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June Meeting: BBQ & Car Display

Sunday June 18th, 2017
11am-2pm
Berkeley Park, Denver
Map Here (Entrance at 48th Ave S. Drive and Tennyson)

The DEVC summer BBQ is back! Come and join us for a day of food, fun, and of course, electric vehicles.

Bring your electric car, or anything else electric that moves! The DEVC will be supplying burgers, hot dogs, veggie ­burgers, chips and drinks. If you would like, feel free to bring your favorite dish to share.

Flyer: 2017bbq.pdf

RSVP:
This will help us plan the number of people to buy for. It takes less than 1 minute!

http://devc.info/2017-summer-bbq-rsvp/

May Meeting: Horizons EV Club

Horizons K-8 School
4545 Sioux Drive, Boulder (map)
May 6th 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Our May DEVC meeting will be at Horizons K-8 School, 4545 Sioux Drive in Boulder. The School EV Club will have their projects on display and invite those with EV’s to join them for an EV show. Please RSVP to Dave Pence at arhsdave@aol.com or call 303-642-3050 if you will be bringing an EV. Also copies of the Electric Car Insider, EV Buyers Guide will be available for a $6 donation. Join us in support of the EV Club.

March Meeting 2: Evolve Electrics

Evolve Electrics
5735 Arapahoe Ave #C, Boulder, 80303 (map)
Wednesday March 29th, 3:00pm
google-calendar

The second meeting for March will be held at Evolve Electrics. This will be on Wednesday the 29th at 3:00PM. In addition to learning about their operation of providing high quality electronic parts and support, we will see an in-process conversion of a Ford Mustang that was originally started by Duke’s Garage, well known for its restoration of classic cars.

March Meeting 1: Colorado Renewable Energy Society

Jefferson Unitarian Church
14350 West 32nd Ave, Golden (map)
Thursday Mar 23 7:00 PM
google-calendar

We have two meetings for March. The first is with the Jeffco Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society, the JUC Green Task Force, and New Energy Colorado; where their featured speaker will be Rutt Bridges. He will be speaking on Driverless Cars and the Environment. Rutt Bridges is a futurist, entrepreneur, and author of Driverless Car Revolution.

The meeting will be held at the Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden. The event is free and everyone is invited to stay for a networking reception with food and drinks after the presentation. RSVP not required but helps them plan the food. RSVP here: www.tinyurl.com/jcres-rsvp

January Meeting: DEVC Business

Saturday January 21st, 2017
10AM-Noon
5660 Logan St, Denver, CO 80216 (map)
google-calendar

Our January meeting will be on Saturday the 21st from 10AM to 12Noon at the IBEW68 facility, 5660 Logan St, in Denver (near I-25 & 58th Ave). This will be a business meeting for the annual election of officers for President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. We will also confirm additional DEVC Board Member appointees for Webmaster, Newsletter Editor and Committee Chairpersons. Current committees are: EVSE Charging, EV Conversion, Education Outreach and Facebook. The meeting will then be open for input from the members and visitors on the upcoming 2017 DEVC meetings, events and activities. If you would like to run for any office, be considered for any appointed position, or provide written input, please email David at jdmc44@comcast.net

December Holiday Party

Saturday December 10th, 2016
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
281 W. 104th Avenue, Northglenn (map)
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The December meeting for both the DEVC and the CSEVC will be our annual holiday party at Cinzzetti’s Italian Market Restaurant.. This is an enormous buffet during the last two hours of their Saturday Weekend Brunch and you can check out their Menu at: http://www.cinzzettis.com/colorado/foodmenu/ Coffee, tea or soft drinks are included; espresso or alcoholic beverages are extra.

It would be most helpful if you would arrive between 12:15 and 12:45 so we can get everyone checked in beforehand. Members with annual dues current, get in for FREE. If your dues are not current, or you are not yet a member and would like to join us, dues will be collected at the door (Regular $20, or Sponsor $50). All guests of members will be $10 each. So we can give Cinzzetti’s a heads up on the number attending, please RSVP to me at: jdmc44@comcast.net by the 8th of December and include the number of guests attending with you.

This is a time when we have our largest turnout to a meeting with everyone connecting, or reconnecting, with fellow EV enthusiasts. Make sure you attend, you’ll be glad you did!

November Event: CSEVC Holiday Event at Glen Eyrie Castle

Saturday November 12, 2016
11:30am
3820 N 30th Street, Colorado Springs, CO (map)
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The November meeting is a joint event with the Colorado Springs EV Club, and will be their end of year holiday party at Glen Eyrie Castle. http://www.gleneyrie.org. Glen Eyrie was built by, and was the home of, the founder of the City of Colorado Springs, General William Jackson Palmer. It was initially finished in 1906.

The event will be held on Saturday the 12th at 11:30 AM at 3820 N 30th Street, on the west side of Colorado Springs, just North of Garden of the Gods. Come down and meet some new EV supporters in the Colorado Springs area. The following are the instructions from Mac McCauley with the CSEVC:

Park near the castle, there is plenty of parking. DO NOT PARK NEXT TO THE HILL! Bighorn sheep and mountain goats scramble about up there and knock down rocks on cars! The event will be in the King James Dining Room, inside the castle. You cannot enter prior to 11 AM and the meal starts at Noon, the luncheon will be over at 1:00 PM. This will be a sandwich BUFFET, consisting of chips, potato salad, fresh fruit, sandwich bar with condiments, water and soda. The cost will be $20 per person and Mac will collect the money (preferably cash) at the event. You must RSVP to Mac before the 11th at mac.mccauley@csevc.com If you can make it, just let him know who you are and how many people will be with you. He will answer your email by saying you are IN! Only then will your name be on the list.

The full info about the CSEVC event can be found here: http://www.csevc.com/2016/10/holiday-event-announced.html

October Meeting: Iron Edison Battery

Saturday, October 15th
10am-12pm
12860 W Cedar Dr, Lakewood, CO, 80228 (map)
http://ironedison.com

On Saturday October 15th Brandon Williams of Iron Edison Battery Company will host a presentation and Q&A session on off-grid electric vehicle charging,followed by a tour of the Iron Edison Lithium battery assembly facility.

Iron Edison Battery Company, headquartered in Lakewood at 12860 W Cedar Dr., offers Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron batteries for solar energy storage, along with complete solar energy system design services. Its team has designed thousands of off-grid and battery backup systems around the world using Nickel Iron or Lithium Iron battery types. Both Nickel Iron and Lithium Iron are longer lasting, more durable alternatives to traditional lead-acid batteries. Iron Edison is dedicated to educating people on the benefits of advanced battery technology for renewable energy storage.

September: History of EVs Presentation

CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC)
Auditorium (C120)
4001 Discovery Drive, Boulder, CO, 80303 (map)
6:45PM to 9:00PM

In addition to all the Drive Electric Week DEVC events this September, on Tuesday September 13th, from 6:45PM to 9:00PM, the Boulder County Chapter of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society will be hosting a presentation entitled, “The History of EVs and Why Gasoline-Powered Cars Are Obsolete”. This will be held at the CU Sustainability, Energy, and Environment Complex (SEEC) – Auditorium (C120). The presenters are our own J David McNeil and Jim Smith from the DEVC who will share their observations on the past, present and future of EVs. You can check out the description of the presentation and information on the presenters at:

http://www.meetup.com/Boulder-Colorado-Renewable-Energy-Society-Meetup/events/232757049/

September: Drive Electric Events

September 10th through September 18th

This is a time when a lot of electrics are displayed at the events, and their owners talk to people in answering questions and promoting the benefits of electric vehicles. Some dealers provide the opportunity for attendees to actually drive an electric car. Colorado now has nine events scheduled which are listed below:

Saturday the 10th, 10 AM to 2 PM
Ecotech Institute, 1400 S Abilene St, Aurora (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=754

Sunday the 11th, 11 AM to 2 PM
Aspen Community Picnic, 1000 Truscott Pl, Aspen (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=841

Sunday the 11th, 6 PM
Jefferson Unitarian Church, 14350 W 32nd Avenue, Golden (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=855

Tuesday the 13th, 5 PM to 7 PM
815 Cooper Avenue, Glenwood Springs (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=836

Wednesday the 14th, 1 PM to 3 PM
Colorado National Speedway, 4281 Co Rd 10, Dacono (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=643

Wednesday the 14th, 4 PM to 8 PM
Central Park, 13th and Canyon, Boulder (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=748

Saturday the 17th, 11 AM to 3 PM
First National Bank, 205 W Oak Street, Fort Collins (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=723

Saturday the 17th, 12 Noon to 4 PM
Chapel Hills Mall Parking Lot, 1710 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=636

Sunday the 18th, 9 AM to 3 PM
Golden Real Estate Parking Lot, 17695 S Golden Rd, Golden (map)
https://driveelectricweek.org/event.php?eventid=716

Links are listed for the details on each individual event, or you can go to the Drive Electric Week website https://driveelectricweek.org/ to see all the information available.

So far Aurora on the 10th has the highest number of attendees and vehicles registered, but Golden on the 18th has the largest number of registered models and mileage driven. Try to attend more than one event, especially if you have an electric. Also be sure to register on the corresponding link to attend, and/or volunteer to help the organizers of the event(s) you will be attending.