EVents 2007 02 13
Join us at our SEVA Meetings
Unless otherwise posted here, or sent out over the SEVA Maillist each Monthly Meeting is Held on the Evening of the Second Tuesday of each Month commencing at 7 p.m. or there about. Meetings are held at the Church of the Nazarene at 44th St. NE, and 3rd Ave NE, just behind Dicks Drive In on 45th. Their fire damage has been repaired, and they welcome us back. We encourage visitors and members to help support this free venue with the purchase of some fine coffee and other refreshments downstairs at the Mosaic Community Coffee House.
February 13th 2007 Meeting CHANAGE OF VENUE
This is IMPORTANT
The February 13th Meeting will NOT BE at Chuck's house. We have been INVITED to Pacific Power Batteries 3729 Broadway in down town Everett. Same time 7 pm Hosted by PPB's CEO Steve Ahmann.. He has good connections with the Community College folks up north, and he has invited many of them to attend our meeting and for all of us to get to know each other. Suggest we do as much car pooling as possible.
February 13th 2007 Meeting
If you were not there, it would be hard to believe what a wonderful and vibrant meeting it was. Rain, and a horrific accident north of Everett, causing miles and miles of grid-lock could not stop a record turn out. A very special Big SEVA Thanks to Steve Ahmann and his Pacific Power Batteries crew. Especially the inclusion of folks from Everett Community College, most notably Ms. Jamie Curtismith, head of Business Education. She will be following through with Eric Davashaul in the Engineering school. The connection could not be more appropriate. Chances are that folks from SEVA and people from ECC will be collaborating on EV courses, and some EV improvements on their Geo Metro Electric soon.
I counted almost 40 people. There was standing room only in Ahmann’s big Battery Warehouse. But what better place to have an EV Meeting than being surrounded by thousands of Storage Batteries.
Jason Henderson, had an EV Grin from ear to ear, while driving his new EV Saturn sedan all the way up from Dave Clouds skunk-works. They received a good re-charge thanks to Pacific Power Battery, and made the return trip with out a hitch. Dave’s work was admired by all the members and students. Rich Rudman's PFC charger supplied the DC Amps.
Paul Peavyhouse with help from Stephen Johnson, drove his Chev GM S10 Electric Pick up to the meeting also. Had a little trouble keeping the 240 V Breaker engaged. Seems the Magnacharger wanted to suck more Amps than the circuit was happy with.
New members were too numerous to count here. The Community College Students, Friends of Pacific Power, folks in and around Everett which would find it difficult to drive all the way to Seattle, came out of the wood work to join us.
Today, Wednesday 2/14/07, Valentines day, folks from SEVA and MC Electric are returning to Olympia to testify on House Bill 1820, which if passed and signed will allow appropriate NEV’s to attain speeds of 35 mph on local roads and streets, in stead of the limiting 25 mph currently the LAW.
The Meeting was so CHARGED, that several announcements slipped passed me. Things I should have announced are: We will be meeting with the Young Democrats Group at the UW on Feb 21st Wednesday evening. Also on the 22nd, there will be another FREE showing of “Who Killed the Electric Car” at the community center at Camp Long in West Seattle.
I know I have probably not made note of all the news worth printing. So I invite any and all of you to add your two watts if you wish.
Next months meeting, March 13th, will again be at Chuck Benson’s house unless posted otherwise. I have commissioned Chuck to look into larger meeting places round the area, for it seems SEVA is Growing.
Till then…. Keep your batteries charged and keep in touch.