Makersmiths Member Meeting 12/2/2015
Makersmiths now on Google Maps, need to update hours to better describe how we are open
Need to make all accounts associated with Makersmiths to be owned by Makersmiths with all passwords stored some place
** Member notices are on the door, need to make a new member packet and put on the wiki. Pat will work on this
Storage: how much is enough
Wire shelves are too big for the craft room.
Mike W and Mark will work on formal member storage/bin policy
Designate some shelves as “freecycle” shelves to gather things that are free for use
Mike W and Mark to look at that
Allon brought up about equipment that is dropped off for use.
Re-engage room stewards to manage equipment and make sure everything in the space is potentially useful
Any projects in progress should be labeled with name, phone number, date of project
Working board: hang in alcove by single door. Elena brought it in
Tool cheat sheets. Feel free to make them, add to wiki members.makersmiths.org
** Action: send out URL for wiki. Brad will send out instructions/how to post
Restore open shop nights on Tues/Thurs
Mark will start posting on meetup. A member needs to RSVP to make sure a member is at the space
For communication we are starting to use Slack. Everyone should join.
Mike F. has gathered the bits and pieces of technology for tracking members and other management tools. Things are hit and miss, trying to find a more uniform IT infrastructure.
See Mike’s slides
** Add a photo disclosure to the member agreement - Pat
Proposed agenda for future meetings
Goal is to get to 60 or so to get into a bigger space
Grow organically, maybe a few drives to get new members
When is the next members meeting?
Pat suggests monthly, midweek
1st Wed of every month
What does the cashflow look like
We have about 30k in bank
Biggest cost is rent
Storage, about $120
One time expenses, such as laser cutter (financed)
Power for big tools?
The big drill press is working. Other tools can be plugged in
Sean’s generator could power the plasma
Need list of room steward
Big room, Elena
Garage, Shane and Tom
Electronics, Allon Stern
Include intro to on-line tools, add to the Green Tools Orientation
If someone comes in and wants to join, what do we do?
Fill in the info sheet by the door
Pat proposes new policy: if you have a key you owe dues
Possible to put it on hold, but must be done explicitly