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.
Members Meeting minutes for Sept 8, 2016 6pm
taken by @vaughn in realtime
Chaired by Nicholas
Present: Nic, Pierre, Heather, Brad, Vaughn, Tyler, Aras, Derrick, Darren, Grant, Ashley, Dave H., Ryan, Katie, Kevin & Natrisha (builder owners), Ron Ron, Curtis, Jim Atkison
After School Pilot Programme presented by Vaughn Warren
(See After School Thread in the Forum for programme details)
-Everyone likes the idea, go ahead with this pilot
-Need to compensate Space, eventually, for shop time - $100/hr?
-Other discussion about funding opportunities for these programmes?
Home School Programme presented by Aras
-Starts in October
-Need volunteer instructors (2 - 2 hour sessions each week)
-Aras will confirm schedule and post
Kevin & Natrisha (building owners)
-Welcome to the building - love what we are doing
-Please communicate building issues through Aras only
-Building improvements will be ongoing - members are invited to help, as opportunity allows
-Aras will update Forum with building updates and upcoming work
-All MakerSpace members are appreciative of the use of the building!
-Tyler mentions: fix up windows so they close, new weather stripping, film on windows, curtains on some doorways, baffle fume hood and seal swamp cooler,
-Kevin mentions that someone will look at the gutter over the shop. The old building has no insulation, new insulation in roof will help.
Haunted House update by Nicholas
-Cant use Grand Hall for haunted house this year - looking at retail locations.
-LEAP will pay for rental, they will contribute props
-TRU will pay the Makerspace
-On Friday October 28 open for TRU students only, after which MakerSpace can run it for our own profit.
-Discount with Food Bank donation
-Possibly use Kamloops Arts Council retail space at Landsdowne Village
-Possibly use Old Courthouse?
-Orientation Day will be scheduled for Army of Darkness helpers
Financial Report by Aras
-$6000 in the bank
-$1300 in donations to be deposited
Revenue this $4309.98 Aug 11 to Sept 6
30% is $1292, $350 Design Lab, $350 Hen Hive, $350 Craftorium
therefore $2342.99 is October rent
-need receipt book for laser cutter jobs
-the concept of a Tool Fund was floated, general agreement on that, we need to make a bank account to support it.
-Vaughn donated $20 to the tool fund.
-Aras will open another account labeled TOOL FUND to save money for a main tool
Art in the Dark:
-Arts Council wants us to do it
-Members are encouraged to participate!
-Vaughn needs an Arduino setup for the sculpture he is making - Jim says he has a harness for that, Vaughn will approach Ron Ron and Jim and follow up.
-Leap Motion interactive display by Darren - we will set this up at the space soon to test, Vaughn will bring LYCRA screen
-See this thread: https://community.kamloopsmakerspace.com/topic/669/art-in-the-dark-october-15/2
-A WIKI for selling unwanted tools, a central registry of all tools, including serial numbers
-Shop coordinators will do tool records include serials for their areas and update WIKI
-Protospace.ca for a good template of tool registry
-Looking at CNC mills - discussion ensued,
-Glass blowing and other ‘heat’ based arts and crafts discussed
-Talking about using back area for roof and chain link fence enclosure for heat-based arts area (welding, forging, glass blowing, etc. Vaughn will make simple design for discussion and forward to Aras to take to Kevin, inspectors, etc. to begin.\
North Kamloops Library proposal by Aras
UnPLug and Play program
They are looking for workshop runners for Library January 2017
Teardown workshops for kids? Jim says this is VERY popular.
World Rivers Day - September 25th
Setup booth - volunteers needed
Culture Days Sept 30 to Oct 2nd
Setup Booth - Volunteers needed
Aras thanks Vaughn for building signage
Vaughn thanks Tyler for all his work on the MakerSpace behalf
Pierre thanks the Crafty Crafters for getting the Craftorium going
Ashley thanks Vaughn, Tyler, Grant and more for helping setup Craftorium
Everyone thanks everyone for everything!
October 13th Thursday 6pm
Rotating chair: Tyler @fullmetalbuddha
Notes by Vaughn
@arasbm thanks Dennis for helping to clean up the new saw and get it set up. @Nicholas apologises about the dealing with Car People thing. @Chainmaildave thanks Mike from Lo-Boy for the awesome new saw.
6:55pm: Plan Next Meeting
Confirm the date and time of the next meeting (Normally second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm).
Tabled and propose on forum.
Ask for a rotating chair volunteer for next meeting