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Meeting #577 Agenda for May 31, 2022


* Jeff calls meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Member Project Updates

  • Dan J: made a large punch to put a hole in the axe head to put the hammer handle in.
  • Mike T put up a suggestion/comment box in both Norwich and Lenox meeting rooms. Lenox Box is on the President's podium
  • Sarah/Hapto: made tee shirts for Bay View Gallery Night.

Members recognition for Awesomeness

  • Dan J for hosting another excellent night of Mafia/Werewolf at the Space.
  • Callie R do doing an awesome demo at C&C while Jeff was away.
  • Sarah made sticky woodshop numbers for the jointer
  • Linc for the digital angle gauge in woodshop
  • Jon D wrote a letter for machine shop donations by a local manufacturer

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President
  • Colin: treasurer
  • Hapto: laser lab champion
  • Dan: blacksmith, manages the Norwich building, Asst Treasurer
  • Mike: BOD, Facilities Director and ham radio
  • Alden: BOD
  • Rick: woodshop champion
  • Bill W: metal shop
  • Bill R: BOD
  • Steve P: 4×8 router
  • John: paint room
  • Charlie: glass fusion champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

13 guests, 1 second-timers


  • Fusion 360: in person at Norwich on Mondays at 7 PM led by Carl S. Also streamed on line and saved for future viewing on YouTube
  • Ceramics and Cerveza: Wednesdays, 5ish, led by Jeff M
  • Forge Friday: Friday 6 p.m., led by Dan J.
  • Arduino class: Watch for new class starting in June. Led by Jon D
  • “Leap of Faith” Flugtag: Wed., 7 p.m. at Norwich, led by Carl S.
    • 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 & Bill R, will be initial wood shop training, and Tuesdays, at 7:45pm Norwich differences led by Rick.
  • Board meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 16th at LENOX
  • Bay View Gallery Night Friday, June 3rd (Hapto)
  • Board game night second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 (Kathy L.) Next game is Friday June 10th.
  • Space Improvement Day June 4th, 1 to 4 PM at LENOX
  • Milwaukee MakerFaire: October 21st t0 23rd

Safety Note

  • This week's tip comes from Mike T, our Facilities Director and retired electrician:
    • Never hire or work with an electrician that is missing their eye brows.

Helpful hint

  • Sometimes projects can become frustrating.
    • Take your time.
    • Step back and reflect.
    • Ask for help.
    • Somebody may have invented this wheel already. Read, watch videos.
  • For many projects, a tight schedule is a bad idea.
  • In the end your project will be awesome and you will forget about the frustrating parts.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • The dumpster is hungry; feed it!
  • The vacuums, on the other hand, are frequently over-full. Please help them out by emptying them.
    • This should go without saying…….but……empty vacuums in the dumpster.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Woodshop training has been moved to WEDNESDAY (tomorrow) at LENOX from 6 to 8 PM.
  • Mike T: St Frances Police are putting on a bike rodeo on June 12th; please volunteer if you can between 8:30 and 11.

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 Jon D and Bill R
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