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Meeting #599 Agenda for Nov. 1 2022


  • Tim calls meeting to order at 7 p.m.

Member Project Updates

  • Hannah, pumpkins
  • Dan, light holder
  • Dawn, painting
  • Hapto, Quilt
  • Tim, Dalek
  • Jeff, ceramic pot

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Dan: We passed fire inspection
  • Collin: All who helped and showed up for Haloween party
  • Tim: Hapto for party
  • Hapto: Party volunteers
  • Jeff: Carl and Luke for moving glaze table

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim: BOD, President & 3D printing Area Champion
  • Carl: BOD Communications Director & ceramics co-champion, 100 laser
  • Dan J: Forge champion, Asst Treasurer, Managing Partner of Norwich Building
  • Collin, BOD treasurer
  • Mike T: BOD/Facilities Director and Ham Radio champion.
  • Alden: Board member
  • Sarah/Hapto: Laser co-champion
  • Bill C: Stained glass co-champion
  • Jon Drayna: BOD/ Secretary
  • Hannah, co-facilities director

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 16
  • Second-timers: n= 1

Events for 2022


  • Mondays: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design class with Carl
  • Today: Ceramics 101;
  • Today: public meeting
  • Fusion 360: Model Monday, in person at Norwich on Mondays at 7 PM led by Carl S.
  • Tuesdays, public meetings. Odd days Norwich, even days Lenox.
  • Paint sprayer, Tuesdays, after LENOX meetings (even days): Paint room /spray gun training.
  • Stained glass training, Bill K., Not tonight, but normally tuesdays after member meeting
  • Woodshop differences, after member meeting.
  • Wednesdays, metal casting. (Cast Iron in November?!?!)
  • 2nd Thursday, 3D printer training at Lenox, Thursdays
  • Ceramics and Cerveza: Wednesdays, 5ish, led by Jeff M
  • Open Forge Friday: Cancelled this Friday, but normally, Fridays 6 p.m., led by Dan J. Beginner class where members will make a coat hook, and second-timer's class.
  • 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.
  • Ham Radio class, every Thursday after Norwich meeting (except when there's a BOD meeting), Mike T.
  • Board game night: second Friday of month, 6:30 to 9:30 at NORWICH (Kathy L.) Next game night is October 14th
  • Friday, Maker Faire wrap party, 7 pm, with set-up Wed. (tomorrow); Saturday: Clean up
  • Next Board of Directors meeting is Nov. 17 at 7 PM at our Lenox facility in the Meeting Room. This meeting is open for to all members to participate.
  • 2nd Thursday of the every month will be 3D printing training at LENOX meeting room at 7 PM. Next class is Oct. 13. Co-champions are Tim C and John.
  • Space improvement day Sunday November 6, from 1 to 4 PM. No making from noon to 5 PM.
  • Hapto: Some time in November, women's sculpture collective. $25 for materials.
  • 3D printer training, every other Tuesday.
  • Welding training, after space improvement day.

Safety Note

  • When moving or carrying large items, LOOK UP for overhead obstacles that could be knocked loose and fall hit someone or something.

Helpful hint

  • The Makerspace has a bunch of paint and stains and varnishes. At Lenox they're in the paint room, and at Norwich they're in the yellow fireproof cabinet behind the wall behind the laser cutters.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Think of what would happen if every member did what you are about to do. Excellent? Or not?

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Open group buy for long-arm sewing machine for quilting. Pledge on wiki or through treasurer.
  • Tim: Open group buy 3M random orbital sander.
  • John: Group buy for resin printing in 3d printing area, goal of $650, with additional stretch goal of $500 for upgrades.
  • Monday is purge day for pottery area. Move your stuff.
  • Collin: Demo of group buy area on MMS Wiki.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Carl and Jon D.
  • Sign-ups:
meetingagenda/2022-11-01.txt · Last modified: 2022/11/02 00:30 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan