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!
Congratulations to MEVA member Ross Redman on receiving his 2012 Mitsubishi i-MiEV yesterday! Ross is the first Canadian consumer to receive one of these vehicles; a car he wanted so bad that he put down a deposit on it a few years ago!
Ross picked up the vehicle at Waverly Mitsubishi yesterday; the event was attended by the media as well as many other interested onlookers.
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!