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Meeting #536 Agenda for August 10, 2021


  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Membership Sign-ups
  • Guest & New Member Introductions
  • Meeting adjourns

Helpful Hint

  • This week's Helpful Hint is from our Facilities Director: Faith F
    • Do NOT assume a person understands your directions OR that you understand directions from someone else.
    • Make sure you give and/or receive clear and concise directions
    • Ask questions……you may be saving yourself time in the long run.


  • Maker Fair scheduled for September 24-26. The MMS level of involvement is TBD. Fair being hosted by MSOE
    • CALL TO MEMBERS: A link has been shared with members if you would like to display a project or sell your wares at the Faire,
    • Please sign up to volunteer! Members also received that link.
    • Tim C sent out an email for members to vote on the 2021 budget.
  • Thursday, August 19th: Board of Directors meeting will be held at 7 PM at our Lenox building. All MMS members are invited to participate.

Safety Note

  • This safety note is from Mike (AKA Sparky): Never hire, or work with, an electrician that is missing their eye brows.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • With the Delta variant of Covid 19 causing increased infections, lets revisit the updated Covid safety protocol the membership passed effective 6/1/2021:

1) For vaccinated members, masks become optional

- “Vaccinated” means 14 days after having had your second shot of Pfizer/Moderna (or first of J&J)

- You must still carry a mask in case wearing it is requested by another member

2) Non-vaccinated members must wear masks at all times and observe all social distancing guidelines.

3) If you enter a work area (e.g. the woodshop) that is already occupied, you must ask others if it is ok to work without a mask. As part of being excellent to each other, please ask permission rather than presuming others are comfortable working around unmasked individuals. Not all members are comfortable asking others to put on a mask.

4) Trainers/people putting on classes will determine the protocol they are most comfortable with (e.g. the class size, whether or not you must be vaccinated, whether or not attendees must wear masks, etc.). Remember, the trainers are volunteers. Classes, member-led group meetings, and community events such as Bay View Gallery Night are allowed to resume.

5) Public meetings return to in-person. Inside events, such as member meetings, along with other schedules events (such as space improvement days) are mask-only events. The mask requirement policy will be addressed in the future when necessary (likely at each monthly board meeting).

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Carl S: FUSION 360 classes are now held at NORWICH (moving from Lenox) at 7 PM. Classes can be attended in person, or virtually (Carl will send you the link). Thank you Carl.
    • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Milwaukee MakerSpace is coordinating with the Veterans Administration to give veterans a tour of our facilities and discuss how the MakerSpace works as a maker community on the afternoon of Thursday, August 19th.
  • Faith FL Space improvement day- the refrigerators and freezers will be cleaned out. Please be an awesome member, don't take up too much space in the frig/freezer
  • Adrian: discussed nerdy derby and the need for scrap wood. Leave the wood at Lenox marked for the nerdy derby.

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

  • Mike T: HAM Radio - built up a tri-band antenna; less than successful. Moving on to his next project.
  • Dan J: Installed a bug zapper at the Norwich garage door.
  • Scott: making morris code contacts via a mailing
  • Wally: donating straightened lift spring to forge area

Guest Introductions

  • 7 new guests attended the meeting.
  • Tim C gave the tour.
  • new members signed up

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Jeff M for getting 30 chairs for Norwich
  • Marcus for moving the chairs to Norwich
  • Dan J and Jake B for getting and installing the pallet racking
  • Dan J for picking up 2 display cases.
  • Tom G for getting all the work bench/cabinets for Norwich
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