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Meeting #624 Agenda for May 2, 2023


  • Tim calls meeting to order at 7:03 p.m. at Lenox.

Member Project Updates

  • Dan L., Diesel pressure washer hooked up to sand blaster
  • Mike T., VHF vertical ant. for radio station for two-way ham or marine band.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Dan J.: Geoff and Tony met with accountant. Mike and Jason R. Mqt crew moving to make way for new glass area; 50 who showed up for SID
  • Bill Coon: Tony and Tim who helped with SID
  • Carl: Tim bryan, Hapto, Mike, for work on Discourse Town Hall
  • Dan L.: Kyle help lift pressure washer, Dan, Kyle

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim, Hannah, Carl, Jon, Alden, Bryan, Callie, Bill C., Mike T., Geoff, Dan J., Hapto, Jen

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 9
  • Second-timers: n= 3

Board Elections: Nominations, last call

Nominations are as follows:

  • Treasurer: Geoff Landrum, seconded accepted. Dan Janke, Seconded, rejected. Sean McKagen, nominated, and seconded. Sean did not accept as of meeting time. Geoff automatically elected.
  • Facilities Director: Hannah Schultz, nominated, accepted. Hannah automatically accepted.
  • Communications Director: Alden Hoot, seconded, accepted. Sarah “Hapto” Davitt, seconded accepted.

Voting by email: Link to vote will be sent to all.

Nominations for At-large position to open next week.

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: Hang out.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich.
  • 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: Beginner class.

Special Events

  • Elections. Nominations open tonight for at-large position currently held by Alden, open via email for one week.
  • Special Board to clear agenda backlog, Date and time TBD.
  • Regular Board meeting 6 p.m. May 18.

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. Beyond safety, we need to keep the fire inspector happy.

Helpful Hint

* 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

  • We are forming member engagement survey, required, not enforced. We are now above 600 members.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Karen
  • Sign-ups: Board members.
meetingagenda/2023-05-02.txt · Last modified: 2023/05/03 00:25 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan