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1 Sep 16 Meeting Minutes

When: September 1st, 2016

Where: The Bradley, in The Alley in Aiken, SC

Who:
Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, John and Pat Clark, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Jacques Fournier, Mark Giddings, Dennis and Karol Mason, John and Kathy Ormerod, Daryl Shipman and his wife Sherry Moore, Ralf and Annie Wilms and Dave and Sue Woomer.

We had a room to ourselves, our servers were terrific, and the food was very good! Fish and Chips are their specialty dish and yummy. Thanks to John and Kathy Ormerod for planning this dinner. We all ordered our food, shared some good conversation until our food was delivered, Dennis stood in for Tom and called the meeting to order, while we ate.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1686.63. Income from Dues Payments: $10.00, with no expenditures, the balance comes to $1696.63.

Ongoing:

  • 2016 Christmas Party set for Dec 9th at Woodside Plantation Clubhouse. Thanks to Shirley Dyer for doing the planning and John and Kathy Ormerod for getting us in. J Shirley and a few ladies sat down after the Sept dinner meeting to plan the dinner menu (it’s gonna be good!) Shirley advised she will need a head count to figure the cost, and then she will need the money from everyone right away because the club will have to write a single check to Woodside Plantation, so the club will need to be reimbursed. This party will be here before we know it so please put it on your calendars. When Shirley asks for an RSVP please respond ASAP. Thank you!
  • Heads up! Dues for calendar year 2017 will be due on 1 Jan. Thank you for your support!
  • Tom has put together some business cards with our 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
  • 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 available from http://www.cafepress.com/+masters-miata+mugs

Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:

  • We had a fairly bugless Bug Splat but had a very good turnout (11 Miata’s). Got a little rain, saw a few fireworks in the distance (not sure what they were for), and got Ice Cream at the end! Don & Kay Boltz won the trophy for biggest bug and Dennis and Karol were happy to give it up to them. A big Thank You to Brian and Donna for once again planning one of our favorite annual events!!

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

  • Tom and Dennis and Karol are planning to attend “Wanna Go Fast” in Clayton GA on Sep 17-18. More information can be found at http://wannagofast.com/event/georgia-12-mile-shootout-2016/ We are planning to stay at the Hampton Inn, Franklin, NC.
  • Brian and Donna Borgardus are tentatively planning a drive to Deals Gap 4-6 November.
  • We are planning on doing Parade Laps at Road Atlanta 3-4 December, and maybe at Robling Roads Jan-Feb.

The following events are anticipated:

DATE LOCATION COORDINATORS
3 September 8am-11am Coffee and Cars Columbia County Exhibition
17 September Breakfast TBD
17-18 September Wanna Go Fast – Clayton GA Tom Varallo
1 October 8am-11am Coffee and Cars Columbia County Exhibition
6 October Dinner meeting – TBD Bob and Pat Tarrant
15 October Breakfast – What’s Cookin’ in Aiken Mike and Shirley Dyer
3 November Dinner meeting – TBD Don and Cheri Nesbit
19 November Breakfast – TBD Dave and Sue Woomer