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Meeting #612 Agenda for Feb. 7, 2023


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

Member Project Updates

  • Jason: Making scooter, attached clutch to crankshaft
  • Hapto: Cool dress. Also, cool sculpture for Madison burning man
  • Dan: Scrap metal bin signage.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Dan: Thanks for the eight who came to forge Friday and made punches
  • Jason: Hapto: For hooking me up with sweet shelf
  • Hapto: John and Tony for laser diagnosis. Also, clean for fire inspector

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, President
  • 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
  • Bill Coon
  • Mike T; Ham radio
  • Hapto, Laser
  • Jon Drayna: BOD/ Secretary
  • Anderson, Long arm
  • Bill Coon, stained glass area champs
  • Alden:
  • Dan J.: Lenox facil. manager, forge

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 8
  • Second-timers: n= 3

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
  • Wednesday evenings (Time TBD? 5-7?) Arduino class/hangout. Info in a few minutes.
  • Thursdays: Women's massive metal sculpture project. Watch group email for regular meetings
  • 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. This week is intermediate class with leather working

Special Board of Directors elections

  • Elections for Treasurer Opening today. Dan: Nominates Geoff Lendrum, Seconded by Mike, Geoff accepts.
  • Elections for Facilities Director Opening today: Mike nominates Hannah Schultz. Seconded by Alden.
  • Nominations close 2-14 (one week) at the start of the meeting.
  • Uncontested positions are immediately elected
  • Positions for which more than one nominee is seconded and accepts will go to a membership vote that will last 1 week, ending 2-21

Safety Note

Don't drop a rotary cutter on your foot!

Helpful hint

Replacement trash bags are located outside of the bathroom. Hint, hint.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

You may not leave anything anywhere outside your personal work area unless it is tagged with a Parking Permit (or other tag). This includes donations. Tools, of course, need to go back to their designated storage places.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Bryan: Arduino class begins Feb. 15, time TBD, price, around $30-35.
  • John: Sailing Classes, two weeks March, two weeks April, then let's go sailing!
  • Anderson: Booking out for Long-arm training March, look for notice on shared drive
  • Hapto: Bonfire: Saturday at 7 p.m. BYOB.

Wrap up

  • Tours with:
  • Sign-ups:
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