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Tesla meets in Melbourne?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by LDCRS, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. LDCRS

    LDCRS Member

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    Just wondering if the Melbourne Teslas meet up and if so how often and how is it organised?

    Keen to get in on the action but no idea how!
     
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    raynewman Active Member

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    There are 'real' forums such as this one and their 'slack' phone forum.
    TOCA isn't very active and demands dollars up front.
     
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  4. LDCRS

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    Thanks @Hairyman for that. I'm not usually one for joining up for paid clubs but may look into it. What sort of things helped you to 'make your membership back'?

    How do I get onto the slack forum @raynewman?
     
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    Take a look here.

    @raynewman how do you define 'active' ?
     
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    They have plenty of events including a newly formed Queensland sub-branch, and non-members are able to attend before joining.

    TOCAQLD TOCA

    Events
     
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    Discounts off charging cables through coupon codes for members with Australian suppliers
     
  8. Nickdp

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    send an email or message to @timpoo requesting access to Teslaaustralia.slack.com
     
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  9. LDCRS

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    Sent @timpoo a PM but haven't heard back from him - anyone have another way I can get in contact with him?
     
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    Tim has a business (JetCharge) to run and it's probably taking up most of his time. Give it a few days.
     
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    Interesting article about @timpoo and JetCharge in the latest Wheels magazine.
     
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    You consider $50 per year lots of dollars?
     
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    The first year, I paid $100 and didn't hear from them til they wanted their second $100.
    No idea how they elected or appointed their 'office bearers'.
    I just will *NOT* have anything to do with that sort of organization.
     
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    Are you sure your email was working? In my first year I got several emails, with information about a discount merchandise offer, introduction of the loan adaptor program, details about co-funding of the Round Australia Charging Route (which later became the "Round Australia Electric Highway"), multiple events either held by the club or where they participated as part of a larger event. All these emails asked people to contact the committee if they had ideas or suggestions for events and activities in their area. Finally an email about the AGM including encouraging people to nominate for the committee or one of the sub-committees.

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    Events - VIC - Mystery Drive & Photography Day

    This is coming up for those in Melbourne. Believe it does require a membership to register your interest but looks like a nice day out. I suppose they'd let you come along if you showed up.
     
  16. Nickdp

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    #16 Nickdp, Oct 30, 2019
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    The Mystery Drive destination was the Pine Grove Hotel in Upper Beaconsfield.
    18 members and guests distributed in 10 cars (4x MS, 1x MX, 5x M3).
    It was a pleasant drive out of Melbourne, through some twisties along Manestar Rd and Alber Rd in Upper Beaconsfield.
    Everybody had a great time and Tesla Enthusiast and photographer Mitch digitally captured the event with some stunning shots.

    (not this one - taken by me)
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    Upcoming TOCA (VIC) events for rest of 2109:
    VIC - Geelong Revival Motoring Festival
    VIC - Model 3 Boot Camp #3
    VIC / SA - The Border Dash
    VIC - An early morning run to Healesville

    and for 2020:
    VIC - Model 3 Boot Camp #4
     
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