End Year / New Year : MONEY MATTERS !

Regardless of the dreams and aspirations the Kick Gas Car Club may aspire to, money outgo must always be matched by money income and as we need money to operate successfully we must also understand that cash flow lubricates the

enterprise, especially for converted EV’s. They are not mass produced so they are costlier. Additionally, it is extremely important to avoid poor management, reckless and or risky adventures with the limited funds we do have at our disposal. Over the past two years perhaps Mr.Q has been somewhat of a pest regarding the collection of membership pledges. It is not one of the most easy or favorable of tasks, but I am happy to report the pledges collected to date have been responsible for keeping our doors open. Thank you all and please do forgive me my pestiness. I feel we among the many (99%) who do not splash around in money supply as do the few (1%) who are entitled, are certainly deserving of enterprising success, see (Social Entrepreneurs). However, we must take care to marshal the money income / outgo trickle to our best advantage. As income and outgo increases and diminishes be advise that valuable volunteer service in time via sweat and muscle equity also count and is much appreciated, but we can’t get around the fact that we also need the hard money ! Therefore, this coming new year the KGCC will be offering an additional service that we think will not only generate additional income for the club but will also continue to support our EV cause in general. To be more specific, we will be assisting in the removing and replacement of worn out hybrid car batter packs with the owners acting as their own contractors thus, saving them thousands of dollars from what dealerships would be charging for the same work. Details have not yet been worked out, but with having twenty thousand first generation Prius hybrids in San Diego county with many of their battery pack reaching the end of their life span, an opportunity in the new year awaits us. Lets have a great New Year in our mutual efforts for green trees, clean air, blue sky’s and healthy oceans Everywhere and drive NICE-ly ( No Internal Combustion Engine) ┬ásaz Mr.Q

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