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Updated: November 26, 2016.
 
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NTREG Monthly Meeting
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016.
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Location: Midway Hills Christian Church, 11001 Midway Road, Dallas, Texas. (Map)
Our meetings are held in the Fellowship Hall, which is accessible through the church main entry, or from doors in the rear.
 
Topic: "Show & Tell"
 
Our December 2016 meeting is special .. and unique.
 
Throughout the year, NTREG members and supporters attend meetings and listen to subject matter experts and others. Some people are inspired into action, whether it's adding solar equipment to our homes .. or building something small and portable. Such was the case one year ago when NTREG Treasurer Mike Renner built a portable suitcase-size solar electric power system, and brought it to our December 2015 meeting to tell people how he built it. Among those attending the meeting .. Jon Fripp and his daughter Isabel. Isabel was so excited about the "Solar Cart", she went home and designed a smaller version that ended up being dubbed the "Solar Lunchbox". This in turn led to Isabel and her father giving a presentation about the "lunchbox". Others among us added solar energy to their homes and businesses, purchased electric vehicles, and became involved in various activities.
 
Our December meeting is YOUR turn to share what YOU have been doing .. or are considering doing! Take a few minutes and tell us about it.
 
Do you have a renewable energy, energy efficiency, electric vehicle, or water conservation gadget that you want to show off? Or perhaps an app on your smartphone that helps you save water or energy? Bring it and show it off, and learn about someone else's gadget or app. There will be a sign-in sheet for time slots to tell everyone about your favorite new gizmo, and of course some time before and after the official meeting to mingle and get info.
 
Presenters: YOU! (Plus other NTREG members and supporters).
 
About Our Presenters
NTREG members and supporters come from all walks of life .. and we all share traits in common. One of those traits - learning more about solar energy and energy efficiency - and finding ways to incorporate what we learn into our daily lives. Our December meeting is an opportunity for you to "give back" by sharing your story about a solar energy or similar project where you've been involved. You need not be an accomplished public speaker.
 
No Powerpoint or other materials are required (though a projector WILL be available if needed). It could be as simple as you taking five minutes to tell us about your project, your plans, or your accomplishments. Did you purchase an electric vehicle? Tell the group! What do you like about it? Does it meet your expectations? What would you change? Did you have solar panels installed on your home? Are you planning to do so? Take a moment and talk about it!
 
16 people built a "solar lunchbox" at our meeting last May. Are you one of the builders? Tell us how you've been using it! Are you a teacher? Do you have solar energy systems at your school? Do you teach about solar energy in your classroom? These too can be topics of conversation!
 
Presentations can be as simple as you wish. Five minutes is a typical talk time, though talks up to 10 minutes or so are also welcome.
 
If you're nervous speaking in front of a group .. YOU are the ideal person to be presenting at our December 10 meeting! After all .. we're all "family" here. Become inspired. Inspire others. Talk about your project, your ideas, your goals and plans. Our December 2015 meeting motivated young Isabel into creating an affordable portable solar power kit that's now being used around the world. Tell us YOUR story. You never know where it will lead!
 


 
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