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Bugless Splat Rally

Attending: Larry Garner, Denny Smith, the Nicholls, the Haffs, the Wilmoths and the Bogardi.

For only the sec­ond time in its 13 year his­tory no one went home with the Biggest Bug tro­phy. I skipped 2002 for some rea­son and this year, no one hit a bug, let alone a big one. In an effort to make sure they didn’t take home the tro­phy, one mem­ber wrote the word bug on the green Avery dot on another car and another mem­ber, a past win­ner, said even if he did actu­ally win the tro­phy, his wife would not let him back in the house with it. So, await­ing next year’s run, the tro­phy sits in a place of honor at our house; on top of the water heater in the laun­dry room at the back of the garage.

Master’s Miata Club Planning Meeting Minutes

When: July 23, 2011
Where: Home of Gail and Miller Butler
Who: Brian & Donna Bogardus, Kurt, Karen & Lindsay Breitinger, Gail & Miller Butler, Larry & Rita Garner, Jackie & John Nicholls, Patti & Rudy Wilmoth, Carol & John Haff, and Dave Winkler.
Treasurer’s Report: $1109.11

Topics discussed:
Future of the club/meetings:
· Everyone was in agreement that the club should continue to meet on the first Thursday of each month for a social gathering. This is not necessarily an official club meeting unless there is something that should be discussed. The person responsible for the Thursday social gathering can host the gathering at their home or at a local restaurant of their choice.
· The members in attendance also agreed that the club should have a breakfast and/or event on the third Saturday of each month.

Dues:
· The members present agreed that there should be a membership fee of $10.00 per family. This will be due in January of each year and should be paid to the treasurer. The only club expense is the web site and that is currently paid until 2013.

Future events:
· August 13 or 20th (TBD) – bowling (Shumaker’s or Wilmoth’s)
· September 1st – Dinner (Garner’s)
· September 17th – Scavenger Hunt (Dave Winkler)
· October 6th – Dinner (Breitinger’s)
· November 3rd – Dinner (Wilmoth’s)
· November 4th – 6th – Deal’s Gap (Must have 4 vehicles participating. Two signed up so far. Hosted by Brian and Donna Bogardus)
· December ? – Christmas Party (Breitinger’s)
· January 2012 Next Planning meeting. Date TBD

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary

Ten Years Ago This Month – July 2001

Membership Drive/Cookout

Date: Saturday, July 14, 2001
Time: 11:00 AM
Place: Andy Jones Mazda
Members Attending: So many I lost count.
Guests Attending: 4 or 5.

Brian & Donna picked up the food money from Andy Jones GM Ken Straw. They then went shopping for picnic supplies. Just about the time Brian & Donna returned with a car load of eats, in pulled Kurt and Karen, who had agreed to come a bit early to help set-up.

The four of us made ourselves at home in the back parking lot. We set up the grill near a parts trailer, as that was the only shade for miles (and not much shade at that.) We then used plastic parts bins for tables for the food stuff and soft drinks. We needed just one more table, so we asked Ken and he let us use the one from the employee break room (I wonder what they ate lunch on?)

Soon, a crowd gathered. It was made up of old friends, new faces and some casual acquaintances mixed with the usual gang. Conversations blossomed, hoods were raised, soft drinks drunk and food was consumed.

After the 24 hotdogs, 20 hamburgers, potato salad and various chips were finished off we got down to giving away some door prizes. Andy Jones had donated 2 Mazda hats, 2 oil filters and a Mazda key chain to go along with the Enthusiasts Manual and Gates die-cast Miata model the club bought to give away.

Our current club members must have been on their best behavior, because we got a couple of perspective members, and even had one person to join on the spot.

If you see a 2001 BRG Special Edition around town, be sure to wave, it might be our newest member Sharon Pentecost.

Pancakes Replace White Elephants

Where: Evans Diner

We will meet at the Georgia Welcome center at 7:40 AM and Will leave at 7:45 Am to drive to the Evans Diner for breakfast. If you would to just join us at the diner, the address is 4429 Washington Road, Evans, GA 30809. Click on the link above for a map and/or directions.

Event Coordinator: Rudy & Patti Wilmoth 706-650-0653

Breakfast Etiquette:
Order Breakfast
Sit Where We Fit
Tip your Waitstaff
Defer to Regulars

Autumn’s Birthday White Elephant Gift Exchange

Canceled at the request of the Event Coordinators