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 +===== March Meeting Agenda: =====
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 +//"Hacking is not a spectator sport.  -unknown"// \\
 +\\
 +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:
 +
 +    * (all) Outbrief from February's Chocolate Hacking event
 +    * Question: is Co-working Wednesday dead?
 +
 +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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 +----
 +
 +==== 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,
 +
 +Ice breaker covered:
 +
 +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! )
 +
 +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,
 +
 +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)
 +
 +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.
 +
 +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.
 +
 +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.
 +
 +-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,
 +
 +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?
 +
 +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