Annual Meeting 2014-01-13

Regular Meeting 2014-01-13 Informal Action Minutes

Directors and Officers Present

  • Shawn Porter, President
  • Roxy Dehart, Vice President
  • Richard Gowen, Secretary

Directors and Officers Absent

None

Members Present

Approximatly 20 members in varying status (paid/unpaid/voting/non-voting) we in attendance. A formal count was not taken.

Location and Time

Meeting held on Jan, 13, 2014 at Allen Wickers from 7 PM to 10 PM.

Business

1st Order of business:

Reviewed our mission and the high level goals for The Lab. Notable phrases: ‘idea’s having sex’, ‘conceptual orgies’

2nd Order of business:

Reviewed our financial goals, estimated operating expenses, and potential location. Goal to raise $100k+ in the first year to cover operating expenses for 1st and 2nd years and fund programs. Operating expenses estimated at $35k/yr to cover rent, insurance, power, etc. Potential location identified in the Prairie Creek Village strip mall on 15th St at Independence. Discussed fundraising options. Many fundraising ideas raised that should be presented in the forum for follow up on.

3rd Order of business:

Reviewed our Bylaws Concerns raised about the point system around the expiration and tracking of points. Discussion regarding the age requirements of The Lab and the possibility of hosting programs to young adults in the future.

4th Order of business:

Reviewed our current Programs Brewmaster’s Basement notes: Event on Feb 6th discussed. Suggestion made to sell brewing equipment kits to members at cost utilizing the Paypal donate feature to pay for them prior to the event. AV Club notes: Will be useful in publicizing our space and help establish our organization. Possibility of a documentary on the formation of The Lab. Wireless Lab notes: Mesh networking project. Looking into light based technology. Pure Mesh not really possible until white space in the television frequency bands become available for use. Hackerspace notes: Capture The Flag Event on Jan 25th discussed. Various hackerspace projects discussed including robotics, programming, and more. Discussion about educational reach out programs The Lab could sponsor to teach those age groups not currently allowed to be members.

5th Order of business:

Review open positions, nominations, and informal vote of the membership Here is the final list of opened positions and nominations:

Position Nominees
Treasurer Will W.
Chief Legal Officer David H. (khoralin)
Public Relations Officer Abby W. (evilllk)
Education Coordinator Julio C. (juliocasablanca), Jason G. (init6)
Chief Technical Officer Julio C. (juliocasablanca), Dwight S. (denzuko)

VOTE: Resolution of the informal vote of the membership on the open positions:

Position Elected Official
Treasurer Will W.
Chief Legal Officer David H. (khoralin)
Public Relations Officer Abby W. (evilllk)
Education Coordinator Jason G. (init6)
Chief Technical Officer Dwight S. (denzuko)

6th Order of business:

New order of business raised to create and fill a new position A new order of business was raised to create and fill a new position titled ‘Fundraising Coordinator’ and to fill that position with Julio C. (juliocasablanca). VOTE: Resolution of the informal vote of the membership on the new open position:

Position Elected Official
Fundraising Coordinator Julio C. (juliocasablanca)

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