We now have 43 members on our email list. I went to the San Diego Service Center today to have my frunk adjusted and Bill, the manager of the Service Center, said there were over 400 Teslas in San Diego, so we only have 10% participation. So, lots of growth if we want it. Since there are many to-be-owners that are going to pick up their cars in Fremont, and many more who haven’t experienced the superchargers or long trips that involve planning ahead, I thought it would be interesting to hear from a pro. Randy Schimka, from SDG&E’s Clean Transportation Division, just picked up his new Tesla S at the factory less than a week ago. He is going to talk to us about his experiences taking the factory tour and driving back home. Randy is also a Nissan Leaf owner and can go over with us how to plan a long trip in a totally electric vehicle. Member Phil Trubey has offered to host the meeting. Phil owns Willow Creek Stables in Olivenhain/Encinitas. The address is 3049 Camino Del Rancho, which is a road off Lone Jack road in Olivenhain/Encinitas. The road sign has a very small Camino, so the road sign looks like it says Del Rancho. It’ll be on the right off Lone Jack. The stables are at the end of Camino Del Rancho. Don’t take the earlier service road. Attached is an aerial picture of the top part showing where people can park if they want to stay on paved road. The numbers in the attached photo are how many cars can fit in that spot. The idea is for people to circle around the road/barns and park more or less single file. There is also a dirt parking area for people who want to make quick getaway. It’s pretty compacted dirt and there isn’t much of it, so the cars won’t get that dusty there. Phil said we can hold the meeting in the rec room. Prior to the meeting, we can have a meet and greet (see below). Date: Tuesday May 21, 2013 Time: 6:30 – 7:15 PM Meet and Greet; 7:15 PM Presentation by Randy Schimka Location: 3049 Camino Del Rancho, Encinitas/Olivenhain If you are not on our club email list but wish to attend, please send me a private message with your name and email address. We may not have room for everyone, so let me know ASAP. David Guggenheim Organizer P.S. At a future meeting, perhaps we can have Wes from Elite Finish Detailing and Evan Rowe from Auto Armour LLC talk to us about how to maintain our cars.