Council Meeting Minutes for July 9, 2012

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Attending

  • Scott, Eli, Doug

Organization

  • New council member to replace Logan - we need to educate members on process/responsibilities
    • Info email sent out.
    • Nominations status
  • Shop Security
    • Security Camera status
    • RFID status
  • Detroit organization!
    • Ride/Room sharing "google doc setup"?
    • Another van?
    • Projects?!?!
  • Announcements list
    • When to send? No later than the tuesday before the first friday.
    • How to queue/schedule content?
    • Keep signup page in sync with last sent message for new sign-up-ees
  • Dues and Membership Levels
    • New dues paying options in place.
    • Finish membership levels discussion from email - Need to have a dedicated meeting
  • Shop Projects
    • Phone system
    • 3-D Printer
  • Website
    • Convene sub-group on website redesign - August
    • Eli's friend eval
  • August Friday Nights
  • Form letter to reply to folks who want to donate stuff? (Maybe a wiki page or ...)
  • Donations must be approved by the council
  • 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)