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 +====== May 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: 06 May 2012\\
 +Time: 4:30-6pm
 +
 +==== PIZZA! ====
 +
 +==== Ground Rules (Geoff) ====
 +
 +==== Ice Breaker ====
 +
 +==== Agenda Review: ====
 +
 +Reports
 +
 +    * Treasurer's report (Geoff)
 +    * School Factory Conference Call (Geoff & Adric)
 +    * Task Forces
 +      * Sponsored Membership contest (Adric)
 +      * ABQ Maker Faire (Charel)
 +      * Lab Canteen (Ray)
 +      * Space Organization (Geoff)
 +
 +Old business:
 +
 +    * Insurance Proposal
 +    * Arduino April recap (Aaron)
 +    * Marketing discussion (Addie):
 +      * Official Duties of the Quelab "Communication Officer"(?)
 +    * Arduino April workshops marketing
 +    * Things that go BOOM (June)
 +    * July -- Theme Discussion
 +    * Game Night plans
 +    * LINUX night plans
 +
 +New Business
 +
 +    * Building Lease Discussion
 +    * Room Sub-lease
 +    * Nominations for Board Members
 +    * Cleanup/Yardsale?
 +    * Be a workspace for ABQ Hack, May 11-13?
 +    * Hackaday Hackerspace Showcase (We need to make a video!)
 +
 +[[http://quelab.net/old_wiki/index.php?n=Main.Meetings|<<back]]
 +
 +----
 +
 +Meeting notes: Started: 5:08 In Attendance: Geoff, Ray, Bandit, Aaron, Charel, Zig, Cameron, Alfred, Morgan, Will, Adric
 +
 +Skipping the ice breaker due to lateness.
 +
 +Tressurer report: memberships down 4 and added one.  Please annotate any cash memberships via square app or squareup website.   Any boardmember can do it, ask Adric or Geoff for credentials.
 +
 +Comcast is still bugging us for early termination.   This is for the defunt llc, we are going to try to return the modem,   but at this time we don't believe we should be recieving this. We may  try and get comcast to supply a copy of the signed contract.
 +
 +Talked about the school factory.
 +
 +Sponsored membership contest:  no big progress,  adric and addie need to meet and get started.
 +
 +Maker Faire, Charel brought fliers. Things quelab may be able to help/improve
 +
 +    * Soldering station (3 or 4 tables)
 +      * people to teach soldering
 +    * (would like), an advanced soldering table or two, $5 kits?
 +    * tear down station(uncycling)
 +    * quelab area
 +    * if we wind up making kits,  profits would be split between quelab and ammf
 +
 +Lab Canteen:  Ray we need organizing first, will may do some prototyping.
 +
 +Space organization:  Lab needs cleaning,  yard,  geoff weeded a bit.  We still need to do some shrubbery clearing
 +
 +Insurance,  Philadelphia insurance company,   finally  found someone who would do us,  $1491 per year.   Will has an aunt in CO  that may be able to get us some comparison shopping.
 +
 +Discussion: can we split the policy,  can we pay monthly,  and can we get a 2nd  quote?
 +
 +Arduino class: 15 people (we were sold out).  Diminishing returns on  attendance,  we would love to get out a exit  survey for people.     Cameron liked how it was fairly self directed.  and cross support.  Ray found a very positive feedback.
 +
 +    * Survey questions:  how clear was it that they were welcome  to come for hacknights, and their impressions, and any ideas that they  would like to do,  also let them know their arduino april membership has  expired,  monthly arduino event/hacknight? perhaps charge more later
 +
 +Things that go boom. Geoff wants to contact fire marshall. projects:  Rockets 101 Greg,
 +
 +    * snappers (morgan)
 +    * colors flame test
 +    * carbide cannons
 +    * paper rocket
 +    * paper "bangers" origami noise makers
 +    * hydrogen bubbles?
 +
 +May 15th (Hacknight) boom planning meeting
 +
 +July Event: fizzy, ginger ale  Things that are cold? liquid nitrogen ice cream? decompression freezing....?  need a Dewar for liquid nitrogen.... lego event? hovercraft?
 +
 +themed nights,  Board game night,  linux, night,  and  board game night,  perhaps a arduino night,   these types of nights need more pushing (calendars alibi).  also need  folks to request the hacknight fees, or put a kitty out as obvious as  possible that we need something in compensation for these nights (even  2600).  Charel and Morgain need to talk about how to find people  interested in doing some structured learning for linux night.
 +
 +New business Lease: we agreed for  another 3 month lease Geoff and Adric as signatory in absence of greg and walter: (agreed to by a quorum).
 +
 +Walter is MIA so we don't know if there was any  progress.  I have not seen a posting to the members.   next step is to  post to cl/lobo/alibi/cnm
 +
 +Not much info for ABQ Hack,
 +
 +Board nomination  board members:  Req from Heather  Belew, (group agreed we would accept her as a candidate, if she thinks  she has the time)
 +
 +Fleemarket:  perhaps the 26th,  people were a bit   lukewarm on it. It is a good source of revenue, and Adric thinks the  cleanup/sorting of the piles of crap we have part of it should be  mandatory(or atleast strongly encouraged)
 +
 +Ray found a grant writer...  but may not have any contact.  Question was  how much money?
 +
 +Hackaday showcase(Hackaday wants to publish videos  from all hackerspaces that submit tours/info videos...  Talked with ray  about this.
 +
 +closed meeting about 6:30