O/D Meeting 7/28/2015

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Attendees

  • Officers and Directors present
    • Danielle, Ben, Daniel, Nathan, Patrick, Sean, & Jose
  • Others present
    • Joe L., Brad, Charles, Raj, Tim, Trisha

Old Business

  • AC installation
    • Leg work done
  • Makership
    • Fund needs to be re-upped
  • Member Generation & Retention
    • Website chat thingy works well at getting members
  • Budget
    • Can't sustain another winter while buying tools
    • Spending almost as much as we're receiving
    • Insurance payment made and we need to increase our coverage
    • Tyler checked electric and proved that we're using as much as power as posted
    • Meeting with landlords about flooding and door
    • Should we consider raising dues cost?
      • Maybe. We'll need to check the costs and benefits.
    • Makership: what's the conversion rate?
      • Hard to tell from poor record keeping
    • Need to cut down costs of heating.
      • Date set to discuss building insulation
  • Tiny House Project
    • Going piece meal

New Business

  • 3D Printers
    • Zortrax super reliable but $2000
    • FAP to get replacement parts
    • Jose can donate some parts
  • Equipment Repair
    • Mend It Monday not very effective
    • Need to tackle problem in other fashions
      • More education?
      • Sheets of paper/toe tagging
      • Move Mend It Monday to Wednesday
      • How else can we incentivize
      • Spend first few minutes of Mend It Monday checking equipment status
  • Grants
    • Community Foundation LOI submitted
      • Need more detailed use of funds
    • SBA grant happening at end of August
  • Signage Opportunities
    • Meet second Monday every other month (next August 10th, 10AM, Commission on Public Art) for painting the flood wall
  • Kroger Grant
    • Restarts in September so wait until then
  • Home Depot Foundation Program
    • Grant application for weatherization of community groups up to $5000
    • Check local Lowes stores for insulation opportunities - especially material donations
  • Next meeting set for September 29

Minutes

Old Business

  • AC Install
    • Now underway
    • August 8th install date set

New Business