2022-10-04

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October 4th, 2022

Link to join online meeting: https://meet.google.com/roo-ozzn-jne

Agenda

Summary
  1. Announcements
  2. Initialization
    1. Member Reports
  3. Club Business
    1. Committee Reports
    2. Consent Agenda
    3. Old Business
    4. New Business
    5. Officer Reports
    6. Other
  4. Conclusion


Announcements

Scott Hall is now spearheading the Knowledge-Share Committee and its administration. Survey's and schedules are coming. Blake will pickup the badging.

Justin is once again the single point of contact to building management. If you experience any problems with the facilities, please contact Justin and he will contact building management.

Board of Director’s elections next month.

Upcoming Events

Non-Recurring Events

{ none this month }

External Outreach Events

Calendar for 2022 External Outreach Events list

Some outreach highlights:
NRV November Model Railroad Show
Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club
Sat-Sun, Nov 5-6, 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm
Jim Graham Building, State Fair Grounds, Raleigh, NC SplatSpace will be operating a learn-to-solder table
Recurring Events

Regular events carried from month to month.


Initialization

Member Attendance
  •  ?? Dues-paying (voting) members
  •  ? on-line & ? members in attendance this meeting
  •  ? to reach quorum


Guest Introductions

Guest Attendance
  •  ? Guests this meeting


Member Reports

Talk to your fellow makers!

  • Show & Tell
  • Projects you want to do
  • Interesting Resources discovered
  • Tell us what's on your mind!


Club Business

Previous Minutes

  • Approval of minutes September 6th, 2022


Recruitment / Retention / Fundraising

{ no new news }

Committee Reports

Special Action Committee

{needs leader}

Knowledge Share Committee

- workshops for SplatSpace members to share our knowledge with one another
Scott Hall, Ryan Patridge, Blake McNeil committee co-chairs

completed workshops

  • 3D Printing with Resin workshop - Sunday, Jun. 19th, hosted by Andrew Stowell
  • Wood Lathe workshop (2 sessions) - Sunday, Jul. 10th, Sunday, Jul 17th, hosted by Blake McNeill & Jeff Crews
  • Creating Graphic Files for the Lasercutter workshop - Sunday, Jul. 31st, hosted by Stan Ponomerev
  • Beginner Sewing workshop - Sunday, Aug. 14th, to be hosted by Nancy Cash & Jeff Crews
  • 3D Design and Printing workshop - Sunday, Aug. 21st, to be hosted by Aaron Averill
  • Basic Woodworking workshop (2 sessions) - Sunday, Aug. 28th and Sunday, Sept. 4th, to be hosted by Blake McNeill
  • ShapeOko workshop - Sunday, Sept. 18th, hosted by Akshay Kurhade

upcoming workshops
{ new schedule being drafted }
proposed workshops

  • proposed Laser Cutting and Design of 3D Objects workshop, to be hosted by Dagan Trnka
  • proposed Leather Working & Crafts workshop, to be hosted by Scott Hall
  • proposed Basic Metalwork workshop, to be hosted by Jeff Crews?

canceled workshops

  • T-shirt Making with Vinyl Cutter and Hotpress workshop - cancelled, might be rescheduled
  • others workshops
    • Always looking for leaders and folks that want to host a workshop
New Website Committee

Blake McNeill, Justin Kirk, Ryan Patridge, Keith W.

  • Blake & Ryan have loaded the website onto Splatspace's github
  • any interested people are invited to join the project
  • draft is currently up at https://master.d3vo4125o10qad.amplifyapp.com/index.html
  • Scott Hall is moving the Wiki to the Documentation server {see Documentation Committee}
Documentation Committee

Ryan Patridge, Blake McNeill, Scott Hall & Brittney Merryweather

New Equipment Purchasing Committee

Blake McNeill

Donations Management Committee

Justin Kirk & Blake McNeill

  • Management of future donations
  • Ebay sales
  • Recycling
  • we need a policy to handle donations to minimize "Mt Doom" piles taking up space and time
Public Relations Committee

{needs leader}


Old Business

Pinned Items

Permanent items of the Old Business section carried from month to month.


ToDo Action Items

(Items carried forward from previous meetings, but not up for discussion this month. Recorded here so we don't forget about them.)

  • PCR purchase for the science lab has been completed -- result of Consent Item vote approval from last month of up to $350 in SplatSpace funds
  • Website issues
    • Due to credit card testing ("hackers")
      • Has been fixed by removing the custom donation field


New Business

  • Board Elections next month -- encouraging members to be a part of the board
  • Slack is changing their costing structure
    • Blake is checking into the new non-profit arrangement. Need to reach out to Dawn to transfer ownership.
    • possible archiving whole old message on Slack, or storing of curated old messages into github
  • Ryan brought up the idea of starting a saving to cover future moving expenses
  • Ryan recommends $20 pre-order of one Bambu X1 Carbon 3D printer with AMS (MSRP $1449)
  • SplatPhone message has been updated


Consent Agenda

{none}

Officer Reports

President

Blake McNeill

  • Working on setting a PayPal account for payments
  • Looking at new places to rent based on some discussion about our rent going up and maintenance issues
  • Working on the electronic-sign TV


Vice-President

Justin Kirk { not president }

  • back from personal education hiatus
  • again is the single point of contact to the building management


Treasurer

Ryan Patridge

Account balances as of 9/30/2022:

+ Truist + Cash Total - Outstanding - Escrow - 3 mo reserve Non-committed
  $17181.01     $174     $17355.01     $0     $1232     $7500     $8623.01  
  $17181.01     $174     $17355.01     $0     $1232     $0     $16123.01  


The rest of the Treasurer report for this month is pending (Ryan getting time to finish it).


Donations: Thank you to everyone who donates your time and effort to keeping SplatSpace going. In particular, Raptorcorns who have led one of our recent knowledge sharing workshops, and our soon-to-be-departing, invaluable, and amazing workshop organizer Brittney M.

Note: for some reason our automated bill payment sent our property manager Griffin Associates two payments for rent on September 26th (for $2472 each time), which explains the significant drop in our account balance from last month.

My special thanks to our anonymous benefactor for their significant, eleemosynary support of $5000 via Fidelity Charitable in August. What a tremendous gift! I'm ecstatic that we have such support, and that our supporter feels so motivated to contribute to our community and efforts. I'm looking forward to discovering what we'll do together over the next year!


Pending: SplatSpace's Charitable Solicitation License Exemption filing was due May 15, 2022, with the NC Secretary of State.


Secretary

Lewis Scaife {not present}


At-Large

Scott Hall

  • Continued progress made on the SplatServer, adding capacity, reorganizing file structure. Input from members welcome - contact Scott.
  • Progress made on building a new equipment shelf for the woodshop.
  • Continued to sort & test items from the boneyard
    • A/V cables
    • old laptops -- being repurposed for electronics device programming
    • some of the power supplies
    • electronic parts


Eli Hornstein

  • Participated in a lab auction, and acquired a bunch of new equipment
  • Bought the PCR machine from Splat funds voted on by membership



{new At-Large officer}

  • will be decided upon voting by membership at next meeting


Other

{none}


Conclusion

Trash/Recycling Volunteer

  • Ask for a volunteer


Adjournment