Board Meeting Notes 2016-01-19

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Board Meeting Minutes
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Meeting Start:


  • Board Members
    • Justin
    • Lyn
    • Ray
    • Jenny

  • Other Members
    • none


  • Check talk page for board meeting notes, see if any discussion on the agenda took place
  • Consent Agenda
  • Committee Reports
  • Read mail
  • Financial/membership report
  • Review the PayPal and banking transactions
  • Member leaving reason reports
  • Check RT queue
  • New business
    • Form a By-Laws working committee. Having an official committee has the benefit of getting members in the loop about By-Laws work. Skm (talk) 10:41, 8 January 2016 (CST)
  • Old business


Discussion on previous minutes

Consent Agenda

Committee Reports

Reports from Committees

    • Space Planning Committee
      • ADA regulations
      • Dean's tour of Milwaukee Makerspace - what they have that we could copy
      • Watched Andrew C.'s videos of the new space
      • Went over surveys from area hosts and members
      • Reevaluate space in 6 to 12 months
    • Safety Committee
      • nothing is being done


  • Chase - Interest changes for laser loan for 2015
  • IRS - 501c3 - update letter - we should receive our determination 90 days from 1/13/16. If they need further information we will receive that information within 180 days.

Financial Report

  • Chase Checking: 44,099.88
  • Chase Savings: 60,640.24
  • PEX: 10,016.50
  • PayPal: 9,865.39

Membership Report

  • Starving Hackers: 268
  • Full Members: 114
  • Total Members: 382
  • Quorum:38

Member Leaving Reason Reports

  • Doesn't think they have time to come here and work on projects.
  • Family moved to Costa Rico, clearer up-to-date list of equipment would have helped, instructional videos after authorization
  • Snowbird in Hawaii, more beer (Ray things Hawaii would suck.)
  • Moved to Portland, frustrated that equipment wasn't always working when wanted to work
  • Haven't used PS1, enjoyed working here, difficult to get certifications because of work obligations, wiki isn't always updated
  • Wasn't able to use the space
  • Moved out of town, can't afford to pay while away


  • #4127 Justin will try creating invoice for new member who knows he is being a guinnea pig
  • #4084 Reimburse Triano for McMaster Carr purchases
  • #4066 Paying 1023 lawyers
  • Member points - Adding
    • #4144 Ray member point and use member point
    • #4093 Member point for Trygve
  • Member points - Spend

New Business

  • Table a discussion to create a Bylaws Committee someone will have to consult with lawyers and everything has been tabled until the new board has been elected and starts
  • Transition meeting next Tuesday for old and new board. Meeting scheduled for Jan. 26 at 7pm

Old Business


  • Member points for Ray and Trygv