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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.

Following are the Pages with recent updates.
Click the the highlighted page name to go to that page and when finished you can select Upcoming Tours and Posts from the main menu to return here.

Members Only Page (updated 2/15/19)
Member Roster (updated 2/15)
Revised Budget (updated 2/15)

Autocross Page (updated 2/14/19)
Corrected Event #’s for ASCC Autocross Events
Added Link for 2019 Autocross Rule Book (still a draft)
Miata News (updated 2/13/19)
History of the MX-5 from Madza’s press kit – great read & lots of details!
30th Anniversary Edition pictures & details
Upcoming Events (updated 2/13/19)
Freeze Your Butt Off Tour 4/27
Mardi Gras Party 3/5
AWL Imperial Wok 5/7
AWD Spaghetti Warehouse 3/26
AWD Mavis Winkle’s Pub 4/9
AWD Santo’s 4/23
Book Club 5/10
Spring Miata’s at the Gap 5/12 – 17
Sip & Zip Wine Tour 5/23 – 24
Members Only (updated 2/12/19)
Member Rosters as of 2/11/19
February Newsletter (posted 1/31)

FYBO TOUR – Sat. April 27, 2019

Hosted by John and Donna Garsteck

This is a leisurely TOP DOWN drive on curvy back roads and a stop for lunch.

Meet atThe parking lot of Medina Antique Mall, 2797 Medina Rd (Rt 18), Medina, Ohio 44256.  This location is east of I-71 on rt. 18.
From I-71 – go east on Rt. 18 then left on Windfall Rd and left behind Dunkin’ Donuts .
From I-77 – go west on Rt.18 and right on Windfall Rd. then left behind Dunkin Donuts.

Time:   Arrive by 9:00AM.   Drivers meeting at 9:15.   Leaving promptly at 9:30AM.
We will form 3 groups of approximately 12 cars each.   When you arrive, please join a group that is not full.

What to bring:
Those that need insurance release forms (those not residing at the same address as a current member), please print the release form (Release Form), fill it out and bring with you to save time when checking in.

Bring walkie-talkies and/or CBs.  Be prepared for cold weather with jackets, gloves, scarves, etc. as this is a top down (unless it is raining)  “FREEZE YOUR BUTT OFF TOUR “.

Please have a full gas tank and an empty bladder!!!, No pit stops are planned .

Looking forward to seeing everyone for fun day!

To sign up contact John and Donna Garsteck via email. or there will be a signup sheet at the meeting.

AWD Mandarin House – Feb 19, 2019

Hosted by Bob Palmer and Ava Singerman on Tuesday, Feb 19, 2019 at 6:00 PM at Mandarin House located at 10393 W. Pleasant Valley Rd., Parma, OH 44130. 

Holding with the meaning behind the Around the World Dinners, Bob and Ava will lead us to the Orient when we gather at Mandarin House (click for menuand directions).

At 6:00 p.m. we will gather for drinks (wine, beer, bubble tea, slushies & soft drinks) with dinner orders taken at 6:30 p.m. Mandarin House boasts a large menu of Chinese delights and many Vietnamese & Thai specials.  Their quick service, phenomenal cuisine and amazing prices make this a very popular place for both eat-in dining and carry-out.

Please RSVP to  Ava by email by Friday, Feb 15th so appropriate staff can be retained.

Think Spring Wine Tasting Party – March 30, 2019

Doug and Carol Leavens will host another great party to kick off the driving season.  The party will start at 6:00 PM Saturday, March 30 at their home:  4327 Dogwood Trail, North Olmsted, Ohio, phone 440.734.5632

Note: there is no parking on the opposite (hydrant) side of the street.  

Please bring a bottle of your favorite wine to share plus an appetizer or dessert.   Meat balls and mini hot dogs will be available.
If wine is not your thing, please come anyway as there will be plenty of pop, tea and coffee. The Keurig coffee maker will be on for all. If you have a favorite K cup of coffee bring it a long to share.

Please RSVP via email by March 14th . No limit unless the whole club plans on coming. Last year there were 48 of your best Miata friends.  Looking forward to another great party !!!

AWD Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub, Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

Host: John & Jeanne Embree,

6:00 pm Social followed by 7:00 pm Dinner

The April AWD will be held in a private dining room at Mavis Winkle’s Irish Pub.  The Pub is in a strip mall at the intersection of Ohio Route 91 and I-480 in Twinsburg 330-405-3663. Click for website or directions.
Mavis Winkle offers traditional Irish pub dishes like boxty, corned beef and cabbage, bangers and mash, scotch eggs, and shepherd’s pie, as well as traditional comfort foods like meatloaf and pot roast.
The stacked stone fireplace in the Pub has an Irish toast in Gaelic that welcomes us. “Cheers! God grant health to all who gather here.” Please join us for dinner.

RSVP by to John and Jeanne Embree via email or 216-644-6710

AWD Santo’s Tue Apr 23, 2019

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Hosts:  Tom & Cathy Walden

Drinks 6:30 PM with Dinner at 7:00 PM.

Santo’s is a casual Italian restaurant that has been family owned and operated for over 35 years.  It is located in the Briarcliff Plaza at 7565 Pearl Road, Middleburg Heights, OH, phone: 440.234.6480.  Click for website or directions

Due to room size, there is a limit of 20 people for this dinner.  There will be a sign-up sheet at the Feb meeting and there will be a wait list if needed or you can signup via email.

Book Club & dinner Friday, May 10th, 2019

Hosts:  Charlie & Marlene Rodgers
6 PM

Join us for a lively discussion about the book Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. The event will be held at Charlie and Marlene Rodgers home at 11812 Edgerton Rd,  North Royalton (click for directions).  A light dinner will be shared to set the mood of the story. Reserve a spot in this informal book discussion email  or call 440-539-0998.
Copies of the book, CD book or e-book may be obtained through the Cuyahoga County Public Library. The classic book was published in 1719.
Robinson Crusoe tells the story as if writing a journal of his adventures. Even though his parents disapprove, Crusoe takes a ship to London on September 1, 1651. Crusoe finds success and misfortune on the sea. He becomes a slave, establishes a plantation in Brazil, and then spends almost 30 years as a solitary inhabitant on a tropical island. Crusoe saves a native from cannibalistic savages, hence Friday becomes his faithful companion during the latter years. He finally escapes the island and returns to England where he raises a family and experiences further adventures.

Spring Miata’s at the Gap May 12-17, 2019

Tour Leader: Bill Titley.
This is the 19th Annual Spring Miata’s at the Gap.  There will be a different drive every day on the fantastic Smoky Mountain roads including the Tail of the Dragon!  We drive a lot, eat too much, and have great fellowship with other Miata enthusiasts!  This year’s trip will be May 12th thru 16th and returning home on the 17th – but you may come and go for whatever days that work for your schedule.  Bill will be arriving around noon on Sunday, May 12, to begin the fun.
We will be staying at the same motel as before, the Highland Manor Inn at Townsend, TN (click for directions).  Please make your reservations directly with the hotel – (800) 213-9462 or their website.  This year’s rates are $79.50 for 5 or more nights, $89.50 for 3 or 4 nights, and $99.50 for 1 or 2 nights.  Be sure to tell them you are with the Miata group to get the reduced room rates.
Call Bill at (740) 269-1723 or (386) 478-1233 for any questions you might have.
Don’t miss out on all the fun!  Zoom!  Zoom!

Sip & Zip NEO Wine Tour May 23 – 24, 2019

Tour Leader: Dave & Karen Baker

This will be an overnight trip on Thur 5/23 – Fri 5/24,  to the Northeast Ohio wine region with lodging at the Geneva-On-the-Lake State Lodge (click for website)  There will be a raffle selection for spots to participate.

Who:  If you enjoy wines created in a California/Oregon style, yes.   If you prefer wines from the Niagara grape, probably not.

What: We will be visiting three wineries after our backroads cruise to the northeast Ohio wine region.   Lunch is planned, an afternoon happy hour is arranged, and dinner will be at Ferrante on Thursday evening.   Friday morning there are two activity options.  One is zip lining at Erie Canopy Tours adjacent to the property where we are staying OR doing a self-guided tour to see barn quilts in the area.   Lunch is arranged at Debonne Vineyard.

Participation:  There are spaces for 8 cars   To allow for as many members as possible to have a chance to participate, there will be a lottery.  The drawing will be held at the February 21st regular club meeting.   Members were able to enter the lottery at the January planning meeting and at the regular January meeting.  Members may also enter the lottery at the regular February meeting prior to the drawing.

For additional information contact Karen or Dave Baker at via email   or 330.760.6196

German Heritage Tour – Tue 6/11/19

Hosted by the Ottes & Selbys

A scenic trip into Pennsylvania to visit a state park, enjoy some great Miata roads, then on to a transportation museum with a late lunch at a German Restaurant. The senior entry fee to the museum is $5.00/ea.

Please sign up  at the meeting or via email  to enjoy this leisurely tour.  This tour is limited to 10 cars.

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