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Meeting #646. Agenda for Oct. 10, 2023


  • Callie calls meeting to order at 7:04 pm

Member Project Updates

  • Al: Stained glass dragon mirror.
  • Jean: Stained glass projects.
  • Hapto: Powder coated water bottles.
  • Drew: 3D printed modular action figure.

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Jen: Tim and Dan trucekd equipment for event.
  • Kathy L., Kathy and Chris, Jon D. for help with MS Auction,
  • Gary: Brandt, Gary, Maya preston and Cindy, help with member conflict resolution committee work
  • Hapto, Tim Erdman for help with black pipe for wall cut through
  • Jon D.: Thanks to Joe Rodriguez for coming to my house and transporting my car to the repair shop.
  • Goeff, Thanks to Jon and Tim for service to Board.
  • Dan J.: Sean M for running for president.

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Callie, Hapto, Mike T., John K. Jon D., Anna, Bill C, Tim E, Jen, Stephan, Anderson, Tim C., Dan J., Geoff L.

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 9
  • Second-timers: 6

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, 6 p.m., same building as regular Tuesday meeting.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill 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. M Check website. Sign up for a month of classes.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting area.
  • Wednesdays 6 pm., Norwich: Bytes and Beers: Arduino/electronics class. On hold pending Bryan's wedding.
  • Thursdays 6 pm. 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: intermediate class.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night. On for this Friday!

Special Events

  • Woodshop fundraiser Auction item due date. (Auction live Oct. 5.)
  • Oct. 15, Linocut (printing) meetup. Mariah R. See Discord.
  • Please volunteer to organize a Haloween party.
  • 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.
  • Sept. 30, Maya: Yarn Bombing linking party, fundraiser for efforts to support displaced LGBT youth.


  • Guests dismissed for tours. To regroup later. Gary and Kathy L.


  • Run by Anna and Sarah.
  • Current nominees: President, Sean McKagan and Dan Jonke. Nominations for this week's elections, President and Secretary, closing in … three … two … one …
  • Bill Reid is elected Secretary because he's unopposed.
  • Stump speeches, Sean M., Dan J.
  • Elections open electronically for the coming week. Will be Google form or vote next Tuesday
  • Nominations to open for at-large Board member.
    • Dan nominates Callie, Mike T., seconds. Callie declines.
    • Tim nominates Tim Erdman. Maya seconds.
    • Jean nominates Nathan Grisa, Stephan seconds
    • Tim nominates Sean, Seconded by Dan. J.
    • Hapto nominates Raymond Cashow Callie seconds
    • Tim: Nominates Gary Hollander. Jon D. Seconds.

Safety Note

  • Please do not place any items in any part of the designated “clear zone” around fire extinguishers. In a panic situation the person grabbing the fire extinguisher should not have to fight with the mop bucket.

Helpful Hint

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • If you see a full trash can, it is your job to empty it. Trash can liners are located near the men's bathroom at both facilities.

Member project in-depth

  • Jon D., Deer fat soap making.

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new members.
  • Sign-ups: BOD.
  • Wrap-up.
meetingagenda/2023-10-10.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/11 01:46 by wildapricot-drayna_jonathan