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Meeting #623 Agenda for Apr. 25, 2023


  • Carl calls meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. at Norwich

Member Project Updates

  • Jen: Splitting maul. Also, women, please come to Steel Tiger Lillies.
  • Karen: WW I re-enactment garb.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Jon D.: Tim for being president.
  • Carl: Hapto for posting to no Fusion class Monday.
  • Mike T.: Worlfganng, carlin, Wolfgang, Karen, Shelly Jackson smith, Maya, Cindy and Kelsy R. for Earth Day work.
  • Kathy L.: Tiffany for making new 3D printed dragon.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

* Dan J., Steve P., Alden, Bryan, Jon, Mike T, Geoff, Bill Coon, Bill **2, Tiffany, powder coating trainer

  • Bryan, Jason, Mike T., Alden, Jon, Carl, Calli, Bryan, Dan J., Bill C., Hapto,
  • Bryan, electronics
  • jon d, BOD secretary
  • Bill Coon, Stained glass

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 14
  • Second-timers: n= 8

Board Elections: Nominations Open

Nominations from the floor: Nomination for Treasurer, Facilities director, communications director and Alden's at-large seat? Open for nominations for a week. Nominations will be open via email for the next week. Nominations close at the start of next weeks' meeting. For contested races, if any, paper balloting occur at _ meeting, and voting via email will remain open until ___.

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/CAM 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 Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective.
  • 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 blacksmithing. Norwich. This week: Intermediate project TBD.

Special Events

  • Elections. Nominations open tonight.
    • Treasurer: Dan J. nominated Geoff L., Bryan seconds. Geoff accepts.
    • Facilities Director: Mike T. Nominated Hannah S., Bryan Flannery seconds. Hannah not present.
    • Communications Director: Stephan nominates Carl. Carl declines. Carl Nominates Hapto (Sarah Davitt,) Stephan seconds. Hapto not present.
  • Special Board to clear agenda backlog, Date and time TBD.
  • Regular Board meeting 6 p.m. May 18.
  • Space Improvement Day, last Sunday, 30 April, 1-4. See Dan J. for particular projects.
  • Community Town Hall meeting regarding communications platforms beyond google groups

Safety Note

* Do not make a habit of using extension cords at the Makerspace. There are power reels all over the place. Take your project to the power, not vice versa.

Helpful hint

Tips from last week were from last week.

* Projects unattended for a even a few minutes may be mistaken for donations or trash, and donations may be mistaken for projects or trash. Use parking permits and donation tags consistently, even for items just left for a short time.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Never put beverages of any kind, regardless of container, in the freezer. Even for a minute. You will forget about your item and it will explode and someone else will have to clean it up. And that really sucks.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Fundraiser underway for woodshop; buy a t-shirt.
  • Dan: Don't cover door windows

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Dan and Tiffany
  • Sign-ups: Board members.
meetingagenda/2023-04-25.txt · Last modified: 2023/04/26 00:30 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan