Leadership Meeting 9-1-2020

Directors Present

  • Olivia Snyder: President
  • Tommy Falgout: Vice President
  • Ryan Elliott: Secretary
  • Brandon Hansford: Floating Board, Education Coordinator
  • Phil Magolias: Floating Board, CTO
  • John Sanders: Facilities
  • Andy Michaels: Fundraising Coordinator
  • Justina Power: Treasurer


1st Order of Business:

Presentation by Olivia Snyder. Click to view or download.


2nd Order of Business:

Presentation by outside speaker Doug McDonald from Richardson IQ


Visit http://richardsoniq.com/ to check them out.

3rd Order of Business:

Members questions and comments to leadership some objections and a lot of positive feedback and excitement about moving to 801 Alpha in Richardson. You can view everything on https://www.twitch.tv/thelabms in the recent videos sections if you missed the meeting or read the fill web-captioner file at the bottom.

Membership really likes 801 #105 more than #135 and have volunteered to help work on the space to get it more presentable.

The City of Richardson is going to give us a $6000 grant to move and waive the first 2 months rent.

4th Order of Business:

Survey for members about the move


5th Order of Business:

Treasurer’s report.


6th Order of Business:

The Arduino class was streamed live on twitch and it went great.

You can view the saved video and future classes at https://www.twitch.tv/thelabms and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt_t5xEx3IDGWeSEYfJHSpg

7th Order of Business:

We are about to have the launch the ability to use a credit card instead of paypal for memberships as well as having a much more streamlined subscription and membership service. The online portal will be much better and easier to use. We will still take paypal if that’s how you want to pay. This will also make it easier to give people student, family, and retiree membership prices.

8th Order of Business:

The wiki has been getting worked on to be better and more usable. We will also be using it for inventory. https://kb.thelab.ms/display/EQ

9th Order of Business:

Thanks to everyone for showing up. This has been our most well attended meeting EVER. Special thanks to founders Richard Gowen and Sean Porter.

10th Order of Business:

Raw text file of the meeting

Hours & Info


11/11/2020 - TheLab.ms is temporarily CLOSED while we set up our new space!

Check out our move page for up-to-date info!

Meetup Feed

  • [DISCORD] Weekly Video Game Night! ⭐Online Quarantine Edition ⭐ 2021-01-16 at 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM TheLab.ms - Plano's Makerspace (1915 N Central Expy Ste 370, Plano, TX) TheLab.ms - Everyone's Makerspace Saturday, January 16 at 7:00 PM Oh no! We're social distancing, so come play with us on our Discord Channel! https://discord.gg/U9DUCey WE ARE NOT MEETING AT THE PHYSICAL LAB. STAY H... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/275675605/
  • New Member Keyfob Pickup 2021-01-19 at 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM TheLab.ms (999 E Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75081) TheLab.ms - Everyone's Makerspace Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 PM Interested in starting your new hobby? Come join us at our new location and pick up your keyfob and see what we do and what you can learn! Safety is ... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/275716499/
  • Moving the Makerspace! (We like to Move it! Move it!) 2021-01-19 at 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM TheLab.ms (999 E Arapaho Rd, Richardson, TX 75081) TheLab.ms - Everyone's Makerspace Tuesday, January 19 at 7:00 PM UPDATE:We will be hosting this meeting at our new location! Come prepared to help move! If you would prefer to attend virtually, please do at:... https://www.meetup.com/TheLab-ms/events/275737184/

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