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September Meeting Minutes

When: September 7th, 2017

Where: Boll Weevil, Augusta

Who: Don Boltz, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Hal and Trudy Scott, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom and Sue Varallo, Ralf and Annie Wilms, Rudy Wilmoth, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Thanks to Shirley Dyer for planning tonight’s dinner location. They had a nice big semi-separate room we used, the food was yummy and the service was excellent. Then there’s the dessert – all are to die for, but cheesecake is their specialty!   If you are downtown in Augusta, don’t miss this gem.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1436.87, added $10 in dues payments from our new member Steve Zwemer, and $20 in pin sales. Balance = $1466.87.

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:
• As mentioned above, the new “inside the glass” cling club stickers are now available, one per car is free, so those of you that didn’t attend last month or tonight’s meeting be sure to get yours soon.
• We added one new member – Steve Zwemer, welcome to the club Steve! Please visit the website for exciting new events. 😉
• Pat Tarrant won the “Baby Miata” matchbox car in the special giveaway at tonight’s dinner (sponsored by Mike & Shirley)
• Rudy and Patty have reserved the Clubhouse at Brookstone for the Christmas Party on December 9th. The Rental charge is $50 and meat (Ham & Turkey) will be purchased by the club. A pot luck style dinner is planned. Karol is looking at Honey Baked Ham and a few other places for the meats; she circulated sign-up sheets for other dishes and will post it on the website. We think ‘Bring Your Own’ (for alcohol) is the best way to go, but Shirley & Karol may spike the punch – so be warned! More planning to come…..
• Also, planning has not yet begun for the Club 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
16 September Breakfast – What’s Cooking (Aiken) Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – Clayton, GA (Heavens Landing) More info
5 October Dinner – Old McDonalds Fish Camp Bob Tarrant
19-22 October Miata’s at “Back of the Dragon” (Miata Club from Marion VA) CountryRoadsMiatas.com
21 October 10th Annual Wine Fest, Augusta See Rita Garner for details
21 October Lunch picnic – The Outing Club, Aiken Bob Tarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap 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) Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner

3 August 2017 Meeting Minutes

When: August 3rd, 2017

Where: Pot Smoker BBQ, North Augusta

Who: Brian and Donna Bogardus, Don and Kay Boltz, John and Teri Bozzerello, David and Ellie Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Don and Cheri Nesbitt, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Hal and Trudy Scott, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Stacey Timmerman, Tom Varello, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Thanks to Tom Varallo and Daryl Shipman for planning tonight’s dinner location. We managed to scoop up most of the tables but left the booths (mostly). Pot Smoker had wonderful food and friendly service. Highly recommend to try it if you weren’t able to make it to the two meetings we’ve had there.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1585.74, added $60 in dues payments, deducted $208.87 in a check to Brian Bogardus for Masters Miata stickers . Balance = $1436.87.
• A motion was made, and approved to spend up to $200.00 for meats for the Christmas Party.

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:

    • Monday August 21st is the Total Eclipse of the sun. Larry Garner looked for places in Columbia, SC since that’s how close we are to the area of totality.  Don Boltz’ Mom has a house and property in Lexington, SC.  She has graciously allowed our folks to observe the eclipse from her house.  There is plenty of room for parking and picnicking.  But she requests no one enter the house – this means bathroom about a block away at Burger King.  So bring your chairs, umbrellas, drinks, lunch, camera’s, special eclipse glasses, etc.  Enjoy!  But leave it as clean as you found it please!   Eclipse glasses can be picked up at Walgreens for free.  Larry advises not waiting until noon to leave, I-20 will be packed, back roads are the better option.
    • Bug Splat scheduled for August 26th! Don’t miss it……Bugs tremble!  Details on the website calendar.
    • Please RSVP to Shirley Dyer if you plan on attending the 7 September Dinner Meeting at Boll Weevil.
    • As mentioned above, the new “inside the glass” cling club stickers are now available, one per car is free, so those of you that didn’t attend tonight’s meeting be sure to get yours soon.
    • At the Scavenger Hunt/Road Rally we added 3 new member teams. Glenn and Julie Stephens from Alpharetta, Patrick and Jeanne Cumby from Ashville, and Travis Layson from Lexington, brought his daughter Josie as his navigator.  Welcome to the club everyone!  Please visit the website for exciting new events.   😉
    • Thanks to David and Ellie Brock for planning and executing the Scavenger Hunt/Road Rally. It was challenging, sometimes frustrating, but all-in-all good fun!  (to our knowledge no divorces occurred from it)
    • There are still some Zoom-Zoom bags being held for members (as of June) who have not received theirs, please see Tom or Shirley Dyer to claim yours.
    • Rudy and Patty have reserved the Clubhouse at Brookstone for the Christmas Party on December 9th. The Rental charge is $50 and as mentioned above: meat (Ham & Turkey), will be purchased by the club.  A pot luck style dinner is planned and sign-up sheets for other dishes will be circulated soon.  More planning to come…..
    • Also, planning has not yet begun for the Club 25th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for February 3rd.

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

 

DATE LOCATION COORDINATORS
TBD Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Stacey Timmerman & Tom Varello
19 August Breakfast – Miller’s Bread Basket – Blackville, SC Brian & Donna Bogardus
21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun at approx. 2:25 pm, anyone interested can drive to Don’s Moms house in Lexington, SC 

More info on the website

Larry Garner/Don & Kay Boltz
26 August Bug Splat Drive  See website for more info Brian & Donna Bogardus
7 September Dinner Meeting – Boll Weevil (Please RSVP to Shirley!) Shirley Dyer
16 September Breakfast – TBD Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – Clayton, GA (Heavens Landing) More info
5 October Dinner – *Change* Variety can’t do it on Thursday so we’re going to Old McDonalds Fish Camp Bob Tarrant
19-22 October Miata’s at “Back of the Dragon” (Miata Club from Marion VA) CountryRoadsMiatas.com
21 October 10th Annual Wine Fest, Augusta See Rita Garner for details
21 October Lunch picnic – The Outing Club, Aiken Bob Tarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
9 December Club Christmas party – Brookstone Clubhouse Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner

June Dinner Meeting Minutes

When: June 1st, 2017

Where: Antonio’s Italian Eatery, North Augusta

Who: Don and Kay Boltz, David and Noel Brock, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Jacques Fournier, Larry Garner, Jennie Hodges, Doug Martins, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Hal and Trudy Scott, Rudy and Patty Wilmoth, Ralf Wilms, Dave and Sue Woomer, and Victor Yu.

  • Thanks to Karol Mason for planning tonights Dinner Meeting. We took over a good portion of the restaurant, but as usual the food was very good and the service was good too.
  • Thanks to Shirley Dyer for doing the paperwork for and getting the Zoom Zoom Box. That was quite a lot of work and we do appreciate it!

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1620.74, add $20 in MMC pin purchases, deducted a $55.00 check to John Haff for Ms. Wylds’ flowers. Balance = $1585.74.

  • A motion was made, and approved in May to spend about $300 to buy more pins.
  • Static Cling stickers are being made and $200 was approved in May to purchase them.

Ongoing:

  • Tom has some business cards with the club 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…..Dennis has or will be making tags for Dick Larson, Don & Cheri Bozzarello.
  • 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 being made are for the inside of the glass.
  • 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:

  • Shirley did the paperwork for and received a Zoom-Zoom box. So she and Mike divided up the “loot” and handed out some and had a raffle for some additional swag.
  • David Brock handed out instructions for the “Road Rally” and briefed everyone on his proposals. The members present decided a Saturday is better for this Rally/Scavenger Hunt. We decided the 3rd Saturday in July would be best since we were not going to have a July Dinner meeting. So July 15th it is! Meet at Greg’s Gas plus at Exit 1 in SC, first car out at 9:30, cars will go out at 3 minute intervals. If you want breakfast first, meet at Waffle House at 8am on the other side of the exit. Respond on this website if you plan on going.
  • Rudy and Patty talked to management in their Subdivision about renting the Clubhouse for the Christmas Party and will try to reserve the 2nd Saturday in December (9th) for the Christmas Party. The Rental charge is $50 and we discussed the club buying the meat (Ham & Turkey), and doing a pot luck style dinner. More planning to come…..

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE LOCATION COORDINATORS
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grill, N. Augusta
and drive to participate in the Trenton Peach Parade
Stacey Timmerman
6 July No Dinner Meeting!  
15 July Breakfast – Waffle House, exit 1 at 8 am          Road Rally begins at 0930 and cars leave from Greggs Gas Plus  

David Brock

3 August Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Daryl Shipman & Tom Varello
19 August Breakfast – Sunrise Grill, North Augusta Tom Varello
21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun at approx. 2:25 pm, anyone interested will meet for a drive to Columbia, SC 

More info to come….

Larry Garner
7 September Dinner Meeting – TBD Shirley Dyer
16 September Breakfast – TBD Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA Mountains                      More info  
5 October Dinner – Variety, Aiken  
21 October Lunch picnic – Private Club Bob Tarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
9 December (tentative) Club Christmas party – Brookstone Clubhouse Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner

May Dinner Meeting Minutes

When: May 4th, 2017

Where: Mi Rancho, Downtown Augusta

Who: Don and Kay Boltz, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Stacey and Cindy Timmerman, Tom Varallo, and Ralf and Annie Wilms.

Thanks to Dennis Mason for planning tonights Dinner Meeting. Mi Rancho was the perfect location for a Cinco de Mayo (okay Quattro de Mayo) dinner meeting (since no Star Wars themed restaurant was available – May the fourth be with you!) The food was good and so was the service once they got all the orders correct.

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1540.74, added $20 in dues, and $60 in MMC pin purchases (Shirley & Mike purchased to give to Blueridge Miata Club members). End balance=$1620.74 Not deducted yet is a check for Ms. Wylds’ flowers that Mike has (and planned to send on Friday the 5th) to John Haff.
• We are down to about 10 pins left, so a motion was made, and approved to spend about $300 to buy more pins.
• Static Cling stickers are being made and $200 was approved to purchase them.
• Sherry Shipman told us that Ms. Anita Wylds, who is a Master’s Miata founding member, is still in serious condition and was released from the burn unit at Doctors Hospital. She went back in for surgery this week as they try to save her right arm. I understand they have attached her arm to her torso to try to get some good circulation going. Thanks to John Haff for ordering the flowers. She sent such a nice thank you e-mail.

Ongoing:
• Tom has some business cards with the club 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…..
• 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 being made are for the inside of the glass.
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:
• Six cars (Brian & Donna Bogardus, Dennis & Karol Mason, Hal & Trudy Scott, Daryl Shipman, Stacey Timmerman, and Tom Varallo) showed up to do Parade Laps at Carolina Motor Sports on 6 May, hosted by John Haff. It was a wonderful time! We did about 5 laps this time. We were told last year they went faster, but we were escorted this year by reps from the track, not John. 😉
• Shirley told us about the trip she and Mike took with the Blueridge Miata Club to the outer banks of N. Carolina and Virginia. They were gone a week and stayed in a different hotel each night, it was a bit hectic but they traveled some beautiful country and roads. They recommend the trip to anyone. But as you can imagine there is a lot of planning to be done. The Blueridge Miata Club only meets a couple times a year and they do a big trip like this. Next year they are planning a trip through the Smokey Mountains. Shirley says they all loved the Masters Miata Club pins she took and gave to them.
• Shirley also said Blueridge Miata’s told her about a Zoom-Zoom box that we can request, but need to do some paperwork and request it for an event (that will likely have wide exposure). Shirley asked if we wanted to apply and said she would do the paperwork, but asked what event we wanted to request it for. The members present suggested the Ridge Peach Parade.
• There was discussion about a “Back of the Dragon” trip being planned October 19-21st. But I didn’t write down who is planning it (Someone please remind me?!)

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE LOCATION COORDINATORS
20 May Breakfast – TBD Victor Yu
31 May – 4 June Zoomin’ in the Mountains of E. Tennessee ZTMOET  or Facebook Tri-Cities Miata
1 June Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grill, N. Augusta and drive to participate in the Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
6 July No Dinner Meeting!  
15 July Breakfast – TBD Larry & Rita Garner
3 August Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Daryl Shipman & Tom Varello
19 August Breakfast – Sunrise Grill, North Augusta Tom Varello
21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun at approx. 2:25 pm, anyone interested will meet for a drive to Columbia, SC More info to come…. Larry Garner
TBD some Saturday in September ‘Gimmic (style) Rally’ – TBD David Brock (Sorry David, Brian told me he thinks it was you that is planning this)
7 September Dinner Meeting – TBD Shirley Dyer
16 September Breakfast – TBD Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA MountainsMore info  
5 October Dinner – Variety, Aiken  
21 October Lunch picnic – Private Club Bob Tarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
TBD December Club Christmas party Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner

 

April Dinner Meeting Minutes

When: April 13, 2017, 2017

Where: Old McDonald Fish Camp, North Augusta, SC

Who: David and Ellie Brock, Brian and Donna Bogardus, John and Teri Bozzarello, Mike and Shirley Dyer, Larry and Rita Garner, John Haff, Dennis and Karol Mason, Daryl Shipman and Sherry Moore, Bob and Pat Tarrant, Tom Varallo, Rudy and Patti Wilmoth, Ralf and Annie Wilms, and Dave and Sue Woomer.

Old McDonald Fish Camp was a rustic, family owned restaurant that serves all types of fish, shrimp, and some unusual options like Gator, and some excellent Grits and Hush Puppies. All very good!

Treasurer’s Report: Started at $1540.74, with no additions, nor subtractions.

  • Brian found an old Invoice for static cling Master’s Miata stickers (the ones that keep their colors), so a vote was taken to approve spending money from the treasury to purchase 100 clings. 13 votes to approve.
  • John Haff mentioned that Ms. Anita Wylds, who is a Master’s Miata founding member, is still in serious condition in the burn unit at Doctors Hospital after a nitrogen leak at Xytex where she worked. All present at this meeting agreed that we should send flowers as soon as she can receive them. John agreed to purchase ($50-$60) and have them sent to her and bill the club.

Ongoing:

  • Tom has some business cards with the club 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…..Dennis has or will be making tags for Dick Larson, Don & Cheri Bozzarello.
  • Coffee mugs and other items are available from CafePress
  • Communigraphics in North Augusta has our logo, for $8 you can have it embroidered on just about anything.

Club Business:

  • Two things will be going on tomorrow, Saturday 15 April:
    • Bob Tarrant will host the club breakfast at Ridgecrest Coffee Bar in Aiken at 8:30 am.
    • Hooters (on Washington Rd in Augusta) will have a “Cruze-in”, hosted by Road Angels, from 1-4 pm. Cars displayed (like Coffee and Cars), display yours too! No charge to display or view.
  • Parade Laps at Carolina Motor Sports 6-7 May hosted by John Haff. On Saturday, 6 May, we will meet at McDonalds at Exit 22 off I-20 and depart from there at 8:30 am. We must be at Carolina Motor Sports at 11:00 to line up and sign releases, etc. in order to do the Parade Laps. We will enjoy approx 8 laps on the 2.2 mile track with 14 turns. There will be no charge for the laps or to stay for the day, but you may, if you wish, donate $10.00 per car to the fund for children’s Christmas Toys, that National Auto Sport Association (NASA), supports. You are welcome to stay the day (also no charge); there will be concessions (to purchase lunch etc), and an evening BBQ (also no charge). All in all, sounds like a wonderful day!
  • If you have not paid your membership dues please make them. Of 80 members on the rolls we have 20 paid up. Please check with Mike Dyer if you are unsure if you’ve paid. Thank you for your support!

New Business/Upcoming calendar events:

DATE EVENT – LOCATION COORDINATORS
15 April Club Bkst/Brunch – Ridgecrest Coffee Bar, Aiken  8:30 Bob Tarrant
27-30 April Miata’s at Myrtle Beach XI More Info  
4 May Cinco de Mayo Dinner Meeting – Mi Rancho (8th & Reynolds) downtown Augusta  6:30 pm Dennis Mason
6-7 May Carolina Motor Sports (Parade Laps) John Haff
20 May Breakfast – TBD Victor Yu
31 May – 4 June Zoomin’ in the Mountains of E. Tennessee
ZTMOET  or Facebook
Tri-Cities Miata
1 June Dinner meeting – TBD Karol Mason
17 June Breakfast at Airport Grill, N. Augusta and drive to participate in the Trenton Peach Parade Stacey Timmerman
6 July No Dinner Meeting!  
15 July Breakfast – TBD Larry & Rita Garner
3 August Dinner Meeting and ‘get together’ with the Corvette Club Daryl Shipman & Tom Varello
19 August Breakfast – Sunrise Grill, North Augusta Tom Varello
21 August Total Eclipse of the Sun at approx. 2:25 pm, anyone interested will meet for a drive to Columbia, SC 
More info to come….
Larry Garner
TBD some Saturday in September ‘Gimmic (style) Rally’ – TBD John Bozzarello
7 September Dinner Meeting – TBD Shirley Dyer
16 September Breakfast – TBD Annie Wilms
16-17 September Wanna Go Fast – N. GA Mountains More info  
5 October Dinner – Variety, Aiken  
21 October Lunch picnic – Private Club BobTarrant
2 November Dinner Meeting – TBD Dave & Sue Woomer
3-5 November Leaf Peeping  – Deals Gap Brian & Donna Bogardus
18 November Breakfast – TBD Daryl Shipman & Sherry Moore
TBD December Club Christmas party Karol Mason/Patti Wilmoth/Rita Garner
3 February 2018 Masters Miata Club 25th Anniversary – TBD Karol Mason/Rita Garner
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