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 Minutes: Minutes:
 +1. Board Report
 +  * Financial woes , up prices?  Funaise?  
 +  * Member wants to rent a mushroom farm 
 +2. Officer Reports
 +  * President's Report
 +    * Position still vacant. please email board@quelab.net if interested
 +  * Treasurer's report
 +    * No report submitted.
 +    * Josh was at meeting and explained how it is broken down: some things go up as we get bigger.  Memberships revenue keeps going up.  
 +  * Education: position currently vacant
 +  * Events Officer: position currently vacant
 +  * Membership: position currently vacant. 
 +  * Outreach: Charel Morris
 +    * Emailed in a report, oct 14 there is innovation day at railyards. 
 +  * Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
 +    * Working on guide star so we can take Facebook and other easy donations. 
 +  * Donations: John “JT” Benedetto
 +    * Cash donation received via Rebecca Snyder, thank you letter to go out
 +    * Did a recycling run this month
 +  * Facilities: John Murray
 +    * Laser cutter room swamp cooler--now fully operational, and providing fresh, cooled air for the laser cutter room and the electronics lab.  A considerable amount of aesthetic work still remains to be done.
 +    * Facilities janitorial services-- the contract cleaning crew has worked in the space for the past two weeks and is striving to bring things back to snuff, following the absence of cleaning services since April 13.  The services may be expanded to include the lab spaces off the core and the annex restroom, subject to a $50/month increase in charges.
 +    * Roof on the hot work area--the corrugated steel roofing sheet that was hanging into the hot work area was reseated and secured with screw type fasteners.
 +    * Graffiti on the south doors of the annex and metal--reported to CABQ for paint over.
 +    * Swamp coolers over the high bay shop and annex--the landlord's repair person, Eric, had replaced three cooler motors and repaired at least one cooler float, at last count on Wednesday of last week.  
 +    * Non-functional exterior lights on the south side of the building--reported to the landlord.
 +    * Clay wash-off (red colored) sink in annex ceramics area--now has running cold water and drains into bucket below the sink, to prevent waste line clogs.  There is also a water overflow alarm installed in the area, just in case of a spill.
 +    * Temporary use of Quelab restrooms by National Research Laboratories (NRL)--due to physical downsizing of their working area, the three employees (owners) of the NRL manufacturing space to the east of Quelab, are being permitted to use our restrooms, and have permitted access to Quelab, as they have no functional restroom right now. Their normal work hours are from about 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
 +    * Surplus manufacturing equipment and materials from NRL--Jay from NRL has offered to give a quantity of working, but no longer in use, circuit board manufacturing equipment, including two circuit board baking furnaces, a circuit board printing camera, circuit board scrubbers, plating tank heaters, some plating tanks, 0ther large (4' x 4'x 4' or larger) equipment and PVC pipe and fittings, a pile of 4' x 4' x 0.125" high density composite board, and lots of other mechanical hardware (screws,circuit board stuff, and ?).  I toured the area and estimate that this would fill the floor of a 40' freight trailer.  The catch is that Quelab would have to remove it, either as functional equipment or by cutting it apart.  I don't know if any Quelab members, as individuals, would be interested in taking on this task or part of it.  See me, maybe we can help them and get some benefit either as Quelab or individual members.
 +  * Rental: Darren Moody
 +    * Nothing to report this month
 +    * 4 spaces available,  $22.50 per month.  Talk to Darren if you are interested.
 +Area Captains
 +  * 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
 +    * Troy printer is repaired,  looking to possibly sell off the/tradethe cloud based “new matter printer” which is now useless.  And can be turned into cash or a credit towards another 3d printer. 
 +  * Arcade - Troy Ross
 +    * A few new games got donated,  and all appears to be working, 
 +  * Digital Arts - Darel Knutson
 +    * Equipment okay, but out of vinyl, which needs to be ordered.
 +    * Vinyl Cutter instructions have been printed out in large format and are on the wall above the computer.
 +  * Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
 +    * Nothing to report this month
 +  * Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
 +    * Nothing to report this month
 +  * Laser: Craig Goldsmith
 +    * Nothing to report this month
 +  * Metal Shop: Position currently vacant
 +  * Welding: John Murray
 +    * All equipment functional, no reported injuries.
 +  * Woodshop: Gonner Menning
 +    * Broken bandsaw blade 
 +3. Old Business
 +  * TBD
 +4. New Business
 +  * ABQ Maker Faire is doing INNOVATION DAY at Railyard Market on Sunday, Oct 14th - if you are interested in showing what you have made or are working on please let Zoot or Charel know. It is a fun day and in October we are expecting a cooler experience. Stop by and see us. 
 +  * Possibility of Shutting down the metal shop if no one steps up
 +Meeting ended by 6:33pm