2015 event survey

 
 
A Few Words from the Driver's Seat

The Nominating Committee has put forward a slate of candidates for the Register's officer positions for 2015. Nominations will be accepted from the floor at the November Election meeting on the 16th. Please make sure that anyone you wish to nominate from the floor has agreed to serve! The Committee had a difficult time getting candidates who are willing to serve. The club only works well when members participate. How many meetings or events did you attend this year? What can you do, personally, to help the club?

Andria and Bill Dinzole have volunteered to host the November meeting at their home. This will be the annual Elections and Planning meeting. At this meeting we will elect officers for 2015 and then set the events schedule for just January and/or February. This will make the meeting much shorter than previous planning meetings. The newly elected board will take suggestions for events during the remainder of the year. Please try to attend or send your proxy and your event suggestions. You can submit your proxy on the website, or if you don't have computer access, you can mail your proxy and event suggestions to me at 100 Dogwood Place, Woodstock GA 30188-4909. Make sure you mail it early enough so that I receive it by November 15th.

Safety Fast!

John Kreimer

 
 
 It's hard to believe that election time has rolled around again, although thankfully, the MG club doesn't subscribe to those annoying automated phone calls from the candidates! If you want to keep up to date about "Peace, Love, & MG" or put in your "2 cents" about the nominations for next years board members, then the October meeting and BBQ dinner is the place to be!

Sunday, October 19, 2015
5:00pm

J.R.s Log House
6601 Peachtree Blvd
Norcross GA 30092
 
 
If you missed Richard's fantastic, daring drive through Big Canoe, you missed a lot! Nine brave souls started off from the Cumming meet up point, never expecting to take their lives in their own hands as they daringly traversed the windy, no guardrail, mountainous roads of Big Canoe. Off we went, first stopping at a quaint village festival where we attracted lots of attention with our quirky little cars. After a nice stop, and some veggies, we proceeded to the Big Canoe Clubhouse for a wonderful lunch... again attracting lots of attention from the locals. Once our bellies were fed, we risked life and limb on those treacherous (but fantastic driving) roads. We did all make it out with only a few burnt brake pads (just kidding!) and moved on to Burt's Pumpkin Farm. A great time was had by all! Thanks go out to Richard and Nancy Fonde for all of the hard work in planning this wonderful event!
 
 
 
 
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If you've ever seen one of Jay Franklin's beautiful cars, you'll understand why we're not surprised when he takes an award at a show. Jay, however, was stunned to hear his number called at the recent Norcross British Car Fayre. "Needless to say, I am still in shock about receiving this award.  It usually goes to a Jag or Rolls, not an MG.  There were probably 250 cars in attendance.  I almost left earlier...glad I hung around for the awards."

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shows the Best of Show Award Presentation from the British Consulate General's office in front of his 1962 MGA 1600 Mk II.

Congratulations Jay!



 
 
Let me start out this month speaking about our meeting locations. We tried a new location and our August meeting was held at the Village Tavern in Alpharetta. We are still looking.

It is very difficult to find a restaurant that will provide a private area without a set charge. Please contact any board member with your suggestion. The location for the October meeting will be in the October issue.

I have been informed that after serving as Treasurer for three years, Bill Dinzole will be "retiring". A Nominating Committee will be formed shortly to provide a slate of nominees for all offices for 2015. Nominations will be made at the October meeting and the election will be held at the November meeting. Please let any Board member know if you would like to serve in any position.

September looks like a busy month, so get your rest when you can!

Safety Fast!            John Kreimer


 
 
The Peachtree MG Registry invites you to join them this fall for a relaxing, southern-style weekend in the North Georgia mountains at The Dillard House in Dillard, GA. Old-fashioned Dillard House cooking is as mouth watering as always. It’s not fancy, it’s just good! The porch swings and rocking chairs are perfect for visiting with friends and swapping stories – you’ll feel right at home.

Festival events are listed on the registration form. Other activities include horseback riding, swimming, tennis, and antiquing. For those who want to get-away, book a romantic “chalet for two”, away from the crowd. September scenery in the mountains is not to be missed; enjoy it at a leisurely, self-paced tour, or on a rally tour. A word of caution: September in the Georgia Mountains is very popular, so make your reservations early.

 
 
Thanks to everyone who participated in the 4th of July parade in Dunwoody. I know the vets enjoyed the ride.

A big thanks to Pat and Geoff Kent for putting together the Dream Car day at the High. Heavy rain cut down on the number of cars we were able to display in the circle. The cars inside were fantastic as you can see by the photos in this issue.

Let me know if you are interested in holding the position of Technical Director/Advisor.

We will be voting on Amendments to the By-Laws at the August 17th meeting. The proposed changes are published on pages 6 and 7. Please make every effort to attend the meeting.

Thanks for the input as to where you would like to have our regular meetings. We're going to try a new location. Our August 17th Natter n' Noggin will be held at the Village Tavern, 11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta GA 3 0 0 0 4. The General Manager is excited to have a British car club at the restaurant. He told me the story that we have all heard many times that he once owned a Triumph and is sorry he sold it.

Please respond to the "E-vite" so we can get an accurate number attending.

Rainwater Drive is off of Westside Parkway which runs between Haynes Bridge Rd and Old Milton Parkway, just west of GA 400. From the perimeter, you can take GA 400 to the Haynes Bridge Rd exit, go west (crossing over 400) and turn right onto Westside Parkway and immediately left onto Rainwater Drive. If you prefer to take Alpharetta Highway (GA 9), go to Old Milton Parkway, turn right onto Haynes Bridge Rd then left onto Rainwater Drive.

http://www.villagetavern.com/locations.cfm/5/atlanta-ga- alpharetta/ 

Safety Fast, John Kreimer


 
 
Our August 17th Natter n' Noggin will be held at the Village Tavern, 11555 Rainwater Drive, Alpharetta GA 30004.  The General Manager is excited to have a British car club at the restaurant.  He told me the story that we have all heard many times that he once owned a Triumph and is sorry he sold it.

Please respond to the "E-vite" so we can get an accurate number attending.

Rainwater Drive is off of Westside Parkway which runs between Haynes Bridge Rd and Old Milton Parkway, just west of GA 400.  From the perimeter, you can take GA 400 to the Haynes Bridge Rd exit, go west (crossing over 400) and turn right onto Westside Parkway and immediately left onto Rainwater Drive.  If you prefer to take Alpharetta Highway (GA 9), go to Old Milton Parkway, turn right onto Haynes Bridge Rd then left onto Rainwater Drive.

http://www.villagetavern.com/locations.cfm/5/atlanta-ga-alpharetta/