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Meeting #583 Agenda for July 12, 2022


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

Member Project Updates

  • A rock/cell phone launcher by a member
  • Trivets out of railroad spikes by a member
  • Billy made a book using woodworking, laser cutting, leather working, and embroidery. He learned a lot of skills.
  • Member TIG welded a cubical dice
  • Marcus: vacuum cleaner hose extended and powder coating spray area enhanced.
  • Mike T: Updated a donated computer for BOD new member sign up
  • Dan J: fob reader on 12“ jointer.

Members recognition for Awesomeness

  • Dan J: FOB reader on planer
  • Marcus S: fixed dust collector at Norwich. Think a dumpster of chips
  • John Hummer for keeping the woodshop running
  • Carl S: excellent BLOG posts
  • Jon D for painting late into the night
  • Mitchell Street maker space for sharing their space
  • Damon and Kyle for helping Sara make picture frames.
  • Sarah for doing laser trainings.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Jeff: President & Ceramics Area Champion
  • Bill R: BOD
  • Rick P: Woodshop training
  • Carl: BOD/Communications
  • Mike T: Facilities Director and HAM Radio
  • Marcus: BOD, CNC, 100 W laser, Electronics, Metal Shop
  • Sarah: laser cutters
  • Dan J: Asst Treasurer, Forge area champion, manages the Norwich building
  • John H: Jewelry and Dalek area champion
  • Kathy H: Craft lab champion
  • Alden H: BOD
  • Colin: Treasurer

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 15
  • Second-timers: 10

Tours will be done by Dan J and Bill R


  • 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.
  • “Leap of Faith” Flugtag: Wed., 7 p.m. at Norwich, led by Carl S.
    • Join us on build night every Wednesday at 7 PM.
    • Stop by and see their progress next to the woodshop.
  • Thursdays at Lenox Initial Woodshop Orientation 6 to 8 pm led by Bob R & Bill R, and Tuesdays, at 7:45pm Norwich differences led by Rick.
  • Board game night: second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 at NORWICH (Kathy L.) Next game night TBD
  • Space Improvement Day scheduled for June 26th from 1 to 4 PM.
  • July 16, Flugtag, by War Memorial.
  • Milwaukee MakerFaire: October 21st to 23rd, State Fair Park.
    • Call for Makers is OPEN.
  • Tuesday's: Stained Glass Class at Lenox at 7:30 by Bill Coon.
  • July 30th is Space Improvement Day at LENOX; food provided after clean up.
  • Board of Directors meeting on July 21st at 7PM at the Lenox craft lab area.
  • Area Champion roundtable 7/18/22 at 7 PM at Lenox

Safety Note

  * Saint Frances Fire Marshall mandates extension cords are only to be used temporarily and should be removed when short term task is completed OR you leave the building. Need something wired, please speak with Dan J or Tom G

Helpful hint

  • Whatever you do, always give 100%………unless you are donating blood.
  • Anyone have a funnier one?

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • If you are the last person leaving the building, please turn off the lights and make sure all the doors are closed/locked.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Woodshop orientation this Thursday at LENOX from 6 to 8 PM.
    • PLS RSVP, limit class to 4 participants
  • Rick P retiring as Woodshop Champion. Looking for replacement(s).

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Any interested new members, see Board Members to discuss the sign-up process.
  • Begin Tour by Dan J and Bill R
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