2015-08-30 board meeting

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Summary

board meeting

  • Start: 7:48 pm
  • Finish: 8:16 pm

Location

RMM 5502 1st ave N Birmingham, AL 35212

Participants

  • Russell Holcome, member-at-large
  • Chris Lais, member-at-large
  • Trae Watson, chair
  • Shirley Hicks, secretary
  • JC Porras, member-at-large
  • James Nylen. treasurer
  • Absent: Shawn Pearson, vice-chair

Board Meeting Agenda

Old

New

Treasurer's Report

Report:

Cash report: $800.00 in the kitty, all bills paid for month.

upcoming events and deadlines

  • mini maker fair meeting sept 4th at mcwane
    • Bruce Willey
    • In order to get the license, you need to have a sponsoring organization.
    • Meridian Mississippi's was small, at the industrial museum.
    • Percentage of take back to Make Magazine, to cover advertising costs,.
    • Dates ti avoid (as per Bruce Willey)
    • Talledega sports - October
    • April - Steamfest
    • Initially tack on existing science fair?
    • Need 5 - 6 making organizations, & 6 - 7 organizations who are showing.
    • Need to determine dates of other Maker Faire events so that we can build a track or trail for potential.
    • Expect to lose money at first mini maker faire.
    • Go small first (10 - 30), then grow to medium (
    • What are the Make Magazine sales map for the state? (need to ask)
    • Seth Lewis - how many participants can we commit to the leadership organization?
    • Nee

committee updates

Grants

outreach

makers or partner proposals

closing announcements

  • meeting adjourned till the last sunday of next month at 5pm

Back Burner

Minutes

Old Business

Vote to approve supplies purchase of $260 for flooring materials and to deduct it from the September rent payment 4 in favor
Shirley has begun soliciting proposals for

New Business

Trae and Shirley went to the development meeting

(do write up)

Celeste had questions about returning earned revenue to individual labs
How to track, how to handle? Questions and discussion from membership regarding what to do and how to handle it.
Need to look up best practices from other makerspaces.

Votes

Motion to approve minutes - Shirley
4 in favor, 2 abstentions, 1 absent
Vote to approve supplies purchase of $260 for flooring materials and to deduct it from the September rent payment 4 in favor