Regular Member Meeting 2021 11 16

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Time and Location

Date November 16th, 2021
Called to order at 7:35p pm by Tayeb
Members present: Tayeb*, Matt*, Kevin, Oby, Ken, Michelle*, Gabe*, Tristan
Members remote: Mario, Daniel
Others present:

Board present: (*)

Quorum met? Yes

Approval of Previous Meeting's Minutes


Tristan - for being an awesome instructor

New Members

Mario, Daniel :)

Old Business

Rocketry. Hobbyist -- Tristan looking for partners in rocketry. Blabber is decent resource for this. Courses. Free CAD -- Tristan interested in setting this up for every other Wednesdays. Courses. Microfabrication -- Ethan may (re-join and) offer course around microfabrication every other Mondays we don't have Project Night. Event. Capture the Flag -- continuing these in some form bi-weekly - we are trying to find a new time that works for everyone. Also, could use some instructors/leaders - Tayeb will send out email to prospectives. Possibly works best from home with own setup. Workspace. Tours, in-person -- Tayeb (or one of existing members) should reach out to Josh (+1) and Sara to give tours. Someone should reach out to them to see if they want tours/keys. Workspace. Covid -- masks required when inside the building shared space; DC and the church policy set the rules. Membership. Annual Membership Survey -- Michelle has results / exec summary for November's MMM.

New Business

New Workspace Oversight Person - Rev. Rondesia Jarrett-Schell; wants to know who is using the roof and when/how they need to use it; no rent increase thus far; they are trying a leak in the basement and want us to de-clutter the basement so they can get that fixed. Par Cycleworks - Kevin spoke with Sanjai and Maurice; Kevin in process of setting up first session DIY microphone project (by Robert Phelps) - hybrid at-home/at-HACDC project; machining appears to involve only filing and drilling (although soldering with optional kitchen blow torch used to weld copper ring; might be able to find copper ring already joined/one piece so necessary grounding still takes place); $30 in parts to make $900-quality comparable model; gauge interest (video); carryover to next month Lathe machine (loaner) - Tristan to borrow ~1 month to prevent from going back and forth to space Annual Survey (by Michelle) - major insights: lots of people looking to connect/volunteer socially and professionally for HacDC; need to schedule board meeting for the insights into the survey alone Coinbase Hack - why oh why, Coinbase? was always "fun money", now is "gone money"

Project Awesome Reports

Project SUPPLIES - ???

Project EXPANSION - ???

Project HAMRADIO - ???

Project Electron Microscope (SEM) - ???

Project Media Outreach - ???

Project IT Infrastructure - ???

Member Reports

Director Reports (Governance related stuff)

President's Report

Vice President's Report

Treasurer's Report

Secretary's Report

Director-at-Large Reports




Adjourned by at 8:35pm by Tayeb