Meeting Notes 2009-01-06

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Attendance

  • Rodrigo
  • Nicky
  • Eli
  • Jim
  • Nathan
  • Melissa
  • Ismael
  • Karen
  • Jon
  • Ryan
  • Zane
  • Sacha
  • Paul
  • Kieran
  • Theo
  • Brian
  • John
  • Eric

7:30 - Come to Order

7:50 - Nicky with the legal paperwork

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Purpose for which corporation is organized
  • Provisions
  • Name & Addresses of incoporators (for legal purposes)
  • Purpose Statement
  • Wishlist
  • Etching PCB with a Lazzzor
  • Web-based laser cutting services
    • Lady Auto(sp?)


8:10 - Ro-sham-bo for Registered Agent

  • Decision: Paul
  • Nicky will file paperwork next day.
  • Mail out copy of all documents to each endorsee
  • GOAL: Hit $4,500 in the bank before signing a lease for the actual space at a burn rate of ~$1,300/mo


8:25 - Transition into space finding mode (!!!)

  • Vacant Lot Project
  • Donation primer
    • Cash acceptable, used tools and supplies cannot be deductible due to calculating depreciated value
  • Wishlist
  • Membership overview
    • $50/mo membership fee
    • Once incorporation is approved, open bank account to begin hoarding cash
  • Shoot to move in by April
  • HOMEWORK
    • Look for spaces - EVERYONE
      • MUST be rated for Commercial/Light Industrial and have 3-phase electricity and a freight elevator (if not on the ground level)
    • Vote on bylaws in 2 weeks


8:40 - Need a Treasurer. Anyone? Anyone?

  • Set up PayPal for automatically renewing membership
    • [REDACTED]
  • Jan 20th - Ratify bylaws and collect first membership dues
  • Seed money - Whose in for what?
    • Eric: $420.23
    • Sacha: $314.15 will know exact figure later
    • Zane: $300
    • Ismael: $100
    • Nicky: $1,337
    • Others planning but unsure of amount: Paul, Eli, Nathan
  • Eric will be announced as Editor for the Hackerspaces.org blog that is being launched.
  • Reiterate space requirements

9:00 - Meeting Adjourned

  • POST OFICIO: Ismael Rufus to be considered for Treasurer.