Hi, [See bottom of this message for caveats. It's 2015 in America. Can't even have a party without some asterisks.] My wife, Jessica, and I are throwing a big party for the New England Tesla community. Not just owners but also FANS! It's like the big party that happened over a year ago at Minado restaurant in Natick (which was organized by @bhuwan & @nkohlimd). Except that this party will be at our home here in Wellesley. And bigger: We're guessing maybe 200-300 people. We hope you'll join in! The date of the party is Saturday, September 26, from 4-7 p.m. Please put it on your calendar! Attendance is NOT repeat NOT limited to people who live in the Boston area. We've already got Tesla folks coming from New York and as far south as Maryland. I hope people from all over will feel free to join the party! There will be live music, drink (yes, alcohol, please drink responsibly!) and food from our favorite award-winning chefs, Dennis and Christine Nosko of A Fresh Endeavor. The attendees will be Tesla owners, Tesla fans, environmentalists, local legislators, friends, family and random people I grabbed off the street. It's an opportunity to hang with people who love Teslas. It's also an opportunity to voice your opinions *directly* to policy makers. State Senator Mike Barrett, who is sponsoring an upcoming bill on carbon-fee-and-rebate (i.e., put a price on carbon, collect the $, then give all the $ back to the businesses and households of MA), will speak for maybe 15 minutes. The party will also be a fundraiser for the non-profit Climate XChange (CXC), whose mission is to put a price on carbon. We will ask for a *****voluntary***** contribution of $25; those proceeds will go to CXC. Please feel free to bring kids; there will be sitters. Here's what I ask of you for now: your full name and email address, sent to me in a PM. Then, I'll kick out an official invitation to you via Paperless Post. I'm doing it this painful way so that we have a prayer of arriving at a reasonably accurate headcount for the party. That's why the invitation that I've enclosed below has everything except our address; so you'll have an incentive to send me your info so I can get it into Paperless Post. There are many people in this community I haven't met yet. And it turns out that I love hanging out with the Tesla crowd. So I'm very much looking forward to seeing you at this party! Alan OK, here are the caveats: 1. This party is in no way affiliated with, sponsored by, etc., etc., Tesla Motors Company. They are innocent. 2. We're not gonna hoover your name and/or email address into any organization's database, including Climate XChange, EXCEPT into Paperless Post / our personal records. You are our party guests, not spam list fodder. 3. I am very grateful to some other people from this forum and elsewhere who have been contributing time, opinion, effort to this party, in no particular order: @EdA, @cinergi, @bhuwan, @nkohlimd, @kumar, @ModelS1079, @aaron.s, Steve A., Jennifer (who is VERY special to one of these other people, but it's not my place to be talking about that!). 4. Jessica is Chair of Climate XChange (CXC). She's wicked smart and gorgeous (but don't tell her I put that in a general invitation, I'll get killed). CXC is the put-a-price-on-carbon non-profit I mentioned above. It's impoverished. Hopefully a little less so after this party/fundraiser. P.S. Does anyone read this far down? There might just be a lil' ol' raffle. Of what, you say? Hee, hee. Time will tell! Oh... and media. Media coverage. Maybe just a bit of that. This is gonna be a loud, roaring, happy party!!!!