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Officers' Corps Meeting

Date: 2-26-16


  • Eagle Scout Project (Darren)
  • UNM Rocketry Project
  • RFID system changes discussion - tabled
  • What’s happening in March

Financial “Attitude” discussion ——————————————————————————————-


Attending: Darren, Rebecca, John, Eric, Darrel, Sara, Gonner, Celeste, JT, Adric, Aaron

Guests: members Will, Dennis, Avery & her mother Chaz (Rocket Project)

Absent: Josh, Sherie, Craig


Eagle Scout Project (Darren)

Paul Rosenberg’s project

Quelab is the beneficiary of Paul’s Project

On Earth Day (Sat, Apr 22) a combined e-recycle day/Take-aParty

W/Cherry Hills Library AT Cherry Hills Library, 9 - 3 (Drop off at 9, event itself at 10)

Help will be needed if we want this to be a Quelab “Event” with PR, etc.

Resulting e-waste will most likely be stored @ Quelab for a few days, since the scrap yards

UNM Rocketry Project

Avery & Chaz are from MMF (they make the makerbot plushies)

Avery is project mgr for the UNM Rocket Team, this is the first year of UNM Rocket Team, Building a 46 ft record-breaking model rocket

Dividing build space between Quelab & Air Force research labs

Will be working on the electronics systems here, maybe building one section of the rocket here, using electronics area, & woodworking

Will be launching it at the Rocket Society site in Rio Rancho on Apr 22th, setting up the pad on the 19th, & launch either 22nd or 23rd

(6) student memberships

Special orientation for them on Tuesday the 28th w/Josh

Gonner worked with the group the other day about what tools we have & some of our policies

Discussion on security of their stuff & any tools they bring in

Avery wants to share publicity - we can publicise them on our blog, twitter, Charel can coordinate with Makers, possibly on the MAKE: blog, too

We offered to help with Tee shirts and/or logos on the rocket - screenprinting or bleach shirt, or the wide format vinyl cutter

What’s happening in March

Spring Break at the Balloon Museum

Troy Drones, Josh 3d printing, Alice & balloons

1 day on the week, one on the weekend, Charel will send out dates & details

Help is welcome (needed!)

Expecting 1K to 2K visitors

RFID system changes discussion - tabled due to absences

Financial “Attitude” discussion

What is our fiscal attitude? “Just enough to make the bills (& a little extra)”, or should we be trying to make significant amounts of money?

Discussion took place

“Somewhere in the middle”

“We should be in the black & not much more”

“That is one of the reasons we are doing the Education stuff” - paying the instructors with the new proposal

“Quelab IS in the black. We have allocated funds for emergencies & maintenance & what not”

“I like thinking big”

2 things to mention (Rebecca)

Int’l Open Hackerscape Day Mar 25

Int’l Arduino Day Apr 1

Adric is re-working the VOIP phone system.

Currently working for outgoing calls

In process to work for incoming calls Next Meeting scheduled for March 26th @ 5