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Meeting started at XX:XX pm
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Meeting started at 07:05 pm
===Attendance===
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=== Attendance ===
  
===Agenda===
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Tim Saylor
 +
Patrick Callahan
 +
Shawn Blaszak
 +
Ishmael Rufus
 +
Eric Stein
 +
Zlatan Klebic
 +
Dan Meyers
 +
Steve Finkelman
  
====Old Business====
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=== Agenda ===
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==== Old Business ====
 
* The First Annual Innov8 Denver Fest (Chris Luiz)
 
* The First Annual Innov8 Denver Fest (Chris Luiz)
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** This is very light on details. Chris said they'll be figuring out what it'll be in the next few weeks, we should drop it until we hear more.
 
* 2dkits class
 
* 2dkits class
 +
** Suggested a date, ball's in their court.
 
* Flourish Workshop (flourish is March 30-31)
 
* Flourish Workshop (flourish is March 30-31)
**Payment arrival? Need to order kits soon.
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** Payment arrival? Need to order kits soon.
 
* Update on the space hunt
 
* Update on the space hunt
 
** Status of Lawyer hunt
 
** Status of Lawyer hunt
 
** get shelves if he doesn't want them?
 
** get shelves if he doesn't want them?
 
* Budget for moving
 
* Budget for moving
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** Minimum savings
 
** capitalization options
 
** capitalization options
*** fundraising
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*** fundraisers
 
*** prepayment of memberships
 
*** prepayment of memberships
 +
*** Buy a brick / tool naming rights
 +
*** Kickstarter
 +
** Staying at 3354?
 +
*** Does land lord Steve want his office?
 +
*** Copy of llSteve's lease with his ll.
 +
*** Roof/Power/Cost
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* Non-member tool use policy: does this need a member vote?
  
====New Business====
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==== New Business ====
* Pumping Station: Two? Matt Campbell contacted info@ regarding starting a south side hackerspace and discussion was had about starting it as a subsidiary.
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* Pumping Station: Two? Matt Campbell contacted info@ regarding starting a south side hackerspace and discussion was had about starting it as a subsidiary.
 
* Who set up http://pumpingstationone.wordpress.com/ and can we take it down now? I think we can, and that it was Nathan. -Eric
 
* Who set up http://pumpingstationone.wordpress.com/ and can we take it down now? I think we can, and that it was Nathan. -Eric
* who has the @pumpingstation1 account?
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* Who has the Twitter @pumpingstation1 account?
* Financial/membership report full starving members in total
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* Financial/membership report full starving members in total
 +
* The extra room is cleared out. We shouldn't move anything into it until we are prepared to start paying for it.
 +
 
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=== Minutes ===
  
===Minutes===
 
 
* The First Annual Innov8 Denver Fest (Chris Luiz)
 
* The First Annual Innov8 Denver Fest (Chris Luiz)
** This is very light on details. Chris said they'll be figuring out what it'll be in the next few weeks, we should drop it until we hear more.
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** This is very light on details. Chris said they'll be figuring out what it'll be in the next few weeks, we should drop it until we hear more.
 
* 2dkits class
 
* 2dkits class
 
** Suggested a date, ball's in their court.
 
** Suggested a date, ball's in their court.
 +
* Flourish
 +
** Patrick hasn't heard from the people and needs money soon
 +
** Patrick will e-mail Aisha
 +
* Space hunt
 +
** We will be using Matt's dad as a lawyer
 +
** No one has contacted the new landlord about the shelves
 +
* Non-member tool use
 +
** Do we need to vote on the policy we worked out next week.
 +
** Tim will bring it up during a main meeting.
 +
* Tim wants to being up the idea of increasing out insurance in a month or two
 +
* Tim suggested reserving non-essential voting for only the first week of the month.
 +
** Tim will bring this up at a main meeting
 +
* Pumping Station: Two
 +
** General support for exploring the idea further
 +
* pumpingstationone.wordpress.com
 +
** we think Nathan set it up
 +
** Ish may have control of DNS
 +
** Tim, Ish, and Nathan can all delete it
 +
* PS:One Twitter Account
 +
** we think Nathan and Anne have access to it
 +
* Rhys and Eric have control over admin@pumpingstationone.org, use it for all new PS:One related accounts
 +
* Minimum months of savings
 +
** Two alternative budgets were started with
 +
*** High spending
 +
*** Bare minimum
 +
** General agreement that three months is a good minimum
 +
** General agreement that 4.5 days is a reasonable point to start spending some and 6 months is a reasonable point to spend all overage freely
 +
** Area hosts will be discouraged from spending their budgets
 +
* Fundraising options
 +
** High price dinner ($100 per plate?) - generally well received
 +
** Talking with Evanston - Steve's looking into it
 +
** Fundraising night at a bar and we get a cut of the drinks - generally well received
 +
** Donations in exchange for naming rights of tools - Rhys sank this idea
 +
** Pre-paying of memberships - generally well received but maybe something we should hold off on until emergencies
 +
** Recruiting at co-working space type organizations - generally thought of as something to look into
 +
*** Brian suggested big monitors around for people to use
 +
* Landlord Steve
 +
** Doesn't want to completely leave the space
 +
** General consensus that not much interest in starying
 +
** Members interested in staying will be responsible for negotiating with Steve
 +
*** The board will provide a list of requirements for an acceptable lease
 +
  
Meeting adjourned at XX:XX  pm
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Meeting adjourned at 08:07 pm

Latest revision as of 13:48, 29 March 2014


Board Meeting Minutes
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Meeting started at 07:05 pm

Attendance

Tim Saylor Patrick Callahan Shawn Blaszak Ishmael Rufus Eric Stein Zlatan Klebic Dan Meyers Steve Finkelman

Agenda

Old Business

  • The First Annual Innov8 Denver Fest (Chris Luiz)
    • This is very light on details. Chris said they'll be figuring out what it'll be in the next few weeks, we should drop it until we hear more.
  • 2dkits class
    • Suggested a date, ball's in their court.
  • Flourish Workshop (flourish is March 30-31)
    • Payment arrival? Need to order kits soon.
  • Update on the space hunt
    • Status of Lawyer hunt
    • get shelves if he doesn't want them?
  • Budget for moving
    • Minimum savings
    • capitalization options
      • fundraisers
      • prepayment of memberships
      • Buy a brick / tool naming rights
      • Kickstarter
    • Staying at 3354?
      • Does land lord Steve want his office?
      • Copy of llSteve's lease with his ll.
      • Roof/Power/Cost
  • Non-member tool use policy: does this need a member vote?

New Business

  • Pumping Station: Two? Matt Campbell contacted info@ regarding starting a south side hackerspace and discussion was had about starting it as a subsidiary.
  • Who set up http://pumpingstationone.wordpress.com/ and can we take it down now? I think we can, and that it was Nathan. -Eric
  • Who has the Twitter @pumpingstation1 account?
  • Financial/membership report full starving members in total
  • The extra room is cleared out. We shouldn't move anything into it until we are prepared to start paying for it.

Minutes

  • The First Annual Innov8 Denver Fest (Chris Luiz)
    • This is very light on details. Chris said they'll be figuring out what it'll be in the next few weeks, we should drop it until we hear more.
  • 2dkits class
    • Suggested a date, ball's in their court.
  • Flourish
    • Patrick hasn't heard from the people and needs money soon
    • Patrick will e-mail Aisha
  • Space hunt
    • We will be using Matt's dad as a lawyer
    • No one has contacted the new landlord about the shelves
  • Non-member tool use
    • Do we need to vote on the policy we worked out next week.
    • Tim will bring it up during a main meeting.
  • Tim wants to being up the idea of increasing out insurance in a month or two
  • Tim suggested reserving non-essential voting for only the first week of the month.
    • Tim will bring this up at a main meeting
  • Pumping Station: Two
    • General support for exploring the idea further
  • pumpingstationone.wordpress.com
    • we think Nathan set it up
    • Ish may have control of DNS
    • Tim, Ish, and Nathan can all delete it
  • PS:One Twitter Account
    • we think Nathan and Anne have access to it
  • Rhys and Eric have control over admin@pumpingstationone.org, use it for all new PS:One related accounts
  • Minimum months of savings
    • Two alternative budgets were started with
      • High spending
      • Bare minimum
    • General agreement that three months is a good minimum
    • General agreement that 4.5 days is a reasonable point to start spending some and 6 months is a reasonable point to spend all overage freely
    • Area hosts will be discouraged from spending their budgets
  • Fundraising options
    • High price dinner ($100 per plate?) - generally well received
    • Talking with Evanston - Steve's looking into it
    • Fundraising night at a bar and we get a cut of the drinks - generally well received
    • Donations in exchange for naming rights of tools - Rhys sank this idea
    • Pre-paying of memberships - generally well received but maybe something we should hold off on until emergencies
    • Recruiting at co-working space type organizations - generally thought of as something to look into
      • Brian suggested big monitors around for people to use
  • Landlord Steve
    • Doesn't want to completely leave the space
    • General consensus that not much interest in starying
    • Members interested in staying will be responsible for negotiating with Steve
      • The board will provide a list of requirements for an acceptable lease


Meeting adjourned at 08:07 pm