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Meeting #640 Agenda for Aug. 29, 2023


  • Tim calls meeting to order at 7 p.m. Pitches new format for meeting.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Anna: Those who helped clear out basement space from departed member who left junk.
  • Kathy: Anna spearheaded basement cleanout
  • Tim: From Dan Luglio task tracker… Mike: emptied trash in far bathrooms, Anonymous: cleared wood in hack rack of metal objects, Anna replaced TP in restroom.
  • Tim: Bobby, is back and is awesome.
  • Dan: Maya for talking before SID, and Stephan and Tiffany for working AFTER SID; Bryan for fixing table saw.
  • Callie: Talked to Maya and Sindie GARY, tIM, and others for considering potential for forming conflict resolution team.
  • Tom G.: Tony rebuilt server when lighting crashed

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 9
  • Second-timers: 3


  • Guests dismissed for tour, to regroup later.

Events for 2023


  • 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.
  • Most Tuesdays: Maker Faire planning meetings, same building as regular Tuesday meeting.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: glass training with Bill and Bobbie Coon. Lenox
  • 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. This week: Craft (advanced) version.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area setup. Iron pour 9 Sept
  • This Wed.: Rummage sale sign making. Come help Anna.
  • Wednesdays 6 pm., Bytes and Beers: Arduino/electronics class.
  • Thursdays: 6 p.m. Steel Tigerlillies women's led sculpture collective at Norwich. Come make small project.
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please message the Google Groups to RSVP)
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich. This week: Spoons? Guest instructor?

Special Events

  • Rummage sale 10 to 5 Saturday and Sunday. Please help bring stuff up from basements Friday.
  • Sept 12, 500 lb. Iron pour. Show up at: 10 and am to participate. Noon for observers.
  • Maker Faire Nov. 4 and 5: Ann, Tuesday meetings at 6 p.m. before public meeting to help plan and be involved.
    • Is volunteers signup accessible via QR shown at meeting.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim; Stephan bikes, metal finishing; Hapto; Dan, Ast trease; Tim, Stained glass; Jen, Steel tiger lillies, welding; Callie. Jon D. Db sec.; Bill C.; Anna BD laser, Bryon, Billy C., Mike T., Ast. facil., Ham, Bill **2, Machine shop

Safety Note

  • Go slow around corners with a forklisk

Helpful Hint

  • Check out the Milwaukee subreddit for local events.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • No making during SID, unless you're making

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Kathy: An art auction is going on to benefit the woodshop. Please donate items.
  • Anna: Rummage sale: 2-3 Sept. to get rid of Norwich stuff. You can help out to earn money for areas you support. Friday load out, 7 a.m. Saturday we gather to move stuff out, then we move stuff back in. Repeat Sunday.
  • Kathy: Wood shop art auction: We are collecting items for on-line auction. Proceeds to woodshop.
  • Mike T.: Pasaflora incarnada rootings available. House plant, yard in summer. Free
  • Dan J.: Invoice link broken, log in to members area.
  • Tim: Meeting changes dynamic. Open to suggestions.

Member Project Updates

  • Bryan: Norwich tool lockers. Yay Bryan!!

Wrap up

  • Tours with:.
  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new members.
  • Sign-ups: BOD.
  • Wrap-up .
meetingagenda/2023-08-29.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/30 00:47 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan