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October 1st, 2013


  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



Member Attendance
  • Jeff C.
  • Bill C.
  • Jon S.
  • Heather S.
  • Phil R.
  • Jim P.
  • Pete S.
  • Darren S.
  • Shaw T.
  • Daniel D.
  • Peter R.
  • Joe D.

3 first-time visitors.

Consent Agenda

Officer Reports


We will re-present our 6-month lease offer to the building management.



  • Account balances:
    • BB&T balance as of 09/30: posted $11,903.25 available $11,937.75
    • WePay balance as of 09/30: $0.00
    • Total balance as of 09/30: $11,937.75

  • This month's income:
    • WePay - $1215.0
    • BB&T Deposits - $146.67
    • Total: $1361.67

  • This month's expenses:
    • CREH-Snow (rent) - $950.00
    • Total: $950.00

  • Income - expenses = $411.67
  • Maintenance fund ($255.45 + $20) = $275.45
  • Tool fund ($2827.86 + $205.84) = $3033.70

We must review our insurance policy and make a decision whether to renew it in the next couple of months. If we're moving, we need to notify the insurance carrier of the new address.


Amendment petition will be printed tonight and signatures collected.

Public Relations

If you are working on cool projects, or have cool photos of projects, or videos, e-mail them to Jon so they can be posted.

New Business

Old Business

Member Reports

Kristin B.

Efland-Cheeks Elementary school has many opportunities for volunteering with kids:

Robot Camp

October 26 and February 22 (9 AM to 3 PM)

Robot Camp is an event for 5th graders, where kids are paired up and given a mentor, and they build robots.

Contact Orange County Schools for a background check for the Robot Camp events. Background checks are required and they are free if done before September 31.

Math and Science Night

Thursday, February 13th

No background check is required for Math and Science Night.

Contact Kristin Bedell (kdbedell@gmail.com) with any questions including background check procedures.

Jeff C.

Splat Space will represent itself at the Shoeboxed Fall Startupfest, October 10 (5 PM - ?)

Daniel D.

Google will be bringing Google Glass to Bay 7 at the American Tobacco Campus on Saturday, October 5. Demos and Q&A will happen.

Phil R.

Google named Durham as one of its technology hubs. Google now advertises some kind of relationship with the American Underground.

Darren S.

Ordered food cultures for natto, tempeh, others. Needs to borrow a mill that will crack soy before fermentation.

Jeff C. adds we'll pick a date and start some food at the space.