Hello to MiHG members and friends,
Our upcoming meet on Saturday October 27 at the Oak Creek Public Library will be about the Ford Escape Hybrid, cold weather strategies, pedestrian safety, speed limits and the Great Race 2008. We’ll once again be having some of the best hypermilers in the country coming in from Illinois, Indiana and Minnesota for this meet. Their experience and knowledge always enhances our meets as well as their expertise with the personal driver training for our members.
For our first timers, here’s the way things generally work. 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. 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 our main session and then take a short break for snacks. We’ll then offer some updates, reviews, news, short subjects and door prizes and then break for lunch about 12:30pm. After our potluck lunch, we’ll begin our driver training sessions about 12:50pm 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). The agenda usually does not follow the timeline though.
Milwaukee Hybrid Group Meet, No 13
Saturday, October 27, 2007
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 – 10:50 Introductions and performance updates
10:50 – 11:15 My Life with the Ford Escape Hybrid SUV; Debbie (Katz) Anders
11:15 – 11:35 EcoDriving and Cold Weather Strategies
11:35 – 11:40 Break
11:40 – 11:55 White Cane Initiative and Speed Limits/ Fuel Economy
11:55 – 12:10 The Great Race MPG Challenge 2008
12:10 – 12:30 MiHG updates, door prizes and Q and A
12:30 – Open Lunch, VTP results and informal discussion
12:50 – Open Personal EcoDriving and Hypermiling driver training
We will be once again be promoting EcoDriving as the strategy to drive any vehicle more fuel efficiently in order to improve safety, save money and to lower oil dependency and tailpipe emissions. So if you know anyone who would like to learn how to save money and lower their fuel costs, invite them to attend. This will be a major part of the MiHG public outreach in 2008 and there is no better time to start than now.
Please feel free to bring any co-worker, friend or relative if they are thinking about buying a hybrid because our meets are the best way to get accurate and real life info on hybrids. We have new vehicle brochures that they will be free to take back with them. We’ll also have “spectacular” door prizes, free handouts and interesting displays in addition to good camaraderie. We also will have Prius grill blocking material for sale at $3 with free installation available.
We anticipate another great and memorable meet and we thank you for all 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