[Oeva-list] OEVA meeting this week - January 10

Gary Graunke gary at whitecape.org
Thu Jan 10 10:27:37 PST 2008

We don't have a presentation scheduled, so folks can share their holiday 

I also won't be able to attend tonight (we also have severe health 
problems at home and my daughter is getting married Saturday), so 
perhaps one of the members can step up and call the meeting to order.  I 
can send handouts and the sign if someone on the west side would like to 
take them.

We probably need to elect new officers this spring.  As Eric points out, 
both of us are pretty occupied taking care of our wives fighting cancer 
(this is NOT a criteria for being a co-chairman of the OEVA). There are 
a lot of new members over the last two years, and hopefully some can 
step up to lead our organization.  We are overdue for new elections as 
it is.

The other thing to keep in mind is that to remain a chapter of the EAA 
with its benefits (handouts, insurance for our events), we need to have 
two officers who are EAA members.


Eric Johnson wrote:
> It's time again for our monthly meeting.  Thursday, January 10th, 2008.  All should remember that everyone, member or not, is welcome to attend our meetings.
> All is per normal.  People usually start gathering a little after 7:00PM and the meeting starts at 7:30PM.  2 World Trade Center at 1st and Salmon in SW Portland.  The courtyard will be open to display vehicles and provide some charging.  The street-side charging will also be available just across 1st Ave.
> Please feel free to bring information, questions and vehicles!  Again, 
> non-OEVA-members are more than welcome!
> It looks again like I may not be there.  My wife's doing better, but her continuing chemo regimen is really messing up our schedules.  She's still responding to the new treatment, although not as dramatically as she initially was.  To take care of this, and the attendant work schedule anomalies, I've cut way back on non-family involvements.
> Do note that both of us OEVA co-chairs have wives with "incurable" breast cancer.  I think it may be a good time for someone else to fill at least one of our positions (Gary will have to speak for himself, but I'm only up to reserving the meeting room as a confirmed commitment).  Here's a chance (and at least one request) for someone to take an active role in operations.
> Have a good meeting, whether I'm there or not!
> Eric Johnson
> OEVA Co-chair
> Portland, OR
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