Last MiHG Meet of 2010 this Saturday

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  1. bradlee

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

    Hello to all MiHG members and friends,

    As we approach winter and the end of 2010, this last Meet of the year will be one of reflecting where the MiHG has been and where it will be going. By attending one of our 30 previous Meets, many of you have picked up tips by some of the best drivers in the world, and you’ve taken the baby steps to change your life long driving habits and you’ve become a safer, less stressed driver. You have also become part of the solution to lower our dependence on foreign oil and have helped mitigate global warming by lowering your tailpipe emissions. You’ve done all these things and saved hundreds of dollars as well all by taking the time to spend a Saturday morning, once every two months with your friends of the MiHG. Thank you for taking personal ownership in how and what you drive and for sharing your journey with others.

    With that in mind, this last Meet of 2010 will again feature a segment called “The End of the Year Free for All”. We hope to take the extra time that we usually don’t have at other Meets to exchange ideas, ask questions, and seek answers on any subject that is important to you. It could be on transportation issues, specific vehicle questions on equipment or accessories, cold weather/warm weather driving tips, what’s coming up the driveway or even broader environmental issues.

    We will also have a segment to discuss the direction that you would like to see the MiHG go in 2011. We could review where we’ve been and in what direction we should go forward with. With PHEV’s and EV’s and other conventional vehicles with good mileage coming down the road as well as more non-hybrid owners attending our Meets, how could the MiHG meet these new segments? Is it time for a name update? Is it time for more public events and fewer Meets? This segment will allow each one of us to be the teacher and the student as we learn from each other.

    The other segment will feature MiHG Planning Team member, Clean MPG founder and world class driver Wayne Gerdes with his impressions of the recent “The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show”. Wayne’s inside contacts and broad range of knowledge will offer an interesting take on what’s coming up the driveway and what’s for real and what is not with recent transportation trends. Be prepared to hear things that may not have even hit the local press yet on what 2011 will bring to the motoring public as Wayne shares his insight on the future.

    One last bit of information. Our MiHG has again been invited to participate in the 2011 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show. This will be our 5th straight year at the MAS and is our biggest opportunity to talk with the public and recruit members into our MiHG. So mark your calendars with the dates of February 26 to March 6 at the Frontier Airline Center. As great as this event is for our MiHG, it does take a lot of volunteers as well. So gear up and get ready for a time of your life as you share your knowledge to a public looking for answers to their transportation needs.

    And now, finally, the specifics of this last MiHG Meet of 2010:

    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 30

    Saturday, December 18, 2010
    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 – 10:25 Check in, room setup and informal discussion
    10:25 – 10:50 Introductions and performance updates
    10:50 – 11:10 “ The 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show” with Wayne Gerdes, Clean MPG and MiHG Planning Team
    11:10 – 11:20 BREAK
    11:20 – 11:50 “2010 End of Year Free for All” – open discussion on any and all topics
    11:50 – 12:10 “Where Does the MiHG Go From Here” – led by the MiHG Planning Team
    12:10 – 12:20 MiHG updates, spectacular door prizes
    12:20 – Open Lunch, VTP results and informal discussion
    12:50 - 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
    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 37 members that attended our October Meet, including 4 first timers, and we anticipate still another great and memorable meet. Also we wish to thank all of our MiHG members across 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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