Regular Member Meeting 2019 07 09

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Time and Location

Called to order at 7.35 pm by Karen
Members present: Tayeb, Bobby, Ken, Kevin, James, Dan, Karen, Mirage
Members remote:
Others present: Rob, Jeff
Quorum 5
Quorum met? Y

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Motion, seconded, approved by acclamation.


Bobby, James and Kevin have done a lot of work on the 3d printers Members who have converted to automatic payment Welcome back Tayeb James has done a ton of work organizing the basement into a working shop - he also got a welder for the shop

New Members for July


Old Business

  • Rules of the road/code of conduct - there is input from Bobby that should be considered before we vote to accept
  • Ken is taking the VR system to community program that he is supporting so the younger kids can experience it (so no VR in the space right now)
  • Basement keys are sorted out, Karen and James need to go to the bank to sort out the signature cards
  • Visit to Nonstop Art - aiming for a group field trip on Wednesday, July 17, 6pm - Karen will email Nehemiah

New Business

  • Kevin made a connection with WABA (kind of) who offered to help HacDC get a table at community events
  • Dan is looking for a part for his 3d printer that is on loan to HacDC
  • Bobby's ideas for drawing new visitors - screen/tshirt printing, 3d printing out on the sidewalk, RC vehicle advertising HacDC in the neighborhood
  • Visitor Jeff would like to join - members present approved

Project Awesome Reports

Project SUPPLIES - Mirage

Project EXPANSION - Mirage

Project HAMRADIO - Jeff

Project Electron Microscope (SEM) - Julia

Project Optical Table Robot (OTR) - Julia

Project CRISPR -Enrique

- Report and updates

Project SpaceBlimp -Enrique

- Report and updates

Project Media Outreach - Matt

Project IT Infrastructure - Tom

Member Reports

Director Reports (Governance related stuff)

President's Report

Next movie is Young Frankstein on Friday, July 19

Vice President's Report

Out of town - no report

Treasurer's Report

Google for nonprofits?

  • New subscriptions: Ken and Michelle Savage. Thank you for automating and for signing up, respectively.
  • Ended subscriptions: Philip Stewart. Sorry to see you go. Thanks for the past support.
  • Donations: Kyle Mulka, $10. Thank you for your donation.
  • Business license renewed for 2 years. Paid personally due to president out of country. $632.50
  • domain name re-registered for 5 years.
  • Check 1200? Dondé esta?
  • Donation from Facebook arrived. Check is in locker. I will try mobile deposit.
  • Balances: Paypal $500, BBT $5052.93.
  • Burn rate: $1642/month expenses $690/month income, $952/month deficit = 5.8 months remaining.
  • We need 16 new $60/mo. members.


It would be nice to have monthly events where we could solicit donations (they would be free events otherwise) Some topics - AI, Blockchain, etc. Michelle's brain computer interface group?

Secretary's Report

Dave's not here man...

Director-at-Large Reports


No reports, but will reach out to Brian at Exiles on Main Street to schedule a HacDC night


No report


Adjourned by at 8.25 by Karen