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Officers Meeting April 17, 2018
Officers Meeting: April 17th, 2018
Minutes of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Fair Use Building and Research Labs A New Jersey Nonprofit Organization held April 17, 2018 at the Organization's space. The meeting was brought to order at 7:45 pm by Eric Rivas, Chairperson and President. Quorum was established.
The following board members were present:
- Eric Rivas, President
- Beth Ritter-Guth, Vice President
- Jenny Shane, Secretary
- Neil Flynn, Treasurer
- Rick Anderson, Trustee
- Zoltan Sisko, Trustee
The following board members were absent:
- Jean Consorti, Trustee
The following members were present:
- Brian Boccardi
- Star Morin
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
Nothing to report
3 members have unpaid dues
Reorganized member wall: new space for expansion. Wall is still missing some member photos.
Beth has received no feedback on the first draft.
We still need a list of procedures to go in the manual-- context will be the same regardless of format.
Bylaws need to be edited to allow for termination of membership.
Jenny: Should SOP manual provide procedures for officers, instead of a general FAQ for members?
Neil: anything related to membership should be in the bylaws.
Rick will provide examples of shop manuals for the officers to look at as examples.
SOP Manual will not supersede bylaws, bylaws will reference SOP rules. SOP Manual will primarily provide rules for space use for everyone, including things like procedures for equipment use and shop rules.
Rick will take over responsibility for opening the space for Sunday Open Hack.
There is and opportunity for a NJ grant for women.
- The grant is a sliding scale for specific purpose
- Deadline to apply is July 1st
- Neil: We can't use the funding to pay people due to difficulty of accounting
- Grant period is one year
Beth volunteers to be PI and handle all documentation. Any grant proposal has to be ratified by the board.
Replacing the electrical cords on some of the outlet boxes
Officers will approve a quote for costs.
Downstairs open hack space reorganization
Shop foreman suggests that we modify the tables to make them wider and longer for more work space. We could remove the van seats to make room for another table. The front table should go. We're working on removing computer equipment taking up space in the front. Zoltan will bring a plan and pricing to the board.
Eric is shutting down the server. We can revisit the issue if sound is still a problem.
Eric will take over responding to emails. Jenny will take over responding to voicemails. We need to be more responsive to email in general.
We could livestream/twitch/hangout during open hacks for telepresence. Rick will continue to discuss with Stephen to see if this solution works for him.
Frank Pirz’s will
Frank Pirz wants to donate CNC equipment. Board approves.
Soldering station refurbishment
(Bill George) Need to respond to Bill and ask for a pricing estimate, then the Board will approve.
USA Science and Engineering Festival
Verdict was that the event was good. Next time we need more food and more people.
Women's Coding and Maker Coalition
Mondays are indefinitely women's open hack (although men are welcome). WCMC events will happen on Mondays as they come up.
Star offers to host a drone-building class
Bay Area Maker Faire
We need to mention to members when the faires are in advance, so they can plan and book. Rick will provide a list of maker faires we're going to.
Fubar will meet Bill French with Fubar One representing us for PRS. We'll ship Otto for autonomous.
Associate Member Review:
- Kung Lo (no dues): unanimous yes
- Bill George (2/3 dues): unanimous yes
- Bill French (2/3 dues): unanimous yes
- Brian Yashinski
- Scott Cleveland
The meeting was adjourned at 9:33 pm.
Jenny Shane Secretary