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1-8-2017_general

January Community Meeting Agenda:

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

Date: 8 January 2017

Time:

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

1. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Business Development Officer: position currently vacant
  • 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: position currently vacant
    • 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

  • TBD

3. New Business

  • Yearly Planning Process

Minutes:

1. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
    • 85 sustaining 21 student account, 9 associate
    • We have money in the bank
    • Please - if you can - get off PayPal & get onto WildApricot
    • Josh will be re-doing the envelope system to also allow dues
  • Education: Darrel Knutson
    • Welding class underway currently
    • Woodworking class upcoming, Tuesday Nights in Feb/Mar? (Not yet in calendar)
    • Currently NOT using EventBrite
    • Need to figure out WildApricot
    • Send to events@quelab.net to reserve a class
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: Sara Simon
    • 114 members, with 11 pending
  • Outreach: Charel Morris
    • Several events opportunities coming up
      • National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.
        • Saturday, February 11th - Discover STEM Family Day
      • Spring Break (for APS & Rio Rancho schools) at the Balloon Museum March 20 – 24 – most events are Weekdays. March 22 – family day so lots of interest in some hands on maker activities.
        • The Balloon Museum director has pledged that he would like to have makers in attendance for all the cool events they hold at the Balloon Museum.
        • Drone workshops, Easy, kid friendly drones (Troy)
        • Conductivity workshop – includes soldering, conductive thread projects and ?
        • Other ideas - workshops on main days or other days that week.
      • First quarter of 2017 – science focus for schools bused in to Museum – anyone interested is putting together something to teach and share – again weekday events
      • Maker Competition funded by the Balloon Museum – details coming but first round will be in 2017. Selected project will receive small budget to pay for materials. And final project will be on display at the museum for 3 to 6 months.
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
    • The Quelab Google calendar has a number of people that can add items; Adric will tally the list of who is listed.
    • There is a Quelab google internal calendar, too.
  • Assets: Darren Moody
    • Nothing to report at this time
  • Facilities: John Murray
  • Rental: Darren Moody
    • Nothing to report at this time
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
      • Welcome to Josh
      • (2) printers will be going to Comic-Con
        • Lots of uprades on the Prusa
      • After Comic-Con will be working on the Orion
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
      • Work underway
        • Paneling removed
        • New TV
        • PS4 soon to be donated
        • New lighting fixture
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
      • Nothing to report at this time
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
      • Nothing to report at this time
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
      • Honeycomb bed source identified
      • Will set up a schedule for cleaning & calibrating
      • Wants to clean out room - remove lockers, paint cabinet
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
      • Everything working smoothly, nothing to report
    • Welding: John Murray
      • Steve Hall filled the tanks, had a hydrostatic test done on the ones that needed it.
      • John to try to track the consumables weekly
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning
      • Nothing to report at this time

2. Old Business

  • None at this time

3. New Business

  • Monday the 16th, 4 - 7 pm, filming in the darkroom, Gonner is handling this & already had volunteers to help. They are donating $200 to Quelab, and (eventually) a copy of the movie.
    • Sunday, a week before filming, Gonner will be rehearsing Darkroom process with the actor
  • Gonner hopes to launch his 2nd solar balloon this month, while it’s cold. He needs help if anyone has ideas on telemetry. Hoping to launch from Balloon Fiesta Park. Maybe launch on a Sunday, between 9 & 10.
  • Space Cadets Report
    • 3d printing in Dragons Weir
      • the 3d printing folks (Morgan, Josh) have decided Dragons Weir temperature fluctuations will not work. 3d printing will remain where it is.
    • Mission Control
      • The general opinion is to turn it into a ham shack.
    • Also, 3d printing has mentioned replacing the (borked) PC with the donated PC (which was part of the donation with a COTS 3d printer. The PC would have 3d design software, keeping in the spirit of the donation, so folks can design stuff without taking up space in the 3d room.
      • ACTION NEEDED: membership input
      • ACTION NEEDED: Get 3d mechanical design tools
      • ACTION NEEDED: board approval
    • Ceramics
      • Sheri has set up a small ceramics area in the east end of the Annex. For now, this is for slab and coil style work. A wheel is possible, with caveats (cost, mess, etc)
      • ACTION NEEDED: clear out the stuff in that area that are better elsewhere (fridge, brewing, etc)
      • ACTION NEEDED: clay trap for the heat sink
      • ACTION NEEDED: Determine where to put the cone 6 kiln && wire up outlet
    • Next meeting of the SpaceCadets: Sunday, 22 Jan, 6pm
  • Board election coming up
    • Led by Chris, acting VP
    • 3 seats coming up for election
    • 2/12/17 election at the space 5 - 8
    • Electronic voting will start 2/10/17, going to everyone
    • Nominations open tonight
  • Yearly Planning Process
    • Round Robin input solicited from all attendees, notes added to the 2017 spreadsheet in the google drive
  • Katy Hammell is on the board for Imagination Connection, tournament is March 4, she will work with Rebecca to get it on the calendar

ACTION ITEMS

  • For Officers’ Meeting
    • Figure out WildApricot for events? Can we still use EventBrite if need be?
    • WildApricot training @ officers’ meeting
    • Cleaning out of laser cutter room - remove lockers, paint cabinet, etc.
    • Figure out a date for the next meeting
  • Adric to send out a list of who can add stuff to the Google Quelab calendar
  • John & Darren to update the wiki wishlist, add any suggested sent to donations email
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