Trenton (8am), and Drive Ridge Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
29 June Festival and Fireworks on Fort Gordon On your own
7 July Coffee and Cars, (it’s not posted where yet) https://www.facebook.com/CoffeeandCarsAugusta/ On your own
12 July Dinner meeting (late because of 4th of July) – TBD Shirley Dyer
21 July Breakfast – TBD TBD

May 3rd Meeting Minutes

Where: Mi Rancho, Downtown, Augusta

Who: David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dennis and Karol Mason, Darryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Stacey Timmerman, Tom Varallo, and new members Gary Lynn and Jeff Kelly.
Thanks to Dennis for making arrangements for tonight’s meeting! Mi Rancho is always nice for a before ‘Cinco de Mayo’ celebration. We had a very good server (Ben), and Dennis brought cake for Karol’s birthday.

Treasurer’s Report: The club account started at $1149.80, added $10.00 in dues, makes a balance of $1159.80.

Ongoing:
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• See Dennis for name tags…
• New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets are $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.
Coffee mugs and other items are available from http://www.cafepress.com/masters_miata
Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:
• Welcome to new members Gary Lynn and Jeff Kelly! They joined us for the Road Rally, as
well as the Dinner meeting at Mi Rancho. Glad you came to both. 😉
• Even though there wasn’t enough interest for the drive to Asheville, thanks to Don Boltz for
planning it in April. Hopefully, we’ll get a little more interest later in the year.
• Thanks to David and Ellie Brock for the planning and executing the “I Feel Good!” Road Rally
on April 21st. Dennis and Karol remembered dead end roads don’t count, and this year won the event by a nose. Even though Jeff and Gary had less mileage, they missed a picture, and Brian and Donna, and Hal and Trudy had just a bit more mileage but we were all pretty close on mileage. Don and Kay, we missed you at the Snowcap.
• On that same note, since David and Ellie had come out of pocket for the nicely etched
stemless wineglasses as a prize for the winners, Dennis made a motion to have the club reimburse them. It was seconded, and all present in favor, so our Treasurer wrote a check to them.
• If you haven’t paid your dues for the year, please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next
meeting to get caught up. Thank you for your support!
• Last, Please remember to RSVP to our events – it makes it difficult for the planner if we don’t
know how many will show – especially for smaller venues. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so please don’t forget.

Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
5-May Coffee and Cars – The meet is from 9am to 12pm in the parking lot at Dayspring Baptist Church next to Timm’s Harley Davidson of Augusta! You
TBD May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
19-May Breakfast – Golden Corral, Aiken Dennis & Karol Mason
2-Jun Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
6-10 June Zoomin in the Mountains of E. Tennessee (ZTMOET.com) Tri-Cities Miata
7-Jun Dinner meeting – Metro Diner, Washington Rd., Augusta Dennis Mason
16-Jun Breakfast at Airport Grille and Drive Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
12 July Dinner meeting (late because of 4th of July) – TBD Shirley Dyer
21 July Breakfast – TBD TBD

March Meeting Minutes

When: March 1st, 2018

Where: Boll Weevil Café, Augusta

Who: Don and Kay Boltz, John and Teri Bozzerello, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dennis and Karol Mason and Ralf and Annie Wilms.

Thanks to Ralf and Annie for making arrangements for tonight’s meeting! Boll Weevil Café, as before, provided excellent food and, especially, dessert.

Treasurer’s Report: The club account started at $1139.80, added $10.00 in dues, makes a balance of $1149.80.

Ongoing:
• Tom and Larry have business cards with the club website to handout to prospective Miata owners that may be interested in joining our club.
• See Dennis for name tags…
• New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets are $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers have come in and are available now.
Coffee mugs and other items are available from http://www.cafepress.com/masters_miata
Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:
Dues for calendar year 2018 are due now. In fact they were due on 1 Jan, so please see Mike Dyer or any officer at your next meeting to get caught up. Thank you for your support!

Don Boltz has volunteered to plan a drive to Asheville and New Belguim Brewery in April in place of the dinner meeting (that won’t happen because of Masters). With an overnight on your own, if you choose. The brewery tour is a 90 min tour, tasting is free but requires a reservation. They open for tours at 11:30 Mon-Sat. He is thinking of leaving Friday, Apr 6th or Saturday, the 7th at 8am in order to arrive in time for the first tour. He’s planned a tentative route through Trenton, Johnston, Saluda, then I-26 to Asheville. It would be approximately a 3 hour drive. In Asheville near the brewery is an Artists Row, & Restaurants, of course the Biltmore House and Winery ($65-$70), the Wildlife Zoo, a Trolley Tour thru downtown Asheville, and the Blueridge Parkway.  Plenty to do.  If you decide to spend the night, accommodations are pricey in Asheville, but more reasonable outside Asheville.  If you are interested you must let Don & Kay know, so they have a count for the brewery tour.  Thanks Don for planning this!!

David Brock has planned the route for the Road Rally on April 21st.  This time it will be an urban/suburban drive and a slower pace and will take about an hour.  He has created a Facebook event page for this.  Search for Masters Miata.  We will start at Greg’s Gas Plus at SC Exit 1.

Last, Please remember to RSVP to our events – it makes it difficult for the planner if we don’t know how many will show – especially for smaller venues. Your RSVP is greatly appreciated, so please don’t forget.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:
• Dennis is going to check into a better more professional looking name tag, worthy of our club, and will present his findings to the members for approval.

Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
10-Mar Coffee and Cars – Jackson Speedway

8am-11am

You
17 March Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast – N. Augusta  $7 for a good cause Stacey Timmerman
5-Apr No Dinner Meeting Masters Week – but plan a drive to Asheville & New Belgium Brewery Don Boltz
7-Apr Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center (??) You
21-Apr Road Rally & Breakfast David Brock
26-29 Apr Miata’s at Myrtle Beach – registration has begun at  http://miatasatmyrtlebeach.org/2.html On your own
3-May Mi Rancho, Augusta Dennis Mason
5-May Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
TBD May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
19-May Breakfast – Golden Corral, Aiken Dennis & Karol Mason
1 – 4 June Zoomin of the Mountains of E. Tennessee Tri-Cities Miata
2-Jun Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
7-Jun Dinner meeting – Metro Diner, Augusta Dennis Mason
16-Jun Breakfast at Airport Grille and Drive Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman