Regular Member Meeting 2019 10 08

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Time and Location

Called to order at 7:35pm by Karen
Members present: Kevin, Bobby, James, Oby, Karen, Ken, Lui
Members remote: Hunter, Tom
Others present:
Quorum 6
Quorum met? Y

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes

Motion to approve James, seconded Kevin


James - great, useful reports Tayeb - Organizing a Machine Learning class

New Members


Old Business

Fundraiser at Exiles on U Street (Kevin): proposed date is Thursday, 21 November Brian needs projected numbers for staffing purposes Extended Happy Hour upstairs until 10pm, donating 5% of sales to our group (identified by bracelets or something like that)

Deep Learning AI course (Coursera) Tayeb organizing this course with support from Oby and Michelle Date tbd but will give notice so it can be promoted

Capture the Flag Event being organized by Tom and Tristan, no date set

Karen wants to check with Hams about organizing a Fox Hunt

Possible Crypto-Party event - organization tbd

New Business

  • Laser cutter status improved by Bobby

Electronics are fixed, mirrors are misaligned Get computer-controlled firing of the laser fixed

Possible events: Deep Learning class Fox Hunt Crypto Party

Movie Night: October 25 Hackers Game Night: November 16

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

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report

October 8, 2019

  • No new members. Tayeb upgraded from student membership to full membership. Thanks you, Tayeb.
  • 24 members, all are up to date on payment (quorum: 6)
  • 2 donations: $12 CFC and $120 via PayPal. Thank you very much to our generous donors.
  • Current monthly membership income: $1117.50 (24 paying: members, students, grandfather, charity)
  • Balances: PP $558.38, BB&T $3,515.91, total $4,074.29
  • Burn rate: $1642/month, $1117/month income, $525/month deficit = 7.8 months remaining
  • We still need 9 new members to break even monthly. Or, if our 6 current student members upgrade to full dues, we only need 5 new members.
  • Kevin has a fund raiser planned for November 21 at Exiles bar, so mark your calendars and spread the word.

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports


  • Fundraising ideas - Exiles on U Street - A date has been proffered. Brian now awaiting info / decisions from us.


  • Attended the first WeDC Futures Forum (DMPED)

Technology Track: Report on use of AI, autonomous vehicles Spoke with Andrew Trueblood, Director of DMPED Volunteered HacDC President to send information to Mr. Trueblood Also planning to launch a new website


Adjourned at 8:45