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6-4-2017_general

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JUNE 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: 04 June 2017

Time:

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

1. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Education: Darrel Knutson
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: Sara Simon
  • Outreach: Charel Morris
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
  • Assets: Darren Moody
  • 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

2. Old Business

  • Maker Faire

3. New Business

  • Membership Rates Changes

Minutes:

1. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
    • PayPal sunset date to be set
    • Still need to add to the Square for Digital Arts ringup
    • Need to add an alternate for Access to Bank account, still in progress. Send an email to the Board if you have a nomination
    • Darrel suggested adding “Classes” to the stripe as well.
  • Education: Darrel Knutson
    • We started a new welding class on Saturday. There are 6 students including 1 new member being oriented tonight, 2 non-members and 3 members.
    • We will be posting two welding classes for June. One will be on the normal Saturday morning and the other will be on Wednesday evenings. No idea how they will be received but we are going to try out an evening class.
    • We will also be offering a Monday night woodworking class.
    • The May accounting will be submitted to the president and treasurer shortly. I’m requesting that checks be cut to Wily and Dennis for $150 each since the classes have already been paid for.
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: Sara Simon
    • Here are the membership statistics as of today:
      • Active members 106 (Associates 7, Students 24, Sustaining 70)
      • Renewal Overdue 12 (Students 5, Sustaining 7)
      • Lapsed 34 (Associate 1, Director 1, Students 9, Sustaining 23)
      • Pending 29 (Associate 1, Student 15, Sustaining 13)
    • Some of the pending members have been invited to multiple orientations. Is there a point at which I should remove them from the list?
  • Outreach: Charel Morris
    • No report yet
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
    • No report yet
  • Assets: Darren Moody
    • The e-waste project brought some more stuff in
    • If you donate, please let us know what you are donating - donations@quelab.net
    • Shoutout to JT - helped sell some ginormous cabinets out of the annex, and brought in $40
  • Facilities: John Murray
    • Gonner and I replaced approximately 50 non-functional 48“ fluorescent tubes in the core. There were also a minimum of about 1/2 dozen failed fluorescent tube ballasts. I ordered 10 no-ballast LED T-12 tubes to be tried in the fixtures with the failed ballasts–these tubes will be wired directly to the input 120 V lines, by removing and thus by-passing the failed ballasts.
    • I managed to contact Bill Burke III, the architect who originally worked with a former Quelab officer to obtain an occupancy permit for Que Lab, about 2 years ago. Mr. Burke said that he would revise the original floor plan drawings to include the additional new floorspace in the annex, if I would measure the annex and include the relevant information in a sketch, and work with us to secure an occupancy permit. (The key here is that we need to submit the drawings with either an architect's or mechanical engineer's license stamp. He is willing to do that without cost, at least at this point)
    • However, Quelab will be required to put a ventilation fan in the shop to meet the requirements of the building code. The fan sizing is based on the square footage of the shop and is a simple calculation. It is proposed to be installed in the north wall, in the storage area just west of the welding area, However, the electrical work must be done by a licensed electrical contractor. I am working on getting an estimate for the labor and materials. The landlord will also need to be contacted regarding an 18”-20“ penetration in the exterior wall.
  • Rental: Darren Moody
    • Still need to work with Treasurer on collecting rents, and setting up WildApricot with info on the rentals
    • 2 workspaces available
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
      • Delta printer: issue with settings for nozzle diameter affecting quality, might be fixed now
      • Prusa: To be dismantled to create a hypercube printer
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
      • Work in progress, putting texture on soon
      • Foosball table might come out of that room
      • Asteroids cabinet needs fixing, powers supply is broken
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
      • Fiber arts, seems ok, not much happening. Rebecca tried the donated knitting machine and reports that it works great.
      • Room 1 conversion to stained glass/meeting room is on hold until Chris can move his computers out. That’s ok, I still have a few more weeks of school to go, then my schedule will let up. I did get some more donations of glass and equipment, plus a good size table if we want it. I can move that stuff in when the space is clear.
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
      • Did alignment and focus earlier in April. Device seems to be working great.
      • Still need to get with Josh about ordering new bed . Will try to do that before end of month but not sure.
        • Minutes-taker’s note: money for the bed had already been crowdfunded, Craig has to get a check from Josh the Treasurer, so he can order it)
      • Please keep the area clear after you have used
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
      • Metal shop is operating smoothly.
      • No injuries reported.
      • The 3-axis CNC Mill is under development (The X-carve)
      • All other metal working machines are operational
    • Welding: John Murray
      • At the request of a potential member, I cleaned out and tested the bead blaster cabinet, located in the fenced “Hot Work” area, on the north side of the building. It is operational when connected to the portable 6 H.P. compressor, which is currently stored in the annex.
      • Wil and Dennis were working on some gas forge set-ups in the “Hot Work” area, but details were unavailable at newstime.
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning
      • Proposal for beer and pizza cleaning party
      • Security breach, the easter bunny was here in April
      • Please post pink tags on broken stuff, and send an email to officers@quelab.net or at least to the officer in charge of the area

2. Old Business Paul Rosenberg Earth Day E-Waste Event Recap (Eagle Scout Project) Cherry Hills Library sent a thank you to Paul, and he sent one back. Supercomputing visit - Morgan or Josh - flavor hacking, lightsabers, 3d printing Tech leadership charter school visited Students working with SolidWorks Westside Attic - just a notice that we’re finishing clearing it out. Albuquerque the Magazine Quelab visit

3. New Business Upcoming Changes to Student & Low Income Rates Sometime this summer the low income rate will sunset, date has not been set. Students will also need to verify every 6 months or somethin.

Birdhouse Event - Darren Moody One day Workshop to build birdfeeders or bird houses Still working on pricing Upcoming: Railyard Markets The 20th of May Theme: “Intergalactic” 2nd Annual New Mexico Science Fiesta (formerly known as the ABQ STEM Fiesta) - May 20 Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. , . Last month's minutes have conflicting information - it is at the Hispanic Cultural Center or perhaps at Tiguex Park, in Albuquerque’s Old Town? https://www.nmepscor.org/events/nm-science-fiesta-2017 says it is in Tiguex Park MakerFaire - remind everyone that Quelab has a presence here. We would like representation from as many area across Quelab as possible - 3d printing, metal shop, laser cutter, etc. MakerFaire will begin their volunteer activities in the space soon Need a new head of Take-Aparty & volunteers, too If you will be there in our tent, we need to know how much cubic you want, do you need power?

Adjourned @ 6:53

ACTION ITEMS Josh to add to stripe for digital arts, classes (for darrel)

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