Total Number of Full Members Attending: 12 + 1 by proxy
Quorum was reached (11 Full Members were required)
Board of Directors Attending:
Vice President: Jake
Director of Education: Bailey
Currently 63 members
Currently 22 Full members
Secretary's Note: In light of COVID-19 this meeting took place via Google Hangout.
State of the Space
We're doing well, despite COVID-19. We have a good reserve fund. We estimate that we could operate on zero income for 10 months.
It's been hard to schedule trainings, especially in the Wood Shop
On loan from a member: 2 x 72" belt sander and buffing system for metal
In process of setting up a cement pad in courtyard for a forge/foundary equipment
Textiles is planning a big rearrangement, may add silk screen printing
Danfoss has been donating a lot of metal tooling equipment
No new financial report
We are operating in the black.
Large Tool Buy
Plan to spend around $10,000 - money will come from savings, sale of Bailey's Dad's car, and Facebook donation.
We will be able to apply for more Facebook money in the fall.
A new Tool Steward meeting is needed to plan what to purchase, then the Board will get involved.
Numerous ways of spending this money were discussed. Including...
Adding 3 phase electrical to Metal Shop
Shop vac for Metal Shop
Clean Up Your Crap! - There have been problems with people leaving used oil which Bailey and Jason disposed of.
When you're the last person leaving the building, remember to hit "Run Program" on the AC so the space is cooled to 80F
Procedure when you find someone's stuff left out where it doesn't belong:
Write a Parking Ticket, place it on the stuff.
Take a photo of the stuff and post to the Google Group requesting the owner take care of it
If the stuff isn't cleaned up, after a certain period of time the stuff is put on the Hack Rack.
Small Project Plans for the Space
Jason is planning to write up plans for small space improvement projects. The idea is anybody can come in and do one of the projects when they feel like it. Hopefully they can be started in 30-60 days. Planned projects include:
Paper Towel Holders
More Storage Cubes. Discussion included mounting them with french cleats, using space in the hallway across from the Textiles room and in Server room. Jeff H volunteered to work on this.
The idea of putting some Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) sheets or checklists with some of the more complex tools was discussed.
To save space the idea of putting QR codes on the machines which link to instructions/checklists on line was also posited.
Putting the Tool Manuals out somewhere was also mentioned.