2015-02-01 Board Meet

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Board meeting, Sunday, February 1st, 2015
Started: 5:15 pm
Finished: 6:20 pm


@the space, 5502 1st Avenue N., Birmingham AL 35212


James Nylen, treasurer
Shirley Hicks, secretary
Trae Watson, chair
Mykel Alvis, member-at-large
Russell Holcombe, member-at-large


Shawn Pearson, vice-chair


  • Upcoming Events
  • Projects
  • Treasurer's report
  • Outreach update
  • UAB update
  • Contractor update
  • AGM prep


  • Upcoming Events
    • Shirley or Shawn will check into the Samford Maker Faire - appears to be a teacher's workshop, but is using the Maker Faire slogan, without using the brand signage.
    • Potential conflict with what we've discussed with McWane Center.
  • Treasurer's report
    • $2700 on hand
    • Anticipated $1200 in rent ($700) and utilities ($500) this month.
    • We are slowly building our operational monthly float.
    • Trae requested that James check on Brighthouse cable bill; Trae and Mykel have had problems with their billing system.


  • Outreach update
  • Trae went to South East Lake Association neighborhood meeting
    • 3 people followed up from that meeting.
  • We were invited by Marvin Smith to the Banks High School cleanup and the Goal Institute project.
    • He is eager to establish contact
    • Interested to see where project goes.
    • Brian Pond is interested in us as a space.
  • Annual General Meeting (AGM) prep
    • Shirley and James sitting down to update financials
    • Won't be too fancy - key thing is to present a financial report from last year, budget for the coming year, and our general plans (at this point) going forward.
  • Class registration system update


  • UAB update
    • Steven passed along updated details.
  • Contractor update
    • Trae has had problems getting contractors in to get the job done.
    • Tommy Bishop, contractor, can't take the job on. Job is too small, and he's too busy.
    • One of Andrew's people came out to evaluate the floor with Bill Hudson. BIt of communication problem, person walked out.
    • We have a quote for the electrical.
    • Ceiling - $2100 quote.

Back Burner


Approved [previous minutes from January 2nd, 2015] - in favor(5), against(0)