Board Meeting Notes 2013-01-08

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Meeting start: 07:15 pm


  • Tim Saylor
  • Shawn Blaszak
  • Steve Farkas
  • Eric Stein
  • Dan Meyer


  • read mail
  • Financial/membership report
  • Review the paypal and banking transactions.
  • Check the inbox weekly.

Old Business

  • Audit status (Indiana Steve)
  • Status of repayments (Indiana Steve)
  • New historical books (Indiana Steve)
  • Bylaw re-codification status (Tim)
  • Lighting in the warehouse area (Dan)
  • Find a new maid service (Shawn)
  • Status of checking the checks and Paypal for a membership tally (Steve and Tim)
  • Issue a new check for Will's work on the laser cutting job. Did the check get delivered? (Indiana Steve)
  • Annual report and change of registered agent (Tim)
  • Chuhak & Tecson free seminar on being a member of a board of directors and official responsibilities. (Shawn)
  • Status of money owed by the old landlord. (Tim)

New Business

  • Verify all recent reimbursements.
  • Did we pay our atmosphere bill?


  • Change our address everywhere
  • inventory and ownership status of old landlord's stuff left on our side.
  • Check in with Area hosts about their ideas for the tool certification process at their next meeting. (Tim)
  • information fragmentation (wiki, gdocs, calendars, dropbox, mailing lists)
  • move the annual meeting to december in the bylaws.


  • The board read the mail.
  • Steve handed out the year's financial statement.
  • The financial audit is progressing but isn't finished yet.
  • The space now has around six months of expenses worth of financial buffer.
  • Tim has spoken with Lawyers from the Creative Arts and they have said that they should be able to find a lawfirm to help us re-write/audit our bylaws for free.
  • We are putting the search for a maid service on the back-burner.
  • The process for checking our membership count has been finalized for now.
  • Will has been paid for the laser cutter work he did.
  • The annual report has been filed with the state.
  • We have not yet changed our legal contact info with the state to the lawfirm.
  • No update on the money owed by the old landlord.
  • Things the next board might want to deal with:
    • Dan believes we should invite Ishmael back to the space if he resolves everything outstanding.
    • Sue the old landlord
    • Maid service
    • Lighting in the warehouse
    • Expand the electrical system in the warehouse
    • kitchen build-out
    • improve our safety equipment
    • rewiring the thermostats
    • business cards and stickers for the space
    • update the address for the space everywhere (List of places here:
    • yearly budget
      • Membership Report -
      • Full Members:
      • Starving Hacker:
      • Friends of PS1:
      • Total: 150

Meeting end: 08:XX pm