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19th Anniversary Dinner

Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM
Place: Calvert’s in Surrey Center
Members Attending: Bill Baugh, Bonnie Baugh, Brian Bogardus, Donna Bogardus, Karen Breitinger, Kurt Breitinger, Lindsay Breitinger, Gail Butler, Miller Butler, Larry Garner, Rita Garner, Carol Haff, John Haff, Jackie Nicholls, John Nicholls, Cindy Timmerman, Stacey Timmerman, Rudy Wilmoth, Patti Wilmoth, Bobby Winkler and Dave Winkler.

There were 21 folks joining us for dinner out on the 19th anniversary of the Masters Miata Club. That number is just two shy of the total that attended this event 10 years prior at the same locale. Of those that were in attendance a decade ago, eleven of them made a repeat appearance in 2012.

The conversation was scintillating, the service excellent, the food was great and a good time was had by all, except for the group that ordered the London Broil. Apparently the British cow had trouble with airport security and the TSA because he was a little late making it to the plate.

Next year for the Club’s 20th Anniversary dinner I suggest we return to where it all began back in 1993. Everyone should stop and get take-out from somewhere and then smuggle it into a room at the Gibbs Memorial Library in Evans, GA.

Someone behind me was taking a lot of pictures, I know this because it seemed like there was a lightning storm going on back there. If they forward some of those pictures to me I will replace these generic images I culled from the internet with some from the actual event. The first and last images come from Larry Garner.

Ten Years Ago – February 2002

Anniversary Dinner

Date: Saturday, February 2, 2002
Time: 6:00 PM
Place: Calvert’s in Surrey Center
Members Attending: Bill Baugh, Bonnie Baugh, Brian Bogardus, Donna Bogardus, Karen Breitinger, Kurt Breitinger, Jim Creer, Judy Creer, Leroy Delionbach, Carol Haff, John Haff, Chris Kaufman, Ron Kaufman, Stephanie Kaufman, Cathy Miller, Jean Schwalbert, Russ Schwalbert, Gail Smith, Tom Smith, Cindy Timmerman, Stacey Timmerman, Rudy Wilmoth and Anita Wylds.

A nice crowd turned out for the 9th Anniversary Dinner. Seeing as it was not a driving event, a few people came in the OTMs. Of the Miatas that showed, only 2 had their tops down in the 50 degree-rapidly dwindling sunshine. One was the Bogardus’s and the other was…that’s right…Rudy.

The obsolete Historian brought a big poster board with pictures and such on it to display. He also brought along the 2 Club scrapbooks with photos of past events for our enjoyment. Photos from one of those long past events even inspired Bill & Bonnie to want to host a Halloween Party this year. I found a picture of Donna and I in there from 1993 with somebody else’s names next to it. 🙁

The food was excellent. Entrees were a choice of fillet, chicken or salmon and each was served with potato or rice and some sautéed vegetables. Dessert was also included, mmm. With the Club subsidizing the cost, 2 people had a great meal for around $20.

Of course we had door prizes, a couple of hot wheel Miatas and such, but the real prizes were made by our hostess/event coordinator Judy. She had recently taken a flower arrangement course and put together 4 beautiful ones to give away.

Big thanks to Judy for arranging both the event and the flowers. Sorry if you couldn’t make it, but try and come next year because it will be our 10th!