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PAST EVENT: Meet-up Near the Ocala Superchargers

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Larry Chanin, Nov 7, 2014.

  1. Larry Chanin

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    #1 Larry Chanin, Nov 7, 2014
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    I sent out an evite invitation to the membership announcing a meet-up near the Ocala Superchargers on December 6th.

    The response has been surprisingly good for a December event.

    Keith Mackey will be the local host.

    Here's an excerpt of the invitation.

    The meet-up lunch will be at Mimi's Cafe, a popular local eatery, located at 4414 SW College Rd, Ocala, FL 34474, at noon on December 6th.
    The Ocala Superchargers are located in Mimi's parking lot.


    If you are not a club member, but would like to become one and attend this event, please click on the link in my signature.

    Larry Chanin
    President, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts
    [email protected]

     
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    Is the amazing Prez and his awesome VP attending??
     
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    Hi Dave,

    I can't speak for Nigel, but I'll be going and I'd be happy to chauffer any locals that make it to my place at 8:30 am and wish to hitch a ride.

    Larry
     
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    #4 Larry Chanin, Dec 11, 2014
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    We had a great turnout at our Ocala meet-up at Mimi's Cafe.

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    Here's some of the folks in attendance. A number had left before this photo was taken.

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    Gregory, Cinthya, Gregory & Paulina


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    Keith & Renda our local hosts. Keith is co-chair of our Central Region Events Committee and a local Ocala resident.


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    Obviously an important discussion of club business between me and John-Edward. :wink:
    Check out those great-looking club polo shirts.


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    Keith (left) makes an announcement that Mimi's Cafe Manager Coleen (middle) will be offering 10% off the bill for any Tesla owner that shows the server his/her FOB.
    Mimi's Cafe is a great place to stop while you are charging, and even if you're not charging. :biggrin: By the way, they open at 7:00am for breakfast.

    If you are not a club member, but would like to become one, please click on the link in my signature.


    Larry

    PS Much thanks to Steve (aka Lawsteve) for some of the photos.
     
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    Thanks for posting pics of y'all's fun event! We will definitely stop by Mimi's for lunch in 2 wks.
     
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    Here's some local press coverage of our meet-up.

    Tesla drivers get charge out of Ocala as Supercharger station opens

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    Eleanor Hancock/Special to SB

    Keith Mackey shows off the space under the hood and the perks of owning a Tesla Electric car in Ocala, FL on Wednesday December 31, 2014. Ocala has joined a handful of Florida cities having superchargers for Tesla electric vehicles. The motor is near the rear axle and is the size of a watermelon.


    Larry
     
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    I was hoping that 10% discount would be an ongoing offer for Tesla drivers. Apparently it was just for the meet-up!.
     
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    Talk to the manager, Coleen. She definitely said that the discount was for Tesla owners that patronize Mimi's following the meet-up. They probably neglected to notify the wait staff of the discount.

    Larry
     
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    Larry, Thanks for the update. I spoke with the manager on duty last night. Apparently Coleen did not pass the info to her. Hopefully, she will check with Coleen and get the word passed around.
     
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    I was there a couple of weeks after the meet-up and received the discount. Must had to show them my key fob.
     
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    A 10% discount would have been nice. But, Mimi's had excellent service, good food and reasonable prices.
     

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