Regular Member Meeting 2016 11 08
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Time and Location
- Date November 8th, 2016
- Called to order at 8:07 pm by Enrique
- Members present: Enrique, Bobby
- Members remote: Julia
- Others present: Jeff
- Quorum met? Noooo.
Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes
Jeff D. was voted in as a new member.
Project Awesome Reports
Project Electron Microscope (SEM)
The gauge should arrive this month.
Project Optical Table Robot (OTR)
The first real CRISPR event should be in early-mid December once Nancy is back. It will be a Saturday.
HacDC will be a founding member of Nation of Makers. Julia has been nominated for the NoM board of directors and will be asking members to vote for her there. Julia is also going to CCC this year, although not presenting. She'll probably return, with t-shirts.
Vice President's Report
I haven't done the math this month, sorry. I was out of town all last week. However I did talk to DCRA and verify we are registered as a non-profit with DC. But we probably lack a solicitation license that we ought to have. It's a $420 fee but worth it to get everything in order if we want to get grants or support from the DC government, etc, so we'll do it. We should expect the rent to go up around this time of year, as usual.
I'll add numbers after the meeting: Revenue $1181. Expenses $1125. +$55 in the black. However revenue includes $160 earmarked donations to project SpaceBlimp and doesn't yet include the expense ($157 worth of Helium). We have a little over six months worth of reserve funds and about $100 in bitcoins, which are ...quickly gaining in value tonight...
It's (potentially) the end of our Republic.
Adjourned by at 8:42pm by Enrique