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Milwaukee Makerspace Board of Directors Meeting - October 15th, 2020

Held Online via Jitsi Meet


  • Markus
  • Jake
  • Tim
  • Faith
  • Dan
  • Kathy H
  • Alden
  • Mike T
  • Chelsea


  • Meeting called to order by Markus at 7:02PM
  • Minutes approved by 6 present

New Business

Current Financial Projections

  • Update from Dan J

COVID-19 Reopening


  • Voluntary covid suspensions are being extended.
  • Members need to let us know if they intend to suspend

Milltronics removal

  • it has been dragging on for too long
  • plan
    • he has one week to get a contract to get the machine moved out of the space. if not out by the end of the month, he will be charged $360/month for taking up the floor space
  • Richard has been notified, no response but the machine has been put on craigslist
    • UPDATE *
      • Richard has been paying the rent on the space.

Makers Village (Norwich Building)


  • Makers Village would like to sign a lease with Milwaukee Makerspace
  • Financial Projections from Dan J (Treasurer)

To talk about

CNC Router Table

  • option to buy 2 higher-end 5-axis CNC routers
  • Would need to get new electronics
  • total project would cost about $7,500
  • looking to do a group buy


  • We have the 7.5K committed from members

Tuesday Meetings

  • Do we want to open meetings?
    • Norwich is fairly open and could be socially distanced
    • Online vs In-Person (switching weeks)
      • online meeting Sept 22
      • in-person meeting Sept 29


  • Both online and in-person seem to be working.
  • Might wait to do more in-person meetings until inside Norwich is available with a limit of 30-40 people


  • What are we doing?
  • Get a list of areas that are willing to train or not
  • Make sure that those who want to sign up know that training might be hard to get and could take time


  • Tim has been signing people up and scheduling meetings at the space


  • Positions up for election:
    • President
    • Secretary
    • Member at Large
  • Nominations for President & Secretary open October 6th
  • Nominations close October 13th, voting begins for any positions with multiple nominations
  • Voting closes October 20th and nominations for At-Large begin
  • Nominations for At-Large close on October 27th
  • Voting closes November 3rd


  • President Nominations: Tim Campbell and Markus Schneider
  • Secretary Nomination and Winner: Faith Finfrock

Hand Tools

  • request for hand tools area with better tools
  • we can get discounted tools costing $360
  • Board Vote:
    • All vote Yes


  • FedEx lost the pallet
  • Tim has to reorder the tools

Member Areas

  • Ham Radio area request
    • Vote to create area: all 7 Yes
    • Mike Tarnowski is the area champion
    • the area will initially start in the meeting/electronics area
  • Digital Productions
    • Let the membership know there is no champion
    • Ask Billy (former champion) where the remaining funds should go
    • Collapse area if no champion steps up



  • Meeting was adjourned at 7:34pm
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