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 +===== March Meeting Agenda: =====
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 +//"​Hacking is not a spectator sport. ​ -unknown"//​ \\
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 +NOTE:All meetings are open to Quelab members and members of the public. ​ Attendance is encouraged!\\
 +Date: 04 March 2012\\
 +Time: 4:30-6pm
 +
 +==== Ground Rules ====
 +
 +==== Ice Breaker ====
 +
 +    * Describe yourself using only two words: your name, and an  adjective that describes your personality starting with the first letter ​ of your name, e.g., dastardly Dave
 +
 +==== Agenda Review: ====
 +
 +Reports
 +
 +    * (Geoff)Treasurer'​s report
 +    * (Greg) Space Federation Paperwork
 +    * (Ray) Review of February Conf Call with School Factory
 +    * (Greg, Adric, Walter) update from the Space Planning task force, by room
 +    * Ignite12 report, (Adric, Greg, Walter, Morgan, Addie... etc)
 +
 +Old business:
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 +    * (all) Outbrief from February'​s Chocolate Hacking event
 +    * Question: is Co-working Wednesday dead?
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 +New Business
 +
 +    * Sub-lease
 +    * (Addie) marketing discussion:
 +      * March of the Robots 2.0 Projects/​ideas
 +      * March of the Robots marketing plan
 +      * Arduino April workshops marketing
 +      * June theme
 +    * (Kemper) discuss the warehouse space
 +    * Task Forces
 +      * Andrew Stone contest
 +      * ISEA September 19-24
 +      * Game/​linux/​misc nights resuming/​starting?​
 +      * Lab store/​canteen
 +
 +[[http://​quelab.net/​old_wiki/​index.php?​n=Main.Meetings|<<​back]]
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 +----
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 +==== Discussion Notes: ====
 +
 +Attendees: ​ %  Walter, Kemper, Arron, Bandit, Greg, Adric Ray, Addie, Morgain... (+1 new guy)
 +
 +Started at: 5:13pm (Walter MC'​ing)
 +
 +Ground rules were covered,
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 +Ice breaker covered:
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 +Agenda reviewed by Walter.
 +
 +Reports, ​ Treasurer report(sent via email inabsentia):​We took in $360 at the  chocolate event, and $505 at Ignite (which is pledged to Challenger). ​ All of the bills are paid off, and we have $764 in the bank. We have 21  members (and lost one) at the end of February.
 +
 +Finally, and with much waiting and frustration with  the State, we are now a Domestic Non Profit Corporation in Good Standing ​ in the State of New Mexico. This, combined with our sponsorship with  the Space Federation gives us 501(c)(3) status for PayPal. I've started ​ the process with PayPal, but they'​re dragging their feet...
 +
 +    * lets clarify membership stuff with  Geoff trends +- and all(memberships number of 21 didnt match the 31 on  the spreadsheet,​ and how are we trending?
 +
 +Gregs space federation report: ​ we are approved and official! Reviewed what they are for us.
 +
 +Greg would like to have others involved in the monthly conference calls. ​ next one, 23d 21st 7pm mountain,
 +
 +School factory call report Ray:  SF is trying to get  better organized, they are wanting to start up one to one talks with  their hackerspaces (may or june?​). ​ They are wanting us to collaborate ​ with other local groups(helps to cross the streams of members and  advertizing) wanting more open hardware/​and open atrium documentation. ​   Rays observation is we are a fairly mature hackerspace (meaning alot of  spaces are still struggling with what we have already covered. ​ we can  in tern be mentors! )
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 +Ignite report, Yay lots of buzz, we may be the beneficiaries next time. Either way, blueshirts=good branding!
 +
 +Chocolate hacking recap, not as strong with the push  or advertising,​ but still good attendance, ​ important takeouts is  that  events based on being cheap, and easy,  and very accessible to all,
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 +Debate on event framing, came up, how do we make  things super accessible, ​ and sell it as a good deal?    We were told  $10 was a good price for something more interactive than a movie!
 +
 +We decided to shorten events to say we end at 9pm, (we  can at our own discretion stay open later or charge/not charge ​ stragglers)
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 +Get someone to be responsible to talk to people and families about what it would take to get a membership.
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 +Office rental we need to clean it out, then post it  place like our own memberlist, facebook, nmtc, craigslist, comes  with 2  memberships,​ need s a small contract. ​ possibly room door locks? ​  ​Walter to spearhead to members list, $400
 +
 +co working wednesday is not dead! Just taking a  dirtnap! Walter says it will be back.  but it in its self needs a  marketing push! (we did loose one possible member due to being  dissapointed that we were not open as advertized.
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 +Events!: ​ March of the robots, We have makings of 20 schwag bags, can stand extra parts.
 +
 +roomba? ​ robo rave? challenger learning center arm, Possibly robo rave projecting things.
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 +arduino april: Need documentation on how to install it on windows/​mac/​unix need to market it early, ​ Trying todo 3 classes on wednesday, possibly ​ showcase on first Friday artscrawl. (Walter and addie will look into), ​  event bright system for ticketing, ​ $35 for members, ​ $60 for non  members. ​ (its a membership drive), Will need some support and ideas for  art ideas for arduino. ​ adwords will be good. MESA will also get info  on this by addie,
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 +June:  things that go boom,  Emertec, Geoff'​s firework friends, ​ popcorn cannon, non fire things that go boom.
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 +Kempers warehouse stuff: ​ $1800 rent total, ​ $1200 for  quelab to take front 2/​3rds, ​ Debate resurged about space and how we  want to grow and do.  Talked about possibly taking the whole highbay 2  big rooms, no front.
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 +-There was further talk after the meeting after  additional members got to see the space, looks like for around $1500 we  could get both warehouse bays, and access to the power, ​  we need to see  his lease info, and see if we can cosign,
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 +Before we move,  We need to contact members to find  out what got them here,  what would be needed to keep them.  Can we get  people to move to a bigger space, ​ would members be willing to pay more  for a better space?
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 +Takforces: Game night, Walter: event reoccurring,​ and who is doing it (Walter, Arron, Morgain) -Andrew Stone: how to promote, judge, and other details Adric and Addie, -ISEA September 19-24 and Maker Fair, Needs co-ordinator,​ but adric will help -Store/​Canteen ideas, What how, when and who, Ray Bandit aaron and Geoff
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 +Meeting closed 7:05