April 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: 08 April 2018


  • 5:00 pm Potluck
  • 6:00 pm Community Meeting

1. Board Report

  • The Board has not met since the previous monthly meeting, no board report today.

2. Officer Reports

  • President's Report
  • Treasurer's report
    • We’ve got ~10K. Middle april wil be our quarterly electric bill to see if the high rates continue
    • Move to US Bank is still in process
  • Education: position currently vacant
  • Events Officer: position currently vacant
  • Membership: JT, acting
    • 100 active members!
    • 76 Sustaining, 8 Associates, 16 student members
    • Outreach: Charel Morris
  • Social Media: Rebecca Snyder
    • Mini Maker Faire in two weeks. If you’re a maker, feel free to send her pics
    • She is coordinating volunteers for the Quelab tent
    • Josh issued a personal challenge: Bring a person that has never attended a MakerFaire
  • Donations: John “JT” Benedetto
    • Just got a donated Delta 12” chop saw with portable stand! The current Dewalt chop saw is on loan to us (not Quelab property), so this is a welcome donation!
  • Facilities: John Murray
    • Purchased tools and adhesive for lab space floor tile repairs. (Jesse T. procured a box of floor tiles for the repair areas).
    • Took electrical meter readings at the beginning and end of March to attempt to determine if the electrical usage amounts are reflecting the amounts for which Quelab is being charged.
    • Recycled the contents of the cardboard and glass recycling drums.
  • Rental: Darren Moody
    • No changes in benches being rented / available.
    • Side notes:Thank you to those involved in spreading the two rows of benches making more room between them.
    • Also a note to those renting bench space… please be mindful of 'migrating' to bench / table space beyond what is being rented. It's fine to use other space when you're there working, but please consolidate everything back to your rental space when done.
  • Area Captains
    • 3-D Printing: Josh Pedersen
      • No change
    • Arcade - Troy Ross
      • No report given
    • Digital Arts
      • Trouble lining up the paper, repeated error of the printhead
      • Ray thinks the one error is the power supply flaking out…
      • It has been suggested to leave it off for ten minutes
    • Electronics Lab: Aaron Birenboim
      • Some new equipment, still to go through. Looks promising.
    • Fiber Arts: Sherie Pennebaker
      • The big juki sewing machine is wonky right now - some parts missing, no borked or broken tag placed on it
      • Old machines keep appearing; she will start disposing of them.
      • A new glass cutter appeared in the glass room
      • We will probably need a full tuneup after MMF if they go to the MMF
      • As far as Craig knows, no need for machines this year
    • Laser: Craig Goldsmith
      • Ongoing problems - laser cutter left on, room a mess, not cleaning up the bed
      • Actively working with the roller tool to figure out, document, make consistent working. Once it’s figured out, he will be doing small personal training
      • If anyone has an idea what the ‘save password’ is for the saving of configuration files on the cutter? Craig & Adric will work on this.
    • Metal Shop: Eric Lee
      • No injuries reported.
      • The shear, brake, & roll machine is broken, needs welded on the other side
    • Welding: John Murray
      • Nothing to report
    • Woodshop: Gonner Menning
      • No report given

3. Old Business

  • Albuquerque Maker Faire in two weeks 4/20-4/21

4. New Business

  • Special Election snafu.
    • Personal emergency - ballots to go out tonight
    • Election to run through Wednesday evening about 9:00 p.m.
  • New neighbors - Iron Dragon metal works, 660 Haines, right next door!
    • Rebecca, jesse, Adric have all talked with them. They are interested in setting up deals with us
    • Supposed to be moving in a waterjet
    • Should be open in a week or two
  • New donation - John Murray
    • Someone stopped by, said he has some glass & a blacksmith shop - interested in donating a forge & some blacksmithing tools

Meeting adjourned 6:40 p.m.