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|Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College<br>340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
|Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College<br>340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
|members from SplatSpace are attending, but SplatSpace will not have an exhibit as a club
|[https://www.meekmakings.com/durham-home-goods-mkt Durham's Home Goods Market]
|[https://www.meekmakings.com/durham-home-goods-mkt Durham's Home Goods Market]

Revision as of 15:03, 26 April 2022


May 3rd, 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


Guest Introductions

Member Reports

Upcoming Events

New calendar for 2022 External Outreach Events list

Some highlights:
Nuese River Valley Spring Into Trains Show
Neuse River Valley Model Railroad Club
Sat-Sun, Apr. 30 - May 1, 2022, 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm
Kerr Scott Building, State Fair Grounds, Raleigh, NC SplatSpace will be hosting a Learn To Solder table
Maker Faire Asheville Sat, May 7, 2022 Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
340 Victoria Rd, Asheville, NC 28801
members from SplatSpace are attending, but SplatSpace will not have an exhibit as a club
Durham's Home Goods Market Sat, May 21, 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm
Black Wall Street Gardens, Downtown Durham, NC SplatSpace invited to Pop Up Shop,
to show how creators work to make the pieces they love
Engineers Day
Durham's Museum of Life and Science
Sun, May 22, 2022
10:00am - 3:00pm
433 W. Murray Ave, Durham, NC looking for SplatSpace participants to host a club table
Recurring Events

Regular events carried from month to month. As usual, check https://www.meetup.com/splatspace/events/calendar for posted events.

Non-Recurring Events

none at this time

Previous Minutes

  • Approved minutes from April 5th, 2022

Recruitment / Retention / Fundraising

Member Attendance
  • X Dues-paying (voting) members
  • X on-line & 6 members in attendance
  • X to reach quorum

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)
  • Purchasing new equipment?
  • Glowforges
    • Move one or both to the metal shop to keep the classroom more usable for events?
    • Brittney was able to perform maintenance on Jeff's forge
  • Hire a grant writer to apply for grants? Other fundraising applications.

New Business

  • Door issues
    • 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.
    • Lock broke again
    • -- Adam N. has fixed it by "rebooting" laptop power supply
    • -- Adam and Ryan looking at possibly installing one for the rear basement door as a backup

Officer Reports

  • Have ordered T-Shirts for sale; working on setting a PayPal account for payments
    If you would like one contact Blake at blake@splatspace.org
  • Looking at new places to rent based on some discussion about our rent going up and maintenance issues
  • Looking for recommendations on what drinks to supply the fridge for donation (I get them from Costco)

  • EBay sales working, stuff is still listed
  • Fixed PC for the electronics bench has been made available
  • Justin is the appointed single point of contact for UDI and Mr. Russell: please don't call Mr. Russell directly -- bring any issues to Justin, or contact board@splatspace.org
    • Bathrooms are now stocked with TP
    • No word yet about the thermostat.
    • I'll follow up with Mr. Russell later this week


Account balances as of 3/31/2022:

+ BB&T + Cash Total - Outstanding - Escrow - 3 mo reserve Non-committed
  $9817.93     $174     $9991.93     $0     $560     $7500     $1931.93  
  $9817.93     $174     $9991.93     $0     $560     $0     $9431.93  

This month's income (cash in):

Member Dues Donations Other Total
  $2709.87     $0     $0     $2709.87  

This month's expenses (cash out):

UDI Rent Linode.com Spectrum Misc Total
  $2400     $7.14     $99.99     $0     $2507.13  

Income - Expenses =   $202.74
Potentially recoverable back dues = $780

Active Member count as of 4/3/2022:
(Active = paid dues within past 60 days)

Membership Type # Members Expected Dues Target # Members Target Dues
Full 33 $1980 27 $1620
Full (Legacy) 7 $350
Associate 7 $175
Associate (Legacy) 2 $40
Student 2 $70
Recurring Donors (0) $0
Total 51 $2615 52 $2545
Monthly Expected Expenses

Current = $2510


Current = $2615 - $2510 = $105/mo

Departing Members: Craig W., Ruth S.

New Members: Claire B., Cynelsa B., Edward P., Frederique Y., Jaime J., Nancy C.

Arrears: 6 members

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


Donations: Thank you to everyone who donates your time and effort to keeping SplatSpace going. Board members, Sunday cleanup crew, event leaders, and our fellow Raptorcorns!

Pending: SplatSpace's Charitable Solicitation License Exemption filing is due May 15, 2022, with the NC Secretary of State. Anyone want to help complete and submit it?


{not present}

Public Relations

  • Scott:
    • New shelf to hold magazines and periodicals in main room; repositioned electronics book shelf in front of counter
    • Electronics bench cleanup/upgrade, sorting of electronics parts, wire spools and cables continues; will be installing a new computer for analysis and schematic work
    • Progress made 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.
    • Bought some supplies from Harbor Freight for use around the space: utility knives, dust brushes, scrapers, acid brushes
  • Eli:

{no additional information}

  • 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