Regular Member Meeting 2016 08 09

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Time and Location

August 9th, 2016
Called to order at xxxx pm by xxxx
Members present:
Members remote:
Others present:
Quorum met?

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes


New Members

Old Business

New Business

  • We should edit the bylaws so the board of directors' terms are staggered. Having a complete board turnover last year was not great.
  • The White House is hosting a National Manufacturing Day ( and part of the aim of the event is to "Linking manufacturers to the Maker movement by serving as the anchor tenant for a regional makerspace or supporting maker spaces in schools and after-school programs." I'm not sure what this means for HacDC except that it's a national makerspace/hackerspace event at the White House, down the road, with people who know what government programs can support hackerspaces. The event is Friday, October 7th. If there's a possibility of HacDC having an info table or booth, it sounds like a good idea to me...
  • The memorandum of understanding (MOU) with High School Technology Services that allows them to use HacDC's classroom during business hours is expiring. They would like to renew it.

Director Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports



Project Awesome Reports




Project Electron Microscope (SEM)

Project Optical Table Robot (OTR)

Project CRISPR

We received the DIY CRISPR kit and inventoried it. We've made the small classroom fridge a "NO FOOD" project fridge because we now have bacteria cultures in there. The cultures and DNA and RNA require refrigeration. (The bacteria is E. Coli HME63, if anyone is curious.) The recipe ("protocol") takes multiple days due to incubation periods, so we're going through it once to verify we can actually do it with the equipment on-hand. Expect we'll have materials left over to repeat the experiment several more times.

Project Spaceblimp

Member Reports


Adjourned by at xxx by xxx