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 Notes: Notes:
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 +Meeting kicked off at 5:05, 36 in attendance
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 +Appreciations - jeremy for new server & isp host
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 +Bandit played robotics judge
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 +Adric for leading the Makey makey workshops
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 +Membership Report - see above
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 +    * Darren: expect more memberships after our STEM event outreach at the nuclear museum
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 +    * Charel: can we track membership changes over the next few weeks?
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 +Treasurer’s Report - Geoff “we have money in the bank” ​ Employer matching time is upon us, and that means more money coming in, including the space fed
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 +    * 5K in the bank
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 +    * 2K in 3d printing fund
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 +    * Paid current through 1st & 2nd quarters, waiting for 3rd quarter bill
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 +    * priority projects include plumbing for kitchen & library shelves
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 +    * Charel: have we payed rent? Geoff: yes
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 +    * Morgan: are we solvent? Geoff: we are 105% funded, we’re getting an extra $50 per/month
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 +    * Jeremy: is the rent going up again? Geoff: yes, going up in April, that will be our last increase
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 +    * Darren: do we have budget for library shelves? Geoff: yes, $300 from the Indiegogo Darren thinks we can get some from bentleys, And JT may have one available soon.   \\
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 +Announcements
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 +    * Board elections
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 +    * Thank you everyone that came & voted
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 +    * 4 positions returned -= adric & Geoff reelected for 2 year term
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 +    * Jezzri & Lissa joining the board as new members
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 +    * Darren: can we change the meeting to a hacknight? Walter: we are discussing making modifications in the future
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 +    * Inclusivity & Anti Harassment policy
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 +    * Cameron presented on the new policy
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 +    * Board to host an open forum this coming Thursday at 6:30pm
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 +    * March’s meeting main topic will be this policy
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 +    * Celeste: what will the format be on Thursday? Walter: I will facilitate, please bring your ideas and input to be held @ Quelab in the Core
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 +    * Cameron: please bring your specific ideas, please read the language
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 +    * Rebecca: where will the meeting be held? Walter: in the Core
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 +    * Upcoming Classes and Events - Rebecca
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 +    * Intro to Arduino Class with Van Sat, March 7, 10am – 3pm - Rebecca (2 minutes)
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 +    * Signup on EventBrite, sign up ending Feb 23rd, $55 for members, $65 non-members,​ includes Arduino pack from AdaFruit, discussion on whether to offer price for those that already have the Arduino
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 +    * Jeremy: is there a different price for people bringing their own Arduinos?
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 +    * Taught by non-member Van Legg
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 +    * Epic Pi Day (Saturday 3.14.15 @9:27 a.m.) - Help (3 minutes)
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 +    * Membership only event, but you can bring friends & family
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 +    * Visiting to PieTown, NM for some Pie
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 +    * Back to Quelab to discuss Pi & have pi-related contests
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 +    * hope to get a gift cert from Adafruit
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 +    * Want to encourage new members to come out
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 +    * BYOP(ie)
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 +    * Coder Dojo -Christopher Suski
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 +    * Christopher just joined Quelab
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 +    * for kids to learn how to code
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 +    * proposed for 2nd & 4th Saturdays
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 +    * similar to “hour of code”event ​ at CNM
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 +    * Coder Dojo is a project based club for kids to work coding
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 +    * coderdojo.org
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 +    * There are about 400 around the country, Chris wants to get one started at Quelab
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 +    * Needs volunteers, at least 4 other Quelab members
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 +    * Initial idea: 10-noon on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays in the month
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 +    * Zoot: are kids going to be restricted from leaving the Core? Chris: yes
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 +    * Zoot: will kids be here with their parents? Chris: yes
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 +    * Rebecca: what would Quelab volunteers be doing? Chris: need 1 member for 7 guests to comply with Quelab rules, need a minimum of three technical mentors but if you want to just come and hang out that’s fine too
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 +    * bandit: cost per family and is there a minimum age? Chris: free and minimum age of 7
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 +    * John: if I’m a mentor, can I get in on the training? Chris: oh, yeah
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 +    * Crochet Class with Desiree - Sherrie (2 minutes)
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 +    * $5 for members, $10 for non members, BYOY(arn)
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 +    * Date? Thursday, Feb 19 6 - 9 to be confirmed, will be placed on calendar when it is finalized
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 +    * Outline of Training - (20 Minutes)
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 +    * Walter discussed the new policy
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 +    * quelab.net/​moodle to tracking new training
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 +    * Everyone will have to go through this
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 +    * Will be up & running in a week, & will be announced to all
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 +    * users will need to register to our moodle instance & take the QUelab Basic Usage & Safety (BUS)
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 +    * Can email [[training@quelab.net| training@quelab.net
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 +to make suggestions
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 +    * Members will have two months to go through this & complete
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 +    * Starting with May meeting, if you have not completed, you will not get the door key code
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 +    * There are some graphic images in the presentation,​ but they are marked as such, and warning is given (next slide contains….)
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 +    * Cameron - when changes are implemented,​ will everyone have to re-take it?  Is it one time or annual? ​ Walter: no, no re-take, because training will be required annually
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 +    * Jeremey: can non-members still use tools? ​ Walter - Yes.
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 +    * Charel - Q. on public & tool use
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 +    * Ray - are we at the point of labeling tool color levels? ​ Walter - Red for members only, yellow requires training, green no training needed
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 +    * Eric talked of his experience in academia, new people with NO training of any kind.  Usually done one-on-one. ​ Techshop trains people “for adequacy” - how to not hurt themselves, how not to break the machines
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 +    * Discuss Skill Trees (10 Minutes)
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 +    * Jezzri lead the process on filling out the radar chart of skills
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 +    * Why are we doing this?  We are community, and can teach & learn from each other.; these charts will help facilitate that
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 +    * Make Skill Trees (30 Minutes)
  
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