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“Electric Vehicles (EVs) and Solar Power: The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship”

Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Where:   R&D Lecture Hall in the Tower Building
Time:  Meeting begins at 11 a.m. and ends at approximately 12:15 p.m.
Speakers:   Jon Baker and Colleague, Drive Electric RVA

Join us for a discussion of the new, emerging technology of battery-powered transportation. Hear from two members of the local electric vehicle organization, Drive Electric RVA, about their experiences owning plug-in vehicles. Whether you own an EV already or are just hearing about them for the first time, you can come and share your own stories and questions. Issues like charging availability and charge time, as well as the different models and their costs, both initial and over their lifetime, will be addressed. The environmental impact of driving EVs vs. gasoline vehicles will also be explored. Following the meeting, there will be a car show.



National Harbor Gaylord/MGM Casino Holiday Trip

When: 04 Dec 2019 8:30 AM, EST
Where: National Harbor, Maryland

Explore the halls of the Gaylord and MGM Casino and discover the acres of decorations and 2 million holiday lights plus ICE, featuring Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  

DETAILS: You will be on your own to explore the Gaylord and MGM Casino. The cost is for transportation only, you will be responsible for all your other expenses. There is a shuttle between the Gaylord and MGM for a fee and it is not direct, it makes several stops.

8:30 am – Arrive in the OC parking lot, enter through S Gate (Semi-Works facility). The S Gate is across the street from the MC D Gate – the bus will depart at 9:00 am sharp.  All entering the parking lot will need to show identification at the gate – retirees and guests.

COST: $35 per person (members & guests) - this is for transportation only, you will be responsible for all your other expenses. MGM offers free play for new player cards.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:

  • The bus company is Victory Travel.
  • The bus is a 48 passenger motor coach with a restroom! 
  • This adventure is limited to 48 people (members and guests) SO first come first serve (after 48  people we will start a wait-list).  
  • Upon arrival at the National Harbor, you will be able get off the bus at either the Gaylord or MGM same holds true for the trip home, you can get on the bus at either location. 
  • There is a shuttle between the Gaylord and MGM for a fee. There are several stops in between the Gaylord and MGM, so it is not direct.
  • For Security reasons MGM requires some information from it's guests. Prior to our visit we will be reaching out to all registered to find out if you plan to visit MGM and to gather the information that is needed.
  • Additional details will be provided prior to the trip.
  • For additional information and daily activities at the Gaylord and MGM, visit the following website:

https:/www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/wasgn-gaylord-national-resort-and-convention-center

DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS NOVEMBER 15th. Click on the event below left (you must be logged in to select and register for the event).

Questions?  Email or call Ginger Hayes at:  vhayes5@cox.net  or (804) 514-4314

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General Monthly Meeting Information

      

Upcoming Meetings:

  • Nov 19: Jon Baker, Drive Electric RVA, "Electric Cars Presentation"
  • Dec 10: Annual Christmas Luncheon
  • Jan 28: Dr. Steve Schroder, Altria Pinnacle, “Cronos and CBD/THC Landscape
  • Feb 25: Health and Wellness presentation
  • Mar 24:  David Fisk, Executive Director, Richmond Symphony, “International Menuhin Violinists Competition in RVA”
  • April 28:  Daniel J. Palazzolo, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Richmond, “ 2020 Elections”

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