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We're happy to say that plans are in full swing for the most groovy event of the year! Tomorrow, we should be finalizing some key details to make this event totally outa sight.

So why should you care? Once we have the details set, we can post the registration form, which means you and your MG can finally register. Think Music + Hippy + MG = Far Out!

 
 
Join us February 7th for a fantastic 3 part event!

First, The Table Top Rally
  • We’re staying in out of the cold, so Geoff Kent has graciously offered to provide us a little indoor entertainment via “The Table Top Rally.” Geoff will provide the clues and the maps, which would be 1:50,000 Ordnance Survey maps of the Oxford/Abingdon area, where the MG was made. He’ll also provide instructions on how to read the map, which is large scale and detailed, then let us loose on the 'rally'.
Second, The Soup and Pie Cook Off
  • Our Groundhog Day Chili Cook Off was such a hit we’ve decided to try another competition. We're doing a Soup and Pie Cook Off. We’ll award prizes for the best Soup AND the best Pie, either savory or sweet. Feel free to bring one or both to enter. The club will provide the drinks.
Third, The February Natter n Noggin
  • The February Natter n Noggin will be short and sweet and take place during the party.
Here's the link to the evite invitation: Event Invitation



 
 
People may wonder why I’m so passionate about our MG club. I’d have to say the reasons trace back to Central California and my family’s adventures with “The Uncertain T’s.” My dad purchased his autumn red '53 TD when I was about five; in Montana no less. Rain, snow, or sleet... he drove that little car to work every day. When we moved to sunny California my folks sought out a few other MG owners and voila, “The Uncertain T’s” were born. My fondest memories revolve around those cars. Back then there were no seatbelt laws. My brother and I would either ride back in the boot or in a vacant passenger seat of another member’s MG. It was family time at it’s best. The rallies and drives were creative adventures thought up by members. Our vacations were the GOF West events. Our buddies were some of the MG greats like Al Moss. The club had camaraderie and genuine fun.

Fast forward to 2015. Life is hectic. We’re busy and we’re stressed. But when you’re riding along in an MG, you can’t help but relax. There are no cell phones. With the wind, you couldn’t hear one if you wanted to. When we go on a car club run, we spend several hours just focusing on our loved ones and friends. In this day and age, how often does that happen?

Over the next 12 months, we’re going to focus on creating a better more inspiring club. If you haven’t seen us for a while, take a moment and reconnect. Make plans to attend the club gathering at Sam & Ginger Zingales home on February 7th. Maybe a little camaraderie is just what you’ve been missing.

It’s going to be a groovy year!  Beth
 
 
Believe it or not, we've hit December already! Thanksgiving is over and the holidays are upon us. Don't forget the perfect gift for your MG... another year of fun and frolic with the Southeastern MGT Register! Just click the red Renew w/ Paypal button to the right to pay online. If you prefer snail mail, make out your check to SEMGTR for $25 and send it to our new treasurer:  Ginger Zingales, 3735 Hearthway Lane, Cumming, Georgia  30041.

Once we receive your renewal, we'll send you the 2015 Events Calendar. We want you to stay up to date with all of our fantastic club sponsored activities for the coming year.
 
 
Saturday, January 10, 2015
12:00 at BOB WAGNER MOTORSPORTS (The Old Atlanta Imported Auto Parts)
257 DeKalb Industrial Way Decatur, GA 30030

We have something for everyone! Take your pick of some BBQ and Tech Talk starting at noon - or - lunch out and a bit of shopping leaving at noon.


 
 
At the November Business Meeting and Natter ‘n Noggin at Andrea & Bill Dinzole’s Election Party with a duly constituted quorum of the members including emailed proxies, the following Officers were elected for 2015:

President - Beth Ehrie
Vice President - Jim Mercure
Secretary - Judy Rogers
Treasurer - Ginger Zingales
Editor - Don Harmer


The elections were followed by the 2015 Event Planning Session. If you have any ideas for an event, Tech Session or other activity you would like to see or volunteer to Host, please let us know.

 
 
Since this is my last article as president, I want to take this opportunity to thank the officers who served in 2014 and look forward to a great 2015 under the leadership of Beth and the new board.

You haven't heard the last of me. I think I'll write a few articles for the newsletter about the painfully S-L-O-W restoration I've been doing on our TD. I may call the article "The Procrastinator's Garage". Yes, we really do have a TD. We also have a1958 Magnette that I've been off and on restoring. You've seen us show up in our MGA because that is the only MG we have that runs!

For those of us who have listened to the NPR's "Car Talk" and those who missed these gems, I'm sorry to say Tom Magliozzi passed away on November 3rd. Tom and his brother Ray had done that radio show since 1977, (nationally since 1987). Tommy mentioned many times his love for his MGTD and driving without windows. Tom once said: "I like to drive with the windows open. I mean, before you know it, you're going to spend plenty of time sealed up in a box anyway, right?” RIP , Tommy, and may your TD in heaven not leak any oil and start up every time. Your laughter will be missed by many.

Have a great Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Festivus, or whatever you celebrate! Get ready for the GOF in October. I hear it will be really groovy and far out, man. Peace.

Safety Fast!            John Kreimer


 
 

    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