Regular Member Meeting 2013 04 09

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Time and Location

April 9, 2013

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Annual Meeting 2013


Director Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

  • Draft: Shop Rules
  • Call for certification standards for the more dangerous tools
    • who can certify?
    • what if any experience and/or training is required?
    • rules for operation (primarily safety best practices)?
    • explicit safe/unsafe locations within or adjacent to the space?
    • examples:

Treasurer's Report

Here is the financial summary spreadsheet for March 2013: File:HacDC Financials 2013 03.pdf. We gained two new members, Graham and Logan. Kevin Johnson began paying but has yet to be voted in. Reuven restored his membership in time to be voted into office. :) We lost two members. We had 56 paying members and 2 nonpaying members. Our dues revenue continues to meet our expenses again, and thanks to those that donate extra we had a regular (non-earmarked) monthly net of $664.

Tim renewed our business license with DC, and I will be filing our 990-N with the IRS.

Quorum remains at 14.

Project Awesome

We had a surplus so I am able to declare a $600 Project Awesome dividend and add $64 to our reserves. Here is the Project Awesome spreadsheet for March: File:HacDC PA Projects-2013 03.pdf. Thanks to everyone that voted for projects in March, there are now eleven votes total. Note that project contacts must be members, so any project whose contact transitions from member to friend status must appoint a new contact.

Secretary's Report

Working out Secretary's duties, trying to determine current rules for tracking member list and announcing meetings. Otherwise nothing new to report. Gatohaus 10:40, 8 April 2013 (PDT)

Director-at-Large Reports

Project Awesome Reports

Project LASER


  • ISC Grant:
    • Meetings (semiweekly hangouts/meatspace)
    • RasPi - ByzPi
    • next Goal - Mac compatibility
    • 3rd Goal - Mesh over Ham radio
    • 4th Goal - 0.4b release with all the fun stuff created in the other goals


Project 3DP

Justin Myers purchased 2lbs of PLA plastic. This will probably last a few months. In the long run, many types of supplies are needed at HacDC.

Three ways of doing funding general supplies: 1) The proposed PA SUPPLIES project (least controversial). 2) Allowing HacDC members to be reimbursed by the HacDC BoD (or other appointed committee) more freely from the general fund. 3) Allocating budget from the general fund at the monthly members meeting for supplies (existing process).

Funding general supplies sooner rather than later is important to move forward at HacDC.

Member Reports

Old Business

New Business

Reimburse Justin for PLA

Allocate $52.14 to reimburse Justin for PLA purchase.

Reimburse Eric for Keys

Allocate $18.32 to reimburse Eric via PayPal for MinuteKey purchase (7 keys) at Lowes. Email receipt was sent to BoD on 2/21/13 and again 4/7/13 with no reply regarding reimbursement.

Buy FSE 5th Gen Laser Cutter

Propose to approve purchase of FSE 5th Gen Hobby Laser for $3809. This includes shipping+insurance, and the $150 air compressor and included 40W CO2 laser. All other addons such as a lenses, rotary attachment, and 90W laser can be purchased later at the same price, if we don't build or source them ourselves. Fans and ducting to vent externally also required, to be sourced locally. Link:

  • Last Consider (no vote) Article II of the Proposed Standing Rules for voting on at next month's meeting.

New Members