The Nominating Committee consisting of Judy Rogers, Andria Dinzole, and Janie Mercure respectfully submit the following candidates for the 2016 Board of Officers:
President - Beth Ehrie
Vice President - George Haldane
Treasurer - Ginger Zingales
Secretary - Judy Rogers
Registrar - Scott Sewell
Editor - Geoff Kent
If you would like to nominate someone or run for a position, please submit your name to Judy Rogers at 404-226-4399 or email@example.com. Nominations will also be taken at the Election Meeting.
The Southeastern MG T Legacy...
There is something bittersweet about the changing of the seasons. We regretfully say goodbye to the warmth of summer, while at the same time anticipating the crisp fall days. This season is especially heart wrenching as we say goodbye to our mgTalk editor, Don Harmer. He, along with dedicated folks like Lyman Delk, Charlie Mitchell, Ed Seagrave, and Bill Gardner built the strong foundation on which the SEMGTR stands. It is time for us to do our part in the story of our SEMGTR legacy. I look forward to helping build the future.
While many in the SEMGTR were off on the Poker Run, a few MG T-series cars showed up at the British Car Fayre in Norcross. There were probably 250 British cars in attendance. MGs occupied a prime spot this year in the parking lot next to the train station...in fact, we completely filled it with a few cars parked around the entrance. There was one TC, two TDs and two TFs in attendance. From the SEMGTR, Richard Fonde was there with his TF and Jay Franklin with his supercharged TD. Richard's car is in the photo with Jay's in the background. The single TC in attendance was the beautiful black car with red interior that once belonged to Bob Stanek.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Georgia Tech Foundation Harmer Memorial Fund
760 Spring Street NW, Suite 400. Atlanta, GA 30308
Saturday couldn't be more perfect for a beautiful MG drive and picnic. The group gathered for a 10:00 start time where Jim had us all choose our first card. We headed off for the first few stops with the ultimate goal being Jim and Janie's absolutely gorgeous property up near Ellijay. But being an MG drive, as usual, there was an unplanned stop. From my Mini Cooper at the rear, I watched Tom and Cindy roll backwards from a stop light into a parking lot. If I'd had my windows down, apparently I would have heard a loud clunk prior to that happening! I pulled in after them while Andria put out the call for the troops to turn around. Inspections by our weekend mechanics produced a dire diagnosis... he'd lost his rear end. With AAA on the way, the rest of us carried on. We ended up at the most beautiful place with a tremendous abundance of delicious food! Janie and her helpers had outdone themselves, right down to the MG logo M&Ms. The poker hands were shown, with Sam taking first place, Phil taking second, and Andria with third.
Thanks go out to Jim, Janie, and their multitude of helpers for making this a fantastic event!
It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a legend. Our axis may be just a bit tilted as we adjust to a world without our faithful registrar and editor, Don Harmer. There are no words to describe the void that his passing will leave. We can only remember the incredible passion that he maintained. The love that he had for this club, and the endless energy he devoted are a testament to the man he was. Our hearts are with his family as they deal with this tremendous loss.
Let’s raise a glass of Merlot in thoughtful reverence.
Don, you will be missed.
For those who wish to pay their respects, visitation has been scheduled for September 19 from 4:00-8:00. The service will be held September 20 at 3:00 pm. There will be a reception to follow. The family would like for everyone to drive their MG to the service Sunday. They have arranged for special parking. H.M. Patterson & Son-Oglethorpe Hill Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a scholarship fund that the family is setting up in his name at Georgia Tech. Details on how to make the donations will follow.
Saturday, September 12 - 9:30am
Come join us for a heck of a good time! Participants are to meet at the Shell Gas Station located at 4261 Bells Ferry Road, Kennesaw, Ga. 30144 at 9:30 am. The Shell station is located off of I-575, Exit 4. At this point each car/driver will be given a map and one of five playing cards that they will receive along the route. The group will leave the Shell Station, lead by Jim Mercure no later than 10:00 am. There will be three scheduled pit stops, approximately 45 minutes between stop. At each stop you will receive another playing card. The final stop will be at the “Mountain Creek Hollow” entrance at which time you will receive the fifth playing card. From here we will proceed to the Covered Bridge where we will park our British treasures and walk about 100 feet to the creek side Common Use Area covered pavilion. Janie and some helpers will have the grill going to prepare hot dogs or hamburgers for lunch. The common area has plenty of seating and a restroom. After lunch we will check for the highest card hand and will give a prize to the 1st,2nd and 3rd high hands. All you need to bring is yourself, your car and a smiling face.
Please respond to the evite or call to let us know if you are coming. We need a count for how many people to prepare for.
Jim & Janie
We'll also have a PUP (pick up point) in Alpharetta for those who would like to caravan to the starting point. Please meet at 8:45 in the Parking area at Whole Foods at Avalon to join the caravan over to Kennesaw. Let Beth know if you plan to meet there.
SEMGTR - Jim & Janie