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''Blake McNeill''
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* Working on setting a PayPal account for payments
* Looking at new places to rent based on some discussion about our rent going up and maintenance issues
* Working on the electronic-sign TV
* Working on getting table in front of meeting room cleaned up
** Got some of the office supplies sorted

Revision as of 00:54, 26 July 2022


August 2nd, 2022

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


  1. Initialization
  2. Announcements
  3. Club Business
    1. Committee Reports
    2. Consent Agenda
    3. Old Business
    4. New Business
    5. Officer Reports
    6. Other
  4. Conclusion


Upcoming Events

Non-Recurring Events

Workshops at SplatSpace returns with the SplatSpace Knowledge Share series

External Outreach Events

New calendar for 2022 External Outreach Events list

Some outreach highlights:
Durham Centerfest
Durham Arts Council
Sat-Sun, Sep 17-18, 2022
10am-6pm Sat, 11am-5pm Sun
Durham Downtown looking for SplatSpace participants to help man the Splat's table

Application for CenterFest 2022 Nonprofit Booth needs to be submitted before this Friday (July 8): https://durhamartscouncil.submittable.com/submit/223508/centerfest-2022-nonprofit-booth-application.

Recurring Events

Regular events carried from month to month.


Member Attendance
  • 9 Dues-paying (voting) members
  • 5 on-line & 4 members in attendance
  • X to reach quorum

Guest Introductions

Guest Attendance
  • 1 Guests

Member Reports

Talk to your fellow makers!

  • Show & Tell
  • Projects you want to do
  • Interesting Resources discovered
  • Tell us what's on your mind!

Club Business

Previous Minutes

  • Approval of minutes July 5th, 2022

Recruitment / Retention / Fundraising

Committee Reports

Special Action Committee

{needs leader}

Knowledge Share Committee

Brittney Merryweather

  • 3D Printing with Resin - hosted by Andrew Stowell
  • Wood Lathe - 2 sessions, hosted by Blake McNeill & Jeff Crews
  • Glowforge Laser Cutter
  • others workshops
    • Always looking for leaders and folks that want to host a workshop
New Website Committee

Blake McNeill & Justin Kirk

Documentation Committee

Ryan Patridge, Blake McNeill, Scott Hall & Brittney Merryweather

New Equipment Purchasing Committee

Blake McNeill

Donations Committee

Justin Kirk & Blake McNeill

  • Management of future donations
  • Ebay sales
  • Recycling
  • we need a policy to handle donations to minimize "Mt Doom" piles taking up space and time
Public Relations Committee

{needs leader}

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.)

  • Hire a grant writer to apply for grants? Other fundraising applications.
    • some research has shown very little grants that would apply to SplatSpace
  • 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
    • Blake worked with a locksmith company but they were beyond our budget

New Business

  • Lease renewal
    • Lease has been signed
    • 18 months, $2472/mo
    • represents a 3% increase
  • Andrew Morton has resigned as a club member, and thus his At-Large board position is now open
    • According to the bylaws is special election for filling the position until the next election meeting (November) is to be held this meeting
  • Purchase of PCR machine for the DIY Biology group
    • $350 SplatSpace contribution
    • The DIY-Bio group is definitely popular portion of SplatSpace, and has contributed much interest and presence to the space
    • { see Consent Item below }
  • Ryan brought up the idea of starting a saving to cover future moving expenses

Consent Agenda

  • Motion: Approval of up to $350 in Splat Space funds for the purchase of a Thermal Cycler for DNA Manipulation and Analysis (PCR) in the science lab.

Officer Reports


Blake McNeill


Justin Kirk {not present}

  • EBay sales working, stuff is still listed
  • 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
    • Scott is covering as single point of reference while Justin is busy
    • Bathrooms require us to bring is toilet paper from the space, and bring back when done, toilets are still dirty
    • No word yet about the thermostat.
    • I'll follow up with Mr. Russell later this week


Ryan Patridge

Account balances as of 6/30/2022:

+ Truist + Cash Total - Outstanding - Escrow - 3 mo reserve Non-committed
  $10762.03     $174     $10936.03     $0     $896     $7500     $2540.03  
  $10762.03     $174     $10936.03     $0     $896     $0     $10040.03  

The rest of the Treasurer report for this month is pending (Ryan getting time to finish it).

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 was due May 15, 2022, with the NC Secretary of State. I plan to give time to completing and submitting it early in July.


Lewi Scaife {not present}


Scott Hall

  • Progress made on Electronics bench cleanup/upgrade; thank you to members participating and helping
  • Progress made on the SplatServer, adding capacity, reorganizing file structure, and making it available on the network. Input from members welcome - contact Scott.
  • Progress made on sorting & testing cables, mice & keyboards from donations & boneyard that are in the main room
  • Will be helping to clean the presentation table to make room for effort working on the A/V/media corner.

Eli Hornstein

Andrew Morton {not present}




Trash/Recycling Volunteer

  • Ask for a volunteer