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2-4-2018_general

FEBRUARY Community Meeting Agenda:

DRAFT. If you have an item to add to the agenda, please let an officer know.

NOTE: All community meetings are open to members of the public. Attendance is encouraged! Please bring a potluck item to share.

Date: 02 February 2018

Time:

  • 5:00 pm Pot Luck
  • 6:00 pm Community Meeting

1. Board Report

2. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Education: position currently vacant
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: John “JT” Benedetto, acting officer
  • Outreach: Charel Morris
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
  • Donations: John “JT” Benedetto
  • Facilities: John Murray
  • Rental: Darren Moody
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
    • Welding: John Murray
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning

3. Old Business

  • Star Wars Fest 6

4. New Business

  • Mini Maker Faire
  • Board of Directors Election

Minutes:

1. Board Report

  • Adric:
    • Board meeting today, 3 - 5
    • Looking at changes to the By-Laws
    • Clarifying banned members
    • Same household members would not be able to serve as Directors
    • Looking into a bank account switch, but should be transparent to most all members
    • Trying to work on resuming welding classes

2. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
    • Working on BoD election
    • Nominations close next Saturday
    • Election a week after that
    • Using OPAVOTE for electronic voting
  • Treasurer's report
    • 21K + in checking & Savings
    • Got the Electricity bill for the last six months
    • Also for Jan & Feb Rent
    • Those two are about 3 - 4 K in bills payments
    • Bank switch upcoming, which will include getting away from SQUARE & STRIPE, using a bank service for payments processor
  • Education: position currently vacant
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: John “JT” Benedetto, acting officer
    • January did a verification of student process. Of the 18 student members, we got ten verification emails. I have not yet locked down the members that did not respond.
      • 104 active members:
        • (78) Sustaining
        • (9) associate
        • (17) Student, though that number will go down with the verification process
  • Outreach: Charel Morris
    • This Saturday is STEM day at the Nuclear Museum
    • Reach out to Josh for info - josh@quelab.net
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
    • No Report
  • Donations: John “JT” Benedetto
    • Processing the previous donations; most of things being put on the up for grabs shelf
    • 2nd Donated air compressor needs a plug, will probably move to the metal shop
    • Nice donation of BluRay player, Tormek Grinder, Biscuit Joiner, Compressor
    • AFRL donation of multi machine
  • Facilities: John Murray
    • Still a leak in the welding area
    • For requests, send him an email facilities@quelab.net
  • Rental: Darren Moody
    • We’ve recovered one of the lost spaces from last month, and there may be another person interested in rental. That will leave three blue/white spaces available for rent.
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
      • Printers are printing
      • Blinky is good, with Octoprint set up, with Morgan doing training
      • Orion is printing as is the PrintRBot
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
      • Not too much, but he will be setting up DMX controlled lights under the shelves
      • Still looking at maybe building a couch
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
      • Some stock came in, really accurate resistors
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
      • Don’t just dump stuff in there
      • Some untagged items will be purged in the next month or so
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
      • Cooling fan is down over the main board
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
      • No injuries, all lathes & mills operational
    • Welding: John Murray
      • Brought in some gas & welding wire, all operational
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning
      • Adric reported that Gonner got new parking tickets, please make sure your stuff is properly tagged
    • Stained Glass
      • One of the nice glass cutters has gone missing
      • Cleaned out the toolbox & will work with Adric for tools trays
    • Digital Arts Lab
      • Printhead path error - the error went away (eventually) & is now clear. It may have an intermittent issue? He will leave a note on it

3. Old Business

  • Star Wars Fest 6
    • Last Saturday we attended the Rio Rancho Loma Colorado Library’s Star Wars Day
    • A big thank you to all that represented Quelab & a special thank you to Craig & Sully for coming out
    • We did something new - making 100 small Tie Fighter model kits for adults to do, and got nice feedback on it.
    • We are looking into collaboration with the 501st.
    • Got a possible lead on a CNC Plasma cutter

4. New Business

  • Mini Maker Faire
    • April 21 & 22
    • Fewer volunteer meetings this year
    • Bi-weekly maker orientations at different locations
    • Quelab people can be in the Quelab tent or separate, in their own
    • All are encouraged to sign up as makers, regardless of where they will be
  • Board of Directors Election
    • Josh, Celeste + volunteers helping
    • Nominations close 2-10, final announcement of nominees on 2-11
    • Election afternoon 2-18
    • Electronic only voting, can vote “none of the above”
    • Membership voting is required & we need to make quorum
    • Some of the nominated were given a chance to talk. These people gave a brief speech:
      • Charel Morris
      • Don “Gonner” Menning
      • Craig Goldsmith
      • Jesse Trujillo
  • Cleaning
    • Cleaning will be of the bathrooms, the entryway room, and the main classroom
    • Everything in the core needs removed from the main classroom
    • Access to the space Monday will be via the Annex door

Adjourned 6:41 p.m.

2-4-2018_general.txt · Last modified: 2018/03/20 20:29 by John Benedetto