Meeting June - 2016

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  • Financial update (Bailey)
    • Memberships still down
    • ~ $800/$1000 spent on garage (including metal lathe)
    • Will be writing Tim a couple large checks for garage purchases
    • Need to post the chainlink on craigslist
  • Landlord relations
    • Got a key to the front door. Exists on the treasurer keychain (in the money pouch)
  • Garage Buildout
    • Need someone to head up the last few things to finish the fence
    • Clearing out garage of junk
  • Corporate Memberships
    • Updates?
  • Starving hacker memberships update
    • Ray is going to open dialog with the interested parties
  • Crowd funding campaign starting next week
  • On contact us page, https://area515.org/contact/, use info@area515.org instead of webmaster...
    • info@area515.org will send the email to board.
    • Anyone in board will answer, as appropriate
    • Change completed
  • Charge for annual training on more expensive tools to support maintenance costs of tools and tool software (Nabil)
    • Each tool will have it’s own fund to be accounted for (to adjust rates to the actual cost of the tool)
    • Nabil writing up a policy to present at the member meeting
  • Disposing of vending machines - make em work or get rid of em
    • Do we want to make them work or do we want to get rid of it?
    • Bring up at member meeting. If there is no member interest in making a project of the machine(s), with hard project completion dates, we will dispose of machines.
  • Events
    • Twisted Art hosted by Twisted Vine - June 21 (Tuesday)
      • Still need people to volunteer
      • Got a $500 sponsorship from Source Allies
    • CNC Training going on
    • 3D printing group
    • Q3 Member Meeting (July)
      • 16/17 23/24 between 10-3 doodle poll
  • If time: debrief of million cups talk



Member meeting agenda:

  • Voting members to full if requested
  • Fundraising update
  • Training charges
  • Mini Maker Faire
  • Garage updates