Regular Member Meeting 2013 01 08

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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


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



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 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



No action unfortunately. Being realistic, I probably won't have time to put a workshop together until the end of February. If someone else wants to do one they could use my collection of soldering irons and tools. --TMS

Member Reports

Old Business

New Business

New Members


Adjourned at: