New MiHG Meet Agenda this Sat, 10-23

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  1. bradlee

    bradlee Drive Less When You can - Drive $mart When You Do

    Hello to all MiHG members and friends,

    We might all be deluded by this beautiful autumn weather thinking that winter may not arrive this year. But if you’ve lived in the area, you all know that it will be coming and we need to review our cold weather driving techniques. I’m sure that will be a topic in our round robin session at the beginning of this Meet. So we hope that you’ll pick your top winter driving tip to share with attending members that are eager to pick up some new techniques.

    With the cold weather in mind, this is a reminder about our MiHG, Chicago Prius Group and Madison Hybrid Group annual EBH (Electric Block Heater) Install Party. It will be held at Tom Brunka’s Garage on Saturday, November 6th in Milwaukee from 9 AM until finished with Wayne Mitchell and Ken Keuler performing the installs. We will have Toyota OEM EBH’s on hand for sale and would seriously encourage all MiHG members to consider having EBH’s on their vehicles. We need some volunteers to assist the installers so if you are interested in an install or with helping out, please send me an email.

    We’ll have one main segment at this October Meet and it will be timely and informative as EV’s (Electric Vehicles) are reaching the public. Planning Team member Wayne Gerdes will do a presentation on the new 2011 Nissan Leaf including his impressions based on his test drive of the vehicle. He will also give his feedback on his recent record breaking drive with the 2011 Hyundai Sonata, achieving 56.7 mpg in an EPA rated 29 mpg combined vehicle.

    For our first timers, here’s the way things generally work at a meet. We begin to gather in the Library parking lot about 9:15am to schmooze and show off our vehicles. If the weather is good, we’ll begin check-in and our VTP’s (Vehicle Tire Pressures) at that time. At 10:00am we’ll begin to setup our room and by 10:20 we should be set to begin our introduction round robin. We’ll have a short session and then take a short break for snacks and item sales. We’ll then have our main session and offer some updates, reviews, news, short subjects and door prizes and then break for lunch about 12:00 pm. After our potluck lunch, we’ll begin our Drive $mart sessions about 12:30 pm and begin cleanup. Beverages and utensils will be supplied but we encourage all attending to bring some food to share. (Main dishes are greatly appreciated). Be prepared to be gracious, with the understanding that the agenda usually does not follow the timeline.

    Milwaukee Hybrid Group Meet, No 24
    Saturday, October 23, 2009

    9:30am to 1:30pm
    Oak Creek Public Library
    8620 South Howell Avenue
    Oak Creek, WI. 53154


    9:00 – 10:00 Outdoor gathering, discussion and VTP checks
    10:00 – 10:20 Check in, room setup and informal discussion
    10:20 – 11:10 Introductions and performance updates
    11:10 – 11:20 BREAK
    11:15 – 11:40 “Initial Thoughts on the Nissan Leaf” by Wayne Gerdes, MiHG Planning Team & CLEANMPG
    11:40 – 11:55 Open Discussion with Q/A
    11:55 – 12:15 MiHG updates, spectacular door prizes
    12:15 – Open Lunch, VTP results and informal discussion
    12:45 - Open Drive $mart America driver training

    Please feel free to bring any co-worker, friend or relative if they are thinking about buying a hybrid or are interested in getting better mpg in whatever they’re currently driving. Our meets are the best way to get accurate and real life info on hybrids and actual hands on Drive $mart training for hybrids and non-hybrid vehicles with some of the best drivers in the World. We’ll also have “spectacular” door prizes, free handouts and interesting displays in addition to our legendary MiHG camaraderie.

    We will also have the following items for sale at the Meet:
    The Accutire Tire Gauge MS4350B for $14.95.
    The Linear Logic ScanGauge 2 with X Gauge for $139.95
    Toyota OEM Electric Block Heater for $39.95
    Build Your Own Electric Car…CHEAP DVD/CD by Ben Nelson for $24.95
    Bob Sikorsky’s book, “Green Driving” for $14.95
    Bentley 2004-2008 Toyota Prius Repair and Maintenance Manual, for $49.95
    Green Slow Moving magnets and stickers, for $1.50 and $3.00

    We thank the 32 members that attended our August Meet and we anticipate still another great and memorable meet. We wish to also say thank all of our members across the America and Canada for your encouragement and support in the continual growth of the MiHG, the largest hybrid owners group in North America.

    Questions please call us at 262-691-4349.

    Bradlee and Justin Fons
    & the MiHG Planning Group

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