Council Meeting Minutes for August 20, 2012

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  • Scott, Eli, Doug


  • Shop Security
    • Security Camera status:
    • RFID status: Waiting for hardware to be mounted (gabe), will do in-place testing (not locking) once mounted. Need user agreement sheet w/ replacement costs.
  • Announcements list
    • Next issue: 31 August, no later than 4 Sept. Need Friday night events.
  • Dues and Membership Levels - Deferred
    • New dues paying options in place.
    • Finish membership levels discussion from email - Need to have a dedicated meeting
  • Shop Projects
    • Phone system - Need details from Jeff
    • 3-D Printer -
  • Website
    • Convene sub-group on website redesign - August (Defer)
    • Eli's friend eval - Eli will set up meeting w/Drue, council
  • September Friday Nights
    • Figure out on Wednesday, 22 August
  • Form letter to reply to folks who want to donate stuff? (Maybe a wiki page or ...) (deferred)
  • Donations must be approved by the council. Need to remind membership of this.
  • Garage sale in August

Shop Direction(s) for 2012

  • Unblocked by electrical work
    • Electronics Station - still needs work
    • Craft area - getting attention
      • Leather sewing machine project
  • Robot parts: Eli will look at that and at finishing the shop shop reorg.
  • Shop cleanup:
    • Once a Quarter cleanup day (weekend, major)
  • Propose to members that we shoot for one workshop/class per month
    • We're stumbling on getting classes arranged/organized.
  • Friday night event planning
    • Not just talks
    • As with Shop Cleanup, maybe we relieve some schedule pressure with:
    • FiniSH IT Fridays (every 2nd or 3rd month)?
    • Game nights (Artemis or otherwise?)
    • Food event (every 2nd/3rd month, we've had Miracle Fruit, Truffles, Mead, and now Coffee)
    • Learn-to nights
      • Simple soldering? Yohe did a one solder joint Friday night event that was pretty successful
      • Learn to knit/crochet
      • Some kind of programming intro? (May be too long for a Friday night though)