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Revision as of 00:08, 6 May 2020


May 5th, 2020


  1. Minutes
  2. Member Attendance
  3. Consent Agenda
  4. Old Business
  5. Action Items
  6. New Business
  7. Officer Reports
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Treasurer
    4. Secretary
    5. Public Relations
    6. At-Large
  8. Guest Introductions
  9. Member Reports
  10. Upcoming Events
  11. Trash/Recycling Volunteer
  12. Adjournment


Guest Introductions


  • Approve minutes from Apr 7, 2020
  • Approve minutes from March 3, 2020
  • Approve minutes from February 4, 2020

Member Attendance

43 Dues-paying (voting) members
Quorum = 11 members

Consent Agenda

1) Approve the SplatSpace Safety Code Document and associated Safety Resource List:

Old Business

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.)

  • Establish a process (proposal?) for holding votes with membership electronically, to allow us to accomplish votes without establishing quorum at/during meetings.
  • Establish a process (ie. sending a two-sentence announcement with a link to the agenda to the Google Group, Slack #announcements) for announcing to SplatSpace membership important meetings, votes, and events, in the case where there has been a board member meeting and agenda prepared at least 3 days in advance.

* Plan needed to allow members to recoup costs on consumables they provide to the space. (who?)

* Website plans (who ?)

* New Member orientation (Dawn)

* Training & Accountability (Dawn - initial draft) [create doc with list of tools, include people & doc links as we start making equipment training guides]

* New Storage Shelves (Scott + volunteers)

* Audio/Visual install & configuration (Scott + volunteers)

* Splat server upgrade (Scott)

* Laser cutter soundproofing

New Business

Discuss COVID-19 policies as related to SplatSpace and affiliated operations:

Discuss continued, voluntary, proactive cleaning of frequently used surfaces.

Throw out the community bag of chips.


  • Start a Slack channel for discussion of COVID-19 related SplatSpace operational or policy changes.
  • Splat at your own risk signage?

Officer Reports



  • Account balances as of 5/01:
+ BB&T + Cash Total - Outstanding - Escrow - 3 mo reserve Non-committed
  $4039.67     $174     $4213.67     $0     $7500     $784     $-4070.33  

  • This month's income:
Member Dues Donations Other Total
  $1251.54     $51     $0     $1302.54  
  • This month's expenses:
UDI Rent Linode.com Spectrum Misc Total
  $2400     $25.13     $84.99     $15.00     $2525.12  
  • Income - Expenses =   $-1222.58
  • Back dues owed = ~$300

  • Active Member count as of 5/01: (Active = paid dues within past 60 days)
Membership Type # Members Expected Dues Target # Members Target Dues
Full 14 $840 24 $1440
Full (Legacy) 16 $800
Associate 5 $125
Associate (Legacy) 6 $120
Student 2 $70
Total 43 $1955 53 $2555
Monthly Expected Expenses = $2505
Deficit = - $555/mo

Departing Members: Tipakorn G, Chris B, Cassy B

New Members:

With our current Membership & Expenses, we can pay bills through 12/2020



  • Connect with Nation of Makers to see what other makerspaces are doing to address funding and membership issues, operational challenges.
  • Talk with our landlord to seek temporary rent forbearance/forgiveness in order to stay in operation.
  • Get the previously formulated list of ideas/brainstorming for fundraising and membership engagement, find members willing to pursue these.
  • Consider/brainstorm ways that SplatSpace might engage with community, especially with the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19. (Engagement with children, educational or pastime).
  • Update the website (highlight PPE projects, video from workshops, other activities and resources that SplatSpace offers as Durham's makerspace). Offer a curated list of others' activities, relevant events and opportunities. Standard things on Instagram, Facebook, Wordpress, etc.


  • Member Relations

  • Other


  • Investigate door-duino problems (10 second delay on credential scanning/door unlock).

Member Reports

Upcoming Events

note new calendar for 2020 External Outreach Events list

Trash/Recycling Volunteer