WINDHUNTER at the Florida Energy Commission and
Florida Climate Change Conference, May 8-11, 2007
Report by Barbara Nicholson
The night before the conference, the FL Energy Commission
held a hearing in the Aviation authority Boardroom at TIA
and we were allowed 5 minutes to present after the major
presentations and a 15 minute break. David & Tom Krumreich
displayed and quickly explained the Windhunter model and
the Hydrogen flow Chart and they were well received and
several commissioner asked questions of them. The hearing
began at 5:30 pm and we left at 9:15 pm before the last
11 presentations from citizens took place. We met David
Bruderly "Mr HYDROGEN" there.
Florida Energy Commision Hearing. Tuesday May 8, 2007
Bottom: David Nicholson presenting Windhunter at Florida
Energy Commision Hearing. Tom Krumreich is holding the Windhunter
Next morning we were up at 6 am to prepare our exhibit
booth for the conference attended by over 300 people. We
were given two 8' tables and four chairs and we managed
to fill all that space with the wind turbine, the Windhunter
model, the toy hydrogen fuel cell car from China, a board
with 3 different light bulbs and a watt meter, the ice core
chart, the solar panel with flashlight and all those other
fun things you've all seen plus all our literature. Our
new 36" x 36" poster LOGO presided over it all with the
new HYDROGEN GENERATION FLOW CHART under it and on the table
below them was Tom's 21" TV monitor showing our website.
David also made up the "Windhunter Bible" which had all
the info on everything on the table and more.
George & Ruth Shambaugh and David & Barbara Nicholson
are behind the display table. The fan on the left end is causing the 8ft tall scale model
wind turbine to rotate. Next to the ice core graph is the
bowl with Earth Fortune cookies, a power comparator of incandescent,
compact fluorescent and LED light bulbs, a solar panel demonstrator,
Windhunter literature, nine turbine scale model Windhunter,
and a hydrogen fuel cell powered toy car.
Bottom: Windhunter exhibit table with 400,000 year climate
graph from ice core data at left end.
Our excellent Tabling Team consisted of Tom Krumreich, Karen
Landers, Olav Olsen, Joe & MaryAnn Illingworth, George &Ruth
Shambaugh, John & Bobbie Haynes, Frank Slesnick, Ed Root.
They all had Windhunter buttons to wear and when not working
the table were allowed to attend any sessions they wanted.
We had prepared them with two training sessions previous
to the conference and were very proud of their ability to
inform and host the attendees. Our daughter Jill Reynolds
of Ocala helped to prepare and train for this conference
but was unable to attend at the last minute.
From left: George Shambaugh, Joe Illingworth, Bobbie Haynes,
Tom Krumreich, David N., Florida Senator Mike Bennett, Barbara
N., Ruth Shambaugh and John Haynes. Other Windhunter helpers
not shown on this last day are: Olav Olsen, Ed Root, Karen
Landers, Frank Slesnick & Jill Reynolds.
The entire conference was excellent including the setting
in the Renaissance Hotel at the International Plaza Mall.
Luncheon speakers were spectacular and Alex Sink got several
standing ovations and truly "made our socks roll up and
down!" Thomas Pravda of the UK, David McCary subbing for
Mayor Iorio, Michael Sole Sec DEP , Steve Seibert of the
Century Commission and Tom Crisman of the Patel Institute,
Retired Ambassador Richard Benedick of Nat'l Council for
Science & the Environment were all terrific. Concurrent
sessions made it impossible to hear everyone and I know
I missed some other truly marvelous speakers. Sen. Michael
S. Bennett, R, FL Dist 21 was the wrap up speaker and delighted
and inspired us all! We will continue to be in communication
with him about climate change and he will be pushing for
net metering in the legislature. HOORAY!
From left: John Haynes, David Nicholson, FL Senator (Republican)
Mike Bennett. Joe & Mary Ann Illingworth are in the
Each day began about 6 am and ended at 6:30 pm when we broke
down some of the exhibit except for the larger pieces. Friday
at 1:00pm nine of us went upstairs to the CHEESECAKE FACTORY
for a Windhunter Corporation lunch to celebrate the event
and all of our hard work. Today at By the Bay Cafe in Ruskin
the other half of the Tabling Team celebrated as they were
not working on Friday.
Friday lunch after the conference at the Cheesecake Factory:
Joe & Mary Ann Illingworth, Bobbie Haynes, David &
Barbara Nicholson, George & Ruth Shamgaugh, and John
Haynes. Tom Krumreich took this and most of the other pictures.
Much networking was done and we continue our contacts with
the conference contacts and will on into the future. We felt
the response to our concept was extremely gratifying and are
now highly motivated to continue this adventure into the land
of new global business in the age of Climate Change.