MONTHLY BOARD MEETING 2018-10-09

Monthly Board Meeting 2018-10-09

Directors Present

  • Brandon Hansford, Floating Board Member
  • Olivia Snyder, Vice President
  • Pavel Shatokhin, Secretary
  • Greg Miller, President
  • James Ford, Floating Board Member

Officers Present

  • Paul Ingendorf, Chief Technical Officer
  • Tommy Falgout, Facilities Coordinator

Officers ABSENT

  • Andy Michaels, Fundraising Coordinator
  • Kevin Horn, Treasurer

Location and Time

Took place at the education center on October 9th at 8:02 PM.


Business

 

1st Order of Business:

Positive member flow into the lab. We have $3,025.35 in the bank and $2,000.65 in PayPal. The lab is in the green.

2nd Order of Business:

Lab will be purchasing laser tube for the laser cutter which will be a normal maintenance for the cutter.

3rd Order of Business:

Currently using SalesForce to track membership. Will be rolling out additional functionality as time passes. The CTO will need to build an app like extension for other members of the leadership to utilize it.

4th Order of Business:

Vote:

Regular members in good standing may extent their membership to a household member for an additional $10 a month or $120 a year.

4 out of 4 present members voted in favor.

5th Order of Business:

The leadership discussed The Labs future. The lease will expire in a year and half. The leadership will need to start looking into possible areas to move into or look into renewing our lease. Members discussed their desire to promote cooperation between different makerspaces and raising awareness about what we do.

6th Order of Business:

The Lab would like to revisit the idea of hosting a mini-maker fair. Research would need to be done on putting the word out there and getting participants. The time investment is the biggest challenge.

7th Order of Business:

Vote:

The leadership will have a training coarse on wood shop safety with members being required to go through the coarse to use the shop. To kick off having training while the class is being created we will have safety instructions available with each machine and have signs up.

4 out of 4 present members voted in favor.


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