O/D Meeting 9/29/2015

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Attendees

  • Officers and Directors present
    • Danielle, Ben, Daniel, Nathan, Patrick, Sean, & Jose
  • Others present
    • Jared, Charles, Brad, Terry, Tammy, Lance, Mike, Chris

Old Business

  • Makership
    • General funding is out
    • Women Makership is open
  • Member Generation & Retention
    • Average 73-76
    • Gain 1-2 per month
    • New member orientation will be hosted by Daniel
      • Fill in the gap for culture and rules
      • Sean suggests that trinkets may help
      • Charles suggests publishing on going space projects
      • Patrick suggests updating the membership form with more details about rules
      • Need to spruce up Wiki page for membership rights and rules
  • Budget
    • Daniel sent out monthly cash flow
    • Question: Floating $400 surplus per month on yearly average, is this enough?
    • Sean's suggestion: get worst 3 months and make emergency fund meet that
    • Action item: Determine maximum 3 months budget, determine if FAP is required to move money
    • Emergency fund needs boosting.
    • September financials: $50,000 boost from SBA grant
      • Electric upgrade halting other upgrades
  • Grants
    • Fire Alarm Hackathon
      • Daniel has put together this effort
      • Needs help with planning details
  • Workshops
    • Learn a thing is a good replacement
    • Lack of knowledge about how to setup a workshop
    • By appointment workshops did not work
    • Missing electronics kits
    • Suggestion: Adding Wiki page for people to list their skills as a public directory
    • Need a social media presence, a point of contact

New Business

  • Boneyard/Space Purge
    • General space for large projects is full of junk
    • Large member storage is unlabeled
    • Proposal: label your stuff, 1 month grace period, then purge
    • MuddyTech is cleaned out
    • Up for grabs date: November 1
    • Dump day: November 14
  • Space Cleanliness
    • Need to re-publicize the 5 minute tasks
      • Add to meeting minutes
      • Make a good list
    • What does cleanliness look like?
      • Make a big picture of what the space looks like when it is clean
    • Checklist on tools to show them safety and cleaning technique, laminate and attach to tool
  • Space HVAC
    • Garage door being replaced
    • Central HVAC guys to be in touch with Patrick
    • Can we use the insulation?
      • Check fire rating
    • Need surface area calculation
    • Add clear plastic sheeting to the windows
    • Measuring party next Tuesday
  • Next director's meeting: November 17th

Minutes

Old Business

  • AC installation
  • Makership
  • Member Generation & Retention
  • Budget
  • Equipment Repair

New Business

  • Boneyard/Space Purge
  • Space Cleanliness
  • Space Winterization