MEVA will hold its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, November 28th, 2013 at 6 PM.
Great Guest Speakers:
1: Robert V. Parsons and Jairo Viafara will present their recent study: Consumer Attitudes About Electric Cars: Pricing Analysis And Policy Implications, which was first presented at the annual Canadian electric vehicle conference in October. This paper has some very intriguing conclusions, and is something that anyone who is interested in promoting electric vehicles to the general public should see.
2: The other guest speaker will be Dale Friesen, Division Manager, Industrial and Commercial Solutions for Manitoba Hydro. Mr. Friesen will talk about the New Flyer/Mitsubishi electric bus that a number of MEVA members are familiar with. Mr. Friesen spoke about the electric bus at the annual Electric Vehicle Summit in Toronto earlier this year.
This year, MEVA will hold the AGM at The Hilton, which is the first hotel in Winnipeg to have a public electric vehicle charger. The Hilton has been very gracious and has put together special arrangements for our meeting. Their chefs have prepared a really delicious meal for us. Please RSVP, so the hotel will have a realistic count of how many will be coming.
The main business at the AGM will be to elect MEVA’s executive for 2014. If you are a MEVA member, and would like to run for a position, now is your chance to put your name forward. Your vote only counts at this meeting, so please come out to vote!
See you then!
Time: Thursday, November 28th, 6 pm
Place: The Hilton, 1800 Wellington Avenue (near the Airport, at King Edward)
MEVA is pleased to announce that we have been invited to hold our May Monthly Meeting at Red River College in order for us to see and hear information related to the Team Wikispeed project (see Youtube video below). This session will be of interest to everyone, members of the public are encouraged to attend.
Date/Time: 30 May, 2013 7:00 p.m.
Location: Room P415 (4th floor), Red River College, 160 Princess St., in Winnipeg’s old Exchange District.
Kyle Friesen, of Steinbach, will be bringing his Model S Signature to the next MEVA (Manitoba Electric Vehicle Association) meeting. It will be held in room 218 of the Plant Science building on the U of M campus. We’ve made arrangements for the car to be indoors for a viewing and presentation by Kyle. The meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Feb 28. Everyone welcome!
MEVA held it’s Annual General Meeting on the 6th of December 2012, during which time elections were held for positions being vacated on the Executive. MEVA wishes to welcome the following members to their new positions:
Ed Innes – President Neil Crawford – Vice-President Robert Elms – Member-at-large
Secretary Roger Lepinsky and Treasurer Willard Elliott have agreed to stay on in their current positions for the upcoming year.
Outgoing President Rob McClement thanked the membership of MEVA for their passion, talent, time and resources, and in particular the support provided to him by outgoing Vice-President Mike Loewen and Member-at-large Ariel Epstein. Rob and Mike will still be fixtures within MEVA, however we’re sad to report (but happy for him!) that Ariel and family will be moving to British Columbia in the near future. Rob was thanked by Mike for his excellent work on behalf of MEVA and was treated to a round of applause by everyone.
We are pleased to invite you to our Annual General Meeting of MEVA for 2012. It will be held at the Canad Inns Fort Garry, Winnipeg, on Thursday, December 6th. Guests are welcome to attend, please consider bringing a family member or friend! The doors will be open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 with the meeting to follow at 7:30.
A buffet dinner will precede the meeting; the cost for a buffet meal will be approximately $15-20/per person (plus gratuity, individual bills will be provided). During the meeting, elections will take place for any executive positions that nominations have been received for.
Our guest speaker for the evening will be Daniel Lepp Friesen who will present on the “50 by 30″ initiative. http://www.50by30.org/
An agenda which will be forwarded in the coming week.
Members are asked to RSVP and indicate if they will be attending the Dinner and/or Meeting and how many people will be coming.
We look forward to seeing everyone on the 6th!
6 December 2012
Doors open at 5:30pm
Canad Inns Fort Garry
1824 Pembina Highway
Would you like to know more about MEVA? Interested in Electric Vehicles and want to connect with other like-minded people? In that case you’re hereby invited to join us for our March Monthly Meeting (guests are always welcome!)
This month’s meeting will feature a presentation from member Gerry Kopelow who is one of the handful of people in the Province who has done an EV conversion. Through the process of converting his 1985 BMW to electric operation, Gerry had to learn new skills and do an enormous amount of research which he readily shares with others.
Always included at our meetings is a chance to discuss current EV issues, events or related topics amongst our members and guests.
Come on out and meet with people who share your interests!