Great Maker Monday last night! @Timo, @Vaughn , @pierre@Chainmaildave and myself all spent time in the woodshop. Sorry if I missed anyone else, but I barely left the woodshop for all 12 hours I was at the space yesterday.
Timo is changing life as I know it with the woodshop tables and cabinets, I’m very happy to help out! Thanks to the others I mentioned above for the help with general cleaning and organizing in there, it is a whole new shop. @pierre is even becoming a cleatist!
Vaughn has put a ton of work into the tote system in the mudroom, it is really starting to come together.
Between the spring cleaning in the mudroom, woodshop, and development of the pottery studio, we will be able to attract a whole new group of potential members. Looking at the numbers we are in serious need of a bunch of new/returning members (or else another @Nicholas equivalent of fundraising ability) for financial stability, let alone fitting out the shops as we can only dream.
Thanks a bunch @Vaughn for leading the charge on all of this, and big kudos to everyone who has found time to help out!
Twin monitor design station with CorelDRAW, inkscape, RDWorks
Single monitor design station with Walcom tablet - software TBA
@Ron_Ron ‘s tabloid high rez scanner and a smaller fast USB scanner
2 light tables
ELMO presentation projector
Digital, overhead and opaque projectors
24" vinyl cutter
6’ cutting table surface with premask dispenssor
dual compressor and airbrush station
Drafting table, with optional angled large light table
32" LCD monitor with DVD and VGA input
Tabloid size full colour printer
Most kinds of papers and tapes
A bunch of hackable vinyl to make your own decals or signs
A huge tote of acrylic artist colour
All manner of ruler, template, guide and straight edge
Meeting called to order at 4:05pm
@tinfoilknight rotating chairman
live minutes by @vaughn
Re: New Members:
9 new members this month- the laser is attracting lots of interest.
Phil and Grace Hiom (www.dirtyfeet.ca) (Nov 17)
Steve Brown+Vaughn’s workshop - laser
Chad Gosselin (Nov 16) ~Vaughn - laser
Trevor Dick (Nov 19) ~Vaughn - laser
Kile McKenna (Nov 19) ~Vaughn - laser
Cole VanDamme (Nov 15) - electronics, software
Tyson Wheeler (Nov 1)
Vaughn Willson (Oct 27) - laser and vinyl
Benjamin Cui (Oct 19) - wood working
Ken Peters (Oct 12) - laser cutter
Suggested that we have training for signing up new members - Tuesday at 6 pm. A form will be generated and shared.
The basics of signing up a new member are:
Membership Form and Liability form filled out and put in tray in office, 2) Member either pays cash and gets paper receipt or pays online at firstname.lastname@example.org (password:makerspace)
Great feedback from City - the building was great and the cleanup perfect.
Need dedicated volunteer wrangler for event during duration of event.
Raised $5000 for the Makerspace! THANK YOU NICHOLAS and all who volunteered! Serious respect for Nicholas and @Sue’s efforts in many ways. Thank you.
Special Thank yous to everyone that helped, too many to name - bottom line is that it happened and went well and a lot of money was raised.
About 800 people attended.
See Fireside chat post that covers financials
Nicholas and Grant will be working together to bring in a good end of year financials.
Nicholas has about $5000 - $6000 to deposit ) money from Haunted House. etc.
February Sat 4th 3 pm (tentative)
Potluck, game night, etc. Ideas welcome.
Financials prepared by a qualified financial accountant
Nomination process for board members starting 30 days before AGM
Monthly Cleanup Initiative ( @Chainmaildave )
To help keep the place as clean and organised as possible, it was suggested we have a weekly and monthly ‘volunteer appreciation evening’.
Action: Mondays 6-8 PM FREE PIZZA AND MEMBER APPRECIATION NIGHT
Special December Meeting and PLANNING event: @arasbm suggests we take a group look at where the Makerspace is growing - we need the widest possible range of input and ideas about going forward. What kind of Makerspace do we want? Where should we focus? How can we be inclusive? How can we serve the members core needs? What should be avoided? How could we improve? Do we need to??
Thank Yous: @Nicholas for the Haunted House BIGTIME @Vaughn for lots of energy and new memberships @n0pe for the help with Art in the Dark @Chainmaildave for having the space open daily noon to 9 @pierre laser support @MIPS IT support and being awesome
@aras for his excellent efforts on out Societies behalf.
possibility of a donated SHOPSMITH - Aras will follow up with possible donor.