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Time and Location:

July 31, 2019 at 7:00PM at 106 Royal Street NE, Leesburg, VA

Consent Agenda

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 New Full Member Considerations (John Dubelko)

Problem: Makers want to make! 

Solution: Rob Gosnell is applying for Full Membership in Makersmiths Innovation Forge makerspace. and has taken new member orientation. 

Relevance to our tax exempt status: none

Proposed Motion: Motion to vote Rob Gosnell in as a Full Member of Makersmiths.

CA2 Blacksmith Shop build out (Casey “Squirrl” McClintock)

Problem: The organization needs new equipment to further its mission but capital to purchase these resources is not always available. The organization would benefit greatly from a blacksmiths shop in Purcellville.  This shop would provide the following benefits: ability to provide classes, access for members to use the shop, new member interest, etc. 

Solution: I am willing to fund the build out of the blacksmithing shop in it's entirety with a budget to be determined by myself.  In order to repay me for the build out all revenues in any form generated by the shop would be remitted to me until full repayment has been made.  All equipment and improvements purchased for the shop will transfer ownership to Makersmiths once reimbursement has been made. All class funds would be run through Makersmiths

Relevance to our tax exempt status: None

Motion: Makersmiths agrees to reimburse Casey “Squirrl” McClintock for the buildout of a blacksmith shop in Purcellville via all revenues generated from the blacksmith shop.  All improvements and equipment will be owned by Makersmiths after this reimbursement.

CA3 Member T-shirts (Jessica Maloney )

Problem: The New Member Orientation Committee is running low on the very popular member t-shirts. T-shirts are only given out to members at new member orientation training.

Solution: Money be allocated to buying more t-shirts. 

Relevance to our tax exempt status: none

Motion: The board approve an additional $200 for member t-shirts bringing the total budget for the year to $400.

Officer Reports:




Financial Statement:

Member Reports:

Committee Reports:

New Member Orientation Committee (Chairperson Jessica Maloney)

Membership Committee (Vacant)

Social Outreach Committee:  (Chairperson Jessica Maloney)

Leesburg Facility Committee (Chairperson Brad Hess)

Purcellville Facility Committee (Chairperson Tom Hill)

Scheduling Committee (Chairperson Diane DeMott Painter)

Special Projects Committee (Chairperson Mike Werling)

Welding Committee (Chairperson Arthur 'Skip' Smith)

Old Business:

New Business:

NB1 Description James Waldren

Problem: Proposed amendments to the 

All related to amendments to the Code of Conduct rules:

CoC item17
Amend sub-item 1 to read "They are a guest of a member who is present in the space, and member is responsible for any damage done by guest,"

CoC item 20
Email address appears to not exist

Coc new item 22
"Makersmiths prohibits the use of its makerspace for activities and use of its equipment to create material that is:
·    Prohibited by local, state, or federal law,
·    Unsafe, harmful, dangerous, or poses an immediate threat to the well-being of others,
·    Obscene or otherwise inappropriate for the environment,
·    In violation of another’s intellectual property rights. For example, you cannot reproduce material subject to copyright, patent, or trademark protection,
·    Damaging or otherwise misusing physical or virtual resources,
·    Disruptive to the orderly conduct of the physical or virtual forum, prevents other patrons from using resources, or interferes with anyone performing their duties,
·    Creative or sharing of content that is legally defined as obscene or child pornography, or knowingly sharing with minors content that is harmful to minors,
·    Creating or sharing content that constitutes physical or virtual harassment of others,
·    Hacking, misappropriating, tampering with or damaging the work-in-progress or shared content of other users, or redistributing their content without authorization,
·    Intentionally engaging in the distribution of malware or similar malicious software or hardware,
·    Using false identification to mislead others,
·    Using another individual's personally identifiable information without his/her explicit permission.

Solution: Make the proposed changes to the code of conduct

Relevance to our tax exempt status: None

Proposed Motion:  Make the proposed changed to the code of conduct

NB2 Description Brad Hess

Problem:  There are three applications for complimentary membership.  See attached

Solution:  Approve applications

Relevance to our tax exempt status: None

Proposed Motion:   Approve submitted application

NB3 Description John Dubelko (President)

Problem:  There have been on going safety concerns and rule violations with a full member

Solution:  Terminate this full members membership 

Relevance to our tax exempt status: None

Proposed Motion:   Cancel this full member's membership per the standing rules on member termination




TTTT Call to Order

NamePositionRoll Call
Brad Hess (Brad Hess)
Board Member, ChairpersonIn attendance
Brandon Bullis (Brandon Bullis)
Board Member, SecretaryExcused
Dave Painter (David Painter)
Board MemberIn attendance
James Waldron (James Waldron)
Board MemberIn attendance
Mark Millsap (Mark R Millsap)
Board MemberIn attendance
Erin Werling (Erin Werling)
Board MemberIn attendance
Michael James (Michael James)
Board MemberIn attendance


Brian Boston

Casey "Squirrl" McClintock

John Dubelko

Mary attending by conference call

Passed by consensus

Squirrl Presented the blacksmith proposal.  

Micheal James has concern about how funds are handled with respect to re-imbursement and how they are earmarked

Any money that comes in goes back to Casey on a monthy basis 

Consent agenda passes 

Committee reports

Treasurer Report - Still tracking ahead of budget 21k to the good from projects

Grant funds have been spent one laptops and cases.


OB1 Topic
  - Speaker1:
  - Speaker2:
- Motion:
   - Proposed by 
   - Seconded by
-Call for vote
   -  In favor
   -  Opposed
   -  Abstain
   -  Motion Pass/Fail


NB1 Topic
- DISCUSSION:  Proposed amendment limited to change to item 17 and creation of email address

  - Speaker1:
  - Speaker2:

Motion changed to make amendment to item 17.

"They are a guest of a member who is present in the space, and member is responsible for any damage done by guest,"

- Motion:
   - Proposed by:  Brad
   - Seconded by:  Micheal James
-Call for vote
   -  In favor:  Brad, Dave, Micheal James, Erin, Jim
   -  Opposed
   -  Abstain:  Mark
   -  Motion Pass/Fail: Pass

NB2 Topic:


-DISCUSSION: Dave to discuss hour modification with Jace and Megan for complimentary membership.

Complimentary membership approved for Don

-Motion: Approve complimentary memberships for 3 applications  (Don, Jace, Megan)

       -Proposed by: 

       -Seconded by:

-Call for vote:

         -In favor: All in favor



         -Motion Pass/Fail: Pass

NB3 Topic: Member Termination

-AS WRITTEN: Terminate Membership


-Motion: Terminate membership

       -Proposed by: 

       -Seconded by:

-Call for vote:

         -In favor: 5

         -Opposed: 1


         -Motion Pass/Fail: Pass

Next meeting set for 7:00PM at 785  S.20th . Street, Purcellville, VA

Meeting called to close

Action Items:

StatusItem DescriptionResponsible Party





Approved Spending Tracking: 


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