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October 3rd, 2017


  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
    6. At-Large
  4. New Business
  5. Old Business
  6. Member Reports
  7. Adjournment




Meeting started at 7:10 pm

Member Attendance

Peter Reintjes, Phil Rhodes, Pete Soper, Scott Hall, John Vazquez, Mark Corzine, Heather Dawn Cross, Mike Walker, Tony Johanes Myer, Jo Vilas, Tom Randall, Ryan Barnes, CJ , JC Sackett- Remote vote, Sarah Stack, Shaw Terwilliger, Shannon Talton, Dawn Trembath, Megyn Voss 19


Consent Agenda


Officer Reports



Welcome and thank you to Board Members and Members. We are member run. Welcome to guest. Invitation to guest to introduce theirselves. (5 guest)

Brian Lord will run for president.

Proud to serve as President and has enjoyed serving last several years.

MakerFaire and other Events. Has not done as much educational outreach this year. Planning on increasing those this coming year.

Membership has increased a good deal in the last few months with a high of 65.

Not able to get a lease in hand for the next 6 months. Should be forthcoming.

Will be helping the next board and to acclimate. Sarah will also help with the new treasurer. Brian has been very helpful in the operations.


Not Present- Running for President remotely.

  • Account balances:
    • BB&T balance as of 10/03: $10,562.82 available
    • WePay balance as of 10/03: $0
    • Stripe balance as of 10/03: $1.34
    • Square balance as of 10/03: $0
    • Total balance as of 10/03: 10,564.16

  • This month's income:
    • WePay - $504.25
    • Stripe - $1022.27
    • BB&T Deposits - $384.25 ($114.25 of this was cash from Bill's raffle. Thanks Bill!!)
    • Square Deposits - $67.77
    • Total: $1978.54

  • This month's expenses:
    • UDI Rent - $1640.00
    • Linode.com - $20
    • TapCo Yearly Insurance Payment- $1164
    • Total: $2824

  • Income - expenses = -$845.46

Considering for half the month that this was the first time we implemented Stripe use, we did well. If we had not had our insurance payment, we would have been in the black by about $300 if our average monthly expenses total $1660 without other supply purchases.

Treasurial Annual Report

Comparing the last 3 Years Annual Meeting Account Balances

Yearly Meeting November 3, 2015

    • Account Balance: $4481
    • Monthly Expenses: 1602.44

Yearly Meeting November 1, 2016

    • Account Balance: $6496.58
    • Monthly Expenses: $1612.07

Comparing Membership for these Terms:

Number of members November 2015:

  • Active Member Count as of 11/03/15:
    • Student - 2
    • Associate - 13
    • Full - 27
    • Total - 42

Number of Members November 2016:

  • Active Member Count 11/01/16
    • Student - 3
    • Associate - 6
    • Full - 36
    • Total - 45

Number of Members October 2017:

  • Active Member Count 10/03/17
    • Student - 6
    • Associate - 12
    • Full - 38
    • Total - 56 (this number is down from last month after taking people who were more than 90 days past due on dues off the rolls, it may come up as people get caught up)

Stripe working well.



Public Relations

Daniel Davis- Not present.


Elizabeth Lord- Not Present

Phil Rhodes- Only on board 3 months. Growth is gratifying since the start in the Snow Building with 10 members. Happy to keep serving. Will serve on board is asked.

New Business

Board Elections

President - Brian Lord.

Vice President - Shannon Talton.

Secretary - Peter Reintjes.

Treasurer - Dawn Trembath

At-Large - John Vazquez

At-Large - Ryan Barnes

At-Large - Phil Rhodes

All positions uncontested.

Old Business

Shaw- No news on move to Scrap Exchange. Scrap needs Splat to have their lease extension that will take us to the end of May.

Peter R- May need 7 or 8 months to finish. Scrap is a month or so behind. November they will be moving to strip mall. We would need to move in without support. Scrap is still thinking December.

Phil Rhodes- How to get out of the parking exit for pedestrians. Shaw- will deal with this after our new lease comes in. Phil- Please get this fixed. I had to crawl under fence to get out of parking lot. Please fix this.

Member Reports

Shannon- Anyone who has

Sarah S- Got cool visitors from Cos Play America Oct 20 - 22. Be at the table and show off our place. Have 5-6 volunteers. Would like more. More info is coming.

John V- Loan stuff to table to show what you can do here at Splat.

Sarah S- Will still be going to events and blogging.

John V- A friend and I made Medieval flack jackets (11 hour) Put in remove able plates that are smoothed to keep from cutting cloth or flesh. Remove and clean shirt. Made 3 in one day.

Raleigh Maker Faire at Wake Tech Main Campus with 500 guest in their conference room. WiFi was not good. 1/6 scale model of T Rex. Raffled for $14,000 and donated it. Scott Hall ran learn to solder table and taught dozens of people. Request for more soldering classes. A guest said thank you for soldering lessons. Concerns that this would not happen smoothly were unfounded. This Maker Faire ran well. Don't forget Burlingtons Maker Faire.

Spark Con- Small showing. Bill make us look good with raffle and his VR cars.

Phil Rhodes- Old Boom Box not regulated properly somehow and killed raspberry pi. Wants to know why this happened

Pete Soper- Need help sorting and creating kits for maker spaces needing help getting started.

Scott Hall- Don't forget the collection in the back also not sorted.

Coming Events

October 14 at RAD Lab Open House 11-2. Looking for people to exhibit science related demos or hands on projects.

Game Night this Friday at 7. Bring games and join in. Kids with adults, beer, and food all welcom.

Heather Dawn Cross Mike Walker- In the coming week there will be Durham Savoyards next week. October 12- 17. Operalette. A two part comedy. "Thespis" a lost Gilbert and Sullivan rewritten by member. "Trial By Jury" is the second act.

Scott Hall- Beginning Electronics group on Sunday- please come and bring projects or problems to solve. Invitation to attend coming events. Need more people in outreach so we can also use it in fundraising.

Phil R- In addition to the mailing list there is a global hacker space/ hacker emailing list. Talking about hacker spaces and hacking all over the world.

Trash/Recycling Volunteer

Shaw will take out trash.


Meeting ended at 7:10 pm