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Revision as of 09:14, 8 January 2013
- 1 Time and Location
- 2 Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
- 3 Recognition
- 4 Director Reports
- 5 Project Awesome Reports
- 6 Member Reports
- 7 Old Business
- 8 New Business
- 9 New Members
- 10 Adjournment
Time and Location
January 8, 2013
Meeting called to order at 19:xx by Eric
Members Present: Others Present:
Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
iates his effort.
Vice President's Report
Here is the financial summary spreadsheet for November 2012: File:HacDC Financials 2012 11.pdf We had one member join (Joseph Curtin), and four members dropped or were dropped (Alan McCosh, Lawrence Scott, Ketan Kadiwala, and sean rutledge). Nine non-paying members left us with only 48 paying members. This is far below the 57 we need to meet expenses, and I hope we can turn the trend around ASAP. I sent out many emails and got some dues signups but quite a few are still outstanding.
Quorum remains at 14.
Ignoring our uncashed rent check, regular expenses exceeded dues revenues and additional donations by $138.
We deferred $300 Project Awesome funds to this month, but because of the shortfall I am only able to declare a $100 project dividend for November. Two other projects got proposed (BYZANTIUM and KITBUILD) but no one actually voted for BYZANTIUM yet, so $33 went to KITBUILD and $67 went to Project LASER in November.
Here is the Project Awesome spreadsheet for November: File:HacDC PA Projects-2012 11.pdf.
Project Awesome Reports
The response to my request for additional donations to Project LASER has been awesome - $1350 from 11 members, plus $100 cash from the November meeting. So with the previously earmarked $2566, we are at $4016!! In addition, Brian Harrington's company is supposed to give us a matching donation of at least $250. My total for the Full Spectrum Laser "new hobby" model laser order was $4360 so we are very close!
If anyone has suggestions on a better laser cutter for ~$4400 all in, please let me know! People have some complaints about Full Spectrum Engineering and although the laser seems like a good value, it is not the equal of the "real" ones from Epilog or wherever. I'll certainly do more research before going through with the order. --Tim