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Brendan C returns, interested in building an electric bike for his niece and is interested in using the lathe to make.
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Revision as of 23:22, 6 October 2020


October 6th, 2020

Online link to join meeting: https://meet.google.com/efo-tqie-czt


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


Guest Introductions

Brendan C returns, interested in building an electric bike for his niece and is interested in using the lathe to make.




Meeting started at [TIME]

Member Attendance

42 Dues-paying (voting) members
Quorum = 11 members
z Members were in attendance

Consent Agenda

1) Approve meeting minutes from September 1st.

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.)

* In Sept/for Oct, implement a process (proposal?) for holding votes with membership electronically, to allow us to accomplish votes without establishing quorum at/during meetings. (Blake) Google Forms suggested as a straightforward solution.

* Door system - remains delayed, requires "jiggle."

* Training & Accountability (need volunteers)

[create doc with list of tools, include people & doc links as we start making equipment training guides]


* Laser cutter soundproofing.

* Look into the option of renting the space no longer used by the gym or the contracting company (the garage). Possibly a good substitute for the basement storage we currently pay ~$500/mo. (Andrew & Blake)

New Business

  • Move back the server hosted under the 3D printer counter? What does it do? Repurpose it? Jeff C. may know more.
  • Pete Soper is moving the electronics to his home temporarily, he has Tom's key.
  • Ryan update about SplatSpace workshops.
    • Scott suggests tag team presentation. Lewis wondered about a workshop template to help would-be instructors form curriculum
  • Website plans: Blake suggests picking a night and knocking it out in a "hacking - marathon" (not a portmanteau though)
    • Updating the website to include the new Stripe Customer Portal is an urgent need
    • Domain registration issue - splatspace.org domain has been renewed for a year.
  • Update about liability insurance, expires October 18 (Dawn?)
  • Moving Annual Meeting (and officer elections) to November 10 to avoid conflict with national election. We will send out updated email to membership announcing the meeting and election, soliciting candidates and votes.
    • Sign will be posted in SplatSpace announcing the election meeting, per bylaws.
    • Online voting will be done through Google forms, will be collaboratively made by board@splatspace.org.
  • Tom wants to be trained on keyfob/new member onboarding.

Officer Reports



  • Account balances as of 10/01:
+ BB&T + Cash Total - Outstanding - Escrow - 3 mo reserve Non-committed
  $3178.23     $94     $3272.23     $0     $1344     $7500     $-5571.77  
  $3178.23     $94     $3272.23     $0     $1344     $0     $1928.23  

  • This month's income:
Member Dues Donations Other Total
  $1839.09     $200     $0     $2039.09  
  • This month's expenses:
UDI Rent Linode.com Spectrum Misc Total
  $1900*     $20.13     $89.99     $2.03     $2012.15  
  • Income - Expenses =   $26.94
  • Potentially recoverable back dues = ~$250

  • Active Member count as of 10/01: (Active = paid dues within past 60 days)
Membership Type # Members Expected Dues Target # Members Target Dues
Full 17 $1020 27 $1620
Full (Legacy) 11 $550
Associate 4 $100
Associate (Legacy) 5 $100
Student 5 $175
Total 42 $1945 52 $2545
Monthly Expected Expenses

Current = $2030

[Jan 2021 = $2530]


Current = $1945 - $2030 = -85/mo

[Jan 2021 = $1945 - $2530 = -$585/mo]

Departing Members: Sam C, Jesse M

New Members: 1 new member

Paused: 1 member

With our current Membership & Expenses, we can pay bills through June 2021

  • Note: projection based on member dues (does not include donations)


Current steps to increase revenue / decrease expenses:

  • Donations: Thank you to Andrew S, Blake, & Graham
  • Reduced rent ($1900 vs $2400) through end of 2020

Next urgently needed step:

  • Update website to include Stripe Customer Portal


Public Relations


  • Request for social media content from members. Please send to Blake or ask to post it.


  • Look into doing a writeup for Durham Chicken Homesteading



  • Plans to build new shelving to add more storage and accommodate items needing to be stored from #24 location. Note will be moving personal project items from Boneyard to new shelves in their exact relative positions. Please contact Scott if you are concerned.


  • Began Saturday Science at Splat Space on Oct 3.
  • Set up space for TriDIYBio in the basement

Member Reports

Upcoming Events

note new calendar for 2020 External Outreach Events list

Trash/Recycling Volunteer