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Meeting #613 Agenda for Feb. 14, 2023 <3


* Tim calls meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at Lenox

Member Project Updates

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Yvonne: George, help on ?; John K. for help with ender touch; Callie: Hapto et al for bonefire; Hapto: John Klien, boxes for lab; Bob R., Bill covered woodshop training, Dan: Kyle for help with wood donation.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, President
  • Hanna, acting facilitie
  • Anna,
  • Dan J: Forge champion, Asst Treasurer, Managing Partner of Norwich Building
  • Mike T., Ham radio
  • John K., Paint room champ
  • Alden, BOD
  • Bryan Flannery, electronics champ
  • Callie, BOD
  • Hapto, Laser, Steel Tigertlillies
  • Jon Drayna: BOD/ Secretary
  • Anderson, Long arm
  • Bill Coon, stained glass area champs
  • Alden, Board member at large
  • Dan J., Lenox facil. manager, forge

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 10
  • Second-timers: n= 4

Events for 2023

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Mondays at 7pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design class with Carl S.
  • Even Tuesdays at 7:45pm, Lenox: Paint Room/Spray Gun training with John K.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill and Bobbie Coon.
  • Odd Tuesdays at 7:45pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area setup
  • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm Bytes & Beers with Bryan F.
  • Thursdays: Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture gang; Board meeting is happening this week, so its on Sunday 10:30 AM and we will be building out the Tigertlillies area (Thanks BOD!)
  • 2nd Thursday of Each Month at 7pm, Lenox: 3D printer Basics Training
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please message the Google Groups to RSVP) led by Bob R.
  • Second and Third Friday of Each Month at 6:30pm, Norwich: Board game night: with Kathy L.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday, Norwich. Will try Thursdays evenings instead starting in March.

Special Board of Directors elections

  • Board meeting Thursday: Electrical install bill, area expansions, Discourse software demo, member turnover, Dust collection problems.
  • Space improvement Day coming up. See Calendar

Special Board of Directors elections

  • Elections for Treasurer: Nominee Geoff Lendrum.
  • Elections for Facilities Director: Nominee: Hannah Schultz.
  • Positions were uncontested. Both elected.

Safety Note

  • Never put a material containing zinc into the forge. It produced a highly toxic gas, and it means the lining of the forge is ruined and has to be replaced. The blacksmith forges are for heating iron and steel only. Most other metals have a melting point lower than the operating temperature of the forge, and will screw up the insulation if they melt into it.

Helpful hint

  • Always try to leave your work area in better shape than you found it in. Please go the extra mile when cleaning and organizing. That's what's necessary to keep this place humming.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Park on the opposite side of the street (even-numbered-side on odd days, odd-numbered-sides on even days) at Lenox!

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Bryan: Bytes and Beers Arduino class, Norwich, begins tomorrow, Feb. 15, 5-7pm, Norwich, kit price $35.
  • John: Sailing Classes, two weeks March, two weeks April, then let's go sailing!
  • Anderson: Booking available for Long-arm training March, look for notice on shared drive
  • Xavier: Free professionally done head shots & portrait photos 2/19 from 9am to 1pm @ Norwich (sign-up link on google group)

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Jon D.
  • Sign-ups: Tim and Callie
meetingagenda/2023-02-14.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/15 01:30 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan