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Meeting #658. Agenda for Feb. 6, 2024


  • Meeting called to order at Lenox by Dan J. at 7 PM

Member Project Updates

  • Karen, Love letters, Greg, plaque; Hapto, bread; Tim, wood bowls; Leather guy, re-used leather stuff.

Awesome members

  • John: Erica fixing up jewlery area; Gary, Hapto for help with glass project; Dan J., Gary and Tim for work updating bylaws; Hapto, Sara S., for files for giant plexiglass cat; Dan J., Anderson and Bun for sewing biweekly event; Jean, Jen for welding training; Bill, Anderson for help getting on long-arm.

Cool Things

  • Laser show with Jake and company
  • Found items print making
  • Giant Settlers of Catan group board underway, Anna
  • Anna and Stephan started membership committee for orientation, etc.
  • Hapto, Communication Committee

Board of Directors and Area Champion Introductions

  • Dan, Hapto, Steve P., Anderson, Anna, Bill C., Stephan, Kathy A., Tim, John H., Mike T., Sherri, Geoff

Guest & New Member Introductions

  • Total guests: 31
  • Second-timers: 9

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)

  • Feb 10th: World Cafe Input Session at Michell St Arts Center at 1 PM. All members are asked to participate.


  • Tours with jon d, stephan and Tim.

Member Topics:

  • We need tour guides at the member meetings and people to present their current projects.

Helpful Hint

  • Especially for new members: Read as much as possible, particularly the daily “abridged summary” emails, emails from the Board, and the member handbook. This will help you get your head around how things work at the Makerspace, if you feel a little lost.

Safety Note

  • Do not place items on the floor in front of fire extinguishers and breaker panels. Look for yellow or orange lines on the floor. We'll get dinged by the fire inspector if these area are cluttered.

Rule and Regulation of the Week

  • Per the St. Francis building inspector, we may not spray any aerosol smelly stuff inside Norwich. This includes spray paint, lacquers and other finishes from a can or using a compressed air sprayer. (Powder coating is OK.) Take your spray pointing outside or do it at Lenox.

Wrap up

  • We usually have a project-in-depth presentation to close out meetings, but no one signed up for this week. Sign up and give give us the low-down on something interesting.
  • 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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