Important Dates


August Meeting:

August 11th


Meeting at 7:00PM

Paddington's Pizza
5255 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97306

Board Meeting:

Date: TBA

September Meeting:


TBA

Paddington's Pizza
5255 Commercial Street SE
Salem, OR 97306

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Monthly Club Meeting

Join us at our Monthly Club Meeting, Tuesday, August 11th at our new location, Paddington's Pizza, 5255 Commercial Street SE, Salem 97306
. This meeting will be to recap Explore Oregon 2015 and paln some future events for the remainder of this year. Please RSVP for this meeting so we can make the approiate reservation, many of us eat dinner during the meeting!



Saturday Morning Coffee

Join us for coffee every Saturday morning at 9:00 for coffee and comrawderie at the Subway at 5765 Commercial St SE. We are trying to be more organized about taking a drive after coffee, so watch for details about planned Saturday morning drives here!



Saturday Morning Coast Drive

Join us this Saturday, August 29th at 9:00 for a fun drive to the coast with lunch at Chinook Winds. We will meet at Subway 5765 Commercial St SE, and leave shortly after. Barry Finley will be our fearless leader on this drive which will take us through Willamina out Bible Creek and along the Nestucca River to Beaver,Or on Hwy 101 north of Lincoln City.




Explore Oregon 2016
"The Premier Summer Miata Tour Event"

July 14-17, 2016



"EXPLORE OREGON” is an annual premier multi-day event, organized by the Willamette Valley Miata club. Be prepared to enjoy some of Oregon’s most beautiful and historic scenery and explore the awesome back roads of the Willamette Valley as we spend an incredible weekend in Silverton, OR.

Silverton-Our Destination

Silverton is the gateway to Silver Falls State Park, the largest state park in Oregon. Located 14 miles southeast of Silverton on Highway 214, the park offers 10 different waterfalls, miles of hiking, biking, and horse trails as well as picnicking and facilities. The Day Use Lodge built in the 1930s is open year round and hosts an old-fashioned Christmas in December, a wildflower exhibit in April or May, and an interpretative tribute to pre-park times at Historic Al Faussett Days in June.

The Silver Falls Tour Route leads visitors from Interstate 5 at Woodburn or Turner, through Silverton and Mt. Angel in a 55-mile loop highlighted by the drive through the park.

The Gallon House Bridge is the last original covered bridge remaining in Marion County. The bridge spans Abiqua Creek about 1 1/2 miles northeast of Silverton. It got its name during Prohibition because it was a drop point for bootleg whiskey between Mount Angel (a "wet" town) on the north, and Silverton (a "dry" town on the south.) Built in 1917, the bridge was completely refurbished in 1991.

The Oregon Garden continues to grow on the Cascade Highway at the south edge of Silverton. It is becoming a 240-acre world-class garden to rival the top gardens in the country. It is now open to the public.

Beautiful murals adorn the sides of buildings throughout Silverton, featuring the brushwork of prominent local artists. Designs depict Homer Davenport (Silverton Oregon's famous son, Homer Davenport, became an internationally renowned cartoonist in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.), scenes of historic Silverton, the Four Freedoms paintings by Norman Rockwell, a pioneer wagon train, the Silverton Red Sox baseball team and other subjects. A festival is held in Honor of Home Davenport each summer in August.

Two city parks, on either side of Silver Creek, invite you to stop, play and picnic. A footbridge connects Coolidge-McClaine Park on the west with Old Mill Park and the city swimming pool on the east bank. Open during the summer months, the pool offers lessons, lap swimming, and recreational swimming. Silverton boasts an active, competitive swimming team.

The Silverton County Museum offers memorabilia from days gone by in and around Silverton from its early beginnings in 1854. Staffed by volunteers, the museum is open Thursdays and Sundays from 1 - 4.

A Southern Pacific Depot, built in 1906, stands next to the museum and houses the Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce and additional historic exhibits. Be sure to pick up a copy of the Silverton walking tour brochure to guide through the sites of historic Silverton.


Lodging

Welcome to The Oregon Garden Resort, the latest Moonstone Hotel.

The hotel boasts a main lodge, which houses meeting space for corporate meetings, family reunions, wedding receptions and conferences. The restaurant and lounge is also located in the main lodge. The restaurant features sweeping views of The Oregon Garden and the Willamette Valley beyond. Northwest cuisine is highlighted on the menu and the lounge has live entertainment every night of the week. The main lodge is also home to our full-service day spa.

Our guest rooms are nestled in a series of buildings throughout the grounds behind the main lodge. Each building has six rooms, featuring fireplaces and private landscaped patios. Ample parking is available both at the main lodge and around the rooms.

As with all of our destination properties, gardens feature prominently. Spectacular gardens surround the immediate property and flow into The Oregon Garden.

A heated outdoor swimming pool and hot tub are set behind the main lodge.



ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN “MAY 15, 2016” AFTER THIS DATE ROOM AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!


Room Type
King 129.00 + tax
Double Queen 129.00 + Tax

You may make online reservations by going to our website Oregon Garden Resort

Guests will be prompted for a Group Code, which is: MIATA.
Please follow the steps below to make online reservations:
1. Click “Book Now” on the Home page
2. Under Dates you will see “Have a Promo or Group Code? Enter it now.”
3. Input Group Code. Click Update.
4. Enter Dates of Stay
5. Click “Update”
6. Group block will open with room options that are available.
7. Choose option and click “Add to Cart”

When the Group Code is entered the reservation site will list the rooms available.

You may also call the reservation line to make room reservations.
That number is: 503-874-2500 Ext. 0

Costs: $100.00 per person ($195/couple) - includes Thursday evening reception; the Saturday evening dinner banquet; Explore Oregon T-Shirt, attendee pack with event stickers, maps, schedules and more! If you would like a polo shirt instead of a t-shirt, add $5.00 per shirt. Sign Up Now: Send registration check or money order to: WVMC P.O. Box 20612 Keizer, OR 97307. Be sure to preregister on the WVMC website: RSVP FOR EVENTS HERE (so we’ll know who is coming!). For more info, call 503-851-1549

REGISTRATION WILL BE LIMITED TO THE FIRST 150 PAID REGISTRATIONS AFTER THAT, A WAITING LIST WILL BE CREATED!



Costs: $100.00 per person ($195/couple) - includes the Welcome reception; the Saturday evening dinner banquet; Explore Oregon T-Shirt, attendee pack with event stickers, maps, schedules and more!

If you would like a polo shirt instead of a t-shirt, add $5.00 per shirt.



DUE TO THE DEPOSIT FOR THE DINNER WE CANNOT DO ANY REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 3, 2016.



Sign Up Now:
PAYMENT OPTIONS: CHECK OR MONEY ORDER SENT TO:

WVMC
P.O. Box 20612
Keizer, OR 97307

OR YOU CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW!
NOTE: CANADIAN RESIDENTS MUST USE PAYPAL

Explore Oregon 2016 Registration

Registration Options


Event Schedule
Thursday, July 14, 5-9 PM —Event Check-in and Welcome BBQ

Friday, July 15, 6 PM — Various activities are being planned for the daytime hours with everyone on their own for dinner in Silverton.

Saturday, July 16 -- Various activities are being planned for the daytime hours with a dinner banquet at the Oregon Garden Resort. Cocktail hour from 6-7 and Dinner will be served at 7. There will plenty of fun and prizes to be claimed.

Sunday, July 17—We are still in the planning stages of what we would like to do on Sunday and still get everyone that needs to get on the road on it.



More information will be posted on our website RSVP FOR EVENTS HERE and emailed to all those registered as it becomes available!


Attendees:
* Chris and Karen McCarty - WVMC

"*" - Indicates Paid

Thank you for renewing your membership!

Fred and Sandi Holler
Ted and Ruth Ann Lewis



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