Member meeting July - 2016

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  • State of the Space
    • Still have glasses for sale from last week's art show event
    • We have about 9k cash on hand, we are operating in the black each month
    • Metal lathe now works
    • Need to fence off the garage
      • We have the pieces just need to make it happen
    • Recurring Space Work Day
    • Long term goal is to own our own building
    • Run a crowdfunding campaign?
    • Raise 20-25k from community to go to large donors asking for grants
    • Make stuff for advertising
      • Half page fliers available to everyone to take and distribute
      • Also are fliers for company/business memberships
  • Maker Faire, Don is in charge of preparations
  • Tool Training Charges
    • Proposed model is annual training
    • different charges for first time vs renewal?
    • Training fee price ideas:
      • Laser is $15 or 20
      • CNC is $15 or 20
      • 3D Printer is $10 or 15
      • Woodshop is $5
    • Laser needs new $200 tube about every 2 years
    • Right now new items come from people willing to do the work
    • Pop Fund is currently consumables fund
      • At present consumables fund is $155
    • Nabil will take the lead on making a system to track who has been trained on what, what day
  • Let's update computers to Windows 10
    • Have some extra work stations in back, if one doesn't work in front can swap with those
  • We need to put up more Area 515 signage!