Supplemental Budget Vote 2022

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Title

Supplemental Budget Vote 2022

The Vulture (Jennie Plasterer)

Co-Sponsors

  • Carl Karsten
  • Ron Olson
  • James Lamken
  • Lydia
  • Books
  • Andrew Wingate

Vote Results

 Quorum:[49]
 Yea Votes: [57]  
 Nay Votes: [0]
 Present or Abstain: [1] 

Definition of "Language"

"The wording of a legal document." [tfd.com/language]

Schedule

Proposal Date

Date this proposal was posted to the membership and a request for a vote date was sent to the Board.

10/31/2022


Member Input

Does the Sponsor choose to open the language of the vote for changes due to member input? (optional and can be modified at any time)

[ ] YES [X] NO


Vote Announcement and Beginning Date of the Discussion Period

The announcement date of the vote proposal is the beginning date of the seven-day (minimum) posting and Member discussion period. (Certain exceptional vote types have longer discussion periods. Check the Bylaws if you are unsure.) If the Sponsor has chosen to include member input, suggested edits can be made in a shared document or other collaborative vehicle until the language is locked. The sponsor can stop taking suggestions at any time.

11/03/22

Language Lock Date and Start of Voting

Five days prior to the Day of the Vote, the vote language is locked, all edits are frozen, and the language of the vote is converted to a pdf file. Ballots that include the pdf are sent to the Membership, and electronic voting begins. Note that the minimum discussion period of seven days leaves only two days for changes before the lock takes place.

11/10/22


Day of the Vote

Date the Board has assigned for the vote. The Day of the Vote is the day the vote closes.

11/15/22

Background

While budgeting for 2022, we attempted to keep the budget light. It was difficult to predict our finances having reached a low point in income during COVID's peak. The original 2022 budget was crafted under the conservative assumption that we would not be regularly gaining back the membership numbers that we lost through the previous years. Fortunately, our membership is climbing and our finances are in a better place than expected. We are no longer expecting the loss we predicted based on previous years numbers. With the flexibility afforded by that, we are hoping to ensure all areas receive the funding they need to finish this year out with the appropriate resources. It is our goal to provide areas the ability to flourish rather than limping along.

The main reason for bringing this vote to the membership is the Hot Metals area. Due to higher cost of area maintenance Hot Metals is in need of immediate funds in order to continue functioning through the end of the year. (yes it’s that bad)

After talking to other areas with a low remaining budget we have derived a list of areas that could benefit from additional support.

  • Hot Metals
  • Graphic Arts and Textiles
  • 3D Printing
  • Specialty 3D Printing
  • Electronics

Accounting

Grant each of the 5 listed areas above an additional $1,200 to their 2022 budget for a total of $6,000.

No budget funds roll over into the following year, so if this money does not get spent, it will not be added to the 2023 budget.

Language of the Vote

Authorize the Board to bequeath $1,200 to Hot Metals, Graphic Arts and Textiles, 3D Printing, Specialty 3D Printing, and Electronics as an addition to the existing 2022 Budget. These funds are to be spent by respective area hosts and their designated authorizers. This spending authorization goes into effect immediately after this vote passes and expires at 11:59PM on December 31st, 2022.