Time and Location:
June 26, 2019 at 7:00PM at 785 S. 20th Street, Purcellville, VA
Newly proposed agenda items appear in the consent agenda. Any member present at the meeting may pull an item out of the consent agenda for discussion, at which point it goes under "New Business". If nobody objects to the solutions presented by the consent agenda, everything in the consent agenda passes by consensus. Items that have more than one proposed solution should be moved to the "New Business" section.
Any member may edit this wiki page and place an item on the agenda. However, discussion of agenda items should be done via Slack. The cut-off time for addition to or revision of the consent agenda items is 48 hours prior to the meeting. Please note, agenda items (Consent, New, or Old) that request spending $250 or more must include a section on "Relevance to our tax exempt purpose".
CA1 Lack of Fire Extinguishers (Submitter Jessica Maloney)
Problem: There are not enough fire extinguishers and/or old ones. I checked the date on the extinguisher in the main room in Leesburg, and it was last checked in 1998. I feel like we should have at least two in each location and should make note of their locations during orientations.
Solution: purchase at least four new extinguishers
Relevance to our tax exempt status:
Motion: Acquire up to 10 rechargeable 5lbs ABC fire extinguishers at an amount not to exceed $400.00
CA2 Description (Submitter John Dubelko)
Problem: The president of Makersmiths needs limit their other duties within the organization.
Solution: See motion
Relevance to our tax exempt status: none
New Member Orientation Committee (Chairperson Jessica Maloney)
Membership Committee (Vacant)
Social Outreach Committee: (Chairperson Jessica Maloney)
Leesburg Facility Committee (Chairperson Brad Hess)
Looking for someone to replace Brad as Chairperson. Brad's travel schedule is a challenge on a go forward basis. New piece of equipment to do reflow.
Purcellville Facility Committee (Chairperson Tom Hill)
Work days are now 1st Saturday of the month. Need to get the word out.
Need policy and procedure on running the kilns
Scheduling Committee (Chairperson Diane DeMott Painter)
Special Projects Committee (Chairperson Mike Werling)
Welding Committee (Chairperson Arthur 'Skip' Smith)
Lots of new equipment came in
Ceramics Committee (Chairperson Jen Netsch)
Newsletter Committee (Chairperson Erin Werling)
NB1 MS-P Welding Shop Access and Use (Submitter James Waldron)
Problem: Practice time in the PV Welding Shop. I've been teaching Basic Gas Welding classes and a question that comes up in every class is, 'OK, what do I have to do to come in and practice?' (I have advised students that there is no policy yet, and no practice is possible until the policy is promulgated.)
We have talked about several options. Monthly fee, session fee, specific welding nights, stewards must be present, additional per hour fee (like the laser cutter), no additional fees, and combinations of the above.
My personal feeling is that once you have taken the course and demonstrated proficiency (whatever that is), you should have open access to the welding shop (but not necessarily 'free'). We need to discuss this and any fees, prerequisites, and/or steward presence we feel is required.
Sorry to keep this so open, but we need to determine what conditions/fees we think are reasonable.
Proposal for Proficiency demonstration
Before independent use, candidate should demonstrate 'proficiency' to one of the shop stewards/leads. Each candidate should discuss the General section and the section covering the equipment he/she wants to use.
Focus is safety
Should be non confrontational, teaching moment.
Notes or reference material allowed
Added to cert list on successful completion
Location of fire extinguisher
Cylinder safety chained upright
How and how much to open cylinders
Regs, hoses, torch, tips.
Pointing torch in safe direction
Flame adjust. Torch, cut, rosebud
Coupon - make or show a weld you have done.
Shop or internal air
Spark safety. Hose out of way. Feet too
Clothing and eye protection
Wire and wire size
Eye skin protection
Shielding gas choice
Gas on and flow
Eye skin protection
Shielding gas choice
Gas on and flow
Tungsten select and grind
Filler rod selection
Solution: Some combination of the above.
Relevance to our tax exempt status: None.
Proposed Motion: Moved, once a Member has taken a welding class on a particular technology (gas, Mig, Tig), AND has proven proficiency to one of the welding stewards/leads, they would be authorized to use the welding shop at will and at no additional charge (beyond being a member in good standing, i.e. dues paid). Non-Members would be allowed access to the welding shop after completing the requisite classes, demonstrating proficiency to one of the welding stewards/leads, and only with the presence of one of the welding stewards/leads, at a cost of $25 per hour. Authorized members will be added to the authorized tool users list posted in Purcellville.
7:21PM Call to Order
-Speaker3: Erin Werling stated the Standing Rules already require members to have completed New Member Orientation.
-Speaker4: Mark R Millsap requested the amendment to stand and called for a vote on amendment.
-Speaker5: Brad Hess stated that Board should consider evaluating this policy, should motion pass, over time to consider using as a template for other areas within Makersmiths.
-Speaker 6: Brandon Bullis suggested board review this proposed policy language to see if it can be generalized and/or broadened to include other areas of Makersmiths
- Motion: Moved, once a Member has taken a welding class on a particular technology (gas, Mig, Tig), AND has proven proficiency to one of the welding stewards/leads, they would be authorized to use the welding shop at will and at no additional charge (beyond being a member in good standing, i.e. dues paid). Non-Members would be allowed access to the welding shop after completing the requisite classes, demonstrating proficiency to one of the welding stewards/leads, and only with the presence of one of the welding stewards/leads, at a cost of $25 per hour. Authorized members will be added to the authorized tool users list posted in Purcellville.
Vote was taken on the addition of amendment to add requirement that members must have completed New Member Orientation. Amendment failed 2-4, with Mark R Millsap and James Waldron voting in favor and Brandon Bullis, Brad Hess, Erin Werling, David Painter and Michael James voting against.
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Approved Spending Tracking:
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