Regular Member Meeting 2017 07 11

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Time and Location

Called to order at 8:15 pm by Enrique
Members present: Matt Z., James, Matt H., Enrique C.
Members remote:
Others present: Tayeb, Ben, Bobby
Quorum met? No.

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes


New Members

  • Benjamin Blundell - The British Invasion! :D But I'm lovely really so pretty please vote me in :D

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  • Tayeb voted in unanimously.
  • Ben voted in by 3/0 (matt was away).

Old Business

  • We have 16 signatures on the bylaws amendment pettition, out of about 28 members. We've still to email the petition to members or mail hardcopies, but this illustrates the reason we need this amendment in the first place... Please Sign/Consider if you are present. Now.
  • Review/discuss/vote on the new draft of the HSTS MOU, already discussed some last month: [[1]]
  • Review/discuss/vote on Ken's proposal that HacDC act as a fiscal sponsor, detailed previously:


New Business

  • Nancy: HacDC is invited to the YMCA of Metropolitan Washington’s 23rd Annual YMCA Thingamajig® Invention Convention, Thursday, July 27, 2017, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. At the Prince George’s County Show Place Arena/Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. YMCA is covering transportation and food and some help setting up and tearing down. Please see Nancy's email today for details. (read it)

Project Awesome Reports


Nothing to report.


Nothing to report.


Project Electron Microscope (SEM)

No update.

Project Optical Table Robot (OTR)

Project CRISPR

First public even is coming up in the next few weeks.

Project SpaceBlimp

  • The date for the next launch is preliminarily August 21 (the day of the Eclipse). Please speak up if you'd like to participate. Meeting should start shortly.

Member Reports

  • Enrique: Pictures of the space we toured on Saturday are below. Another tour is scheduled for tomorrow evening at 7:30pm. See my email for details.

  • Bobby: Have a heavy metal-cutting saw blade if HacDC wants to borrow it. Will cut extruded Aluminum. It's not high-precision but will also cut concrete.

Director Reports

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report

We had a surplus of $667 because we're still catching up from my forgetting to bill people in previous months. I'll be distributing this surplus to Project Awesome as a dividend. Please look at the new projects and let me know what to do with your share. Balances is here: [3]

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports




Adjourned by at 9:35pm by Enrique