Meeting March - 2017

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Makerspace Board Meeting Minutes

6:45 PM 3/1/2017


Board Attendees: Ben, Tim, Brad, Ward, Meg

Member Attendees: Bailey, Chris


State of the Space:

  1. Work permits are in for the apartments but not the back/new space.
  2. 42 members, 45 if accounts are made current
  3. We got an article in the paper.


Bailey’s Report:

  1. Soldering demonstration went well.
  2. Summer classes are planned, but no money.
  3. Four potential interns, Brad will help interview
  4. Seven artist residency applicants; application review on 4/7 or 4/8; possible Pioneer money for art show.


Financials:

  1. $21k in the bank.
  2. ~$200/mo. profit, accounting for rent increase at new space.


Volunteer Position:

  1. Tim will explore finding a volunteer from the spouse of an H1-B holder, to help us with technical issues. Voted 5/7 to create position.


Events and Workshops:

  1. LMG (sp?) Security wants to pay us $100/registrant (from a $500 fee) for a class they would like to hold. They want to give an intro talk without paying us. They will hold the paying class by the end of summer.


Sponsorships:

  1. Redbull wants to give us Redbull, NSA.
  2. We agree that we would require ongoing financial support if a company would like ongoing product/logo placement.
  3. Brad will create and send out a survey to gauge members’ attitudes on sponsorship.


Security:

  1. We need to start vetting members/photocopying drivers’ licenses.
  2. We will upgrade the security system to at least 4 cameras (prefer 6)
  3. Board grants (5/7) conditional approval of up to $1500 for security upgrades.
  4. We will consider new/better insurance policies for the future.