[Oeva-list] notes of meeting 4/10

patrick0101 at gmail.com patrick0101 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 11 12:19:14 PDT 2008

> 4/19 Earth Day Events
> Living Green Beaverton Neighborhood Summit 9-12:30
> we have a table.
> at this point, no one appears signed up to work the
> event.
> anybody?

I am signed up to work this event. I have previously sent email to this list
and to Paul. Paul said that he and likely one other person would
additionally going to be there and that he was going to bring the hand-out
material.  If this is no longer true, I'll staff the event solo if needed.
I'll just need to get the hand-out and maybe Gary's tri-fold display.

On 4/11/08, Ron Jayasuriya <evmail4ron at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Notes from OEVA monthly meeting 4/10.
> Attendance:  I counted over 50 people.
> Cars: I didn't have a chance to write down which ones
> were there.
> There were about 4 or 5 cars there, all of which have
> been at meetings before.
> There was a newly finished electric scooter conversion
> though
> Agenda for meeting was listed as follows:
> New People
> EVents
> Brainstorm
> EV Updates
> Subgroups
> New People
> We welcomed a handful of newcomers, with varied
> interests.
> Events
> Paul Burkey is our event coordinator
> email:  paburkey at juno.com
> Past events -- Better Living Show was a success.
> Thanks to Gary for bringing his car, and to those who
> helped man the booth.  It sounded like enough people
> stepped up to help that no one felt that they were
> doing more than they wanted to.
> Upcoming Events (this part overlaps with Paul's recent
> post)
> This Saturday there is an event in Tualatin from 12-3.
> (T-V Council???)
> Buzz from MC EV will bring a car.  If you'd like to
> help you can probably contact Buzz at MC electric or
> Paul Burkey for more details.
> 4/16 Oregon Convention Center will have "Clean
> Technology" presentations 9-4:30.  Cost to attend is
> $60.  Paul has more details if you are interested
> 4/19 Earth Day Events
> Living Green Beaverton Neighborhood Summit 9-12:30
> we have a table.
> at this point, no one appears signed up to work the
> event.
> anybody?
> 82nd Ave Rose Parade
> staging for parade 7am (at the north end of Eastport
> Plaza), parade at 9am, projected to last 1-1.5 hours.
> Contacts are:
> Ken Turner
> turnerkor at msn.com
> (503) 4846885
> or
> The Support Group (503) 774-2832
> There is a form to be filled out if you want to drive
> a car in the parade.
> Editor's note:  Seems like we could use some type of
> banner or something.  What does the club currently
> have in the way of table banners etc.?
> Also, not mentioned for earth day is the festival at
> Overlook Park (did it get overlooked? or are we not
> involved?)
> 4/22  David Douglas HS 8-3pm
> Still need volunteers
> 4/23 PCC Sylvania Green Business Fair
> Coming in May:
> EV Awareness Day
> Memorial Day Weekend at PIR
> Coordinator Brad Hippert
> brad.hippert at porteon.net
> There seemed to be enough interest to warrant a two
> day event.
> That would be Sat 5/24 and Sun 5/25 with option of Mon
> 5/26 as a rain makeup day.
> This is the club's big annual event.
> In the past this has been held at Pioneer Sqare, so
> this is an opportunity to do something different.
> And an opportunity for people to step up to help make
> it a success.
> Rick Barnes suggested we have t-shirts (and hats?)
> that we can sell to raise some revenue for the club.
> Anybody capable of doing this should contact Rick
> Barnes.
> Rick also suggested that his favorite organization the
> EAA be asked to list the event on it's website.  In
> response to his enthusiasm the group appointed him to
> be our EAA representative.
> The last event mentioned was that SEVA is looking to
> do some kind of distance event.  Don from Vancouver
> knows more about it.
> Guest Speaker
> We were lucky to have Adam Szczepanek from
> Aerovironment give a short presentation on
> Aerovironment's history with electric vehicles.  He
> was in town talking to the City of Portland about
> opportunities to make Portland the leading EV city in
> the nation.  We hope to see Adam in town again, and
> have promised him a projector for next time.
> Brainstorming session led by Tim Kutscha
> I'll try to type this up and post it separately.
> Pretty lengthy list of ideas.
> I want to make sure to mention the idea to have
> subgroups be part of the meeting format.  This would
> allow people to work on more in-depth issues for a
> short time during the meeting
> Currently there is a working subgroup on charging
> stations, headed by Jeff Kim  (jkim at shorepower.com)
> other subgroups that were suggested and received
> support:
> EV Awareness/Promotion - This would be headed by our
> event coordinator Paul Burkey
> Open source ev conversion kit (headed by Tim?)
> A lot of people want what I call shoptime, This could
> be access to a communal shop, or visits to individual
> member's shops, all kinds of other possibilities.  But
> the idea seems to be something more "hands on."  Jim
> Berry, a new member, volunteered to take this on.
> Sorry Jim, I didn't get your email.
> New Projects
> Victor (metricmind) announced start of an Audi A6
> conversion that will use TWO AC motors (front and
> rear).  Sounds like the car is being prepped for
> conversion now.  According to Victor, John Weyland did
> something similar with a Subaru.  We hope Victor will
> bring his car to a meeting when it's ready.
> Chris (sorry no last name) working on
> homebuilt/designed AC system
> Jake brought us his "Resistor" scooter project.  36V
> lithium batteries.
> Nice job Jake.  Sorry I didn't get your full name or
> email.
> Next meeting Thursday 5/8.
> Note:
> Some members, including our chairman will be in
> Wenachee at a PHEV event.  So, it would be good if our
> co-chairperson or someone else would take
> responsibility for setting up and running the meeting.
> That's about it.  Again, thanks to everyone for being
> there, and to those helping with events, subgroups,
> etc.
> If I misspelled your name, my apologies, please offer
> corrections if you like.
> And if I left anything out, feel free to post to the
> oeva board.
> Hope to see you soon at an oeva meeting or event!
> Ron Jayasuriya
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