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May Dinner Meeting Minutes

When: May 4th, 2017

Where: Mi Rancho, Downtown Augusta

Who: Don and Kay Boltz, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Stacey and Cindy Timmerman, Tom Varallo, and Ralf and Annie Wilms.

Thanks to Dennis Mason for planning tonights Dinner Meeting. Mi Rancho was the perfect location for a Cinco de Mayo (okay Quattro de Mayo) dinner meeting (since no Star Wars themed restaurant was available – May the fourth be with you!) The food was good and so was the service once they got all the orders correct.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1540.74, added $20 in dues, and $60 in MMC pin purchases (Shirley & Mike purchased to give to Blueridge Miata Club members). End balance=$1620.74 Not deducted yet is a check for Ms. Wylds’ flowers that Mike has (and planned to send on Friday the 5th) to John Haff.
• We are down to about 10 pins left, so a motion was made, and approved to spend about $300 to buy more pins.
• Static Cling stickers are being made and $200 was approved to purchase them.
• Sherry Shipman told us that Ms. Anita Wylds, who is a Master’s Miata founding member, is still in serious condition and was released from the burn unit at Doctors Hospital. She went back in for surgery this week as they try to save her right arm. I understand they have attached her arm to her torso to try to get some good circulation going. Thanks to John Haff for ordering the flowers. She sent such a nice thank you e-mail.

Ongoing:
• Tom has some business cards with the club website; to give to people who own Miata’s that may be interested in joining. See Tom if you would like some.
• See Dennis for name-tags…..
• Club merchandise available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets $25 per pair, canvas tote/shopping bag $20 each. The 3” window stickers are available, these are the ones that go on the outside. The cling ones being made are for the inside of the glass.
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:
• Six cars (Brian & Donna Bogardus, Dennis & Karol Mason, Hal & Trudy Scott, Daryl Shipman, Stacey Timmerman, and Tom Varallo) showed up to do Parade Laps at Carolina Motor Sports on 6 May, hosted by John Haff. It was a wonderful time! We did about 5 laps this time. We were told last year they went faster, but we were escorted this year by reps from the track, not John. 😉
• Shirley told us about the trip she and Mike took with the Blueridge Miata Club to the outer banks of N. Carolina and Virginia. They were gone a week and stayed in a different hotel each night, it was a bit hectic but they traveled some beautiful country and roads. They recommend the trip to anyone. But as you can imagine there is a lot of planning to be done. The Blueridge Miata Club only meets a couple times a year and they do a big trip like this. Next year they are planning a trip through the Smokey Mountains. Shirley says they all loved the Masters Miata Club pins she took and gave to them.
• Shirley also said Blueridge Miata’s told her about a Zoom-Zoom box that we can request, but need to do some paperwork and request it for an event (that will likely have wide exposure). Shirley asked if we wanted to apply and said she would do the paperwork, but asked what event we wanted to request it for. The members present suggested the Ridge Peach Parade.
• There was discussion about a “Back of the Dragon” trip being planned October 19-21st. But I didn’t write down who is planning it (Someone please remind me?!)

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE LOCATION COORDINATORS
20 May Breakfast – TBD Victor Yu
31 May – 4 June Zoomin’ in the Mountains of E. Tennessee ZTMOET  or Facebook Tri-Cities Miata
1 June Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grill, N. Augusta and drive to participate in the Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
6 July No Dinner Meeting!  
15 July Breakfast – TBD Larry & Rita Garner
3 August Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Daryl Shipman & Tom Varello
19 August Breakfast – Sunrise Grill, North Augusta Tom Varello
21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun at approx. 2:25 pm, anyone interested will meet for a drive to Columbia, SC More info to come…. Larry Garner
TBD some Saturday in September ‘Gimmic (style) Rally’ – TBD David Brock (Sorry David, Brian told me he thinks it was you that is planning this)
7 September Dinner Meeting – TBD Shirley Dyer
16 September Breakfast – TBD Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA MountainsMore info  
5 October Dinner – Variety, Aiken  
21 October Lunch picnic – Private Club Bob Tarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
TBD December Club Christmas party Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner

 

April Dinner Meeting Minutes

When: April 13, 2017, 2017

Where: Old McDonald Fish Camp, North Augusta, SC

Who: David and Ellie Brock, Brian and Donna Bogardus, John and Teri Bozzarello, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, John Haff, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo, Rudy and Patti Wilmoth, Ralf and Annie Wilms, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Old McDonald Fish Camp was a rustic, family owned restaurant that serves all types of fish, shrimp, and some unusual options like Gator, and some excellent Grits and Hush Puppies. All very good!

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1540.74, with no additions, nor subtractions.

  • Brian found an old Invoice for static cling Master’s Miata stickers (the ones that keep their colors), so a vote was taken to approve spending money from the treasury to purchase 100 clings. 13 votes to approve.
  • John Haff mentioned that Ms. Anita Wylds, who is a Master’s Miata founding member, is still in serious condition in the burn unit at Doctors Hospital after a nitrogen leak at Xytex where she worked. All present at this meeting agreed that we should send flowers as soon as she can receive them. John agreed to purchase ($50-$60) and have them sent to her and bill the club.

Ongoing:

  • Tom has some business cards with the club website; to give to people who own Miata’s that may be interested in joining. See Tom if you would like some.
  • See Dennis for name-tags…..Dennis has or will be making tags for Dick Larson, Don & Cheri Bozzarello.
  • Coffee mugs and other items are available from CafePress
  • Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:

  • Two things will be going on tomorrow, Saturday 15 April:
    • Bob Tarrant will host the club breakfast at Ridgecrest Coffee Bar in Aiken at 8:30 am.
    • Hooters (on Washington Rd in Augusta) will have a “Cruze-in”, hosted by Road Angels, from 1-4 pm. Cars displayed (like Coffee and Cars), display yours too! No charge to display or view.
  • Parade Laps at Carolina Motor Sports 6-7 May hosted by John Haff. On Saturday, 6 May, we will meet at McDonalds at Exit 22 off I-20 and depart from there at 8:30 am. We must be at Carolina Motor Sports at 11:00 to line up and sign releases, etc. in order to do the Parade Laps. We will enjoy approx 8 laps on the 2.2 mile track with 14 turns. There will be no charge for the laps or to stay for the day, but you may, if you wish, donate $10.00 per car to the fund for children’s Christmas Toys, that National Auto Sport Association (NASA), supports. You are welcome to stay the day (also no charge); there will be concessions (to purchase lunch etc), and an evening BBQ (also no charge). All in all, sounds like a wonderful day!
  • If you have not paid your membership dues please make them. Of 80 members on the rolls we have 20 paid up. Please check with Mike Dyer if you are unsure if you’ve paid. Thank you for your support!

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
15 April Club Bkst/Brunch – Ridgecrest Coffee Bar, Aiken  8:30 Bob Tarrant
27-30 April Miata’s at Myrtle Beach XI More Info  
4 May Cinco de Mayo Dinner Meeting – Mi Rancho (8th & Reynolds) downtown Augusta  6:30 pm Dennis Mason
6-7 May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
20 May Breakfast – TBD Victor Yu
31 May – 4 June Zoomin’ in the Mountains of E. Tennessee
ZTMOET  or Facebook
Tri-Cities Miata
1 June Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grill, N. Augusta and drive to participate in the Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
6 July No Dinner Meeting!  
15 July Breakfast – TBD Larry & Rita Garner
3 August Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Daryl Shipman & Tom Varello
19 August Breakfast – Sunrise Grill, North Augusta Tom Varello
21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun at approx. 2:25 pm, anyone interested will meet for a drive to Columbia, SC 
More info to come….
Larry Garner
TBD some Saturday in September ‘Gimmic (style) Rally’ – TBD John Bozzarello
7 September Dinner Meeting – TBD Shirley Dyer
16 September Breakfast – TBD Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA Mountains More info  
5 October Dinner – Variety, Aiken  
21 October Lunch picnic – Private Club BobTarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
TBD December Club Christmas party Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner

March Meeting Minutes

When:  March 2nd, 2017

Where:  The Bradley, Aiken

Who:  Mike and Shirley Dyer, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Stacey Timmerman, Tom and Susan Varallo, Ralf and Annie Wilms, and we welcome back founding member Jim Bowers.

Thanks to Shirley Dyer for planning this dinner.  It was very good.  The Fish and Chips are a specialty, the Tomato Soup was homemade, and my Toasted Cheese sandwich had so much cheese I could only eat half!

Treasurer’s Report:  Started at $1500.74 from previous meeting, plus $40.00 in dues payments, the balance in the checking account comes to $1540.74.

Ongoing:

  • Tom has some business cards with the club website; to give to people who own Miata’s that may be interested in joining. See Tom if you would like some.
  • See Dennis for name-tags…..Dennis has or will be making tags for Dick Larson, Don & Cheri Bozzarello.
  • Club merchandise available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets $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 CafePress
  • Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:

  • The April Dinner Meeting has changed to 13 April to avoid the Masters Tournament crowd. It will also be a planning meeting.
  • Kurt Breitinger will not be hosting tech day this year.
  • Dues for calendar year 2017 are due now. In fact they were due on 1 Jan, so if you have not paid your membership dues please make them.  Of 80 members on the rolls we have 20 paid up.  Please check with Mike Dyer if you are unsure if you’ve paid.  Thank you for your support!

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

  • The following events are planned:
DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
11 March Coffee & Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center
More Info
You
1 April Breakfast & Drive –  Ridgecrest Coffee Bar Brian & Donna Bogardus
13 April Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
15 April Club outing TBD and Bkst/Brunch Bob Tarrant
27-30 April Miata’s at Myrtle Beach XI
More Info
 You
4 May Cinco de Mayo Dinner Meeting – TBD Dennis Mason
6-7 May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
20 May Breakfast – TBD Victor Yu
31 May – 4 June Zoomin’ in the Mountains of E. Tennessee
ZTMOET
Tri-Cities Miata
1 June Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grill, N. Augusta
and Drive to Trenton Peach Parade
Stacey Timmerman
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA Mountains  You

Meeting Minutes for 5 January 2017

Wow it’s 2017 already!!

When: January 5th, 2017

Where: BJ’s country buffet, North Augusta

Who: John and Teri Bozzarello, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Jacques Fournier, Dick Larson, Dennis and Karol Mason, Don and Cheri Nesbitt, Stacey Timmerman, Tom Varallo, Ralf Wilms and Victor Yu.

We all grabbed a bite to eat at the buffet then Tom got the meeting started with “THE BELL” ;-). He turned the meeting over to Dennis to run.

Treasurer’s Report: SStarted at $1340.74 from December 9th and $80.00 in dues collected at the Christmas party and since, the balance comes to $1420.74.

Ongoing:
• Tom has some business cards with the club website; to give to people who own Miata’s that may be interested in joining. See Tom if you would like some.
• See Dennis for name-tags…..Dennis has or will be making tags for Dick Larson, Don & Cheri Bozzarello.
• New club merchandise is available: Pins are $3 each; “Support Vehicle” car magnets $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 CafePress
Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:
• Dues for calendar year 2017 are due now. In fact they were due on 1 Jan, so if you have not paid your membership dues please make them. Thank you for your support!
• Rita’s suggestion that membership has already voted on the issue of Karol and Dennis both being officers when we voted them in office was agreed upon.
• Those in attendance voted to waive 2 person integrity for Treasurer/President, when signing checks or contracts. There were 9 votes to waive. Voting began tonight and remaining members can vote online. Voting will run through next week. Please get your votes to Tom, Dennis & Karol. Thank you!

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:
• This meeting was a planning meeting, so the following items were planned:

The following events are anticipated:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
14 January Coffee and Cars – Columbia County Exhibition Center You
21 January Breakfast – Steak & Shake (I-20 & Belair Rd.) Ralf Wilms
2 February Dinner Meeting – TBD Don and Cheri Nesbit
18 February Breakfast – TBD Tom Varallo
2 March Dinner Meeting – TBD Mike and Shirley Dyer
TBD March Optimist Club Pancake Breakfast – N. Augusta Stacey Timmerman
6 April Dinner Meeting – TBD Karol Mason
15 April Club Outing TBD and Bkst/Brunch Bob Tarrant
End of April or first part of May is Miata’s at Myrtle Beach – Keep an eye out for dates TBA
4 May Cinco de Mayo Dinner Meeting – TBD Dennis Mason
6-7 May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
20 May Breakfast – TBD Victor Yu
31 May – 4 June Zoomin of the Mountains of E. Tennessee Tri-Cities Miata
1 June Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grille and Drive Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA Mountains TBD

Christmas Party & December meeting

When: December 9th 2016
Where: Woodside Plantation Clubhouse

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, John and Teri Bozzarello, John and Pat Clark, Ed and Shirley Mauney, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Jacques Fournier, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Don and Cheri Nesbitt, John and Kathy Omerod, Kirill and Emilie Skliar, Rudy and Patti Wilmoth, Dave and Sue Woomer, and Victor Yu.

Thank you so much to Shirley Dyer for all the planning and to John and Kathy Omerod for getting us into this clubhouse.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1590.74, with $30.00 in income from dues payments and $896.00 Member Party Payments equals $2516.74. Minus $280.00 in expenditures ($10 each for those attending tonight’s party, )and minus $896.00 payment for a total check of $1176.00 (total payment for tonight Christmas Party), the balance comes to $1340.74.

Then we got started with the business of partying!
As usual the White Elephant gift exchange was a hit. Hopefully, everyone had a good time!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!