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* Virtual TriBRAE events.
* Virtual TriBRAE events.
* Next month's SplatSpace board meeting will be Sunday, August 23 at 5pm (online).
* Next month's SplatSpace meeting will be Tuesday, September 1 at 7pm (online).
''note new calendar for 2020  [https://wiki.splatspace.org/index.php/Main_Page#External_Outreach_Events External Outreach Events list]
''note new calendar for 2020  [https://wiki.splatspace.org/index.php/Main_Page#External_Outreach_Events External Outreach Events list]

Revision as of 22:14, 2 August 2020


August 4th, 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


?? Dues-paying (voting) members
Quorum = ?? members


Member Attendance

XX Dues-paying (voting) members
Quorum = YY members

Consent Agenda

1) Approve meeting minutes from

  • Jul 7nd

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.)

* Implement a process (proposal?) for holding votes with membership electronically, to allow us to accomplish votes without establishing quorum at/during meetings.

* Create document describing SplatSpace policy for reimbursement of costs for consumables and equipment maintenance. (Andrew)

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


* Laser cutter soundproofing.

New Business

  • Clean up the Meetup page. Remove events which aren't happening, remove the address from events which are virtual. Mark C. will discuss points from his email. (who?)
  • Discuss membership fee discounts or other ways to incentivize/encourage members to hold SplatSpace workshops or events. Also discuss possible issues with 501c3 requirements.
  • Splat server upgrade (Scott to solicit membership for content ideas.
  • Website plans (updates).
    • Stripe 'Customer Portal': implemented and ready, pending web site update
    • Mark's suggestions implemented on SplatSpace.org
    • Mark will join web team and make minor edits while work continues.
  • Discuss upcoming October Annual Meeting and officer elections.

Officer Reports


  • Brief discussion of SplatSpace policy for reimbursement of consumables and maintenance costs.



  • Account balances as of MM/DD:
+ BB&T + Cash Total - Outstanding - Escrow - 3 mo reserve Non-committed
  $x.xx     $x.xx     $x.xx     $xx     $xx     $xx     $x.xx  

  • This month's income:
Member Dues Donations Other Total
  $x.xx     $x.xx     $xx     $x.xx  
  • This month's expenses:
UDI Rent Linode.com Spectrum Misc Total
  $xx     $x.xx     $x.xx     $x.xx     $x.xx  
  • Income - Expenses =   $x.xx
  • Back dues owed = ~$xx

  • Active Member count as of MM/DD: (Active = paid dues within past 60 days)
Membership Type # Members Expected Dues
Full X (+n/-m) $xx
Associate X (+n/-m) $xx
Student X (+n/-m) $xx
Total X $xx
Monthly Expected Expenses = $xx
Deficit = - $xx/mo

Departing Members: Name M,

New Members: Name M,

  • Comments: membership appears to drop during summer months, rise in the fall/winter
    • Jun 2018 - 42 members
    • Feb 2019 - 57 members


Public Relations


Blake (Member relations)

  • Social media update.


  • Update: event cancellations and small gatherings.
  • HAMfest, SPARKcon

Member Reports

Mark C (Recruitment & Retention Committee)

  • Ideas for getting more exposure for SplatSpace.
    • Recruitment: more places to get SplatSpace's existence announced online?
    • Retention: follow-up with new members to get a sense of their needs being met.

Upcoming Events


  • Saturday Science from 1 - 4pm at #24 (ongoing).


  • Virtual TriBRAE events.


  • Next month's SplatSpace board meeting will be Sunday, August 23 at 5pm (online).
  • Next month's SplatSpace meeting will be Tuesday, September 1 at 7pm (online).

note new calendar for 2020 External Outreach Events list

Trash/Recycling Volunteer