I’m out of town most of January, so I won’t be able to make any meetings then. I can make the AGM, and after thinking about it for a few days, I’d like to throw my hat in the ring for Treasurer. (Are we allowed to self-nominate? If not, could someone nominate me?)
For those that don’t know me, we moved to Kamloops 2 years ago. One of my criteria for a place to move to was an active Makerspace. My wife wanted to escape the lower mainland traffic, and we both wanted a nicer place to raise our toddler. I’ve muddled my way through doing something in most of the shops, save for the craftorium and clayspace. I’m one of the instructors for Laser 101.
One of my challenges with the Makerspace is how I can contribute to the space in terms of when I’m available to be at the space, and not necessarily the amount of time I can contribute. The Treasurer role seems to have a nice complement of things that I could accomplish independent of a particular time or location.
In terms of ability and experience: I’ve been on at least one Strata Council from 1998 until the end of 2017, in President, Vice-President, and Treasurer positions as well as member-at-large. I’ve dealt with bylaws, budgets, finances and financial statements, and budget woes, unexpected capital expenses, lawyers, contracts, banking, soliciting input and feedback, cost reduction programs like BC Hydro PowerSmart, accountants, minutes, conflicts, depreciation reports/strategic planning, AGM/SGMs and council meetings.
I’ve owned a small IT consulting firm for the past 6 years, which has more of the same except there’s only me to deal with on the board As a consultant, I do a lot of organizing, analyzing, and communicating around data, and then automating processes once they’re understood. I think that one of our objectives for 2018 needs to be a membership system, and I feel my background lends well to this goal.