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

    4:10pm: Agenda

    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


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  • Design Lab

    Can I add “Heating on 3rd floor” to the agenda?


  • Design Lab

    Minutes of Monthly Meeting Sun Nov 20 4pm:

    Meeting called to order at 4:05pm
    @tinfoilknight rotating chairman
    live minutes by @vaughn

    Role Call:
    Mathew G.
    Aras B.
    Kile M.
    Darren G.
    Nicholas A.
    Ashley M.
    Pierre C.
    Dave H.

    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:

    1. 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 memberships@makerspace.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.

    Financial Report:

    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.

    AGM Planning
    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.

    Volunteer Opportunities:

    Aras has less time these days and is looking for other people to pick up some of the day-to-day Makerspace stuff like:

    • Membership database

    • Landlord Liason

    • Monthly Email/Newsletter

    • Sponsorship coordinator

    • Sponsors page updated? @pierre

    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.

    Discussion about:
    possibility of a donated SHOPSMITH - Aras will follow up with possible donor.

    Meeting ends at 5:23

    Next meeting:
    Sunday January 8th, 2017 at 4 pm


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