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Meeting #615 Agenda for Feb. 28, 2023


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

Member Project Updates

  • Jason: CNC lathe progress. Oiler, etc.
  • Carl: Taliessen West, Plywood chair. See blog
  • Hapto: Graphic design week, signage wood shop fundraiser signs. Shirt design. Quality trumps variety.
  • Dan J.: Pants repair.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Jason: Chuck Evert for help pulling cowling off lathe.
  • Mike: Tony help after basement flood.
  • Rick M., Hapto help with fundraiser.
  • John M.: Members with large 3d printers to helped with woodshop repair part
  • Bryan: All who donated to wood shop
  • Hapto: Many folks for Lenox SID help

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, President
  • Dan J: Forge champion, Asst Treasurer, Managing Partner of Norwich Building
  • Hanna, Board Facil. dir.
  • Mike T, Ham radio
  • Alden, BOD
  • Anderson, Long Arm
  • Carl, BOD comm dir.
  • Callie, BOD
  • Bryan, electronics
  • Hapto, laser, etc. champ
  • john K., Paint and 3D print champ
  • jon d, BOD secretary
  • Rick, Wood shop champ
  • Jason, 3D
  • Bill Coon, stained glass area champ

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 21
  • Second-timers: n= 5

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. CRAFT BEER this week, and higher level stuff
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area setup
  • Wednesdays from 5pm-7pm Bytes & Beers with Bryan F. This week: Review and hang out.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture gang …
  • 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.
  • March 4: Long arm training.
  • Sunday, March 5 sewing circle. If successful, will schedule regular.
  • Monday, ladies only woodshop project Norwich

Special Board of Directors elections

  • Board meeting Thursday: Electrical install bill, area expansions, Discourse software demo, member turnover, Dust collection problems.
  • Elections coming up in April.

Safety Note

  • If you are storing any kind of dangerous chemicals, inspect your storage area regularly to make sure nothing is leaking.

Helpful hint

  • Learn how to change your area funding. Demo. It's not what you think.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Don't donate anything unless you can and DO immediately put it on a hack rack consistent with the area champ's guidelines. Or get prior board approval.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Steel Tiger Lillies, Electric Forest proposal, in Michigan in the woods.
  • Sailing classes two weeks March, two weeks April, then we're going sailing. Norwich
  • Rick M., Norwich woodshop shut down, and we have now earned $4,500! Thanks!! Parts ordered. Up and running tomorrow?
  • Rick M. Scrap wood donation tomorrow.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Carl and Bill
  • Sign-ups: Board members.
meetingagenda/2023-02-28.txt · Last modified: 2023/03/01 01:29 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan