Board of Directors Meeting 20130613

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This meeting will be held in Modified SRC3 format.

Time, location

19:00, Dallas Makerspace

Prior minutes


Officer/Committee reports

Consent Agenda

Newly proposed agenda items appear in the consent agenda. Any member present at the meeting may pull an item out of the consent agenda for discussion, at which point it goes under "New Business". If nobody objects to the solutions presented by the consent agenda, everything in the consent agenda passes by consensus. Items that have more than one proposed solution should be moved to the "New Business" section.

Any member may edit this wiki page and place an item on the consent agenda. However, discussion of agenda items should be done via the forums. The cut-off time for addition to or revision of the the agenda's items is 48 hours prior to the meeting.

Old business

These are the issues that remained unresolved from the last meeting. In a perfect meeting, there is no old business.

New business

Red Bull closure tool sale


Emergency meeting begins: 10:10 PM 6/13/2013

Previous Meetings Minutes: No objections.

No consent agenda.

Committee reports skipped.

New Business:
*The allocation of funds for the purchase of equipment at the Redbull Creation Event.

*Robert believes we can get a ~40% discount on some beneficial tools for DMS and is thinking we should allocate $10k.

*An example of the equipment available:  Torchmate CNC, probably sells retail for $7-9k according to Robert.

*Peter is concerned about whether the equipment is new or has a warranty. (we're not sure)

*John Gorman questions whether this is best for the long term plan of the space, and whether we should focus spending on a new building instead.

*How much is the General Fund? Approximately $14k in the general fund according to Paul.

*Andrew says the discount obviously needs to be significant. Paul says freight shipping costs especially need to be considered.

*There is agreement that Greg has DMS's best interests in mind and will make a good decision.

*Peter agrees we could not have a better person there to negotiate a deal for DMS.

*Paul says we should have him get approval from at least one other person, like previous large equipment purchases. 

*Andrew suggests approval from 2 of 5 board members

*John Gorman questions whether there are bigger priorities in the current warehouse committee wishlist.

*Robert says some of these items are on the wishlist, especially the band saw and the drill press.

*Discussion continues about whether we need all the tools. 

*Robert argues the plasma cutter could net more members. 

The proposal:
*Authorize Greg Needel to act on behalf of the Dallas Makerspace to purchase up to $10k of deeply discounted equipment at the 2013 Red Bull Creation event. This purchase will require the approval of 2 of the 5 board members.

Robert Proposes
Andrew 2nds

4 out of 5 votes in favor, the proposal passes.

Meeting Adjourned: 10:33 PM 6/13/2013