Regular Member Meeting 2020 08 18

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Time and Location

Date: August 18th, 2020
Called to order at 7:35 pm by Karen
Members present: Eight members present: Karen, Tayeb, Kevin, Luis, Matt, Ken, Brian
Members remote: None
Others present:
Quorum met? Yes

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes



New Members

No new members

Old Business

  • We are looking for opportunities to be more in line with the mission of the church, and find ways to help them. Tayeb proposes an idea of having a TechSupport day offered by HacDC for either the public or church tenants. And volunteers himself for the job

Follow Up: Need to brainstorm ideas first and then get back to Mike

  • How does our mission intersect with Saint Stephens? Ideas:
    • Distance learning help for kids -- solicit computer donations to give to kids who don't have access
    • Improving computer literacy course
    • Participating in distance learning tutoring if that is possible
  • We have not heard anything new from the District Makers, and are not sure if they are still active in any way. There is potential for setting up a shop in the basement in collaboration with them (maybe give them control).

Follow Up: Eugene sent email, Tayeb to send back email offering dates for zoom call (Tue, Wed, Thur first week of September)

New Business

  • Brian: Looking to change locks on outer HacDC door to allow for fine-grained control
  • Brian: Looking to fix network issues to allow full remote operation of Ham Radio station. Will need to interface with the IT person from St Stephens
  • Kevin: Kyle Mulke emailed bod after Kevin requested he shut down his unmanaged discord server so HacDC can manage. Brian to ask Kyle Mulka to shut down the discord server, create a new discord that is managed by a HacDC email

Project Awesome Reports

Project HAMRADIO - Jeff

Project Electron Microscope (SEM)

Member Reports

Director Reports (Governance related stuff)

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report

Financial Report: Current Balance -- $4362 We currently have 18 paying members, $950 from dues and an additional $390 from donations. Rent is $732 for August, total expenses are $793

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports


Adjourned by at 20:45 by Karen