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Directors and Officers Present

  • Doug Emes _ President

  • Tommy Falgout - Vice President, Fundraising Coordinator
  • Ryan Elliott - Secretary
  • Phil Magolias - CTO, Floating Board
  • Olivia Snyder - Floating Board
  • Brandon Hansford - Education Coordinator
  • John Sanders - Facilities Coordinator
  • Luke Bayley - Treasurer
  • Selina Workman - Events Coordinator
  • Theo Foster - CLO

Directors and Officers Absent

  • None

Presentation

Treasurer's Report

Discussion items

ItemWhoNotes
MasksDoug
  • Due to the increasing spread we are now requiring that anyone inside the space wear a mask at all times.
  • We will be enforcing this.
  • We are still having in-person meetings.
 Trogdor VisionDoug
  • Trogdor now has a camera to for finding absolute coordinates in the software.
  • Now able to burninate the countryside several percent more efficiently with the power of modern technology.
  • The peasants won't know what hit them.
  • Only integrated with Light-Burn*
Treasurer's Re[prtLuke
  • End of august around $28k
  • Positive cash-flow from annual resubscribes
  • Total subscribers changed from 123 to 121
  • 5 new annual subscribers
  • 7 fewer monthly subscribers
  • $15 in donations in the cash boxes
  • Approx $1k net positive this month
Upcoming PurchasesDoug
  • Multi Year domain
  • Better signage such s fliers and pennants
  • P.O.S. terminal
  • Dye Sub media for FenCon
SignageOlivia
  • Usage for events
  • City permit costs and limitations
  • Designs not yet set in stone
  • Add https:// in front of thelab.ms
P.O.S. TerminalDoug
  • For NFC purchases
  • May require a printer down the road
Server HardwarePhil
  • We are in desperate need of this
  • 6 port SATA expansion card
  • Drive enclosure to go with expansion card
  • Possible additional misc cables and hardware
Trello BoardsDoug
  • Volunteer Opportunities - everyday things.
  • Shop Management - workshop
  • TheMove - Long term objectives
Events
  • Make the space - 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 7pm
  • Hacking Autism Hack-a-thon - Sept 9
  • FenCon - Sept 17-19
  • North TX Giving Day - Sept 23
  • Show and Tell - Monthly
Hacking Autism Hack-a-thonDoug
FenConSelina
North Texas Giving DayTommy
Fundraising goalsTommy
  • Dust Collection - $3k
  • Cabinet Saw - $2k
  • Live-stream equipment - $2k
Classes and eventsBrandon
  • If you want to host a class or event let us know.
  • Reach out directly to Brandon for scheduling.
Calendaring systemRyan
  • We are looking for better and more comprehensive calendaring
  • Open Sourse Event Manager (OSEM) is used by a large number of similar organizations and meets our requirements.
  • This is still an early option in this idea and more research will be needed on what is required to integrate it into our ecosystem.

Action items

ItemNotes
Purchase longer domain name license
  • Total $129.95
  • 5 Year license
  • Unanimous - approved
Pre-Authorize signage
  • Estimated $275
  • Unanimous - approved

Pre-authorize NFC P.O.S. Terminal

  • Estimated $100
  • May need a $269+ receipt printer down the road
  • Unanimous - approved for the initial $100
Pre-authorize server upgrades
  • Estimated $200
  • 4 for 1 abstain - approved
  • Phil abstained