Dear Members,

Since my last Newsletter ended with our annual Holiday Party, we had a somewhat snowy January, February, and March.  In fact, we had to cancel our February meeting due to a big snow storm.  The March meeting was sparsely attended as most members were hunkered down from the cold and snow.  We did, however, create the first draft of our 2018 Event Plans and Suggestions.

April began with our Dust Off run.  This year Steve G. led us out to Greenport, L.I. with a stop at the Kontokosta Winery.  They have a beautiful location right on the L.I. Sound.  Members sampled their wine while overlooking the beach on the Sound.  We had 20 cars this year, a record for a club event.

Next we had our annual Tech Session at Paul's house.  Artie performed a brake job on his Miata while other members offered their support and suggestions.  He was able to replace the brakes on all four wheels in about 2 hours.

Coming up in May I will be leading a beach-side walk to the Fire Island Lighthouse for a tour of the lighthouse and Fresnel Lens building with a luncheon to follow at the Post Office Restaurant in Bayshore.  Also coming up in May is a day trip to the Mohegan Sun Casino in CT.  Members will be taking the High Speed Ferry from Orient Point.

Remember our members put in the time and effort to run the rides each year with the hope you will enjoy driving along with us to new and different places.  Your participation is what keeps the Big Apple Miata Club going strong.

See you at the next meeting,

Bob