Member Meeting Minutes for Sept 5, 2018

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Called to Order

  • The meeting was called to order at:

Attendees

  • Chad Elish
  • Dave Coakley
  • Adam Longwill
  • Phil Garrow
  • Brian "Beebo" Esch

New Members

Guest Introductions

Quote

I used to think I was indecisive, but now I'm not too sure. - Anonymous

Previous Events

  • Aug 26 - Shop Clean
  • Aug 28 - Air Quality Monitor Celebration
  • Aug 30 - Uptown EcoInnovation Meeting

Upcoming Events

https://hackpgh.org/calendar

Shop Updates

  • Insurance
    • We need to spend ~ $2 - 3k on insurance.
      • Vote?
  • Emergency Elections
    • Rob Stepped Down.
      • Offered to re-run after our insurance issue is fixed.
    • We will be holding elections next meeting. If you want to run, let us know.
  • Couples Membership
    • $80/mo
  • Laser Cutter.
    • You can now pay for laser time in the members site.
    • You can also Reserve the laser from the members site.
  • Option to buy some high quality tools!
    • Our member Andy is offering to sell his tools to us for $4k
      • SawStop
      • Plainer
      • Jointer
      • Dust Collection
      • Going to offer training on the tools.
    • Vote
  • Outreach
    • Tustin Tot Lot
      • Working on insurance for project.
    • Millvale Village Green Air
      • Ongoing.
  • Shop Improvements
    • Shop area is looking good. We still need to work on it. Shop area is looking good. However, more work to do.

Dust Collection, Shelf moving, organization and purging things. There is a whiteboard on which small tasks are presented.

    • Tool Training from members other than the Board of Directors
      • Please help us out and volunteer to do tours and/or tool training
      • This conversation was started because there was a universal desire to have better documentation on how to properly use and maintain the tools and the shop in a major, visible way.
      • A suggestion was made that we form a committee to do this.
        • Update on said committee? This has fizzled out. All we ask is that people help out once in awhile. The Board of Directors are volunteers and have limited time.
    • Reminder... Clean up after yourselves. This is a safety issue!
  • Turners Anonymous
    • Updates?
  • BIG CNC
    • It's Up!
    • Will start training!
    • Check out the stool in the chill area.
  • 3D Printers
    • FlashForge - New!
    • Thanks Ryan!
  • Power Racing
    • No updates as of now.
  • Dust collection System
    • CW will submit a budget so that we can obtain parts for the dust collection system.

Project Updates

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

Move to Adjourn

The meeting was adjourned at:

Notes by Becky Zajdel