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Meeting #647. Agenda for Oct. 17, 2023


  • Call meeting to order by Tim C

Member Project Updates

  • Dan J: made a fire poker for the auction
  • Nathan hot glued a button on his light saber
  • Anna: Hex Wall is installed. Pictures available after the meeting
  • Hapto: melted down tin t make solder for the stained glass area

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

  • Brant (unable to attend tonight): I would like to thank Goeff for his help at Lenox on Sunday with the carbon filters for the laser cutters and hanging the hand soap dispensers.
  • Mike T thanks Dan L for fixing a snowblower (carb transplant)
  • Anna thanked Brant for installing filters in the laser lab
  • Goeff thanked the BOD for their service
  • Hapto thanked everyone for voting for the BOD

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Tim C
  • Goeff L
  • Anna K
  • Calley
  • Brian
  • Tim
  • Mike T
  • Stefan
  • Dan J
  • Steve
  • Hapto

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 13
  • Second-timers: 3

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 respond to the message on the Members Only Google Group to reserve a spot—there are 4 spots per week).
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night. On for this Friday!

Special Events

  • Woodshop fundraiser Auction: Electronic auction went live on Oct. 5; ends Oct 25th.
  • Please volunteer to organize a Haloween party.
  • Maker Faire Nov. 4 and 5: Anna leads meetings before our Tuesday meetings at 6 p.m. to plan. BE involved.
    • Volunteer signup accessible via QR shown at meeting.
  • Space Improvement day: Saturday, October 28th from 1 to 4 PM at BOTH Buildings.
  • 2 new Prusas on order: a 2 head and a 4 head. Should arrive and be set up by next month.
    • A fundraiser has been launched to help pay for them.


  • Guests dismissed for tour by Kathy L.

Board of Directors Elections

  • Expertly run by Anna and Sarah.
  • Dan Jonke is elected President
  • Bill Reid is elected Secretary.
  • Elections open electronically for Member at Large position for the next 7 days. Each member will receive a link to access their ballot via the Members Only Google Group.
  • Members running for Member-at-large:
    • Nathan Grisa
    • Sean McKagen
    • Chad Lawson
    • Stefan Bacon

Safety Note

  • Know where the fire extinguishers and first aid kits are closest to where you will be working BEFORE you begin to work.

Helpful Hint

  • If you want to make the Space better: VOLUNTEER
  • This place was built by those that said “I WILL”, then DID
  • “You should” rarely works

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Harassment of any type will not be tolerated.

Member project in-depth

  • None this week
  • We had cake to celebrate Tim's Presidency and another cake to celebrate Dan L's birthday.

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new and prospective members.
  • Sign-ups: BOD.
  • Wrap-up.
meetingagenda/2023-10-17.txt · Last modified: 2023/10/18 00:36 by wildapricot-reid_william