Agenda and notes for member meeting - Sunday November 20 at 4:00pm
Kamloops Makerspace General Member Meeting – Sunday November 20 from 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Rotating meeting chair: @tinfoilknight
Note taker: @Vaughn
4:00pm: Welcome and roll call
4:05pm: New members this month
- 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
- Haunted house recap
- Financial report
- Choose a date and preliminary plan for AGM
- Monthly cleanup @Chainmaildave
- December potluck and focus discussion @arasbm
- scorpion project opportunity @tinfoilknight @arasbm
- Online store @Chainmaildave
- Heating on 3rd floor @Vaughn
- Aras needs help to delegate tasks to new members. Lots of exciting volunteer opportunities available! @arasbm
4:50pm: Thank you and wrap up
This is an opportunity to thank someone for something they have done over the past month that you appreciate. Please keep it short and sweet.
4:55pm: Plan Next Meeting
Decide when the next meeting will be
- Ask for a rotating chair volunteer for next meeting
- Ask for a note taker volunteer for next meeting
5:00pm: Meeting is adjourned
Any item that we do not get a chance to discuss will be automatically postponed to the next meeting – or alternatively it can be discussed on the forum.
Please submit any other items you would like to discuss as soon as possible. If you feel 5 minute is not going to be sufficient time, feel free to start a new thread on this forum and discuss your topic in details before the meeting
Can I add “Heating on 3rd floor” to the agenda?
Minutes of Monthly Meeting Sun Nov 20 4pm:
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)
Halloween Report( @Nicholas ):
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??
Please engage the poll to choose a date!
Online Store ( @Chainmaildave )
More research, thread to the forum
3rd Floor Heating:
There is a airlock in the hot water radiators on the 3rd Floor (Desing Lab, etc). @tinfoilknight Has a plan to bleed them and we’ll do it after the meeting.
The purchase of window film to conserve energy is approved.
Aras has less time these days and is looking for other people to pick up some of the day-to-day Makerspace stuff like:
Sponsors page updated? @pierre
@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.
Meeting ends at 5:23
Sunday January 8th, 2017 at 4 pm