Meeting Notes 2009-03-31

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Attendance

  • Tim
  • Dan K.
  • Joe (found us from Wired!)
  • Jordan
  • Zane
  • Devon
  • Jimmy
  • Eli
  • Jim
  • Nathan
  • Eric
  • Sacha
  • Nicky
  • Jasna
  • Paul
  • Jeff
  • Dan H.
  • Eric H.
  • Dragon Josh
  • John S.
  • Ishmael
  • Nat
  • Avner
  • Jathan (sp?)
  • James (RepRap)
  • Sandro?
  • Lily
  • Zack
  • Adam (Project Manager for U of C)

Quorum

Quorum is in effect.

Come to Order - 8:10

  • Status update on Lease
    • New lease is in with all requested changes
    • Nicky reviews changes made (Utilities, Flammable Materials, Common area cleaning expenses)
    • Must have insurance before we move in
    • Utilities will be included up to the point use becomes "excessive"
    • Cleaning fees caps at $40/mo
    • VOTE: Sign the current version of lease
      • Yea: 20
      • Nay: 0
    • Once we move in:


  • Insurance
    • Lease specificies minimum insurance coverage. (Section 12)
    • Eric announces forming of group to pursue insurance (people not yet determined, volunteer!)
    • Premium based on machinery in use, safety procedures, etc.
    • Start networking with your insurance friends


  • Wired Article
    • Hackerspaces.org brought to its knees
      • Failcopter for great justice
  • Upcoming Events
    • Flourish (Tim will be going) Fri & Saturday this week
      • Open source conference open to public (free as in beer)
      • Eric, Paul, John & others will be attending
  • Notacon Apr 17-19
    • Cleveland, OH
    • Embedded Hardware
    • Hacker Tomfoolery
    • Real-life data transmission competition (no electricity)
  • Version Fest - Last 2 weekends in May http://versionfest.org
    • Arts/tech festival
    • Lots of musicians, circuitbending
    • Nat attests: they throw awesome parties
  • Finances - Ishmael
    • $5,734.77 Raised
    • 33 Members
    • Join before we move in, you're a founding member.

Meeting Adjourned - 8:45