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June 3rd, 2014


  1. Approve draft minutes of the last meeting
  2. Consent Agenda
  3. Officer 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
  • 24 people in attendence (1 new)

Consent Agenda

  • Decide whether to move the meeting start time to 7:15PM or later since the parking lot is now charging for time prior to 7PM.
    • No opposition, meetings will start at 7:15pm from this point on
  • Joe Diver would like to see if Splat Space would like to purchase his projector for $50 to use as a backup for the current projector, which is starting to have problems where the color is washed out. Joe's projector is an InFocus model LP240. It has 140 hours on the current bulb.
    • We also have the Geoff T's rear projection TV
    • No opposition, we will purchase the projector for $50
  • Appropriate funds for metalworking equipment
    • Set of End Mills for Milling machine (various, depends on how much we would want to spend, or can wait until a specific project requirement approx $20)
    • MT3 Keyless chuck (approx $30)
    • [Possibly] Set of boring bars (approx $60)
    • Live Center for lathe (cheap one, approx $20 from Ebay)
    • [Possibly] Quick-Change Tool Post, allows for easier adjustment of tool height for various tooling (approx $80, cheapest on ebay)
      • About $210 for all the items
      • $250 allocation for items
        • Passed with no objections

Officer Reports

  • Reminder that next week's meeting will be at 7:15pm
  • Maker Faire this Saturday
    • Discussion about shifts after this meeting
  • Account balances:
    • BB&T balance as of 6/2/14: $12,397.41 posted
    • WePay balance as of 6/2/14: $0
    • Total balance as of 6/2/14: $12,397.41

  • This month's income (5/6/14 - 6/2/14):
    • WePay - $736.56
    • Square - $97.25
    • BB&T Deposits - $40.00
    • Total: $873.81

  • This month's expenses (5/6/14 - 6/2/14):
    • CREH-Snow (rent) - $1,450.00
    • Total: -$1,450.00

  • Income - expenses = -$576.19
  • Maintenance fund ($211.01 + $0) = $211.01
  • Tool fund ($3,811.33 + $0) = $3,811.33

  • NOTE: rent check to Snow Building has been sent but has not cleared, yet. It is included in this this month's statement (above) in order to give an accurate sense of our finances.

  • Interesting info this month:
    • We're about $750 short on Income this month as compared to last month's business meeting. This is all from members being behind on paying monthly dues.
    • Members behind on paying dues (as of 6/2/14):
      • 27 members have not yet paid dues for June
      • 5 members have also still not paid dues for April and May
      • 2 members are also more than 3 months behind on dues
    • Out of the ordinary Income:
      • $20 donation from Jameson Lopp for us printing Kegbot case for him ($19.12 after WePay fees)
      • $55 made at RARSfest ($54.15 after WePay fees)
    • Splat Space contributed $100 to Tokyo Hackerspace lease funding Indiegogo campaign
      • (Note: this was fronted by Jeff Crews; a reimbursement check has been sent but not yet deposited so it's not listed in this month's financials)
    • On May 7th, Shaw (President), Joe (Vice-President), Darren (Secretary), and Mike (Treasurer) all went to BB&T and took care of straightening out who is on the Resolution and Signature card for our account and made both "Durham Makerspace" and "Splat Space" official names for the bank account.
  • 2 new members last month
Public Relations
  • JC stepping down (for good reasons)

New Business

Old Business

Member Reports

  • Jeff C
    • Looking for help turning Arduino station into cad files
    • We won the ShapeOko2
  • Scott H
    • Brought in some wood for the annex
  • Joe D
    • Flying saucer for Maker Faire
  • Jeffery W
    • Synthesizer for Maker Faire
  • Dylan
    • Works for glass company and can get it for a good discount through work
  • Shaw
    • Cloud computing (har har)
      • LED animations for weather reporting
  • Bill
    • Giant dino cardboard model!
  • Nilsen
    • Filliment extrusion
  • Internet Society presentation