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Meeting #290 Agenda for March 15, 2016


  • Put “meeting tonight” sandwich boards outside doors 1 and 3
  • Ask guests to sign the guestbook
  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Guest & New Member introductions


  • “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.” - A. Einstein


  • Shakespeare in the Park looking for donations for their silent auction
  • Thanks to everyone at the Woodworking Show!
  • Makers needed for Maker Plaza at UWM (Pete, Molly)
  • Screen Printing Demo after Meeting, 8pm or so… (Pete)
  • Maker Faire Milwaukee Planning Meeting Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 7pm!
  • Are we falling behind on maintenance?
  • Milwaukee Makerspace 2016 Annual Meeting - Nomination period for at-large board positions opens tonight (2 positions)
  • Safety Note:

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Tuesday night is trash and housekeeping night.
  • Meeting Adjourns

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Space Tour starts immediately following meeting, meet in front lobby.
  • Any interested new members, see a Board Member to discuss the sign-up process.
  • One On One Introductions of Members to Guests

What Did We Talk About

  • Kathy showed off the painted cork board which will be installed in the craft lab
  • Wolfgang showed off his unintentional tie-die T-shirt (tip: don’t put your pens in the dryer with your T-shirts)
  • Mark donated a $400 auto-darkening welding helmet donated by Miller Electric
  • Tom asked that we do a blog post on welding classes and the donation
  • Karen showed off historic (90 year old) Girl Scout uniforms that she is mendging
  • One of the members showed off Bismuth crystals she made
  • One of our neighbors stopped in to remind us to please park on the opposite side of the street (even side today)
  • Larry asked if there was any progress on putting up signage to let members know what side of the street to park on
  • Tom suggested we print out signage and attach them to the posts outside “MakerSpace - park this side“
  • Lance introduced the new named board members. Welcome!
  • Pete and Molly (his student) told us about Zoom Milwaukee and the Maker Plaza. They’re looking for exhibitors May 26-28 (see 2016 events for more details)
  • Larry and Pete have EggBots (for Easter!) they can loan out
  • Larry suggested a mandatory name tag policy - he was asked to refer this to the board
  • Landscaping and mowing - DL asked Rik will provide this service this summer - he confirmed he would
  • DL reminded members that she will be enforcing the parking ticket policy - clean up your messes


  • Tom K and Bill2 were saluted for helping with a band saw stand
  • Mark O also thanked Bill for helping with one of his projects
  • Pete put together the booth at the woodworkers show, Lance thanked everyone to attended
  • Stephanie helped a member get set up on Etsy
  • Dan tamped down the irate neighbor who came to express frustration on our parking on the “wrong” side

Guest introductions

  • Derrick found the ‘space via a web search
  • Jeremy saw a poster at American Science and Surplus
  • Al is from the neighborhood, and learned about us at the Woodworker’s Show
  • Moira heard about us through word of mouth
  • Peter heard about us through a neighbor of ours
  • John found us through the Internet
  • Kurt introduced himself
  • Alicia introduced herself
  • Molly heard about us from Pete and via Maker Faire
  • Faith introduced herself
  • Nick, Robert, Michael and Pat are from MSOE
  • Brian is studying EE at MSOE, and was brought by a friend

Nominations for at-large board positions

  • Scott Swanson was nominated and seconded, and accepted the nomination
  • Adrian Volden was nominated and seconded, and accepted the nomination
  • Amy Haffner was nominated and seconded - she was not present to accept
meetingagenda/2016-03-15.txt · Last modified: 2016/03/16 00:44 by keithm