SAMOA Birthday Picnic - September 30, 2017
Twenty-seven years ago on October 13, 1990, a group of thirteen Miata enthusiasts from the Sacramento area gathered at Carmichael Park.  That group organized
SAMOA (Sacramento Area Miata Owners Association). Only 2 of those individuals remain with the Club now: Skip Noyes and Dennis Swaney.  This year SAMOA will
celebrate its 27th anniversary with a BBQ lunch and wine tasting at the Windwalker Vineyard and Winery.  Owners Jim and Alanna Taff have again graciously offered us
the use of their facilities at no cost to our Club.  This will be our tenth year at their winery.  

Activities will include: wine tasting, a catered BBQ lunch, lawn games, water balloon toss, and having fun.  Or you can sit in the shade and just watch.  This is a great
opportunity to meet the Officers and other members, including honorary members (will there be a Jay Leno sighting again this year?  See invitation below).  Please bring
folding “Miata” chairs if you have them.                                      

Cowabunga BBQ will cater our lunch and the menu will be: smoked chicken quarters, smoked pulled pork, coleslaw, potato salad, green beans with bacon & onions, and
rolls.  SAMOA will provide sodas, waters, and Birthday cake.  
                        
The day will start with Ron Petrich leading an organized group drive to the winery.  Meet behind the McDonald’s at 11250 White Rock Road, Rancho Cordova by 9:00 AM
for a 9:30 AM departure.  Or you can drive there on your own: Windwalker is located at 7360 Perry Creek Road, Somerset (530 620-4054).  Plan to arrive around 11:00
AM for registration and to receive your wrist band.  In either case,
please print your own directions by following  this link  to Google Maps.  Wine tasting starts at 11:00
AM and lunch is scheduled for 12:30 PM.  

The cost is $10 per SAMOA member, payable in advance.  Each membership will be allowed two attendees at the $10 per person price.  Additional attendees and non-
member cost is $24 per person.  

RSVP for this event is required by Wednesday, September 20th. You can order tickets by mail, purchase at Club meetings, by using the RSVP button on the website, or
contact Jeanne George at 916 359-2627 or
jeanne@winfirst.com.   Make checks payable to SAMOA and mail to 1864 Bridgecreek Dr., Sacramento, CA 95833-1500.  
Payment in full must be received by Thursday, September 21st.

If you pay in advance for tickets, but find yourself unable to attend, please notify Jeanne by phone (916 359-2627) to cancel your attendance by September 21st for a
full refund.  NO REFUNDS issued after the caterer is given the final count on September 21st.  The BOO (Board of Officers) look forward to seeing you there.  
First SAMOA Gathering In Carmichael Park, October 13, 1990
SAMOA Picnic Gathering 2016
MazdaUSA skydiving team
B2 Bomber flyover
All dunk tanks banned
NE Miata sneak peek
International bocce ball
champion direct from Italy
I'll be there... Jay