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Meeting #635 Agenda for July 25, 2023


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

Member Project Updates

  • Hapto: Shirts; Stephan, 1/14 scale RC front end loader.

Member recognition for Awesomeness

  • Stephan: Mike bought pizza; Tim: Stephan for changing tires on bike wheels; Anna: Kathy L. for thinking of quilting area at estate sale, Tom G., and Eric and Jordan for stepping up to train in machine shop; Hapto: Zake H. for fixing laser lab filter; Mr. Tony: Tom G and Dan J. for making MS possible; Alex: Jon D. for cleaning; Hapto: (someone) for Cleaning laser, and Dan L. for starting library.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim
  • Bryan
  • Hannah
  • Callie
  • Dan
  • Anna
  • Jon
  • Bill C
  • Hapto
  • Stephan
  • Geoff
  • Anderson

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 10
  • Second-timers: 5

Events for 2023

Regularly-Scheduled Events

  • Every second Sunday, 3 p.m., Lenox, 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: 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 6pm-8 pm Bytes & Beers Arduino 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)
  • 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

  • Thursday, Board meeting. Lenox, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • This Sunday, space improvement day. Lenox is default.

Safety Note

  • Extension cords should be used only when there is no alternative, and must be removed and stored immediately after you're done using them, per the fire inspector, who takes his job very seriously.

Helpful Hint

  • Please sweep and vacuum around every tool you have used, and then sweep and vacuum a little extra. YOU are the cleaning staff.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Over time many of us have picked up the bad habit of judging people we don't know based on their appearance. Generally, and especially at the Makerspace, this is counterproductive. Be excellent to each other by focusing on shared interests.

Member Topics and Announcements

Tim: Special notification: Board is hiring a retained lawyer. Will cost more than $500. Tim: New rule: Trash/waste must be put in dumpster. Tim: No sleeping at space or we may lose our occupancy permit. Tim: T-shirts available. Anna: Laser lab is expanding. Will move into east room at Lenox. This will require clean up and moving. Pls come on SID.

Wrap up

  • Tours with: Jon and Anna
  • Sign-ups: BOD
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