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October 2nd, 2012


  1. Approve draft minutes of the last meeting
  2. Consent Agenda
  3. Officer Annual Reports
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Treasurer
    4. Secretary
    5. Public Relations
  4. New Business
  5. Old Business
  6. Member Reports
  7. Adjournment


Jeff presided. Minutes from last meeting approved. Nothing on the consent agenda. President absent. Secretary has nothing to report. PR Czar not here. Treasurer not here, but posted info. No new business or old business.

Justis reported that Sebastian Thrund will be speaking on Thursday at Duke. Peter brought in dry ice.

There will be four Repair Cafes, not of all which have dates. The first will be Nov 10th at the Scrap Exchange - small electronics repair. In December they want to do an ornament making fest. January will be jewlery repair and upcycling and February will be sewing again. In the short term there will be another sewing repair workshop at Recycle'.

Drew went to the World Maker Faire in NYC. It was very cool, but not as cool as Detroit. Lenore went to Ohio Linux Fest. Shaw reported that we had lightning talks and they went well. Jeff said they were attended by members of the library and they are looking forward our collaborative one in January.

Jeff: Sunday is the Pepakura workshop. Let him know if you have a file or need one. Mark: An 8 week Python course starts on October 15th and Mark will make himself available on Friday nights to help with it. Geoff: Signed up for the welding class at Durham Tech, but it was cancelled. Welding for Commercial Artists is still available. Wednesday nights, starting at 5:45. No new people! Jeff is making new and better magnet signs.

Blender workshop: It went okay, but there were some technical difficulties. Projector difficulties. Will make it more interactive next time. Not this weekend, but possibly the following weekend. Since Geoff will not be available for the next Digital Fabrication Night someone else will need to host and Jeff thinks he can be there.


Consent Agenda

Officer Reports

  • Account balances:
    • Paypal balance as of 10/02: $0.00
    • BB&T balance as of 10/02: $4,707.02
    • WePay balance as of 10/02: $1,359.80
    • Total balance as of 10/02: $6066.82

  • This month's income:
    • Paypal - $0.00
    • WePay - $1359.80
    • BB&T Deposits - $70.00
    • Total: $1429.80

  • This month's expenses:
    • CREH-Snow (rent) - $920.00
    • Key deposit refund - $15.00
    • Total: $935.00

  • Income - expenses = $494.80
  • Maintenance fund ($127.20 + $20) = $147.20
  • Tool fund ($877.03 + $247.40) = $1124.43

Our checking account was just debited for the insurance renewal but that will show up in next month's totals (-$1150.00). Unlike last year this is a one time payment for our insurance and we will save about $80 on finance charges over the course of one year.

Public Relations

New Business

Old Business

Member Reports