Regular Member Meeting 20131212
This meeting will be held in MIBS SRC3 format.
20:00, Dallas Makerspace
Approval of prior minutes
- 3d Fabrication Committee - Andrew Falgout
- Amateur Radio Committee - Pat Hykkonen
- Aerospace Committee - Romeo Espana
- Automotive Committee - Luke Olson
- Bio Committee - Andrew Floyd
- Civic Hacking - Steve Rainwater
- Classroom Committee - John Fields
- Creative Arts Committee - Dawn Ellis
- Electronics Robotics Committee - Daniel Jackson
- Financial Committee - Paul Brown
- Foundry Committee - John Kuhlenschmidt
- Laser Committee - William Petefish
- LifeMakers Committee - Lisa Selk
- Operations and Facilities Committee - Andrew LeCody
- Photography Lab (Darkroom Committee) - Nicole LeCody
- Public Relations Committee - Cone Johnson
- Workshop Committee - Greg Needel
Note: The normal cut-off time for agenda items is the Sunday prior at 11:59pm.
Vending Machine Donation (Paul Brown)
Problem: Paul Brown would like to donate a working cold food style vending machine (one of the ones with compartments and sliding doors) to DMS, and he would like DMS to use it as a fundraising tool. However, there are some things that need to be done first.
- Authorize getting a sales tax permit and remitting sales tax on the sales from the machine.
- Authorize a small budget of $200 for hiring a moving crew and having the machine moved to DMS.
- Authorize placement of the machine next to the entrance of the ladybird building's front entrance (inside the building).
- Request that the board of directors appoint Paul Brown as "Vending Machine Czar" and give him discretion in how the donated machine is managed (profit sharing, rental agreements, managing inventory, etc).
Note: Appointing an officer will require final approval from the board.
More details about the project: https://dallasmakerspace.org/wiki/DMS_Vending_Machine
Alcohol Policy (Allen Wan)
Problem: There are some who insist that the Space allows them to come to the Space and get drunk while at the Space. They have insisted that the Space has no policy against either being drunk at the Space or coming to the Space to get drunk as long as they do not use tools while drunk.
Solution: I ask the membership to reiterate existing policy regarding alcohol which as I understand it is as follows. "Although there is no specific ban against consuming alcohol at the Space, and once an individual is drunk, asking him to leave is a safety hazard as there is a high likelihood that he will try to drive while under the influence of alcohol, the Space strongly frowns on any individual being drunk at the Space."
20131212 2001 Minutes membership meeting Discussion. A loose vote for presentation of the meeting, options were Nick Sainz and Paul Brown; Vote went to Paul Brown. Paul Brown presiding over the meeting, and now starting the Social Meeting portion at ~ 20:07 New member introductions. 2012 3d Fabrication Committee - Andrew Falgout, Pearce D reporting Question about the current status of the delta robot. 2013 Amateur Radio Committee - Pat Hykkonen, not present 2013 Aerospace Committee - Romeo Espana, John G reporting 2014 Automotive Committee - Luke Olson There's a 24 hours of Lemons race in April, planning on having a team, if interested please contact Luke O or Chuck G. Cutoff for participation is Dec 21st. 2015 Bio Committee - Andrew Floyd Have a Google Group. Tried to rennovate the WIKI, trying to get the committee going. Last class was lactic acid permentation. Made ginger ale, will be making more. Working on the beer brewing. Will be receiving some mushrooms for growth. Introducing Aubrey, wanting to keep the potter's wheel. 2018 Civic Hacking - Steve Rainwater, no report 2018 Classroom Committee - John Fields Request for anything in the classrooms as far as equipment. Going to swap TVs, it works OK in that configuration. Question about a 50" plasma for the Ladybird classroom. 2021 Creative Arts Committee - Dawn Ellis, Heather W reporting No updates on the class, but every Weds there is the Subversive Knitting. Currently working on a "Loopy Shawl" 2022 Electronics Robotics Committee - Daniel Jackson reporting Still getting messes on the bench in the room. Will try to have a SMD soldering class in January. 2023 Financial Committee - Paul Brown reporting At ~ 250 members, made about $7500 from donations for the mill. Depositted about $6500 in mill donations so far. Presentation of the "Funds" page from the WIKI. Spent $2800 for insurance. 2028 Foundry Committee - John Kuhlenschmidt reporting Some guy was hoping to do some casting. Since it is Christmas coming up, going to be casting ornaments. Working on 3d printing the item. Blacksmithing this Sunday. 2030 Laser Committee - William Petefish reporting Laser cutter is now back up. Question, what is wrong with the Hex mesh? It isn't straight currently. 2031 LifeMakers Committee - Lisa Selk, Pearce D reporting She will be back in February 2032 Operations and Facilities Committee - Andrew LeCody, Paul B reporting The heat is working! 2034 Photography Lab (Darkroom Committee) - Nicole LeCody, not present 2034 Public Relations Committee - Cone Johnson, Robert D reporting. have some quick guidelines for tours. Did the Tanner's event. Also had the Etsy event. John G announcing an informal Christmas party on the 24th. Speak to Steven Blanchard regarding additions or changes for the tour guidelines. 2037 Workshop Committee - Greg Needel, Robert D reporting Have a new sliding Miter saw Soon will have the router running. The Lathe is working. The mill is on the radar. Always need help, please join the committee. Join the Google groups for it. Nick S motions to accept the last meetings minutes as written but with a change to the last vote to add "yea" to the "unanimous". John G seconds Vote: Aye: Unanimous Nay: 0 Abs: 0 2040 Old business New business Vending Machine Donation (Paul Brown) Discussion John G motions that the DMS accepts the donation for the vending machine from Paul Brown. Stan S seconds Vote: Aye: 25 Nay: 0 Abs: 5 Nick S motions that the meeting table the discussion on this agenda item. Vote: Aye: 6 Nay: 24 Abs: 0 Paul B motions that the membership accept the solution(s) as written Vote: Aye: 21 Nay: 9 Abs: 1 2103 Alcohol Policy (Allen Wan) Discussion Nick S motions that our policy of "Be Excellent To Each Other" covers our policy on alcohol and that no change is necessary. John G seconds. Vote: Aye: 21 Nay: 5 Abs: 1 Motion passes. 2116 Alan W motions that membership approve the Solution as stated. Ralph G seconds. Vote: Aye: 11 Nay: 7 Abs: 9 Paul B adjourns the meeting 2121