Board Present

NamePositionPresent
Doug EmesPresidentYes
Hannah GarbaczVice PresidentYes
Olivia SnyderSecretaryYes
Paul IngendorfFloating BoardYes
Michael ChowFloating BoardNo (Became remote @8:39P)

Officers Present

NamePositionPresent
Paul IngendorfCTOYes
Tim GivensFacilities CoordinatorYes
Theo FosterChief Legal OfficerRemote
Shawn PorterEducation CoordinatorYes
Leadership Attending7/8



Minutes

TimeItemDescription
8:00PWho's Here7/8 of Leadership Present
8:05PSlidesDoug has no formal slides on purpose.
8:06PMeet your LeadersDoug suggests a fireside chat to get to know Leadership. What are everyone's plans?
8:08PFinances+$28,000 dollars in the bank. (There is still currently no treasurer, there have been issues transferring permissions.) Insurance has been paid for the year. Board will vote this PM on new equipment. We remain cashflow negative month-to-month.
8:11PCovid UpdateStill following CDC guidelines.
8:12PTRASHTrash is NOT getting taken out! Members and hosts please  take out the trash. Suggestions are welcome for getting folks to take out the damn trash.
8:13PDougLeadership, intro yourself.
8:15PHannah
  • is the VP
  • reaching out to government and local businesses regards what we do:
    • needs members to do some cool stuff!
    • library
    • IQ
    • poster/leaflet initiatives
    • event hosts, ideas, outreach ideas
8:17PPaul
  • is the CTO
  • declutter/simplify/automate our systems
  • video camera improvements
  • access control system automation
8:18POlivia
  • is Secretary
  • declutter info, make more available to folks
  • support other leadership with technical writing etc.
8:21PShawn
  • is Education Coordinator
  • priority is establishing a dedicated platform and process for getting out information on events etc.
    • automation
    • may possibly explode, wait no his flip phone is beeping
    • seeking to upgrade the A/V systems for education/to expand our online presence
    • publishing information about classroom expectations
      • collecting info for events, etc.
      • automating broadcasting for events
8:26PNoteDoug indicates Floating Board members do not have direct responsibilities.
8:27PTheo
  • is the CLO
  • updating the bylaws and rules in the KB
    • Theo may be relocating away from Texas (っ °Д °;)っ
8:32PAndy

(Audio issues, Doug relates) Andy is going to help coordinate with Fencon for this year during the fall as he is fantastic at demos and speaking.

8:34PTim
  • is Facilities Coordinator
    • notes the woodshop needs more streamlining with cleaning, and organization, particularly as the woodshop has become a major draw
    • seeks feedback with a new workbench along the wall to establish tool stations and project cleanup
    • perhaps lumber storage
    • a need for group labeling and correct spots to put things away.
8:40PVote

Next week is Amazon Prime day, TVs are discounted. Identical discounted televisions. Vote to replace all wall televisions etc. with TVs available during the sale.

Vote for pre-authorization for $2000 for new televisions.

PersonVote
DougYea
HannahYea
OliviaYea
PaulYea
MicYea

Passed unanimously.

8:45PVote

Woodshop organization: pre-authorize Tim to design and up to $800 in durable materials for upgrades.

PersonVote
Doug-
Hannah-
Olivia-
Paul-
Mic-

Issue has been tabled to allow Tim to design and estimate costs.

8:47PVote

Authorize $400 to upgrade the video card for the server.

PersonVote
Doug-
Hannah-
Olivia-
Paul-
Mic-

Issue has been tabled for Paul to evaluate need.

8:49PVote

Investigate the ability to issue smaller-limited Paypal credit cards to allow for purchases, and ease of changing who is authorized. (i.e. President, VP, Facilities Coordinator, CTO)

PersonVote
DougYea
HannahYea
OliviaYea
PaulYea
MicAbstain

Passed, with one abstention

8:56PVote

The laser lenses need to be replaced. Authorization for up to $500. Two focal length lenses and down tubes, and cleaning kit.

PersonVote
DougYea
HannahYea
OliviaYea
PaulYea
MicYea

Passed unanimously.

8:59PFinal Call

Tim notes he would like TheLab to discuss an injection molding machine. Doug proposes Tim bring to attention to the board at least three different levels of IMM. Such a purchase would be unique among makerspaces in the area.

Theo mentions the CNC will need a new area host if he is relocating. Doug recommends a new member as a possible host.

9:04PClosingMeeting End



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