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January Breakfast At The Airport Cafe

Members Attending: Brian & Donna Bogardus, Rita & Larry Garner, John & Jackie Nichols, Cindy & Stacey Timmerman and Rudy & Patti Wilmoth.

Attendance for this breakfast run to the Airport Cafe was up 500% from when Brian & Donna first attempted a trip there back in October of last year. This time of year Stacey normally has his hardtop on, but the weather has been so mild that he hasn’t bothered. The Garners on the other hand did have their hardtop mounted. It wasn’t a stock top like Mr. Timmerman’s, but a very elaborate custom job that made their car look remarkably like a PT Cruiser.

In typical MMC tradition we took a table for 6 at the restaurant and up-sized it to fit the ten of us by not so subtly rearranging the furniture. Because the place is literally a mom & pop shop the food came to the table in drips and drabs, but this is actually the preferred method ensureing everyone’s meal arrives at peak eating temperature. And whatever the wait, it was definitely worth it, as everything is made in house and delicious. No flash-frozen food trucked in from a warehouse in the mid-west, deep fried and kept warm under heat lamps here.

The best part, at least for the route planners, came as we were breaking up to go our separate ways. Because of the serpentine route taken to get to the restaurant, only a couple folks sorta knew where they were. When one asked how to get to Bettis Academy Rd., so they could get their bearings, we got to answer, “You’re on it. Go left to get to US25 or right to get to I-20.”

Ten Years (& A Month*) Ago – December 2001

Holiday Party

Date: Saturday, December 15, 2001
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: 4169 Sigman Drive
Members Attending: Bill Baugh, Bonnie Baugh, Brian Bogardus, Donna Bogardus, Karen Breitinger, Kurt Breitinger, Jim Creer, Judy Creer, Carol Haff, John Haff, Lisa Rushton, Scott Rushton, Cindy Timmerman, Stacey Timmerman and Rudy Wilmoth.

Nearly one third of the Club showed up at Kurt & Karen’s house dressed in their holiday finery and carrying gifts and food of untold riches.

After Stacey said the blessing, we, as Jethro would say, “Commence ta eatin'” and like Jethro we ate more than we should have, but that is what holidays are for aren‘t they?

After eating, we all gathered in the family room for the main event, the gift giving tug-of-war. Most of the gifts were quite nice. A few even passed through several hands before being retired. Only 2 were of questionable taste. One, talking frog alarm clock ended up with the Timmermans, but they weren’t too upset as they had a person in mind who would “appreciate” it. The other was the leopard fuzz and rubber steering wheel cover that Brian brought last year and the Breitingers got stuck with. They wrapped it back up and stuck in the pile as an extra gift. As chance would have it, no one picked it! Karen & Kurt fessed up as to what they did, so Brian opened it and took the thing home, vowing to bring it back next year.

*The & A Month is because I didn’t post one last month and there isn’t really anything from January 2002 anyway.

January Meeting Minutes

Where: eejays in Aiken
When: January 5, 2011
Who: Brian & Donna Bogardus, Kurt Breitinger, Larry & Rita Garner, Jackie & John Nicholls, Patti & Rudy Wilmoth, Carol & John Haff, Bill & Bonnie Baugh, Denny Smith.
Treasurer’s Report: Whatever it was last time.

2011 EVENT PLANNING:

    Date Coordinator Event Location
    Jan 21 Bogardus Breakfast Restaurant across from Twin lakes in Graniteville
    Feb 4 Wilmoth Anniversary Dinner Calvert’s
    Feb 18 Nichols Breakfast Ruby’s Café, 245 Auscauga Lake Road, Graniteville(803) 663-7485
    Mar 1 Garner Dinner Old McDonald’s Fish Camp, Edgefield
    Mar 17 Nichols Lunch/Dinner Abbeville – Leave Masonic Lodge in North Augusta at 11:00 Lunch at Village Grill in Abbeville go to play if you have tickets. Maybe dinner after the play. Feel free to join for the ride even if you don’t have play tickets.
    Mar ?? Nichols Breakfast Pancake Breakfast. Date to be determined.
    Apr ?? Nichols Dinner Riverboat Cruise on the lovely Savannah
    Apr 14 Baugh Breakfast TBD
    May 5 Breitinger Tech Day Kurt’s most awesome garage.
    May 19 Winkler Breakfast/Scavenger hunt TBD
    Jun 8 Butler Dinner/Game night TBD
    Jun 16 Bogardus Breakfast Sardis
    Jun 23-24 Central Carolina SCCA Hill Climb Robbinsville, NC
    Jul 4 Wilmoth Fireworks Date may change once the event has been scheduled.
    Jul 21 Wilmoth Breakfast TBD
    Aug 2 Garner Dinner New pizza place in Aiken. Will open sometime in April.
    Aug 25 Bogardus Dinner/Bug Splat TBD
    Sep 6 TBD Dinner TBD
    Sep 22 Bogardus Breakfast/Swap meet TBD/Charlotte, NC
    Oct 4 Breitinger Dinner TBD
    Oct 20 TBD Breakfast/Boshears Sky Fest TBD
    Nov 1 TBD Dinner TBD
    Nov 3 Bogardus Leaf Peep TBD
    Dec 8 TBD Christmas Party Patti will ask the Butler’s if they will host the group at their house.
    Dec ?? Garner Christmas lights at Calloway Gardens Rita will check on the specifics of an overnight stay at Calloway and share with the group.

OLD/NEW BUSINESS:

  1. John asked about dues for 2012. It was determined that this will be revisited at a later date.
  2. Larry asked about business cards to put on other Miata’s that are in the area that may not be members of our club. Brian will send Larry a sample of what was used in the past. This will be a way to boost our membership.

Respectfully submitted:
Rita Garner
Club Secretary