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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. 114 members (+1 from last month)
    2. 58.5 FTE memberships (57 FTE last month)
    3. 114 active members 
    4. 8 new members in last 30 days, 8 new members in last 7 days

  4. Board of Directors Report - Brandon or Brad
  1. Committee Reports
    1. New Member Orientation Committee (Chairperson John Dubelko)
      1. Members have an obligation to attend a New Member Orientation Class.  These classes are offered at least twice a month and at both Purcellville and Leesburg locations.  This is the BEST way to become aware of how-to, policies and proceedures, as well as get your photo ID, Key Card, and Makersmiths Tee Shirt.
      2. Opportunity to have a custom embroidered shirt done . . .  Jessee just needs the shirt!   (Group buy of Polo's?)
    2. Social Outreach Committee:  (Chairperson Jessee M)
      1. Appeal for photos and/or short videos for use in social media.  Also, anyone interested in formulating an ad campaign?  Please see Jon or Mark.
    3. Leesburg Facility Committee (Chairperson Brad Hess)
      1. New tools on their way . . .   Volunteer to help with move?
      2. Pending Purge - Make room for new tools?
      3. Looming woodshop improvements
      4. Thank you Brad / Jonathan /  Mike Werling for fixing router table - Please be careful when using as there is a three (3) horsepower spindle in there!
    4. Purcellville Facility Committee (Chairperson Tom Hill)
      1. New tools on their way . . .   Volunteer to help with move?
      2. Status of brownfield grant application?
      3. Status of TOP staff staffing Makersmiths-Purcellville idea?
      4. Status of addressing crowdfunding liability?
      5. Status of build-out efforts?  What's next on list to do?
    5. Scheduling Committee (Chairperson John Dubelko, Diane & Zack) 
      1. Updates?
      2. Can you teach a class, lead an event, host a pumpkin etching party, group buy / group build (IoT, home automation, robot, smart home device app, check-in app, tool control, etc., etc., etc.  LETS GET THIS PARTY GOING!)
      3. More CNC classes coming / less Red Tool Training classes coming unless someone else is willing to lead.
    6. Special Projects / Events Committee (Chairperson Mike Werling)
      1. Leesburg Elementary STEM night - January 29th, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
      2. Calendars - Main Calendar, Event Calendar, Special Events Calendar - who, where, how, why?
    7. Signage Committee (Chairperson Mark Millsap)
      1. Have obtained new material for sign. Material needs some gluing together prior to cutting new sign.
    8. Educational Programs Committee - (Chairperson Diane)
      1. Kid Wind Challenge - JMU - assemble kits for wind turbines
      2. Advanced Kid Wind Challenge - high school team that build turbines - at Shenandoah U in March; winner go on to national competition
  2. FAQ for Teaching Classes/Holding Events and Hosting Workshops - Jonathan White / Diane Painter / John Dubelko

  3. Member Submitted feedback/issues/agenda items
    1. Arcade Build Group - channel on Slack - Group buy / build of finished cabinet(s) / cocktail table(s) - See Jonathan White
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