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August 2022 - CEC Meeting

8/16/2022 - Community Engagement Committee Meeting

Area 515 Makerspace - Community Engagement Committee

Meeting Meeting Agenda - 08/16/2022

  • Welcome Carlin A. as Board Liaison
  • Recap of Board Meeting from John W.
  • Set a SMART goal for the committee in general.
  • Discuss if we want to participate in the Mini Maker Faire:
    • https://desmoines.makerfaire.com/call-for-makers/
    • Theme is Make: Pretend “Highlighting ways that makers can create a world, setting, or feeling that is not real or make believe”
    • Event is on September 5th (Labor Day) from 9AM - 4PM
    • Application due by August 30 for priority spacing
  • Plan an event for the Annual Member Meeting in October.
    • Goal is to try and get as many members as possible to attend, think of ways to increase exposure and interest.
  • Area 515 Merch
  • Open Discussion and Action Items

Meeting notes:

Board Meeting: primary discussion focuses on social events and community educational events. Want to focus on membership community building.
Mini Maker Faire: it is too soon to try and we will work with DMSC to be involved next year.
Ideas: Talk about having booth at farmers markets
Space Reset workday - Carlin proposed we have a day where we work with tool stewards to accomplish workday tasks as a space that normally couldn’t be accomplished in a single work day.
Discussed hosting Space Classes that generate income that the space could be known for.
Merch sales, selling at cost to spread brand awareness with an in for $10 seed funding
Discussed hosting social event at annual member meeting
Discussed use of Trello for event and project planning