Regular Member Meeting 2008 12 02
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Time & Location
December 2, 2008
Members Present: Nick, Ash, Tim B, Derek, Martin, Aaron, Katie, Ben, Elliot, Tim C., Rodney, Anonymous Member, Bryce, Hasufin, Jason
Others Present: 3 Guests
19:35ish to 20:29
HacDC, 1525 Newton St NW, Washington, DC. (Space)
Presiding: Nick Farr
The Consent Agenda
(No items submitted in time to meet Consent Agenda Rules)
Coordinator in Chief: Resigned and not present
Minister of Finance: Rent is being raised $85/month, but we get new space in the basement for free to use for storage and metalworking.
Minister of Information: Resigned and not present
Keeper of the MIBS: Not Present.
One member mentioned he was looking for a job and a discussion emerged about a Resume pool. Nick suggested using the wiki to post links to resumes on our use pages. Ben mentioned he's sent several job openings to the list and hoped others would as well.
Mailing List Policy Discussion
The purpose of the blabber list was discussed. Nick Farr suggested that the member list be reserved for member to member communication and details about things going on in the space, while Blabber be used for most traffic, since members of the public may participate on Blabber.
A discussion ensued, and it was decided to not enforce hard and fast rules between members and blabber, but allow it to naturally develop.
A discussion about what status or special titles took place. Anonymous Member suggested giving them an honorific title for what they've done for the space. An amendment was offered to grant them a special title, but after discussion the amendment was tabled.
An additional amendment was offered by Rodney to review the membership offer after 6 months. There was no second and the amendment died.
The original motion passed without objection.
Discussion ensued, and it was decided that any plans should go up on the wiki.
Nick suggested removing the loft are, putting in two Ikea workbenches there with storage space above. A member asked about the couch and comfortable seating, and was told there would be space at the back of the room with the new configuration.
Elliot expressed a concern that we'll end up filling up the extra space with more junk without using the space well. There was ensuing discussion, and again plans will be put on the wiki.
Nick Farr also mentioned that he will be using Wednesdays to take stuff apart and list it on eBay.
General consensus seems to be that it seems like there's not much time between now and then to actually pull this off.
Several members mentioned they're in favor of the idea in general, but are very worried about the time frame. The issue was tabled for this meeting.
We have the auditorium reserved through March on Tuesday nights. We need to identify speakers for weekly meetings in 2009. We have speakers lined up for the rest of December.
Members are encouraged to come to Tuesday meetings and publicize the seminars wide and far.
Tentative plans for data destruction day are on the wiki. Tim C. has offered his company's services to help erase drives.
Derek offered to take the lead on this and plan an event.
Elliot met with the church last weekend to propose the front door project. He's waiting to hear back from them about approval for the project. The time frame for project completion is mid-January.
Nick Farr sponsored new member Jason. Elliot sponsored Mark as a new member. There were no objections.