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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

  2. Approval of last month's meeting minutes - See 10-4-2017 Member Meeting Minutes (Thank you Andrea!)

  3. Member Submitted feedback/issues/agenda items
    1. Request by Christa to address the meeting regarding First Annual Maker Gift Exchange
    2. Request by Squirrl to address the meeting regarding "Making for the Space"
    3. Request by Allon to announce that next Thursday 11/9, Allon will be conducting an initial planning session for Boy Scouts merit badge instruction at Makersmiths. All those interested please attend (see meetup for details).
    4. Request by Allon to announce that he will be scheduling a demonstration/class for fixing a laptop’s failed GPU using the reflow oven. Check in on #electronics on slack if interested, there will be a meetup posted.

  4. Membership - Mark M.
    1. 62 members
    2. 50 memberships
    3. 53 active members
    4. 10 new members in last 30 days

  5. Treasurer's Report - John D.

  6. Membership policy updates - Brad H.
    1. published for member feedback and comment; comments closed October 31st; BOD will approve November; Goes into effect December 1st, 2017
      1. New Draft Bylaws
      2. Proposed Standing Rules

  7. Community Help Requests
    1. Monica Neumann - Help with wood project for two Woodgrove H.S. freshman for 2 baby Nigerian Dwarf male goats - See me if interested.
    2. Sean Newman Maroni - Storage space for a betabox for a week
    3. Caitlin Williams - Help with Independent Science Research Project - Hand Hygiene in Hospitals
    4. Denise Bedford - International Survey of Maker Spaces - Georgetown University Study
    5. Chris Gatbonton - Creation Crate - Indegogo Campaign

  8. First Friday - Friday October 6th - Christa / Diane P. / Squirrl / Jessee / Mark

  9. Special Events - Call For Makers - Nova Maker Faire

  10. Social Outreach Committee - Jessee
    1. Request for more pictures

  11. Makersmiths-Purcellville Status Report - Tom H. / Mike F. / Dave Painter

  12. Makersmiths Leesburg Status Report - Brad / Squirrl

  13. Board of Directors Report - Brad
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