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December 7th, 2021

Link to join online meeting: https://meet.google.com/roo-ozzn-jne


  1. Select Meeting Moderator
  2. Member Reports
  3. Guest Introductions
  4. Upcoming Events
    1. Recurring Events
    2. Non-Recurring Events
  5. Previous Minutes
  6. Member Attendance
  7. Recruitment / Retention / Fundraising
  8. Consent Agenda
  9. Old Business
    1. Pinned items
    2. Action Items
  10. New Business
  11. Annual Election
  1. Officer Reports
    1. President
    2. Vice-President
    3. Treasurer
    4. Secretary
    5. Public Relations
    6. At-Large
  2. Other
  3. Trash/Recycling Volunteer
  4. Adjournment


Meeting started at 7:xx PM.

Select Meeting Moderator

Member Reports

  • member report
  • member report

Guest Introductions

  • guest info
  • guest info

Upcoming Events

note new calendar for 2021 External Outreach Events list

Recurring Events

Regular events carried from month to month.

Non-Recurring Events
  • SplatSpace Board elections at the November Annual Membership Meeting, moved to December 7th, 2021
    • Please encourage any member to run for any board member position.
    • Officer role descriptions at: SplatSpace Officers Bylaws#Article_IV:_The_Officers
    • Nominations will be finalized at the November 9th meeting.
    • Voting will be done using a Google Form (link will be advertised here), voting period will be open from November 9 to December 7.
  • As usual, check https://www.meetup.com/splatspace/events/calendar for posted events.

Previous Minutes

  • Approve minutes from October 5th, 2021


Recruitment / Retention / Fundraising

Member Attendance
  • 55 Dues-paying (voting) members
  • Y members in attendance
  • Quorum requires 14 members

Notes from the Special Action Committee:

Consent Agenda

New Air Filtration Purchase

Total $338.88 - Does not include taxes and shipping


Old Business

Pinned Items

Permanent items of the Old Business section carried from month to month.

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.)

  • Identify and maintain (online) lists of SMEs (subject matter experts) for each equipment or space. (No Update)
  • Members are beginning to plan meetups and congregate--Ryan is planning to create and install room capacity placards in the work rooms for informational and safety purposes (supporting continuing COVID and social distancing safety, but also general shop safety). SplatSpace lease provides the total space capacity.

New Business

Annual Election

The roles of the SplatSpace board are defined in the Bylaws

Officer Reports

  • Bonfire t-shirt and merch possibilities?

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Account balances as of 11/30/2021:

+ BB&T + Cash Total - Outstanding - Escrow - 3 mo reserve Non-committed
  $9199.45     $174     $9373.45     $0     $112     $7500     $1761.45  
  $9199.455     $174     $9373.45     $0     $112     $0     $9261.45  

This month's income (cash in):

Member Dues Donations Other Total
  $3531.46     $150     $0     $3681.46  

This month's expenses (cash out):

UDI Rent Linode.com Spectrum Misc Total
  $2400     $7.13     $99.99     $98.94     $2606.06  

Income - Expenses =   $1075.40
Potentially recoverable back dues = ~$1472

Active Member count as of 12/7/2021:
(Active = paid dues within past 60 days)

Membership Type # Members Expected Dues Target # Members Target Dues
Full 38 $2280 27 $1620
Full (Legacy) 7 $350
Associate 5 $125
Associate (Legacy) 3 $60
Student 2 $70
Recurring Donors (2) $150
Total 55 $3035 52 $2545
Monthly Expected Expenses

Current = $2510


Current = $3035 - $2510 = $525/mo

Departing Members: none

New Members: Andrew H, Joseph C

Arrears: 11 members

  • Note: the projection below is based on current member dues and recurring donations.


Donations: Thank you to Blake and Graham for your donations. When they eventually discontinue, our appreciation will remain--here on the wiki, forever!

Special thanks (again!) to our anonymous benefactor for (earlier this year) donating $3000 through Fidelity Charitable. Your donation brought us 10 months closer to getting us to this point of having a full funded reserve! We are planning expenditures to help improve SplatSpace for our membership. This was tremendously important and impactful support--thank you.

Pending: SplatSpace's Charitable Solicitation License Exemption filing was due May 15, 2021, with the NC Secretary of State. I haven't yet filed our renewal for 2021, though I plan to soon. I've planned to soon for a while, though... :( Our past filings can be found by searching for "Durham Makerspace" at https://www.sosnc.gov/csl/search. We have filed late previously without incident (so far).

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Public Relations
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Trash/Recycling Volunteer