MEVA 1st Annual Founder’s Awards

At this year’s Annual General Meeting two awards were handed out to persons who had effectively helped MEVA in some unique way over the past year.  Dave Connell, Past-President of MEVA created the awards and donated the plaques for this purpose.

The first award, the Most Valuable Contributor is awarded to Mychaylo Prystupa of CBC Manitoba for his work on the “Peak Oil” investigative story series he worked on earlier this year.  As part of his investigation Mychaylo interviewed several MEVA members and was instrumental in bringing our message to a wider audience.  You can see the applicable CBC News story here:

The second award for Most Valuable Assistance is given this year to Rob McClement for volunteering for the position of President during the last seven months of 2011 when Dave Connell had to step down.  Rob is one of the early members of MEVA and had been heavily involved already with the organization even before he became President.  His hard work and dedication are deeply appreciated; good luck for 2012!

MEVA Executive Election results

MEVA held it’s Annual General Meeting last Thursday, the 24th of November 2011 at the Canad Inns Fort Garry location. Along with a buffet dinner and several educational presentations, we held our Annual Elections for the Executive Committee. Many of the faces are staying the same, however two of the positions now have new faces in them. Here are the results:

Rob McClement, President (re-elected)
Mike Loewen, Vice-President (re-elected)
Willard Elliott, Treasurer (re-elected)
Rodger Lepinsky, Secretary (new)
Ariel Epstein, Member-at-Large (new)

Congratulations to everyone on the Executive Committee and good luck in your next term!

MEVA Nissan Leaf Owner tells all..

MEVA’s Ariel Epstein recently purchased a 2011 Nissan Leaf and demonstrates the vehicle in this video clip. It was not an easy process to purchase one, however Ariel persisted and was able to secure one of the few available. Ariel reports so far that the vehicle is performing up to his expectations, and treats it as his families “primary vehicle”.

Video provided courtest of Shaw TV
(some audio missing)