Membership fees can now be paid using PayPal (the cost reflects the fees charged by PayPal). See the link on the membership page!
Annual Membership fees are due now. You can either pay via PayPal using the link on the Membership page or by sending a check to:
Willamette Valley Miata Club
PO Box 20612
Keizer, OR 97307
Whichever way you decide to make your payment please complete the Membership form and return it to us either electronically or via mail
Monthly Club Meeting
Join us at our Monthly Club Meeting, TBA at the Paddington's Pizza, 5255 Commercial St SE, Salem, OR.
This meeting will be to recap Explore Oregon 2017 and plan some future events for the remainder of this year. Please RSVP
for this meeting so we can make the appropriate reservation.
Saturday Morning Coffee
Join us for coffee every Saturday morning at 9:00 for coffee and camaraderie 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!
Alsea River Run
Saturday, August 12, 2018
Join Chris as he takes you on a great drive out Soap Creek Road, over to the Alsea Falls, and into Monroe for Lunch. This drive has lots of fun for everyone.
We will meet at the Subway, 5765 Commercial St SE. I We would like to meet at 8:30 and plan on leaving at 9:00. Hope to see you there! Please RSVP so we can make plans for lunch!
Old Historic Columbia Hwy
Saturday, September 9th
Join Jerry Thalhamer for this fantastic scenic ride. To let you know...this is NOT a fast drive ... but absolutely spectacular in beauty...numerous waterfalls...and of course...wait for it...Vista House...amazing in itself. This will probably be an all day drive...stopping for lunch somewhere along the way.
In order to avoid hoards of people and cars...I would like to meet at the Wilsonville Exit 286 - Costco Gas parking lot @ 7am...with a preferred start on the Old Historic Hwy at 8am.
Due to the roads and possible traffic conditions...I believe it would be best to limit the amount of cars to six (6)...so it may be truly enjoyed by all! ZOOM- ZOOM.Please RSVP so we
can make plans for lunch!
Explore Oregon 2018
"The Premier Summer Miata Tour Event"
July 19-22, 2018
"EXPLORE OREGON" is an annual premier summer 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 Umpqua Valley as we spend an incredible weekend in Roseburg, OR.
Roseburg - Our destination
Roseburg is situated at the heart of the Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua in scenic, Southwestern Oregon. On Interstate 5, it is 67 miles south of the state's second largest city, Eugene, and 123 miles north of the California border. Traveling by State Highway 38/138 or 42, Roseburg is about 80 miles inland from the Pacific coastal communities Reedsport and Coos Bay. Highway 138 continues east from the city along the North Umpqua River. It is 79 miles to Diamond Lake at the summit of the Oregon Cascades and just 20 miles more to Crater Lake National Park.
One of the nicest things about Roseburg is its seasons. Winters are cool without much freezing and provide most of the rainfall that brings blossom-filled springs. A warming trend begins in April and May, continuing into the summery days of July and August. Fall weather is pleasant and crisp, producing brilliant leaf colors in late October.
The Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua have been compared geographically and climatologically with Italy and Southern France. Extremes of heat and cold are rare. The summer humidity is low and snowfall is rare on the valley floor. The normal growing season is 217 days. Roseburg enjoys one of the lowest average wind velocities in the United States.
The Windmill Inn of Roseburg welcomes you during your stay in Central Oregon. Our family owned and operated hotel has roots that run deep in the Umpqua Valley, which has allowed us to perfect the art of strong service and affordability. That's why we have been named #1 on TripAdvisor among hotels in Roseburg.
Located just off I-5, there are plenty of things to do while in Roseburg. Hike through the Southern Cascade Mountains in Umpqua National Forest. Explore the natural landscape of the Rogue-Umpqua scenic Byway and notice the wildlife along the way. Tour the wineries of Umpqua Valley and taste the wide variety of award winning wines they offer.
Be sure to take advantage of all the amenities available at our hotel. Our clean, comfortable rooms are family friendly with free Wi-Fi, expanded cable, microwaves and mini-fridges. We make the choice easy when you're looking to stay in Central Oregon.
ALL HOTEL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE NO LATER THAN "JUNE 11, 2018" AFTER THIS DATE ROOM AVAILABILITY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED!
Singe W/Breakfast $145
Double Queen W/Breakfast $145
Studio Suite W/Breakfast $159
Guests can make reservations by calling the hotel directly at 541-673-0901 and requesting the Explore Oregon group block. Individuals may cancel their guestrooms up until 24 hours prior to arrival. Should any individual cancel within 24 hours of arrival they will be charged one night at the group rate of $145.00/$159.00 plus 9.8% tax per room cancelled.
ALL RESERVATIONS MUST BE MADE BY JUNE 11th, 2018.
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 $10.00 per shirt.
Sign Up Now: Send registration check or money order to:
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!
DUE TO THE DEPOSIT FOR THE DINNER WE CANNOT DO ANY REFUNDS AFTER JUNE 3, 2018.
Sign Up Now:
PAYMENT OPTIONS: CHECK OR MONEY ORDER SENT TO:
P.O. Box 20612
Keizer, OR 97307
OR YOU CAN PAY ONLINE USING THE PAYPAL LINK BELOW!
NOTE: CANADIAN RESIDENTS MUST USE PAYPAL
Thursday, July 19, 5-9 PM -- Event Check-in and Welcome Reception
Friday, July 20 -- Various activities are being planned for the daytime hours with everyone on their own for dinner in Roseburg.
Saturday, July 21 -- Various activities are being planned for the daytime hours with a dinner banquet Saturday evening. Cocktail hour from 6-7 and Dinner will be served at 7. There will plenty of fun and prizes to be claimed.
Sunday, July 22 -- 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 www.oregonmx5.com and emailed to all those registered.
* Chris and Karen McCarty - WVMC
* Barry Strain - Sea to Sky Miata Club