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EVents 2010 03 09

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Our monthly meetings are held at the Church of the Nazarene above the Mosaic Community Coffee House.

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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.

March 9th 2010 Meeting

Hellow SEVA !

Got several apologies here. First I am having a very hard time sitting down to write my monthly meeting minutes. I think they call it “Writers Block”.. Perhaps it was the great ‘Faux Pas’, of introducing our gust speaker Jim Blaisdell, as “Bill” or what ever I said. He was gracious enough to thank me as “Thank You Fritz”. Good humor… And I have thanked him and apologized. Or perhaps it was the New Revelations about charging infrastructure at ones home, and Seattle Electrical Code, and Load Calculations, and the fact that perhaps…Just perhaps for us… the whole IDEA of having a 21st Century Factory Built Electric Car is beyond us… what with a 80 some year old home…. and an antiquated 100 amp Service Panel.

Beyond all this blood letting…. Jim’s presentation and question and answer session on Coulomb Technologies ChargePoint stations was very interesting and very helpful. I just got through sharing an e-mail exchange with Jim, and he apologizes for the incorrect information on the access cards. There is a ONE TIME $9.95 FEE to apply for one of the access key cards. Their WEB Sight to sign up and apply for a card is: ( )

NOW…. All these EV-ents and dates and detail… ( boy I wish I could get some help with this… I wake up some times in a cold sweat thinking… “ Oh GOD… I forgot the High school we were supposed to be at last Tuesday !!” ) or what ever…. This is for Ryan, but perhaps we should add ONE MORE category on our Web Sight Left Hand List…..”EV Event Invitations” And keep this separate from events we have committed to under EVENTS Pending….

March 12th Friday: TOO LATE “Built Green” Conference Open to the Public Web Sight: Contact: Laura Groth: 425-278-0222

March 18th Thursday: NAFA Green Fleets Meeting ( National Association of Fleet Administrators)9 am to 3 pm at Saltys on Alki Contact: Deanne Radke, Fleet Administration Division, (206) 296-6569 To Stop by is probably FREE. To ATTEND the meetings plus LUNCH is $50.

March 21st Wednesday: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Shoreline City Hall. 17500 Meridian Ave. No. All EV Owners invited to attend and show their Stuff. 4 pm…6 pm

April 1st Thursday: Resource Conservation Manager at the Bellevue School District , formerly the City of Issaquah Resource Conservation Office working at Interlake HS is currently working on Level Two of the King County Green Schools Program, focusing on energy conservation. Their Green Team will be doing an Energy Week March 29 – April 2nd. They NEED someone from SEVA to help man a booth on Thursday at Noon. Contact Lynn McKay ( ) if you can donate a little time and Hand Out SEVA information.

April 21st Wednesday: ( MULTIPLE EV-ents)

April 21st GO GREEN 2010 Seattle Conference WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21st 2010 Hyatt at the Olive 8, ( 3rd Floor) Leed Silver Certified, 1635 8th Ave. Seattle 7:30 am to 4:30 pm As of this writing, Pacific EV, and SEVA will be represented. No Car Displays

INVITATION: April 21st. Bellevue High School Earthbound Club. Bellevue City Hall Contact Mr. Ted Cox, at ( if you can participate.

April 24th Saturday ( MULTIPLE EV-ents )

1. The First District Democrats are planning a public forum on climate change, on Saturday, April 24. Congressman Jay Inslee will be the keynote speaker. Details Confirm your attendance by calling Jim Eachus at 425 481 8017. There is a $20. fee for Lunch

2. Mercer Island “Leap for GREEN 2010. Their 3rd Annual Earth Day celebration 10 am till 2 pm at the Mercer Island Community Center. To participate contact: Joy Johnston a (206) 275-7791 or

Until we have paid staff… or a volunteer to help co-ordinate EV-Ents, please respond to me if you can participate in any way…

Now…. The rest of the meeting… We reviewed several EV’s for Sale to include an S-10 pick up with AC Drive, a Blue Sparrow, a White VW Cabriolet, and a Geo Metro.

Jeff Finn did a brief report on the SB 6377 which we believe to be D.O.A. but that we should now get to work on crafting a bill that we CAN support. Also there was a bill passed recently which will allow a municipality to legalize within their own jurisdiction to use of Golf Carts on their public streets. Some TESLA owners mused that they did not want to be STUCK behind an electric Golf Cart in traffic… ( LOL)

Dave Cloud reported on recent Electrathon Victories, and the adventures of driving an Electric Car he sold up on the tippy top of a Car Carrier, where all you can see out the windshield is SKY, as the transport Driver kept saying..” C’mon just a little further, a little further” Scary !!

We gave a quick LOOK see at pictures of Jay’s beautiful Karman Giah, and Chucks Lithium powered commercial field mower, and Cory from Pacific EV and his experiments holding Li-Ion prismatic cells together with epoxy..

A good report on the 4 – Day – transformation of an older Volvo to Li-Ion Electric. The young lady owner was kind enough to come to the meeting for all to see. Special thanks to Matt P. of X-Ray Auto, Dave Cloud, Kent Bakke, and Dave Barden, and others… Great little car.

Last but not least, we acquired a copy of the National EAA Yearly Meeting Slide Show on PDF file, and shared it with everyone. Most notable item was a Confirmation that SEVA is by 40 percent, the Largest EAA Chapter in the USA.

As before… Any one, and every one are encouraged to ADD or Amend this report as they see fit, both on the SEVA E-Mail List and on our wiki-SEVA Web Sight under Meeting Minutes.