Regular Member Meeting 2012 11 13
- 1 Time and Location
- 2 Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
- 3 Director Reports
- 4 Project Awesome Reports
- 5 Member Reports
- 6 Old Business
- 7 New Business
- 8 New Members
- 9 Adjournment
Time and Location
November 13, 2012
Meeting called to order at 7:xx by XXX
Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
Regular Member Meeting 2012 09 11 - No quorum last month, need to approve this month.
Vice President's Report
Here is the financial summary spreadsheet for October 2012: File:HacDC Financials 2012 10.pdf We had one member join (Robert King), and two members are being dropped because of not paying dues or responding to emails (Alan McCosh and Lawrence Scott). After a flurry of emails, non-paying members are down from eight to four - thanks to everyone that paid up their back dues!
Quroum remains at 14.
We had a bunch of one-time donations in October which resulted in a surplus: $300 from Shana Kim, $200 from the family Christina Kalavritinos in memory of self-taught maker Ralph Ochsman, $100 from Christine Prefontaine (earmarked for Byzantium), donations to cover missed dues payments, and a wad of cash from the tip jar that had piled up in between trips to the bank (including about $100 from the Raspberry Pi workshop). As a result we had a $1558 surplus over expenses!
Because of the large one-time donations, I am able to declare a $1200 Project Awesome dividend and still put $250 away for our reserve. Since only one project has been proposed as of Oct 31st - Project LASER - it got 100% of the votes and money for October.
I am disappointed that more projects haven't been proposed, but maybe this amount will get peoples' attention - if you had proposed and voted for your project you'd have at least $300 to spend on it. I don't know of any similar donations in the coming months but like the lottery, you can't win if you don't play.
Here is the spreadsheet I'm using to track Project Awesome funding: File:HacDC PA Projects-2012 10.pdf.
Project Awesome Reports
Money building up but still shy of >$4000 for larger model. Should we try to raise money or just wait for PA funds to build up? Found a less expensive water cooler option at Rabbit Laser, avoids mess of tank under laser table: http://www.rabbitlaserusa.com/WebShop/Chillers.html --TimS
Adjourned at: 8:xx pm