2017 Yearly Meeting

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Meeting will be held Saturday, February 11th, from 5pm-9pm.

Meeting Agenda

  • Get a pizza order figured out and funds collected, when we are ready to order just pull the lever
  • 2016 Annual Report presented by the existing board
  • Insurance - what we have, what it covers, cost
  • How we handle donations
    • Cash
    • In-kind (hardware)
  • Review sales tax exemption purchase process (green binder)
    • Trebuchet a perfect example - group project in the name of Bloominglabs - save that sales tax!
  • Officer elections
    • count votes in absentia too

Year in review 2016

  • Member survey results
  • Member exit survey results
  • Who have we colaborated with?
  • What workshops did we have?
    • Arduino
    • Arduino and Motors
    • 3D Printing
    • Laser Cutter
    • Arduino + Motors + 3D Printing + Laser Cutting as the 'Useless Machine' Series
    • Welding Day
  • Nation of Makers
  • Trebuchet (great group project + we won the accuracy prize)
  • Instructables Makerspace Contest (we achieved the 10+ Featured Instructables Prize level)
    • Small laser engraver from MakeBlock procured as a prize
  • Current member survey results
  • Makevention 2016 - how did it go?
    • Makevention 2017 - are we doing it again?
    • Fundraising for our eventual move using Makevention?
  • Car lift - how has it worked out for people?
  • Ham radio HF antenna connected, our HF station works now.
  • New dumpster, reminder not to use Adam Nahas' s any more

2017 Goals, things to discuss

  • Keep an eye out for the next home of Bloominglabs
  • Fundraising for our move (build-out to make our current location habitable was about $1500)
  • Spring 2017 workshops
    • Screen printing
    • Using Encryption (PGP, OTP, etc)
  • Fund raising for replacement TIG welder
    • Already about 1/2 way there with welding funds collected
  • Chrstian's tools still in the workshop... year 2 (green 3-wheeled machine)
  • Reminder - anyone can start a periodic meetup at Blabs or call a members meeting
  • Anyone going to the Midwest RepRap Festival in Goshen? [1]
  • Reminder of ways to contact the officers/board for emergencies: contact email, and google voice # in emergencies
  • Keep Rockin'
  • Anything else?
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