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President’s Message

Winter Solstice recently paid us a visit in the latter half December serving a reminder that the next few months will deliver wind, rain, and snowstorms. While great for skiers and snow boarders, sports car enthusiasts find themselves longing for warm and dry days to pursue their passion. Let your heart not be troubled as with each passing day our light returns providing a siren call of better weather to come and our 2023 ride schedule returning with a great lineup of events!

On January 7, 2023, at 10:00 am the PSMC Board will be conducting our Quarterly Board Meeting using a Zoom call meeting format and everyone is invited to attend. The focus of this first board meeting of the year will be to solidify our PSMC Calendar of Events for the new year. Other items we will be covering during this first of this year meeting include solidifying our board participants, club finances, the Sounder, our website, and social network activity. We will also be reviewing old business items to check our follow up on prominent issues. Although we try to get everything included and finalized regarding our Event Calendar, we are constantly making changes and adding new rides throughout the year. I would invite all members desiring to submit a ride for this new year to attend this meeting to discuss your thoughts.

While our Winter season is a slower time of the year for our events, I would like to point out that we have a vibrant social scene like our 1st Tuesday get together which includes a revolving restaurant venue and offers a great opportunity for “Miatalites” to meet and shoot the breeze. We do however need someone to step up and host a similar event in our south end, so please consider this and step forward!

On December 3 rd we came together for our PSMC Holiday Luncheon at the River Rock Grill in Renton. This venue is new for us and featured a lovely golf course setting, with tasty food and an excellent wait staff. An informal straw poll was conducted amongst the participants at the end of the event with the results suggesting that we will revisit this restaurant in the future. Our agenda included recognition of all those who created and conducted rides over the past year as well as making other contributions of time and talent for the betterment of the club. Of particular note, Bill Bell was recognized as “Most Valuable Member” of 2022, signifying his contribution of a total of 10 rides! Bill was also recognized for his splendid work on our Sounder Newsletter and for providing a great photographic history of our club’s events.

All of these folks were presented with a lovely certificate that was painstakingly created by Bill Snowden and his lovely, talented daughter. As lunch was winding down, we held our raffle which featured many prizes including restaurant certificates, wines, tools, and other useful items.

In closing, Cindy and I wish everyone in our club a magnificent and safe new year, and I look forward to seeing you ‘all in the coming new year! Until then, keep on “zoom-zoom’in”!


About Us

The Puget Sound Miata Club was the first Miata club in the United States to join and be recognized as a member of the Miata Club of America. Our claim as the "First Miata Club in the Nation" is based on this fact. Our original club name was:
The Puget Sound Chapter of the Miata Club of America.

Our Membership is based in the Puget Sound region of Western Washington and hosts many events each year with several reaching into neighboring states and provinces. The club was organized to share the fun of owning a Miata and to maximize the enjoyment of driving a great roadster.

We do this in a variety of ways - we publish a newsletter 9 months of each year with information about the Miata and our activities; we organize and participate in sports car events such as driving tours, rallyes, autocrosses, driving schools, gymkhanas, and concours d'elegance; we arrange technical sessions to learn more about the Miata and its care; we have parties!; we go to sports car races; we caravan to other Miata or car club events; and we participate in parades.

Unlike many sports car organizations in the Northwest, we do not specialize in any one-type of activity. As a group, we have opted to sample everything. This leverages the opportunities for our Miata fun.

We are a Miata information resource to each other. We know where and what to purchase for the Miata and the best prices available. We get discounts from many dealers and repair shops in the area.

Basically, we have more fun in and with our Miatas. Our organization has been in existence since 1989 and has a current membership in excess of 145 Miatas. Join Us and enjoy your Miata to the fullest!

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