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This page has Posts about upcoming Club Events including Around the World Dinners (AWD), Tours, Social Events and other items of interest to members. Everyone is welcome at these events but please notify the designated Hosts by the stated RSVP Deadline.  Especially important, please let the Hosts know as soon as possible if you must cancel. Since our dinners often have 40 people, the restaurants often bring in additional staff – so we must give an accurate count.

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Members Only (updated 8/19)
Member Rosters as of 8/19
Photo Directory as of 8/12
Notice about a bill to re-instate front license plates (posted 8/5)
August Newsletter (posted 7/31)
Club Calendar (updated 8/19)
AWD Hidden Backyard 10/9
A taste of Hawaii 8/29
AWL Don’s Pomeroy House 11/12

Cookout changed to Aug meeting
Past Events (updated 7/29)

Freeze Your butt Off Tour – 4/27/19
New Member Mini Miata Tour  –  6/29/19
Upcoming Events (updated 8/19)
AWD – Hidden Backyard – 10/9
A Taste of Hawaii 8/29
Mystery Tour 9/21
Fun Rallye 9/7
AWD- Rose Italian Kitchen 11/5

AWD – Hidden Backyard, Wed. 10/9

Hosts:  Charlie and Marlene Rodgers

Cocktails – 6:30 PM
Dinner – 7:00 PM

Join us for the AWD at Hidden Backyard Restaurant (click for website) located at 7375 Royalton Rd.,  North Royalton  (click for directions).   This family restaurant has a wide variety of home-cooked items on the menu.  

They have a capacity for 30 members.  Please RSVP by October 1st to Charlie and Marlene Rodgers by email or text message to 440-539-0998. 

Charlie and Marlene Rodgers


Sundaes on Mondays 2019

Yes it is time for Ice Cream.   Doug and Carol Leavens have put together another season’s worth of ice cream events in interesting places.   No reservation are required — show up and enjoy being with fellow lovers of Miatas and ice cream.   Each of these events is included in the Club Calendar and you can get the complete list by clicking the following link for a Printable pdf.

Wed nite Cruz at Johnny’s Dinner

This is a cruise – in at Johnny’s Diner at180 West Streetsboro St., Hudson, OH (it is located in the ACME Plaza  in Hudson).  See lots of interesting cars and eat some good diner food – 10% cruiser discount!.  Held every Wednesday evening weather permitting until late fall.  Please check the club’s Facebook page for current details.

If you would like to join a group drive to Johnny’s, please meet at 3807 Brecksville Rd. Richfield Oh. 44286 (Rt 303 & Brecksville Rd.) at 4:15
leaving 4:30 Sharp. Or meet up at Johnny’s Diner for good food and cars.

AWD Blue Heron Brewery Tuesday, 8/13/19

Hosts:  Dave & Karen Baker
6:30 PM Cocktails
7:00 PM Dinner

The Blue Heron Brewery, located at 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Medina, 44256, phone 330-520-8511, is a new restaurant with wonderful food and beer selections.  click for website  or click for directions    It is located on lovely setting at the edge of one of Medina County’s newest parks.   You may want to come early and take a walk on the park paths before dinner.   We will be eating in a private room in the space of the actual brewery and must limit the number of participants to 30.

To sign-up for this dinner contact: Dave Baker  at 330.760.6196   or by email

Tour Mansfield Reformatory / Ohio Caverns Sat – Sun 8/24-25/2019

 Tour Leaders: Mike & Lois Kirklo and Gary & Char Davis
This is a weekend tour of the Mansfield Reformatory and the Ohio Caverns with an overnight stay in Marysville, OH.

The Reformatory (click for website)  was built in 1834 and housed prisoners until 1990. It is noted for its German architecture, its infamous haunted history and filming location of the movie, ” Shawshank Redemption”. The Ohio Caverns, discovered by locals in 1887, is known as “America’s most colorful caverns” and one of Ohio’s outstanding natural attractions (click for website).  There will be special group rates for the Reformatory and Caverns as well as the motel.  Specific details will be given to those confirmed tour participants.  This tour is limited to 14 cars and please signup by 7/20.  To sign up please email either Mike & Lois or Gary & Char or sign up at the meeting.

Fun Rallye – Sat, 9/7/2019

Rallyemasters:   Ava Singerman & Bob Palmer

It’s RALLYE TIME!! For those of you that love to drive your cars, choose to live in Northeast Ohio and enjoy socializing with others just like you, this is the best of all times.

On Saturday, September 7th, plan to gather near Edgewater Beach at the parking lot off Rt. 2 and the north dead end of West Blvd. At 11:00 a.m., Rallyemasters Bob Palmer and Ava Singerman will explain the rules that guide you on a 3-hour tour of both our beautiful Lake Erie shore and our dazzling green Emerald necklace park system.

At 11:30 a.m. each car will begin its drive leaving in 2-minute increments. Along the way you and your navigator will discover the answers to numerous questions as you get closer and closer to the final and delectable finish line.

Once you have arrived at your restaurant destination, you will park your cars in the paddock area, turn in your answer sheets and be greeted by your friends and the photo gallery of the correct Rallye answers so any disagreements can be settled!

A wonderful menu is available from which to choose your early dinner and, once all participants have arrived, the Rallyemasters will complete the scoring and award trophies & delightful prizes to the top 3 finishing teams.

Please R.S.V.P. for the Erie Emerald Fun Rallye via email to Ava Singerman by August 31st at the latest!

Fall for the Alleghenies – Tue, Sep 17-18, 2019

Hosted by the Ottes and Selbys

This is a tour highlighted by several places of interest as we traverse the Allegheny National Forest with an overnight stay in Bradford, PA.  The next day we will visit another museum before heading back to Ohio along the Allegheny River.  Come join us for a leisurely drive and scenic vistas along the way.  This tour is limited to 10 cars.
To sign up contact us via email or call 216-780-4533.

Mystery Tour, Sat 9/21

Tour Leader John James

This tour is limited to 12 cars and is currently fully booked.  A waitlist is available in case there are any cancellations.   Contact John James via email or (216) 429-1304 to get on the waitlist.

This late summer mystery tour will take us along some nice back-roads in northeast Ohio.   We will be meeting in the parking lot at the Cuyahoga Valley Park Visitor Center, which is located on Hillside Road, which is right off Canal/Valleyview Road. I would like to have everyone to begin arriving at 3:00 PM. We will begin our tour at approximately 3:45 PM.  We will end up having dinner at one of the restaurants within the region once the tour has concluded.

AWD: Rose Italian Kitchen 11/5/19

Host: Joe & Sandy Wilick,
Cocktails 6:00
Dinner  6:30
Joe & Sandy will host a Dinner at the Rose Italian Kitchen, 6140 SOM Center Road (Rt 91), Solon, OH.  Click for: (directions) or for (menu).   They are part of the Chef Art Pour Family of Restaurants.    Their menu includes delicious entrée’s, pizza’s, salads, etc.   There is something for everyone.
To sign up please  Click to email Joe or Sandy or call 330-467-7690.


AWD Creekside Restaurant, Wed 11/6/19

Hosted by Wayne Baker & Marsha Showalter
Cocktails at 6:00 pm and Dinner at 6:30 pm

This is an additional AWD on Wed November 6 at Creekside as the restaurant could not accommodate all that wanted to attend the AWD on 9/11/19.  The restuarant is located at 8803 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH 44141 (440) 546-0555 Click here for menu and directions.

There is a limit of 24 people and priority will be given to those that were on the wait list for the 9/11/19 dinner.   Please RSVP by emailing  Marsha.

Broadway musical “White Christmas”, Sat Nov 30, 2019

Hostess:  Margaret Watterson

Christmas might be a long way away but Margaret Watterson has arranged for a Holiday Group Outing to attend a performance of Irving Berlin’s  musical “White Christmas” (click for show information) at the KeyBank State Theatre located at 519 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44115 (click for directions).

Please let Margaret know (click to email)  if you would like to attend this Group Outing.  Tickets are available via the following link:  https://groupmatics.events/event/NCMCWhiteChristmas.  Tickets are only $60 each (a savings of $10 per ticket) and the last day to purchase tickets is Friday, July 26th.   For more information or details please don’t hesitate to contact our representative at Playhouse Square:
Andy Selesnik | Playhouse Square
Group Services Account Executive
1501 Euclid Ave. Suite 200 | Cleveland, OH 44115
P: 216-640-8603
andy.selesnik@playhousesquare.org | playhousesquare.org


Newbie Autocross Coach…..  Rich Velardo

If you think that you just might want to give autocross a try, but you’ve held back because of all the uncertainties that face a newbie, all that you need to do is ask Rich Velardo (Click to email).    Since Rich is “grounded” for the next few months with a repeat shoulder surgery and cannot drive on an autocross course, he is volunteering to help others get started in autocross.

Rich can help with your arrival, tech inspection, sign in, walking the track, generally help you through the whole process of getting started.  He also has a loaner helmet that you can borrow and will be your own personal coach to walk you through everything and even ride along with you on the course. In short, you’ll get everything that you need to do your first autocross – including even printing your car numbers & class letters for you if need be.  All you need is your car and the desire to have fun learning what you and your car can do.
Just let Rich know which event you’d like to try.

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