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.
- Maker Faire
- (Anyone going?)
- (Anyone going?)
- Scooter Race (Entries?)
- 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.
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.
TECS is going well, we've covered the hard parts.
Project Byzantium got some press and we're doing a talk at NOVALUG
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.
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.
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.
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.
Handed out pamphlets to college alumni about Hackerspaces.
Thinking of starting a music class towards the end of June.
Kickstarter? We need stuff to give out. Stickers, printed skulls, Univac parts.
Will? Will G. is resigning from his position as Director at Large. We will have an election for his vacated position next month.
Found out through Meet-up site. Audio/video dork, software guy. Wants to hangout, participate, watch/learn. Nom: Redbeard, Second: TC voted in
Long time hanger-on. Does IT work for an NGO. Working on an Engineering degree. Nom: Ben, Second: Toast voted in
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
Elliot started initial discussions about rent discussion. Brad started looking for new space with a Realtor.
Adjourned at _8:31_