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Meeting #531 Agenda for July 6, 2021


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Membership Sign-ups
    • Faith will be doing signups
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
    • Please hold your applause so we can keep this thing rolling
    • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • This week's helpful hint and safety tip is from long time member, former Board member, and current Welding area champion Jake B.
  • To prevent distortion when welding, preheat your parts. See Jake for more info.


  • Next Space Improvement Day: Sunday, July 25th from 1 PM to 4 PM.
  • Maker Fair scheduled for September 24-26. The MMS level of involvement is TBD. Fair being hosted by MSOE

Safety Note

  • In the forge and welding areas: ASSUME EVERYTHING IS HOT

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Parking Permits for projects and materials
  • Check the WIKI for complete overview and rules.
  • A quick summary:
    • 24-hour Parking Permits
    • Any Member can place a (usually green) parking permit on their project for up to 24 hours.
    • A parking permit (that is not signed by a Board Member or an Area Champion of the area involved) is valid for a maximum of 24 hours.
    • Parking permits are intended for things like gluing, paint drying or other short-term, critical project states. They are not for items that could reasonably be stored off-site.
  • 25 hour to 2-week Parking Permits
  • An extended parking permit can be authorized by either a Board Member or an Area Champion of the area involved.
  • Extended parking permits are intended for larger short-term projects.
  • Extended parking permits are valid for a maximum of two weeks.
  • It is the Member's responsibility to locate their project in an out-of-the-way area and consult with an Area Champion of the space involved so as to not interfere with other people and their projects.
  • Long Materials Storage
  • Any member can place materials in the long materials storage area with a Parking permit.
  • Securely fasten your permit to your materials. Materials without a permit may be confused with material that is available for general use.
  • Parking permits in long materials storage are valid for up to 2 weeks with an Area Champion's or Board Member's signature

We understand some people need space for a long term project. See Dan Jonke about renting space. This is one of the reasons we expanded to the Norwich building……WE NEEDED MORE SPACE!

Member Topics and Announcements

    • Member meetings on even numbered days will be held at Lenox
    • Member meetings on odd numbered days will be held at Norwich
    • This will allow for new members to tour each building and attend member meetings on consecutive weeks.
  • CERAMICS AND CERVEZAS every Wednesday.
    • The goal being to rebuild our ceramics community.
    • BYOB and enjoy.
    • They had 6 attendees the first week
  • No heavy equipment in the newly paved parking lot for the next few months as the asphalt hardens. Pls reach out to Tom G, Dan J, Jake B or Rudy if you need to use a fork lift outside the building to load/unload. Do NOT attempt to use the fork lift outside the Norwich building.
  • Carl S started a new Fusion 360 class on Monday June 21st. It is a hybrid class (on-line and in person at Lenox). They are designing a power wheels car. You can join any time.
  • Tom G shared there are paper printers (no, not 3D printers) available for members for a $30 donation to the Space. See Tom G. Printers are at Norwich, just west of the metal shop.
  • Hapto/Sara announced she is reworking the tall wood storage at Lenox. Keep a look out for communications from her on this project.

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Any interested new members, see a Board Member to discuss the sign-up process.
  • One On One Introductions of Members to Guests
  • Begin Tour

What Did We Talk About

Project Updates

  • The new 100W Laser Cutter now has a fob reader! - Dan J.
  • Mike is working one fixing one of the antennas but the HAM Radio Club did participate in the The Annual 13 Colonies Special Event.

Guest Introductions

  • 10 guests attended the meeting.
  • Karen gave the tour for new visitors. Tim & Faith took the returning guests.

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Jake & Marcus began the process of disassembling a dust collection system for Norwich - Tim
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