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Club Events / MON 2/26 - Monthly Meeting
« Last post by Sally Morgan on February 11, 2018, 08:34:28 PM »
Join us for the updates and upcoming events notices - and more!!!

Barley's Tap Room and Grille
W. Broadway
Maryville TN

Board Meeting - 5:30 - Members always welcome to observe.
Member Meeting - 7 PM

Please come early and order dinner - We want most to be served their dinner by start of member meeting to avoid too many distractions from the meeting.

PS - We still have one open position on the Board.  If you would like to help plan the meetings and parties, step up!  We have so much talent in this club, and if you are new to the club, it's a great way to get involved and see how the club runs.

Club Events / Re: SUN FEB 11, 2018 2:30 CHOCOLATE FEST
« Last post by Candice Eagle on February 11, 2018, 11:50:03 AM »
Address from FB: 1545 Aberdeen Dr, Alcoa, TN 37701-6820, United States
Club Events / Re: Drive input welcome
« Last post by Duke Hudson on February 11, 2018, 08:17:16 AM »
we prefer Saturday excursions, although Sundays are ok.

length of 3-4 hours

i'll come up with destinations after i think of some.

thanks Sean
Club Events / Drive input welcome
« Last post by Sean McDonald on February 10, 2018, 10:54:47 AM »
Curious what we what for 2018:
Do we prefer
- Saturday Excursions?
- Sunday Drives?
-Weekday Excursions?
All of the above?
Club Events / SUN FEB 11, 2018 2:30 CHOCOLATE FEST
« Last post by Guy Womack on January 30, 2018, 05:50:49 PM »
Sunday February 11, 2018 at 2:30 PM

Did you know chocolate comes in many forms?
Baked goods, drinks, candy, ice cream and sauces, even wine and cheese!
How creative would you like to be?
Please join us and bring your favorite chocolate to share.
Recipes are always welcomed.

Directions : Ed and Melinda live in the St.Ives Subdivision of W. Hunt Road (near McGhee Tyson).
For more specific directions feel free to contact Ed:
Enthusiast Corner / Re: My 2006 Odometer reads 888888. What is wrong?
« Last post by Michael Ohl on January 10, 2018, 01:10:33 AM »
a new cluster is exactly what I found too in the internet - see the links. However, I would first try to check all the fuses and here especially the light fuses. If this wouldnt help I would try to get the read out of the computer just going to Auto zone or so to get it done cheap. If all this wouldnt give you a clue or doesnt help, I would bring it to a Mazda dealer or better electronic car specialist directly. Sorry to be not on more help. Best, Michael
Club Events / Re: Mon Jan 29 - Monthly Mtg & ANNUAL ELECTION OF OFFICERS
« Last post by Sally Morgan on January 05, 2018, 09:45:53 PM »
Elections will be held at this January meeting on MONDAY, JANUARY 29 - Barley's Tap and Grille, W. Broadway, Maryville

Board Meeting  5:30              Member Meeting    7 pm  (come a little early if you need to pay your dues! and order dinner before the meeting)
Our club is fun and active.  In order to keep that happening, please consider running for a position that is interesting to you or that you have a particular talent that will be helpful to continue the success of the clubl.
All positions are open to any paid member to place their names on the ballot. Some of our current board members have chosen to not run again for their 2017 position.  We need anyone interested to place their name on the ballot.  The best way to do that is to send an email to so that a ballot can be started prior to the meeting.  Members can add their name to the ballot for a position up to the time of voting, but early notification is extremely helpful.  Voting is done in the order shown.  If you run unsuccessfully for one position, you can always run for another position that has not been voted upon.  Your membership for 2018 must be paid by the beginning of this meeting in order to vote or to run for an office.  You can place your name in nomination on the night of the meeting or nominate another current member with their approval.  As you can see we will need some others to step up.  Each of the outgoing directors offered help if needed to the new board members.
Positions that need to be filled by this voting process are as follows:
Webmaster:   (This particular position requires some knowledge of website management.  Current webmaster has indicated he will not place his name on the ballot for this position for 2018. If you have that knowledge, we ask you to please consider this position.  Help will be offered by either of the last 2 webmasters if needed, but having basic skills for this is important.)
Please consider being one of the group to fill the spaces we need to run the club.  Remember that you do not have to do this alone - if you want to involve a committee of other members and friends to help you plan and accomplish whatever position you are interested in doing, that’s great.  We just need one person to be the official director for each position. 
DUTIES OF DIRECTORS. Club officers in order of election process are listed above.
President (1) 
Set location, time and preside over Club meetings and Board of Director meetings   Work with officers to set meeting agendas   Sign all legal documents and items external to the club (e.g., taxes, insurance)   Has signatory authority in the absence of the Treasurer   Maintain club insurance and equipment

Secretary (2) 
Record and distribute minutes of Club meetings, and Board of Director meetings   Hold and maintain/update club Bylaws as needed   Carry out correspondence (letters) as directed by the Board

Treasurer (3) 
Make financial deposits and disbursements, as coordinated with the President   Keep accurate record of receipts and expenditures   Prepare written report and present at each Club meeting   Carry out annual State filings as needed, and prepare an Annual financial report.

Communications (4) 
Communicate information to all members directly, at least monthly (e.g., email)   Provide updates to members   Coordinate with officers and members to resolve schedule conflicts

Membership Coordinator (5) 
Publicize club locally; devise and implement strategies for securing new members   Solicit & collect annual dues in December by check or money order & remit to Treasurer   Process new member applications including follow-up with prospective new members   Maintain member database

Event Coordinator (6) 
Identify and Establish group driving events; acquire event leaders   Work with event leaders leading up to events to ensure as-scheduled, smooth events   Coordinate dates and location of periodic Technical Days

Activities Coordinator (7) 
Establish club activities (picnics, parties, tours, parades, shows, membership meeting special topics and activities, and other club activities)   Solicit and distribute event information with other Miata clubs; maintain external contact list   Acquire and distribute Mazda "corporate" merchandise for club meetings and events.

Webmaster (8) 
Acquire content from other officers   Ensure web site content is kept current, protected from intruders, restricted to members (portions designated for members-only), easily located by internet search for ‘Miata club Knoxville TN.’   Maintain the events calendar on the website   The website will serve as an archive of memorabilia, pictures, newsletters, etc.

Storekeeper (9) 
Identify and acquire club apparel, name tags, stickers, signs, etc.   Take orders, collect money and deposit with Treasurer, distribute merchandise   Provide materials for "new member" packets

Next week a survey will be sent to all members to ask your input on what the club is doing, and how we can improve - or what you would like to see the club doing.  The intention of this is for members to be able to communicate to the new board what you would like to see 2018 continue to do, change or add.  This will have the option for members to submit answers anonymously or with your name attached.  Please participate - give the new board your input, and if you are considering running for a position on the new board, this information will help to be a good guideline for the upcoming year.  There will only be a couple questions that will be yes or no with areas to put in your comments. Let's continue improving the club to encourage greater participation, more car stuff and more fun!!!

« Last post by Sally Morgan on January 05, 2018, 08:40:29 PM »
Dave Clark has once again graciously offered to host our annual Chili cook-off.

We have had some wonderful recipes prepared by our members for past cook-offs with a wonderful award for the winning recipe - well, or maybe just something fun. 

It’s a potluck event, so if you are not competing with your special chili recipe, bring a side (cheese, Fritos, crackers, bowls, spoons, etc.), appetizer or dessert!  But please let us know in advance that you will be coming and what you will bring.

RSVPs are always encouraged.

Dave Clark’s House - off Cedar Bluff Rd 1.5 miles from I 40
933 Ponder Road, Knoxville, TN  37923

SUNDAY, JAN 21, 2018 -  4:00-7:00 PM
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