June 2020 - Board Meeting

6/2/2020 - Area 515 Board Meeting


  • President: Dave

  • Vice President: Jake

  • Treasurer: Meg

  • Secretary: Brad

  • Director: Jason

  • Director of Education: Bailey


  • Director: Tom

Also present:

  • Don

Secretary's Note: Some members of this meeting were present via Google Hangout.

Review of Previous Minutes Review

  • Jason is on page 10 of 52 of the assembly instructions for his CNC machine.

  • We returned the person's 3D printer

  • No update from Tech Journey or 4H


  • Brad F was reimbursed for metal for the Vacuum Former

  • Bailey will be reimbursed for cost of purchasing vinyl cutter


  • Dave has not heard from anyone new.

  • Only one person will be reimbursed, and they will be reimbursed approx $65.

  • Dave will email other members asking if they want to be reimbursed.

Current Member Count: 57

  • Briefly discussed emailing people to let them know we're still open


  • Jason and Bailey are attening online.

  • Costs $600/year for the space (or a person) to be a member. It gets you access to their people who're good at fundraising and legal advice.

  • They're willing to send posters of their Code of Conduct.

Space Updates

  • Setting up the Security Camera system needs to become a priority.

  • We need a new light for the Metal Shop drill press

  • Members need to stop painting inside. The fumes are too much.

  • Jason noticed a hydraulic leak in auto lift. It has since been repaired.

  • We need to measure for gravity dampers for a Metal Shop fan.

  • There's been a BMW parked out front for the last month. It's probably been abandoned.

  • Some new members seem to be following us on Instagram before joining.

  • A potential new member who seems very knowledgeable talked about...

    • teaching a knife making class

    • bringing in a metal buffer

    • bringing in a portable forge

    • using kiln as heat treating oven for metal

Vinyl Cutter is here

  • Bailey is Tool Steward. She's working on getting it set up and installing the software.

  • Dave donated a laptop to dedicate to the vinyl cutter software.

  • Already made some signs for the space.

Computer Specific Updates

  • Sharktooth computer needs (we think) a new hard drive. Otherwise it needs a new computer with a parallel port

  • There was discussion of BOFH members establishing Admin accounts on all space computers.

  • Note: BOFH is an email group of IT people for the space. There's no real leader. They're kind of dysfunctional, but yet they don't want too many new members either.

  • We need to get a router to separate our network from Jerry's. Then we can also establish static IPs for the FS laser cutters.

Electrical Specific Updates

  • A problem occurred with the electrical circuit the new outdoor light is on. The entire run may need to be pulled.

  • An old switch had to be replaced with a higher amp switch.

  • Jason would like to start replacing lights in the Wood Shop, but we need a way to reach them. One of the members may have a lift we can borrow, also Jason will talk to a rental company.

Classes and Events

  • Nothing is scheduled

  • The Making Things Fly camp has been canceled. We intend to try again next year, but start advertising for it this November.

  • Bailey volunteered to set up a Doodle poll to pick date of next Member's Meeting.

End of Meeting

  • Quote of the Meeting: "It was gloss white barn paint in a non-ventilated area... I said, somebody besides me needs to do this."

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