Board Meeting Notes 2012-03-13

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Board Meeting Minutes
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Meeting started at 07:09 pm


  • Tim Saylor
  • Patrick Callahan
  • Shawn Blaszak
  • Ishmael Rufus
  • Eric Stein
  • Steve Finkelman
  • Dan Meyers


Old Business

  • 2dkits class update
  • Flourish Workshop update (flourish is March 30-31)
    • Payment arrival? Need to order kits soon.
  • Update on the space hunt
  • Dan's Laser cutter issues
  • Minutes/recording/streaming of the main meetings
  • Bank account access transfer to the Secretary
  • Renting out the space

New Business

  • Financial/membership report full starving members in total


  • 2dkits is confirmed for Friday, March 16th around 6pm
  • Flourish
    • Patrick has already purchased kits for his Flourish event
    • Patrick still needs to pick up some small things like solder
    • Patrick hasn't heard from Ed
  • New space lease negotiation
    • We've recieved the lease back from the lawyer
    • There were a number of issues with the way the lease is written
    • Brian is working with the landlord to fix the problems
  • Dan noticed a lack of power on the laser cutter
    • we will test after the meeting
  • Somewhat more detailed meeting notes will be taken during the main meeting
  • Eric has been having problems getting into the building with his key
    • others are also having problems
    • maybe the lock?
    • We checked out the lock and it is the problem
  • Patrick still hasn't transferred bank account access to Shawn
    • Possibly, Saturday after next
  • The research group that was here last week wants to rent the space for a few days
    • 8am - 5pm on weekdays
    • There is interest.
    • Probably not wanting to use the tools, they can't use the tools either way.
    • Do they want exclusive use? If so there is less interest unless they are paying a lot.
      • Exclusive use would require a vote.
    • How much should we charge?
      • Ask James from Schoolfactory because Bucketworks is also rented out.
    • We would like to know more about them and their client.
  • The board held an informal vote that "Rhys shouldn't be so much of a nerd"
    • The motion passed by a vote of 4 to 3.

Meeting adjourned at 07:48 pm