GEVA MINUTES 4/9/17

Minutes from 3/12/17 were read and approved.

Wayne reported from Ron Freund that the club has a fund balance of $629.26 as of 12/31/2016. Let the club know of any ideas to use some of this money.

Wayne also said that the Nisssan  discount of $10,000 on a new Leaf is extended until April 30, 2017.

EarthDay will be Saturday and Sunday April 22 and 23. It will be from 11AM to 5PM at Forest Park. Our club will have several EVs to show and information on EVs will be available. Those bringing an EV need to be there by 8:30AM.

Kyle said that the new 2018 Leaf will be available sometime in September. The Chevy Bolt will also be available by the end of the year.  It does not have a ChadeMo plug but only a SAE Combo plug.

Mike said that our website ( gatewayev.org) has a broken link to our sponsor EAA site. Wayne said he would fix it. Ed. The link has been fixed.

Josh informed the club that he will be joining the National Guard and will be in basic training from the end of May until September. He will not be able to help with the National Drive Electric Week (NDEW) hosted by the Science Center on the planetarium parking lot on 9/17/17. He will register the event with NDEW. He reminded the club that he still has the go-kart. Kyle mentioned that lifetime plates are available for trailers if we need to transport the go-kart.

Dan said that he wants to check out the charging stations around the St. Louis area to see which ones are available for public use. Wayne suggested that he make notes of the ones that work (or do not work) as information the club could publish.

Wayne told the club of an invitation from the Webster University Sustainability Conference this summer. They would like to have a short 30-40 minute lecture on EVs with emphasis on “connecting the dots” of sustainability, technology, and infrastructure. The talk will be at Webster University on a Wednesday at noon on a date to be determined. Wayne said he could make some slides and John said he may be able to help.

Mike said he is having a ribbon cutting for his new Optometry office in Swansea, IL on April 20 from 12-6PM. He has installed 24KWH of solar panels and has two Level 2 chargers (J1772) at no charge for public use. You can charge from sunshine at this station!