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Meeting #657. Agenda for Jan 16, 2024


  • Meeting called to order at Lenox by Anna K at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Member made a skate board on 3 D printers and wood laminate.
  • Sarah made prints for WMSE auction and is working on her traffic cones
  • Greg made a box for his air brush supplies
  • Dan and Sarah made a board with pictures of all members with leadership positions
  • Anna K made a 3D wolf and painted it the darkest black available
  • Cherie made a tile at the iron pour last Saturday

Awesome members

  • Dan thank Kyle W for reorganizing the Norwich woodshop
  • Anna thanked John K for painting racks in laser area
  • Thank Tony and Eric for shoveling
  • Thanks to all the folks that made the leadership board in the meeting room
  • Kathy A for all the food/snacks at Norwich

Cool Things

  • Iron pour last Saturday in the ice and snow
    • Goal is to do this activity twice a year

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Dan J, Pres
  • Bill R, BOD
  • Stefan, BOD
  • Anna, BOD, Laser champion
  • Hapto, BOD Comm Dir, Tiger Lillies
  • Brian F: Electronics champion
  • Kathy A: Stained glass

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 30ish
  • Second-timers: 23

Upcoming events


  • Model Monday. Mondays at 7 pm, Norwich: Fusion 360 Computer Aided Design/CAM class with Carl S.
  • Most Tuesdays at 7:45 pm, Lenox: Stained glass training with Bill C and Tim E.
  • 1st and third Wednesdays of each month at 6-7 PM is NORWICH woodshop training. Must have completed Lenox training first.
  • Wednesdays at Norwich: Ceramics and Cerveza with Jeff M. Check website. Sign up for 3 weeks of classes. Limit 5 people.
    • The last Wed of the month is a fancy project night (for intermediate to advanced students)
  • Wednesdays at 5pm, Norwich: metal casting and mold building.
  • Most Thursdays 6 pm. Steel Tigerlillies women's (she/her pronouns) 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). See google groups.
  • Fridays at 6pm, Norwich: Open-Forge-Friday blacksmithing. Norwich. Beginner class this week.
  • Second and third Friday: Board game night.

New meeting format beginning 1/1

  • First Tuesday, Lenox public meeting
  • Second Tue., Mini SID, 6-9 p.m., with making allowed. Dinner will be served after for SID participants.
  • Third Tue., Norwich public meeting
  • Forth Tue., BOD meeting at 6
  • Fifth Tue., no meeting
  • LAST Weekend of month SID as usual, with food.

===== Special Upcoming Events ===== (see the calendar)

  • January 18th: Corel and Cocktails at Lenox – 3rd Thursday of every month
  • Sunday the 21st Printing and Wood carving by hand at Lenox at 1 PM
  • Next Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday, January 23th at 6 PM at Norwich building
  • 1/24: Giant Settlers of Catan meeting at 6:30 at Norwich
  • 1/30 Communication Committee meeting at 6 PM at Norwich
  • Feb 10th: World Cafe Input Session at Michell St Arts Center at 1 PM. All members are asked to participate.

Guest speaker

  • NA


  • Tours with Dan J

Member Topics:

  • New Soda and Snack Area headed up by Geoff L and Kathy A.
    • Norwich prices of can of pop to be LOWERED to $0.50 in the near future
  • Pottery area is expanding at Norwich for more hand making projects and slip casting
  • Community Development Fund: basic request for up to $100
    • form available on the WIKI
  • We need tour guides at the member meetings and people to present their current projects.

Helpful Hint

  • Failure is frustrating.
    • Good news: initial study results illustrate failure builds neuroplasticity (brain rewiring)
    • Stay at it; your brain is working to figure it out
    • Ask for help (our community will offer ~600 opinions)

Safety Note

  • Take off your noise canceling headphones before leaving an area. Yes, we have had members leave an area with machines still running

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Board of Director meeting minutes are available for your review on the WIKI
    • BOD meetings are now held on the 4th Tuesday of every month (odd number months at Norwich; even numbered months at Lenox)

Member project in-depth

  • NA tonight

Wrap up

  • Members, Please hang around and talk to new and prospective members.
  • New Member Sign-ups:
  • Wrap-up 8:00 p.m.
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