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Meeting #574 Agenda for May 10, 2022


President calls meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Member Project Updates

* A members made a set of bags for mothers day. * Karen made a lining for a old time jacket. * Bobby C making a ghost busters * Made sail boat parts for his friends. * Mike T made a six cup turner for painting for his daughter. * Hapto held painting Bagaloo at Norwich. * A guest made a UV board you write on with a UV pointer. * 1st experience with welding and is welding a metal shower.

Members recognition for Awesomeness

* Charlie thanks Kyle for holding the mallet class * Dan thanked Sarah for cleaning the west room and Marcus and Tom for helping to clean up the wood shop. * Carl thanked Sarah for holding a cool art class * Dan put in a new card reader at Norwich. * Guest thanked Carl for inviting them to the meeting.

Guest & New Member Introductions

n = x, x second-timers.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

* Jeff: Board member: President and Ceramics Champion * Charlie: glass fusion area champion * Sarah: Laser area champion * Colin: Board member: new treasurer * Carl: Board member: communications * Dan J: Asst Treasurer and lead at Norwich * Mike T: Board member: Facilities Director * Bill R: Board member: Secretary and woodshop trainer * Marcus S: Board member: Electronics champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

8 guests, 4 second-timers


  • Board-member at large nominations open. At-large board members assist, give input, take on special projects. Alden nominates self, Dan seconds; Mike T. nominates Charlie Powell, Jeff seconded.
  • Stump speeches given by Alden and Charlie.
  • Nominations closed, election will be held on-line and in person at the meeting next week (May 17th).


  • Fusion 360: in person at Norwich on Mondays at 7 PM led by Carl
  • Ceramics and Cerveza, Wednesdays, 5ish, led by Jeff
  • Forge Friday, Friday 6 p.m., led by Dan. This Friday is an intermediate class making cork screws.
  • Sewing Basics, Monday May 16th, Craft Lab, led by Faith
  • Arduino class, Thursday, May 18. Watch “abridged summary” email for new class starting in June.
  • Flugtag, Wed., 7 p.m. at Norwich, led by Carl.
    • We got a sweet box with Redbull swag for the space.
    • Check out
    • Join us on build night every Wednesday or share the link with your friends and family and help us raise money for materials
  • Thursdays at Lenox Initial Woodshop Training 6 to 8 pm led by Bob R, will be initial wood shop training, and Tuesdays, at 7:45pm Norwich differences led by Rick.
  • Board meeting rescheduled for May 26th, Norwich.
  • Bay View Gallery Night June, sign-ups coming out soon. (Hapto)
  • Board game night second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 (Kathy L.)
  • Saturday the 14th at 7pm, Dan J will hold a game of Mafia/Werewolf at Norwich.

Safety Note

  • Avoid flowing hair, loose jewelry and loose clothes around machines that spin.

Helpful hint

  • Please pay monthly dues online if at all possible because it makes life easier for the Treasurer.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • You may not use power tools unless you are checked out on them.
    • This includes anything with a plug or that stands on the floor (e.g. metal shear).

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Mike T: when working in a community area; clean up after yourself so the next person can use the area.
    • If you leave something, put a parking ticket on it.
  • Rick has 2 boxes of incontinance pads for painting projects.

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 by Carl and Karen
meetingagenda/2022-05-10.txt · Last modified: 2022/05/16 21:50 by cstevens