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  1. Officer Announcements
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Secretary
    4. Treasurer
    5. Public Relations
    6. At-Large
  2. Member Reports
  3. Upcoming Events
  4. Trash/Recycling Volunteer
  5. Adjournment

Officer Announcements


Laser cutter status:

- we are searching for the old laser tube, which was still functional, and would aid in troubleshooting
- Brian L. said he has an old tube, and will bring it to the space to use in testing

General equipment 'stewardship':

- it was proposed that a member be designated as the official steward for each piece of equipment at Splat. The steward would be the central contact person when issues arise, and responsible for coordinating trouble-shooting and repair efforts.
- volunteers - Jeff C, vinyl cutter; Tony G, wide-format printer; Sarah S, Lulzbot
- including a second person in the process for each piece of equipment would be a good way to train more members to maintain the equipment
- Meagen V will organize this effort

Lease at 800 N Mangum:

- given the likely timeline for our move to Suite #24, we should take steps to extend our current lease by a few more months
- Sarah S will send landlord contact info to Brian L, who will then contact landlord

Timeline for move to Suite #24:

- the group coordinating the move (Jonathan B, Sarah S, Meagen V, Dawn T) will setup a Trello account to coordinate the process
- concurrent activities include
- agreeing to leasing terms with Scrap/Self-Help
- agreeing on a layout of the space, and managing the electrical work, internal wall construction, and related permitting process for our eventual Certificate of Occupancy
- security plans to safeguard property and members
- assessing and pricing our insurance needs
- preparation and execution of the move itself

Splat is participating in the "We the Builders" project organized by the National Organization of Makers

- individuals are 3D printing small blocks, which will be sent to Santa Fe for inclusion in a Rosie the Riveter sculpture
- Splat will send its contributions off on May 20
- anyone interesting in printing a piece should contact Meagen V

Super Graphic will likely move out of the slated woodshop area of #24 by the end of June. We can no longer count on the $500/month income.

Public Relations

Member Announcements

Discussion of guns at Splat Space:

- the issue of carrying loaded firearms at Splat Space arose in online discussions during the past week
- members decided to continue the discussion of security and firearms, both online and at the next two Open Meetings (May 22 & 29)
- Dawn T will research the policy in place at Scrap Exchange
- wording for a policy will be drafted, for inclusion on the Consent Agenda at the next Regular Meeting on June 5
- any such policy should address the issue of gunsmithing as a maker activity

Wide-format printer:

- replacing the ink in the wide-format printer is expensive ($300-$400 for 6 new cartridges, $100 to refill old ones)
- Heidi B & Tony G will draft a policy to solicit contributions from users to fund ink replacement

Member Reports

Upcoming Events

Trash/Recycling Volunteer