Meeting Notes 2009-12-08

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Meeting Minutes
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Attendance

  • Eli
  • Josh
  • Ryan
  • Geoffrey
  • Jeff
  • Anne
  • Paul
  • Nathan
  • Jordan
  • Jim
  • Shawn
  • Reuben
  • Avner
  • David
  • Ishmael
  • Tim
  • Hank
  • Micah

Come to Order - 8:15

  • Schwag!
  • i3Detroit
    • 9 of us visited them this weekend
    • They gave us a Cricket plotter
    • All-in-one silkscreening machine
    • Planning on visiting for January Hackathon
  • 501(c)(3)
    • Paperwork is all filled out, now to vet it
    • Thanks Nicky & Ishmael!
    • Will be on the members list for everyone to look at and check through
  • Begin thinking about next years elections
    • Talk to Eli if you intend to run
    • Can run as long as you have been a Full $50 member for the previous 6 months from election day, you are eligible.
  • Online store
    • In the process of getting it to a functional state pending approval.
    • Think of it like Etsy.
    • PS:One will take %30 cut to cover administrative costs.
    • Can list production or one-off products on there.
  • Reciprocity
    • Writing up a formal agreement to enter with other spaces.
    • To be formalized with places like CCCKC, i3Detroit, etc.
  • Lease
    • Do we need a new space?
    • Would like to have cooking classes, and other things that are not possible now.
    • Keep an eye out for new places
    • Steve: Can renew for 6 months and then month to month after
    • Set up wiki page with list of things we want/need
    • Chicago Artist Resource is a good place to start --Hank
    • Poll membership about if they want to move and what they want in a new one.
  • Freeduino class
    • Will have another class next month, because we sold it out!
    • Price will be raised, previous was at cost. Future will include more in-depth lessons.
  • Nominations
    • Jeff Kantarek - VP - Eli
    • Ishmael - Treasurer - Eric
    • Josh - CTO - Jeff K.
    • Nathan - Secretary - Eli
    • Sacha - President - Eli
    • Jim - Director at large - Eli
    • Nathan - Vice President - Paul
    • Eli - Running for PR Director or Director at Large
    • Micah - CTO - Jim
  • Eli finished fabric light brite project
  • Lightning talks after the meeting

Meeting Adjourned - 8:50