EVents 2007 10 09
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.
October 9th 2007 Meeting
October 9th Seattle EV Association Meeting
For a cold and rainy Fall night, it was a great crowd. Lots of new- comers eager to learn about batteries, motors, conversions, and EV Politics.
It seems I always forget something. Should probably be preparing Meeting Agendas from here on out. We did not review our successful EVvents at Clean Vehicles NOW, and Clean Energy Expo, and the EV Show in Tacoma at LeMay Musium, and the UW WashPrig student folks.. At Clean VEhicles Now, many of us got to meet the 2nd Man on the MOON, Buzz Aldrin, and ofcourse say "Hellow" to Mayor Nichols, and County Exec Ron Sims...
I gave a quick review of the EV-ents in the near future. Starting with: NW Energy Coalition 26th Anniversary Friday Oct. 12, St. Demetrios Hall $100. a person Puget Sound Clean Cities Annual Meeting, Oct 23rd, Seattle Center, 8:30 am
Naval Station Everett's Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Showcase Oct 24th. This is a good opportunity for folks in North King County and in the Everett area to Show their Stuff. Several folks showed interest. Here below are details:
- Date: Wednesday, October 24th, Time: 11am - 1pm
- Set-up begins - at 10:00 - you must be completely set-up by 10:50a.m.
- Break-down - begins at 1:00 p.m.
- Location: "The Courtyard", in between Bldg 2000, Bldg 2025 (The Galley), & Bldg. 1950, the Gym.
- To participate you will have to get the following information to
- Ashli M. Bush
- Electrical Engineer/Energy Manager
- NAVFAC NW Facilities Engineering
- Phone: (425)304-3394
- Fax: (425)304-4505
- Email: ashli.bush(at)navy.mil
To get access to the Naval Station you will need to provide the following information to Ashli, no later than Oct 19th:
- Drivers License & State
- Full Name of Driver including middle name
- Date of Birth
And Lastly, If you are going to go, PLEASE let me know so I can get some SEVA literature to you for Hand Outs…
Other Events: The Seattle International Auto Show Oct 31 to Nov 3rd.
And the really BIG ONE the 23rd EVS Convention ( EVS-23 in Anahiem California ) Check out: http://www.electricdrive.org/evs23/index.php?tg=articles&topics=213 Kent Bakke and I are considering attending, but are in the midst of trying to cut some discounts and contributions to defray what could be over $1000. in expenses to attend.
Also on the West Coast this month:
- Southern Cal Clean Vehicle Expo 10 16-17
- Santa Monicaa Alt. Car Expo 10 19-20
- ( Our friends in Chelane will be speaking there on PHEV’s
Good News: Our new member Jeff Finn has retained Dave Cloud to help him convert a Geo Metro into an Electaric for Jeff. Jeff has also taken additional orders for SEVA Name Tag Badges..
Thanks to Chuck Huckaby for making a DVD of the CBS Sunday Morning show on Electric Cars, and to Bruce Sherry for bringing a flat-panel TV and speakers so we could all watch it. Also on the same DVD was a replay of Bill Dube’s fateful Killacycle crash. Don Father Time Crabtree tells me that both Bill and the Drag Bike are OK..
We learned late in the meeting that Vijay Vaitheeswaran, an MIT-trained engineer and global energy and environment correspondent for The Economist, who was featured in the CBS program above, will be at the University Book Store, for a book signing and lecture Thursday Night, 10-12-70 at or around 7 pm. His new book is: ZOOM. The Global race to Fuel the Car of the Future. Check with the U-Book Store For Details...
John Frost was happy to receive two CD’s of a few dozen pictures of our members Electric Cars suitable for the 2008 SEVA Calendar. However, many of the pictures are lacking Names of the Owners and other data. He will be bringing Proofs to the next few meetings for clarification prior to Printing.
As we were leaving, one of our new members, a (not so) proud owner of a 4 door, 3 wheel ZAP Xerba told us he was locked out due to a door latch failure. One Coat Hanger, Two Flashlights, 3 SEVA members later, we were able to get the lock up and the door open. Thank You’s all around.
And lastly: As the Club has grown by leaps and bounds over the last year, it has become impractical to have our Christmas Meeting in a members home. Just too many folks. So we will be soliciting ideas for the December meeting at the November 13th meeting. See you all then...