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=== Project LASER ===
 
=== Project LASER ===
  
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!
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We received a total of almost $1900 in donations earmarked for Project LASER in December! That brings the total to $4459, which is enough to buy the Full Spectrum Engineering "newhobby" laser.  More funding will be needed for the cooling pump, protective eyewear, and venting hardware however. 
  
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
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I continue to read (on CNCzone.com) some stories of shabby treatment of customers by FSLaser - not honoring warranties, not paying for shipping on defective parts, lasers arriving pretty trashed from China, etc. So I want to do a full search of alternatives before pulling the triggerIf we are able to afford a 60W from somewhere else I think I'd go for that instead - the 40W FSlaser needs multiple passes to cut 1/4" materials.  --Tim
  
 
=== Project BYZANTIUM ===
 
=== Project BYZANTIUM ===

Revision as of 09:17, 8 January 2013


Time and Location

January 8, 2013

Meeting called to order at 19:xx by Eric

Members Present: Others Present:

Quorum met?

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Regular Member Meeting 2012 12 11

Recognition

Director Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report

Here is the financial summary spreadsheet for December 2012: File:HacDC Financials 2012 12.pdf. We gained two new members (Paul Commons and Christine Prefontaine), and lost one (Daniel Watson). We had 53 paying members and five non-paying members (two are in transition between payment methods). This leaves us below the 57 we need to meet expenses with dues alone again. Members kicking in extra are keeping us positive again this month - thanks!

We had some extra expenses ($100 guard tip and $120 for a year of Clear internet service) so we finished slightly negative (-$12) on regular expenses compared to dues and non-earmarked donations.

Quorum remains at 14.

Project Awesome

Since we were net negative in regular income and expenses, there is no Project Awesome dividend for December. However there were a large amount of earmarked donations for Project LASER - thanks everyone! Here is the Project Awesome spreadsheet for December: File:HacDC PA Projects-2012 12.pdf.

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports

Martin

Andy

Project Awesome Reports

Project LASER

We received a total of almost $1900 in donations earmarked for Project LASER in December! That brings the total to $4459, which is enough to buy the Full Spectrum Engineering "newhobby" laser. More funding will be needed for the cooling pump, protective eyewear, and venting hardware however.

I continue to read (on CNCzone.com) some stories of shabby treatment of customers by FSLaser - not honoring warranties, not paying for shipping on defective parts, lasers arriving pretty trashed from China, etc. So I want to do a full search of alternatives before pulling the trigger. If we are able to afford a 60W from somewhere else I think I'd go for that instead - the 40W FSlaser needs multiple passes to cut 1/4" materials. --Tim

Project BYZANTIUM

Project KITBUILD

Member Reports

Old Business

New Business

New Members

Adjournment

Adjourned at: