2010 March 16 - General Meeting Minutes
From St. Louis Hackerspace Wiki
Meeting commenced at 8:20
2 votes scheduled:
- The approval of funds to facilitate our move to a new space.
- To induct those supporting members with 3 sponsors to full membership status.
First on the agenda: Moving to the new space. We will vote on authorizing the board on the members behalf to negotiate a lease and expenses for the new space. Currently we are looking at about $650 a month for rent and $75 a month for power and building maintenance.
Any questions: Will our current membership cover those expenses? We currently take in $880 in monthly dues. That includes the full and supporting members as of last week. Budget will be a bit tight, but it will cover our expenses.
Pictures of the new space were reviewed. It is 2500 sq ft compared to our current 1500 sq ft. We will have to option, and hope to eventually expand into the whole 4800 sq ft floor. The second half is temporarily rented. We could possibly exchange improvements and labor to the space for rent discounts.
Other occupants of the building include the Banana Bike Brigade, a video production company upstairs, and other general office folk.
Is an April move feasible? It should be.
Does Jimmy, our current landlord, know? Not yet. We will inform him as soon as we vote. Our last month's rent is already payed for.
Motion to approve the funds to facilitate our move is put to a vote. It passes unanimously.
Second order of business is to vote for supporting members with 3 sponsors to become full members.
Simple majority of full member passes.
|Russ||Deech, Joe, Derek||Passed|
|Brian||Deech, Joe, Keith||Passed|
|John||Deech, Derek, Ryan, Stacey||Passed|
|Jesse||Paul, Derek, Bob||Passed|
The code for membership site is on github for anyone who wants to hack on it.
Recently came into a lot of free time. Should be able to get minutes updated in a more timely manner.
We now have a PO box. The address is: PO Box 771643 St. Louis MO 63177-1643.
Also ordering AR checks.
Sargent at Arms
No real news. Will collect keys for the old space.
Needs to sit down with the Sargant at Arms and work out how the handling of the announcements list for space use. Some fine tuning needed. President suggested calling a meeting about it. Maybe use some form of blog format.
See President's Report
PR and Fundraising
Nothing to report
There has been discussion on the mailing-list about setting up a ham radio class. There seems to be a lot of interests. The programming class is still in the works. Pete still wants to do it but life has gotten in the way. Should have something in the next two weeks.
Talking about having a new party, maybe some kind of pot luck.
Sundays will be a regular open work night. Showing off Arduino projects that everyone has been working on. Looking at playing with transmitters. Check out the Sunday work night, there should be someone here at 7:00.
First class should be March 30.
Stephen, behalf of stacy: Stacy's life is hectic. Looking for anyone willing to take over art reactor.
Last night to register for Notacon.
Meeting adjourned at 9:01 with a round of introductions. Give your name and your first computer.