I’m going bonkers with work now and no end in sight, so if anyone wants to take up the coordination and promotion of Maker Monday, have at 'er! I am currently doing about 20-30 hours / week for the Space on a range of issues, and other Members will have to step up on this one. Its been a great run since about November and we’ve got a ton done, but its time I turn my attention to my own work - I’ve got some serious catch up to do.
So, if someone wants to lead the charge on Maker Monday, let the Forum know? If Members don’t drive it, we’ll have to find other ways to keep the Space clean, organized and safe.
I’m shop capable with most tools, but haven’t used a shopsmith. I’m back in country on the 16th, and available for an orientation, plus @Bradley-Maker I’m available if you ever need a hand with shop stuff.
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 email@example.com (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.