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* Purchasing new equipment?
* Purchasing new equipment?
** List of prospective purchases: https://splatspace.slack.com/archives/C024R8A776Z/p1635106954002400
** List of prospective purchases: https://splatspace.slack.com/archives/C024R8A776Z/p1635106954002400
** Process: New process added to Policies https://wiki.splatspace.org/index.php/Policies#Purchasing_Policy
** Upcoming survey to membership
** Consent agenda process is defined here: https://wiki.splatspace.org/index.php/MIBS_Simplified_Rules_of_Coordinated_Consensus_through_Chaos#The_Meeting_Agenda

Revision as of 00:58, 29 March 2022


March 1st, 2022

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


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


Meeting started at 7:10 pm.

Guest Introductions

Member Reports

Upcoming Events

New calendar for 2022 External Outreach Events list

Some highlights:
TriBRAE Raspberry Jam
Celebrating 10 year aniversary of the Raspberry Pi
Sat, Mar 12, 2022
1:00pm - 5:00pm
SplatSpace, Durham
Maker Faire Lynchburg Sun, Apr 3, 2022 Randolf College
2500 Rivermont Ave, Lynchburg, VA
Raleigh Amateur Radio Society's Annual Hamfest
Sat, Apr. 16, 2022
8:00am - 3:00pm
Jim Graham Bldg, NC State Fairgrounds, Raleigh, NC
Maker Faire Asheville Sat, May 7, 2022 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
Nuese River Valley Spring Into Trains Show
Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club
Sat-Sun, May 7-8, 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm
Kerr Scott Building, State Fair Grounds, Raleigh, NC
Recurring Events

Regular events carried from month to month.

Non-Recurring Events

none at this time

Previous Minutes

  • Approved minutes from February 1st, 2022

Recruitment / Retention / Fundraising

Member Attendance
  •  ? Dues-paying (voting) members
  • 8 members in attendance
  • Quorum not met

Notes from the Special Action Committee:

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)

New Business

  • Create a wiki page for this once it is ready (not sure what this was for?)
  • Building maintenance - new policy for Mr. Russel
  • Dorbo
    • Shares circuit with the woodshop, gets tripped sometimes from the woodshop.
    • Discussed options for battery backup. Wifi would also be useful to have on a battery backup.
  • Discussion items added by Ryan:
    • Glowforges
      • Move one or both to the metal shop to keep the classroom more usable for events?
    • Hire a grant writer to apply for grants?
    • Get other officers added to Business Resolution Form at Truist (Splat's Bank).
      • Everyone needs to be present at the bank location, at the same time.
  • Durham mask mandate going away on March 7th

Officer Reports

  • Google GSuite has been migrated to Google for Non-Profits

  • EBay sales working
  • PC for electronics bench made available
  • Justin is the appointed single point of contact for UDI and Mr. Russell


Report for this month is pending.


Public Relations

  • Scott
    • Setup new shelf to hold microcontrollers and experimenters electronics, and another shelf to hold the electronics reference and project books
    • Will be working on the SplatServer, adding capacity, reorganizing file structure, and making it auto-mounted on the various laptops and workstations in the space. Input from members welcome - contact Scott.
    • Setup a new shelf to hold magazine and periodicals; start sorting the two magazine donations onto the new shelves
    • Electronics bench cleanup/upgrade update

  • need to add item to next month's new business: we need a policy to handle donations to minimize "Mt Doom" piles taking up space and time.

Trash/Recycling Volunteer

  • Ask for a volunteer