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Members Only (updated 8/3/20)
Correction to proposed adjustments (posted 8/3)
August Newsletter (posted 8/2)

Proposed adjustments to recent By-Law changes (posted 8/2)
Member Rosters as of 7/29 (posted 8/1)
Upcoming Events (updated 8/2/20)
CANCELED: AWD – Mandarin House 8/11
ADDED:  AWD Creekside Restaurant 9/16
ADDED:  AWD Tinkers Creek Tavern 8/19
STILL ON: Granville & Utica Tour 8/6
STILL ON: Bet’n & Sweat’n Tour 8/29
CANCELED: Tour B&B Chautauqua 8/ 14-15
CANCELED: Mystery Tour 9/19
CANCELED: Boo Tour 10/17
CANCELED: Tour Mosser Glass 10/21
CANCELED: Meet in the Middle Picnic 8/30
CANCELED: Drive to Meet in the Middle Picnic 8/30
CANCELED:  Bike MuseumFindley Tour 9/12
RESCHEDULED: Spring Miatas at the Gap 9/27 – 10/3
Added Page for Completed 2020 Events (updated 7/29)
Report on New Members Mini Tour 7/25
Report on tour to Malabar Farms 6/25
Report on tour to Hartville 7/14
Club Calendar (updated  8/2/20)
Added details for above Events



AWD Tinkers Creek Tavern – 8/19/2020

Hosts:  Len and Mary Beth Kozak and Ed and Judy Kura
Time:  6:00 PM
The Kozak’s and Kura’s will be hosting a dinner at Tinkers Creek Tavern (click for website), located at14000 Tinkers Creek Road Walton Hills, Ohio (click for map) phone: 216-642-3900.  Tinkers Creek Tavern offers a wide variety including burgers, sandwiches as well as regular entrees (click for menu).  We will be eating in the dining room and seating is limited.  Please respond to Mary Beth via email to sign up.

Mary Beth Kozak

RESTARTED: sundaes on monday 2020

Sundaes on Monday have been restarted with changes to comply with social distancing and other coronavirus restrictions.  The schedule was revised on 6/26/20 Click for the Updated Schedule and General instructions.  Note that in most cases you will need to bring folding chairs and any specific instructions for a location are noted in the revised schedule and in the Club Calendar.  If you have questions please contact Doug Leavens via email.

Sweat’n & bet’n – Sat, 8/29/20

Tour Leaders: Todd & Dee Tannehill and Tony & Lisa Terlesky

Named as a play on words for the “Freeze your butt off tour,” this tour departs from Canfield, OH.   We will travel a short distance to White House Farms – a club favorite on other drives.
After some curves down 1-70, we will make a short stop in Beaver State Park for a “Bio-Break” and then continue on some great Northeast Ohio roads (including 164 out of Lisbon, OH).  We will enjoy some curves at a safe pace, cross the Newell Bridge in East Liverpool, OH and eventually arrive at the Mountaineer Casino in WV. The tour ends here with a buffet meal and plenty to do on your own for the rest of the day.  For those wanting to make an evening of it – the Casino has given us a special rate.  This tour is currently full; email Todd  if you would like to be placed on the standby list.

Todd Tannehill

Dearborn Tour – Tue / Wed 9/15 – 16/2020

Tour Leaders:  Dave and Pamela Handley 

This is a 2 day tour of Dearborn, MI.  The actual timing for each day will be provided later as well as accommendation details and starting time and location for the drive to Dearborn. 
1st Day
AM     Drive to Dearborn
PM:    Ford Rouge Assembly Plant Walking Tour
One of the top attractions is the walking tour of the Dearborn Truck Plant, (click for website) where the new military-grade aluminum-alloy-body Ford F-150 truck is made. The elevated walkway, a 1/3 mile journey, provides you with a unique bird’s-eyeview of the plant’s final assembly line. You’ll see first-hand the complex web of equipment, robotics, parts delivery and skilled workers that come together to build one truck per minute at full line speeds–yes, you read that right: onetrucks one a minute.  Note that Admission is $19.00 ($17.50 seniors) and Parking is $6.00.

 2nd Day
AM – early PM:     Ford Museum of American Innovation
A world where past innovations fuel the imagination of generations to come. A vibrant exploration of genius in all its forms, the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation (click for web site) allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds while fully immersing yourself in their stories. Step inside the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Play pilot as you explore flight innovations, starting with the Wright brothers’ achievements, or make yourself at home inside Buckminster Fuller’s circular Dymaxion House.  Note that Admission is $25.00 ($22.50 seniors) and Parking is $6.00.

Mid afternoon / early evening:    Drive home

Dave and Pamela Handley 

revised dates: “Spring” Miata’s at the Gap – Sun 9/27- Sat 10/3, 2020

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NOTE REVISED DATES due to coronavirus restrictions
Tour Leader: Bill Titley.
This is the slightly delayed 20th Annual Spring Miata’s at the Gap (picutes are from the previous tours).  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 Sep 27 thru Oct 3 – but you may come and go for whatever days that work for your schedule.  Bill will be arriving around noon on Sunday, Sep 27, to begin the fun.
We will be staying at the same motel as before, the Highland Manor Inn at 7766 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN (click for directions) (click for their website).   PLEASE REVISE OR CANCEL YOUR PRIOR RESERVATIONS IF YOU BOOKED FOR THE SPRING TOUR 5/10 – 16.  You may revise, cancel or make your reservations directly with the hotel – (800) 213-9462.  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!
Bill Titley

UP North MIchigan Tour – Tue – Fri, 9/29 – 10/2 /2020

Tour Leaders: John/Jeanne Embree  

Join us for 3 nights and 4 days in Northern Michigan from Tuesday, Sept 29th to Friday, October 2nd.  We will be driving on M-22, a 116 mile road that winds thru several Michigan counties along Lake Michigan. M-22 is considered one of the top scenic drives in the US.  We will spend the first night in Cadillac, Michigan and 2 nights in Glen Arbor, Michigan.

Highlights will include Pierce Stocking Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes, Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore, Glen Lake, Glen Arbor, Leland and Northport. Additional details will be provided to tour participants at a later date.

The trip is limited to 8 cars  To sign up please contact John & Jeanne via email or phone 216-644-6710.

John & Jeanne Embree

Connecting Miata Enthusiasts in North & Central Ohio