Regular Member Meeting 2011 05 10

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Note: This page serves as the 2011-05-10 Member Meeting's agenda (before the meeting) and minutes (after the meeting).

Time and Location

May 10, 2011

Meeting called to order at _7:40_ by _Red Beard_.

Members Present: Red Beard, TC, Toast, Martin, Phil, Brad, Reuben, Elizabeth, Zack, Ben, Elliot, Jamie

Others Present: Adam, Eric

Quorum met? Yes

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Regular Member Meeting 2011 04 12 Approved.

Director Reports

President's Report

Upcoming events:

  • Maker Faire
    • SF
      • (Anyone going?)
    • Detroit
      • (Anyone going?)
      • Scooter Race (Entries?)

Fundraising Opportunities:

  • DCMAT
    • ASCAP
    • MetLife - Meet the artist
  • Weather Station
  • Contuning Edubuzzer
  • "Photography Project Invites Proposals for Audience Engagement"
  • Humanities and Social Sciences Data Challenge
  • Ideas that Matter
  • Programs Serving Children With Disabilities
  • Chesapeake Bay Trust
  • National Geographic
  • Apps for Communities Challenge, which aims to help bring useful public data to traditionally underserved populations through Web, mobile, or text/SMS- based applications.


We're getting a full-blown copy of Eagle


Vice President's Report

GGHC was fun. Not a turning-point clicker, has a knob. Wireless focus-group controllers. (Also Pong controllers.)

Alberto & Elliot finished an art project and it's up in Artisphere.

Restarting the micro-controllers class soon and recording it. Maybe use Kickstarter to fund the recordings.

Elliot talked to (Church) Brian and we might be able to negotiate lower rent.


Treasurer's Report

Membership:

 44 members payed via PayPal

Income:

 Paypal 14 Friends subscriptions: $455   (Donations ranged from $0.25
to $100 /month!)
 Paypal 41 members: $2050                   (Many people doubled up)
 Paypal unrestricted donations: $300      (Including very generous
donation from Japan and several local individuals)
 Paypal echecks (inc. 3 members):         $150
 Cash donations deposited:               $250
 ===========================
 Total         $2955

One time $900 donation earmarked for a specific project and therefore
not counted as income.
Two Make magazine subscriptions @ 34.95 (net 33.64).  Is anyone
willing to take over the subscription task?


Expenses:

04/26/2011      Debit           INTUIT *QB ONLINE 04-25 800-286-6800 CA 1703 BB&T
CHECK CARD RECURRING PYMT       $10.55
04/18/2011      Debit           SFPP STATE FARM RO 27 XXXXXXXXXXX4321 ACH DEBIT         $68.58
04/14/2011      Check   1007    CHECK #1007  View       $2,526.00
04/04/2011      POS             350 NICE INC. 04-02 415-8684457 CA 1703 BB&T CHECK
CARD PURCHASE   $20.97
04/04/2011      POS             LINODE.COM 04-02 609-593-7103 NJ 1703 BB&T CHECK
CARD PURCHASE   $37.45
04/2011            paypal fees  $108
==============================
Total expenses:  $2771

Net income:  $183.45

Our anonymous patrons deserve a huge thanks.  Any thoughts on how we
can show our appreciation?

We're doing better, but we need to keep working at it.

Secretary's Report

TECS is going well, we've covered the hard parts.

Project Byzantium got some press and we're doing a talk at NOVALUG

Director-at-Large Reports

Will G

Brad B

Talking to a Realtor about finding a new space. Comes highly recommended.

Going to teach a Python class. We'd like to get it recorded. Thursday nights starting on the 19th.


Member Reports

Toast

Robot-fest was awesome Kids loved the freak-bikes

Went down to the foundation center, checked out grants. Wasn't a lot of info about smaller grants. Alberto, Toast, Brad are looking for a graphic designer to update the website.

Xaq

Quantified Self meeting May 22nd. Five presenters so far. Hopefully draw new people, or at least get some donations.

We're close to having the parts to build another 3D printer from scratch.

The 3D-DC event was fun, missed opportunity for us. We should have been there presenting.

Martin

We need more HacDC stickers for giving out.

Put an email in to DC Space grant. Hoping to get some money for Spaceblimp.

Need more amateur hams for ARRL affiliation.

Phil

Handed out pamphlets to college alumni about Hackerspaces.

Elizabeth

Thinking of starting a music class towards the end of June.

Old Business

Kickstarter? We need stuff to give out. Stickers, printed skulls, Univac parts.

New Business

Will? Will G. is resigning from his position as Director at Large. We will have an election for his vacated position next month.

New Members

Adam

Found out through Meet-up site. Audio/video dork, software guy. Wants to hangout, participate, watch/learn. Nom: Redbeard, Second: TC voted in

Reuven Cohen

Long time hanger-on. Does IT work for an NGO. Working on an Engineering degree. Nom: Ben, Second: Toast voted in

Eric

Works with computers. Likes taking things apart and almost putting them back together. Going to build a MAME cabinet soon. Nom: Brad, Second: Martin voted in

Space Discussion

Elliot started initial discussions about rent discussion. Brad started looking for new space with a Realtor.

Adjournment

Adjourned at _8:31_