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7-2-2017_general

JULY Community Meeting Agenda:

DRAFT. If you have an item to add to the agenda, please let an officer know.

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

Date: 02 July 2017

Time:

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

1. Board Report

2. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Education: position currently vacant
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: Sara Simon
  • Outreach: Charel Morris
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
  • Assets: Darren Moody
  • Facilities: John Murray
  • Rental: Darren Moody
  • Board meetiung small recap: Adric
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
    • Welding: John Murray
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning

3. Old Business

  • Railyards market Recap - Darren, others?
  • ABQ MiniMakerFaire

4. New Business

  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society Open House
  • Education officer vacancy
  • Default mailing lists for members: Members but now also Chatter - JT

Minutes:

1. Board Report

  • Payment of $200 late fee to Attorney General's office, X and X are working on our non-profit status with the state.
  • Working on a classes policy for the creation of classes at Quelab - still in progress. Includes such things as: * Policies for class expenses, including reimbursement to Area Captain(s) and/or instructors for area consumables & class materials
    • General class policy - how much to charge, how to arrive at how much to charge & how that tuition is split up
  • To allow the July welding classes to be held, a Memorandum of Understanding was issued stating how the class can proceed. This MOU will be in effect for six months.
  • Adding secondary people onto the bank account

2. Officer Reports

  • President's Report * July 4th party
    • Funding ideas, including CNC plasma cutter
  • Treasurer's report * Month of May
    • Start of Month $11,316.56 May Notes:
    • +Deposits (credit) $6,887.51 Amazon Smile 42.90
    • -Checks (debits) $3,769.52 5 year long memberships
    • Ending Balance $14,434.55
    • Difference $3,117.99
    • Month of June June Notes:
    • Start of Month $14,434.55 Insurance paid 986$
    • +Deposits (credit) $3,236.97
    • -Checks (debits) $4,926.84
    • Ending Balance $12,744.68
    • Difference -$1,689.87
  • Education: position currently vacant
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: Sara Simon * 107 total active members
  • Outreach: Charel Morris * Railyards Market - we joined the MMF people there, to help showcase Quelab & the maker movement * Lightsabers, writing robot, spirograph, laser cut stuff
    • Lots of interest from people, one already signed up as a member, another family that says they will sign up
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder * Google reviews - 4.5 out of 5 (we got a negative review)
    • 4th of July blog post is up at quelab.net
  • Assets: Darren Moody * June was a very good month for Donations & Disposal.
    • Drill press sold: $50
    • unique donation of a lot of brass steampunk items, that, as far as I'm aware of, just showed up on a Hack Night, as neither JT or I had made any arrangements with anybody regarding it. * This donation had many things of interest to Quelab members. After picking things that were interest to them, a total of $67 was collected from Member Sales. * Recycling from this $130.89
      • Combined, net result was $264.89 being generated through asset disposal for the month of June.
    • Policy Change: * donations are going to be accepted on a “By Appointment Only” basis
      • If anybody wished to donate, please have them contact us via email at donations@quelab.net.
  • Facilities: John Murray * Two new circuits in the shop for three total 20 amp circuits, color coded
    • Swamp coolers: Hannah doesn’t want us on the roof
    • Fire extinguishers gone through by John & Gonner. Getting some halon extinguishers for laser cutter & 3d printing
  • Rental: Darren Moody * Renter in the annex for $250/month
    • We still have some benches available for rent
  • Area Captains * 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen * The orion is printing
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker * Rebecca reporting: * A knitting machine is in available
      • Some scapbooking supplies have been added
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee * No injuries reported
      • All equipment (except X-Carve) working
      • 11 members in training waiting list
    • Welding: John Murray * We just got a welding tanks dolly
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning * Dust collector auto comes on when you turn on the table saw
      • Green permits will only be valid for one month only (in the woodshop only - no change for permits any where else in the space)

3. Old Business

4. New Business

  • New Mexico Steam Locomotive & Railroad Historical Society Open House * 9-23 (we think) their open house’
    • Is there interest in us having an event at Quelab, or a table there? * Darren is willing to man a table at the open house, and is willing to have others help
      • Rebecca - it might be good to not go overboard on train-themed things for an open house, since we’re about much more than trains
      • Charel - that’s a good time to have an open house
      • There was much interest among attending members at the meeting
      • Bandit - we should place our banner in a prominent place if possible
      • Darren - perhaps we can offer our parking lot for attendees to their open house?
  • Default mailing lists for members: Members but now also Chatter - JT * Adric described the purpose of both lists - Members’ & Chatter
    • Rebecca - suggested adding a footer to the Chatter list * Purpose of the list, and a reminder that the Chatter list is for both members; & non-members
  • 4th of July * An informal get together at Quelab on the 4th - 2 to 10
    • Some fun science-y demos in the parking lot
    • Feel free to bring food or legal fireworks,with fire or not
    • Aaron will be bringing his smoker
  • We have a new member Steven that did a project here that took it to Burning Man.

Adjourned 6:56 p.m.

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