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(please submit agenda items to membership president by first day of the month)



Meetings are held on first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM, all are welcome

  1. New Faces / New Member Introductions - Please give us a 30 second 'elevator pitch' introduction (What brings you to Makersmiths? Interests? Your background or profession? Etc.?)

  2. Associates to Full Members

  3. Membership
    1. 110 members
    2. 59 FTE memberships 
    3. 106 active members
    4. 4 new members in last 30 days, 1 new members in last 7 days

  4. Board of Directors Report - Brandon or Brad

  5. Committee Reports
    1. New Member Orientation Committee (Chairperson John Dubelko)
    2. Social Outreach Committee:  (Chairperson Jessee M)  
    3. Leesburg Facility Committee (Chairperson Brad Hess)
      1. Talked to owner about roof leaks.  Once it's cooler, owner will have roof tarred.  For now, owner will just keep gutters cleared to prevent ponding on roof.
      2. CNC is up and running.  Classes will be coming in a week and a half to members first, then associates.  Only 2-3 students per class.  Try to have a project planned for each class.
    4. Purcellville Facility Committee (Chairperson Tom Hill)
    5. Training Committee (Chairperson John Dubelko, Diane & Zack) 
      1. Create scheduling platform to allow members to easily find & schedule classes.  Maybe use a Google Form.  
    6. Special Projects / Events Committee (Chairperson Mike Werling)
      1. First Friday - August 3rd - Erin W.
      2. Ham Fest - in August (Michael James)
      3. Leesburg Arts in the Alley 9/22.  Any interest?  Need an event chair
      4. Bluemont Fair 9/15-9/16.  Need event chair.  Barrel train? need tractor/truck.  Need event chair
      5. Manufacturing Day 10/5 - need more info from organizer
      6. Fall Farm Tour - Barrel Train to Southern States Co-Op (they are providing tractor) - Saturday & Sunday October 20th & 21st - (Mike W)
      7. Charity Bingo at Crooked Run  - in September - Brad/John D.
      8. VA Tech Maker Festival event - in November 3rd, 10 am to 3 pm - in Falls Church - Diane
    7. Signage Committee (Chairperson Mark Millsap) - Brad making new sign
    8. Educational Programs Committee - (Chairperson Diane)
      1. Diane took class and am now certified to teach Fundamentals Express (coding program)
      2. Kid Wind Challenge - JMU - assemble kits for wind turbines
      3. Advanced Kid Wind Challenge - high school team that build turbines - at Shenandoah U in March; winner go on to national competition
      4. Creepy Bot classes - assemble kits.  Potentially want to have kids move on to larger events (e.g. VA Tech Maker Festival).

  6. Welding area project - Skip
    1. Welding is important.  Everyone who comes in, asks about welding.
    2. Funding?
      1. Use class funds to fund it 
        1. Can use 110V MIG welder to hold classes.
        2. Brad spoke with HP Data to borrow their parking spaces on nights/weekends.

  7. Donation of fully retractable, projection screen for Leesburg  - Status?

  8. Donations
    1. Need to ask permission from owner of room where donation will go.
    2. Then John (Treasurer) needs to approve.

  9. Member Submitted feedback/issues/agenda items
    1. Purge Day (Leesburg) - August 5th - Please remove all member owned material before then . . . - Brad
    2. Request for help with carving a plaque from Old Growth Pine Steps at Southern States for 50+ year employee banquet - See Diane Painter

  10. Sell Off of Lower Level Stuff at Leesburg - Michael James
    1. Tyler James sorting stuff M-F 9-3 - Spreadsheet listing?   Listing to Members prior to sale?
    2. Separate Chime?

  11. Reminder Parent/Guardian must accompany minors in space - Code of Conduct Rule # 20 - Mark

  12. Demo of Lasercutter Reservations Form and Lasercutter Calendar Location - Mark

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