2016-01-31 Monthly Meeting

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Summary

Location

RMM 5502 1st ave N Birmingham, AL 35212

Participants

1. Kurt Fattig

2. Chris Lais

3. Collin Broglen

4. Trae

5. Greg

6. John

7. Russell

8. Shirley Hicks

9. Shawn

10. Sandy

11. James

12. Chris Kirby

13. Lenette

14. James

15. Ambika Srivastava

16. Sagar Kaushik

RMM Monthly Meeting Agenda

Every Last Sunday of the month at 7pm

  • New volunteer to take minutes?
  • New volunteer to moderate?

Old

  • Review of previous minutes 2016-01-24 Maker Meet
  • Review of events
  • currently empty room (which has had 3 requests for its use) is being used for 1st Robotics storage, Heather is going to get the room starting Feb 1st, knowing that !st Robotics will be in there until the end of March. unless there are objections.
  • Shirley looking for people to join a finance committee, any one interested? There will be cheese cake in it for you - and you will play an important part in determining the group's growth going forward. Numbers! Numbers!

New

Upcoming events

Proposals

  • Proposal for a one-evening bring-your-project mind-mapping work night in March - Michael Belenky
  • request to spend RMM money and ask for member donations to cover cost of ceramic kiln circuit.
    • current quote is for $460, but it has been noted that a breaker needs to be added to it, an additional $200
    • board approved portion of the quote ($160 for the 3 phase panel) at 1/24/2016 board meeting

Call for interest

  • Interested in working on the group's website? You don't have to be a PHP wizard!
  • Tasks: Need to develop/extend current color pallette (look, color ratios, and design supporting imagery. Shirley would love to offload this.
    • If you are interested in assisting with the current look update and helping with the next iteration through art direction and design - wave your hand!
    • Current branding (such has been developed)
    • Information systems portion of the project

Lab Host updates, feedback, parking requests

  • biolab
  • communal space host
    • new communal (new host every last Sunday)
  • computer lab
  • circuits lab
  • fiber lab
  • meeting room
  • print lab
  • Shape lab
  • Web & tech

Nominations

votes

  • funds for ceramics kiln ($160 previously approved by board 1/24/2016
  • hosts
  • members
    • Jacob nominated for membership by Trae, Heather seconds at 1/17/2016 maker meet
    • Alex nominated for membership by Trae 1/17/2016, seconded by Kurt 1/24/2016
  • termination (refer to email sent to key-holders)
  • board positions
    • Two board member at large (position until September 2016)
      • Sandy Campbell by Chris, Greg seconds 1/24/2016
      • Kurt Fattig by Miriam, seconded by Sandy 1/3/2016
  • admin positions
    • business admin
    • safety admin
      • Heather Fox for Safety admin, by Miriam via Maker email list 1/21/2016 seconds given by Daniel, Mark, and Shawn. (voting at 1/31/16 monthly meeting)
  • Maker of the Year 2015
    • Sandy Campbell by Kurt, who seconded? 1/3/2016
    • Shirley Hicks by Russell 1/17/2016, second by Kurt 1/24/2016
    • JC Porras by Kurt, who seconded? 1/3/2016

Closing announcements

  • meeting adjourned till the last sunday of next month at 7pm


5 minute break till Board meeting

Back Burner

Minutes

  • Previous minutes 9 yay 0 no

Review of events

  • Harvest Roots
    • Had projector issues and good turnout – fermenting and making wild yeast
  • FIRST Robotics
    • Added metal cutting blade to 10” Craftsman Miter saw – you can cut cold steel and aluminum –
    • do NOT cut hardened steel

Vote on rooms

  • Heather will get JC’s room
  • Shirley – asked for help on learning/sharing the financials
  • Feb 27 – Introduction to Arduino --- first RMM class
    • Taught by Joe Moore – Engineering student at UAB

Kiln refunding of funds to member who purchased - @$260

  • Kurt - $20
  • Shawn - $20
  • James - $40
  • John $20
  • Does RMM have funds? Stretching it, but can handle it…===
    • 10 yay’s on reimbursing funds for kiln circuit
    • 0 no’s
    • 2 abstentions

Tasks

  • Need to expand color pallet for our branding

Lab Host updates

  • Welder is back in service
  • As well as the metal roller

Nominations

  • Collin Broglen
    • Trae nominated
    • James seconded

Votes

  • Board Member at Large – Kurt Fattig – 12 yay, 1 no, 0 ab
  • Board Member at Large – Sandy Campbell --- 12 yay, 1 no, 0 ab
  • Key holder - Alex Stuart --- 9 yay, 0 no, 4 ab
  • Key holder – Jacob --- 9 yay, 0 no, 4 ab
  • Safety admin - Heather Fox --- 12 yay, 0 no, 1 ab
  • Maker of the Year – JC Porras --- 9 yay, 1 no, 3 ab
  • Maker of the Year – Sandy Campbell --- 6 yay, 3 no, 4 ab
  • Maker of the Year – Shirley Hicks --- 7 yay, 3 no, 3 ab

Announcements

  • Meeting Adjourned