March Community Meeting Agenda:

NOTE: All community meetings are open to members of the public. Attendance is encouraged! Please bring a potluck item to share.

Date: 03 April 2016


  • 4:00 pm Pot Luck
  • 5:05 pm Shout Outs
  • 5:10 pm Community Meeting:

1. Agenda Review

2. Ground Rules

3. Reports

  • President's report – Information from Geoff
  • Treasurer's report – Information from Geoff
  • Membership report – Information from Geoff

4. Old Business

  • SpaceCadets
  • Quelab Clean Up Monthly date
  • New workshops or Classes

5. New Business

  • Parking Lot Sale (Darren)
  • Science Fair and support for student school maker faire (Sherie)
  • Group Build Project – SSARA (Blake)nt school maker faire (Sherie)

6. Other Topics


President's Report

  • We need one
  • If you know of anyone that wishes to take this position (or vice-president), please contact, or have them contact the board. (Vice President, too)

Treasurer’s Report:

  • $11,000 in the bank, thanks in part o classes & donations
  • Plus $6K for repairs
  • November is when the two leases combine (building plus new annex)
  • Due to monies coming in # of members, classes, donations), we can cover both leases
  • Brief discussion on reimbursements; there is a budget line for repairs & maintenance, but it depends on what the payment is for (the comment was don’t want to tune up a sewing machine, rather buy a new one)

Membership Report

  • Mar 1, over 100 total members, total of 105 members
  • 5 People at orientation
  • Repeated the request that went out earlier this week - more members would be good to come assist at Orientations

Other Officers’ Reports

  • Shop Manager
  • Anything longer than 6’ needs to be flat or have a safety chain
  • No material storage in the shop. You can store your project while working on it, but no materials storage.
  • Projects of many parts needs to be bundled; Gonner brought in a roll of stretchy wrap to facilitate that.
  • There are designated project storage at the north end & south end of the woodworking space

Space Cadets

  • Rate for Bench or Space Rental Discussion
  • Meeting Tomorrow night
  • Fixed, Labeled Shelf Space?
  • Totes for members is a bit out of date as a policy


  • Woodshop in June and July

New Business

Parking Lot Sale

  • Friday the 20th of May into Saturday the 21st
  • Offering to outside sellers for a donation
  • Open House as Well? To do this, we need volunteers
  • Friday sale only due to staffing concerns
  • Saturday sale & open house, if there is anyone interested as a co-chair for the project
  • Steam Engine Restoration people will be there to publicize

Science Fair

  • Sherie talked about the Regional Science Fair (next year’s @ UNM, next year), to give plenty of notice, if anyone is interested
  • Mini Maker Faire in South Valley for Schools with Maker Spaces, also next year

Group Build Project

  • Blake talked about a group project
  • Bridging Entrepreneurs and Makers
  • Suggesting a self-service kiosk project (<$300 cost), notifications of some sort to contact an onsite member (officer?) when assistance is needed
  • Various discussions took place - such as orientations aren’t often enough, be nice to take place online; it would be nice to leverage Moodle to a greater degree

Other Topics

  • April 9th, Fuse Open House, Quelab Invited
  • Does anyone know anything about the Derelict Jeep in the parking lot (says “In Tow”)
  • Are there any add’l RFID tags? (Yes, in the office, directions on the wiki)
  • Craig did a call for makers, Mon, June 6th @ 7 p.m.

Adjourned at 6:36pm