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Meeting #622 Agenda for Apr. 18, 2023


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

Member Project Updates

  • Sherry, Multidisciplinary project, holder for vintage magong set
  • Emelia, clothes for kids
  • Mandy, crocheted squid
  • Dan J. Forged chain that holds 3000 lbs.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Dan: Geoff for working on taxes. And vice versa
  • Callie: Ditto on taxes; new member dylan for help in ceramics area while jeff's gone
  • Tom: Bill 2 for figuring out thread on air compressor cap * Dan: Bill 2, for machining adaptors for wire wheels
  • Tim: Hapto for creating Steel Tiger Lilys

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, President, 3D printing co-champ
  • Bryan, Jason, Mike T., Alden, Jon, Carl, Calli, Bryan, Dan J., Bill C., Hapto,
  • Callie, BOD
  • Bryan, electronics
  • jon d, BOD secretary
  • Bill Coon, Stained glass

Board Meeting announcements

See wiki for items to be considered by Board.

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 18
  • Second-timers: n= 8

Events for 2023

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Every second Sunday, Guardians of the Good Scissors sewing collaborative.
  • Model Monday. Mondays at 7 pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design class with Carl S. Starting next month will alternate between beginning and advanced class.
  • Even Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Paint Room/Spray Gun training with John K. May move to once-a-month, Saturday's. See message board.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill and Bobbie Coon.
  • Odd Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: PAUSED UNTIL JEFF GETS BACK. Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Last Wed. of month, 6 p.m. the best Cerveza and advanced class.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area setup. Iron is a month off.
  • Wednesdays from 5pm-7 pm Bytes & Beers Arduino class with Bryan F. This week: Lecture, functions.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlilies women's led sculpture gang. TMJ-TV will be here this Friday.
  • 2nd Thursday of Each Month at 7 pm, Lenox: 3D printer Basics Training. Bring a laptop with Prusa slicer.
  • 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 6:00pm, Norwich: Board game night: with Kathy L.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday, Norwich. This week:

Special Events

  • Board meeting 20 April, 6 pm Lenox. Open to all members.
  • Elections
  • April 22nd, Earth Day cleanup led by Mike T. to include St. Francis public library. Show up at Norwich at noon. Pizza at 4 p.m.
  • Space Improvement Day, last Sunday, 30 April, 1-4. See Dan J. for particular projects.


Treasurer, Facilities Director, and Alden's at-large position. Next week, Treasurer, Facilities director and communications director open for nominations for a week. Vote if contested open one week. After election, at-large position nominations. Callie and Tim will run elections.

Safety Note

  • For the safety of our members and the prevention of bird poop on projects, keep doors closed and locked at all times unless you are physically present at the door.

Helpful hint

  • A hack rack for wood finishing products, solvents, spray paint, and other useful chemicals is located in a fireproof cabinet behind the wall where the Boss laser is located at Norwich. A similar collection exists at the Lenox paint room.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Be excellent to each other. The makerspace is about being happy and having fun through creative creation. If it's not working for you, consider taking a break.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Fundraiser underway for woodshop; buy a t-shirt.
  • Dan: Don't cover door windows
  • What's up with the recently donated knitting machine? Member will or to train with Faith.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Karen and Carl.
  • Sign-ups: Board members.
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