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Meeting #651. Agenda for Nov. 14, 2023


  • Meeting called to order by at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

Member Recognition for Awesomeness

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Geoff L: BOD
  • Anna K: BOD
  • Dan J: BOD
  • Sarah D: BOD
  • Stefan: BOD
  • Tim C: 3D printers champion
  • Mike T: ham radio champion
  • Tim E: stain glass champion
  • Cherie: Leather working champion
  • Brian F: electronics champion
  • Jenn: Welding and Steel Tigerlillies
  • Dave: Welding and casting
  • Faith: Cosplay champion

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests:
  • Second-timers:

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 at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill C and Tim E.
  • First and third Wednesday of each month at 7 pm, Norwich: Woodshop Differences Training.
  • Wednesdays at 5pm-ish, Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff 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
  • Most Thursdays 6 pm. Steel Tigerlillies women's (she/her some of the time) led sculpture collective at Norwich. Making a disco light for Party/ Wood Powder Coating
  • Thursdays at 6:00 - 8pm, Lenox: Woodshop Orientation Training (please respond to the message on the Members@ Email List 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!

* Saturday (monthly) Long Arm Training - Check Members@ email list for dates and time. RSVP at

Special Events

  • Decor and Party Prep 6:30pm Nov 4th
  • Halloween/Makerfaire Wrap Party 7pm Norwich 11/10
  • Next Board meeting on Thursday, November 16th at 6 PM at NORWICH building.
  • MakesGiving scheduled for November 24th. Need a member to lead this important community based program.
  • Next Space Improvement Day, Sunday, 12/6 at BOTH buildings


  • Guests dismissed for tour by

Member Topics

  • Google banned us, ugh! New google groups is up and running. No widespread reports of issues with logins so far.
  • Makerfaire Wrap and Halloween Party! Please help volunteer in a variety of ways!

Safety Note

  • If you wear noise canceling earphones/pods, please take them off before leaving an area. We have had people leave a machine running.
  • Don't be that person.

Helpful Hint

  • One of the best ways to meet people at the Space is to participate in Space Improvement Day.
  • We stop all making from noon to 5 PM.
  • We clean up the Space and work on improving the Space (hence the name).
  • Then we sit and have a meal.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Membership dues are due the first of the month.
  • You can pay:
    • Monthly
    • Auto pay via PayPal
    • Or Annually (and save $30 a year)

Member project in-depth

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new and prospective members.
  • New Member Sign-ups:
  • Wrap-up.
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