@KillwithKindness forgot her laptop this morning… So I’ll make this post. Maker Monday this week is at the Courthouse, cleaning up the Haunted House stuff. Dinner will be Pizza because we don’t have time to make something. IF there’s time, we will also clean up the mess at the space from the haunted house prep… But if not, we’ll have to take care of it over the coming few days.
You hear about STEM a lot. Outs the same thing but missing the art component. It’s the art that makes it fun. For the grumpy people you could say that art is the difference between a $20 toaster and a $100 toaster.
At the meeting last night we edited the title of section 2.6 to Termination OR SUSPENSION of memberships. This was to alleviate concerns that members who are opting out of membership temporarily (for various reasons) would then be forced to pay for months that they were not around. The other concern that was viced was the wording of president versus chair. It was determined to keep the board role will remain president otherwise there would be confusion between the Chair of the board and the chair of the meetings.
“4.3 The Board may, at any time, appoint a member as a director to fill a vacancy that arises on the Board as a result of the resignation, death or incapacity of a director during the director’s term of office.” - we could edit this portion to include the removal of a director, or we can have a guideline for that to be written later
If/when we get the RFID system, members not in good standing would automatically lose access to the space. Under the current key system, technically those members are only allowed to use the Space on Wednesdays but it is really difficult to enforce. I agree with @DarrenAndSherry that we should have guidelines for key control in the interim.
Under the new societies act, 2/3 of those present is what is required for a motion to pass. We stated 60% in section 8 for ratification of guidelines, but that could be more clearly stated in the section on voting at meetings as well.
After we do the haunted house, it might be a good time to build a battery testing/recharging station. Something that we can hook some SLA or lithium batteries up to and have it cycle them and tell us if they are good.
I know that @DRDEMENTED has offered us good prices on lots of SLA batteries that are mostly good… If we automate the task of separating the wheat from the chaff we should be able to get enough batteries together to power many interesting projects.
I’m suggesting lithium and SLA, because Lithium is good for all the new sexy portable things, and lead acid is the most proven battery tech in the world. If weight is not an issue, you can put together a lead-acid stack that’ll do anything, cheaper than any other alternative, and likely to still be running long after you’ve exhausted the charge cycles on your modern batteries.