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2 November Meeting Minutes

When: November 2nd, 2017

Where: Red Bowl, Aiken

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Don and Cheri Nesbitt, Hal and Trudy Scott, Darryl Shipman & Sherry Moore, Bob Tarrant, Tom and Susan Varallo, Richard and Evelyn Whitehurst, Ralf and Annie Wilms, and Dave and Sue Woomer and their daughter Laurie.

Thanks to Dave and Sue Woomer for planning tonight’s dinner location. Red Bowl has a nice separate room so we don’t disturb the other diners. Dinner was good but they really could have used another server. It was nice to be back in Aiken.

We also had some visitors in attendance; Leanne Shealy and Don Prince – Welcome!  We hope you join our little car club!

• A vote was taken as to whether everyone would prefer catered or potluck style dinner for the Christmas Party and catering won with a vote of 8 of 12 memberships voting in favor. Then Ralf Wilms asked why the club couldn’t pay for the whole thing? He asked “what are we saving the money for”? So, he made a motion for the club to pay for the whole amount for catering (instead of the $200 towards meats as voted previously). Motion carried by a vote of 7 of 12 memberships for the club to pay the $450.00 for catering the meal.
• Officer nominations closed at this meeting, and no other nominations have been submitted, so the same officers are up for re-election (unless there is a write in).

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1476.87, added $10 in dues payments from our new member Cory Peterson. Balance = $1486.87.

Ongoing:
• See Larry or Tom for “Noticed your Miata” cards; to give to people who own Miata’s that may be interested in joining.
• 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 for the inside of the glass are also newly available.
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:
• We added one new member – Cory Peterson, welcome to the club Cory! Please visit the website for exciting new events. 😉
• Rudy and Patty have reserved the Clubhouse at Brookstone (1250 Brookstone Way) for the Christmas Party on December 9th. The plan has changed slightly; a traditional Christmas dinner will be delivered by Ryan’s Catering and the whole dinner will be paid for by the club. A buffet style dinner is planned; Ham, Turkey, Mashed Potatoes and Stuffing with Gravy, Green Beans, Garden Salad, Rolls, Tea & Bottled Water, with Pound Cake and Banana Pudding for dessert. No need to bring food, just ‘Bring Your Own’ for alcohol. It looks like we are expecting about 40 people. And we plan to start the party about 5:00pm because the gates close (gated community) at 6pm. So we hope most will arrive before then. Of course, after that we can get the gate opened for you. No dress code, so come enjoy yourselves.
• Don’t forget to bring your ‘White Elephant’ gift for the gift exchange! (no more than $15 per gift, and each person that wants to participate should bring a gift). Also, voting for Club Officers will take place at the Christmas party too.
• The January dinner meeting will be a planning meeting for next year’s events – so get those ideas together for what you would like to do!! And please show up, because we would like your input, but we also need your help – it’s always nice to have new ideas, and we would love to add a few more organizers. It really doesn’t take much time to plan a dinner meeting or club breakfast. And we appreciate everyone who takes the time to do it!
• Also, planning has not yet begun for the Clubs 25th Anniversary Celebration, scheduled for February 3rd, but a few ideas have begun percolating.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE LOCATION COORDINATORS
TBD Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Stacey Timmerman & Tom Varello
2 November Dinner Meeting – Red Bowl, Aiken

Don’t forget this is when officer nominations close  –

Dave & Sue Woomer
4 November Leaf Peeping  – Fall picnic drive (CHANGE – 1 day only!) Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
9 December Club Christmas party – Brookstone Clubhouse (Entrance to subdivision is near Miyabi on Augusta West Parkway)

We will also be voting on 2018 officers!

Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
4 January 2018 BJ’s Buffet at 611 Martintown Rd.,  North Augusta, SC

This will be a planning meeting for club events

Tom Varello
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner
     

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