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New and Current Members, please note that our meetings are still available online and now also in person as well!  

The business meeting is a great way for you to ask questions, meet more people, and help shape the work environment around you!  

This weeks AUG 3rd 2021 meeting for example will discuss some of our outdoor lighting updates, cleaning out the storage room and clearing a path, people can chime in on a possible paint/chemical booth building plan, how we handle election positions going forward and much more!  

Starts at 8pm the first Tuesday of every Month.  https://meet.jit.si/AR_Tuesday

Looking forward to seeing you all!  

The Board.

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Freshman class at Principia Boarding School in Town and Country, Missouri get a week long taste of what St. Louis area has to offer and explores the city in themes of art, science, innovation, history.Read more...

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Arch Reactor holds annual elections for the board around this time.  Like most things in life right now, we are in need of making some adjustments. The board, along with several active members' input, have unanimously decided there is not a practical way to hold elections as they are traditionally conducted this year.  As those of you who attended the virtual business meeting tonight already know, we have put in a lot of work to come up with a process that will allow us to hold elections online this year in a practical fashion.  We do take our commitment to our bylaws seriously.  However,  we feel this is the best option and it is better than not holding elections or asking our members to do multiple votes over an extended timeframe and managing that process.

 

The 2021 election process will move forward as documented below:

Nominations for Board Positions

  • Nomination's start tonight and run until January 18th.

  • Current nominees can be viewed from this spreadsheet:

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For any supporting members who want to work on holiday projects, the space will be open 7PM - 9PM Monday through Friday this week. Full memebers are welcome as well, of course.
 

No reservations required, but if too many people show up you may have to wait outside (or come back later).

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Sewing Cabinet
Sewing Machine Cabinet - Closed

 

Big update for anyone hoping to sew at Arch Reactor, our machine is back from it's clearning/calibration!    Back in September, Arch Reactor was able to purchase a vintage Elna Special machine with its original cabinet.   AR had been borrowing a similar machine from one of our members for a few years and now we have our own.   The cabinet has been in our Classroom for a while with a loaner-machine, but our own machine is back from its professional cleaning and calibration.

 

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Opened up:

Sewing Cabinet
Sewing Machine Cabinet - Open

 

Sewing Supplies in the top two right-side drawers:

 

Top Drawer - Pins, fabric (ONLY!) scissors, rulers, seam rippers, buttons, hand-sewing needles

Top Right Drawer
Sewing Machine - top Right drawer

 

Drawer 2 - Right side:

Thread, bobbins, sewing machine needles, other feet, THE MANUAL!!!   READ THE MANUAL!!!  

Second Right Drawer
Sewing Machine - Right Drawer 2

 

 

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Register for SBA’s virtual conference on September 22-24 during National #SmallBusinessWeek. The event will feature presentations by business experts, mentoring, and virtual networking all designed to help entrepreneurs retool, pivot, and come back stronger than ever before. → www.sba.gov/nsbw

 

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MEMBERS this is awesome!  It's talks, workshops, and performances of the hackerspace/ makerspace variety and it's completely FREE to JOIN!

HOPE 2020 -- the 13th Hackers On Planet Earth conference has started!  9 very full days of talks, workshops, and performances. All of the talks are live-streamed for free. Please enjoy! :)

https://hope.net

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We are now opening Tuesday and Sunday evenings 7 to 11 PM.  In an effort to maintain suggested guideline we ask you to not come if you feel unwell, keep 6 feet distance and wear a mask.  We are also limiting our occupancy to 10 individuals.  If you would like to visit as either a public or member individual we ask you to confirm a spot at https://archreactor.org/rsvp

Thank you!

 

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Wow! What an amazing NOMCON we’ve had so far. We started Day 1 off with a

fantastic Keynote by Dr. Leah Hanes from Two Bit Circus Foundation, celebrated
the amazing Infy Maker Award recipients, and launched into a full day of incredible
panels, roundtables, workshops, spark sessions and fireside chats. We finished our
incredible programming for the day with a discussion of our Core Principles and how
maker organizations can begin the important work of putting them into action. And of
course, we still had a Happy Hour - our cocktail hour was a nice break to see each
other’s faces, enjoy some fun conversations (what are YOU binge watching these
days?), and to experience a little of the maker love that we all feel during in-person
NOMCON.
But, as with any event, there were also some bumps in the road - and yesterday,
that was the magical mystery of the disappearing Zoom links. In true Scooby Doo
fashion, we figured out the culprit, and we are making sure we don’t have a repeat
of that technical glitch for the remainder of our conference. We are sorry for any
inconvenience for our attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and sponsors. We are
grateful to all of you who attended yesterday - for your patience, grace, and
kindness during the technical issues, and for sticking with us in spite of them. And in
true maker fashion, many of you jumped in as last minute volunteers (with joy!),
because, well, that’s what we, as a maker community do (we fix things!) - for that,
we are especially grateful.
 
Now who’s excited for Day 2?
We are! Today’s Keynote comes from Dr. Paul Bunje from Conservation X Labs,
who will speak to us about "Empowering Everyone to End the Sixth Mass
Extinction". Don’t go the way of the dinosaurs - join us! That will be followed by even
more exciting programming including some special sessions from the Department of
Energy about their new Geothermal Prize, including how innovative uses of additive
manufacturing in geothermal could save the day! And of course, we’ll have another
cocktail hour with breakouts and fun topics to discuss (and possibly games!).
Finally, don’t forget to visit our virtual exhibit booths from XPrize, MatterHackers and
ShopBot as well as our Film Screening of Me and My Robot. There is a lot of great
information, live session info and contests, and an absolutely great movie for you to
view.
MatterHackers will be having a daily giveaway drawing for attendees that add
the MatterHatter booth to their schedule. Today’s (Thursday’s) giveaway is
a $100 MatterHackers Gift Card! Check out their booth for more
information!
XPRIZE will have a live session on Friday at 2pm ET, check out their
booth!
Attend a Film Screening at your leisure! “Me and My Robot” will be
available online every day during the conference free for all attendees. Check
out the session pinned to your schedule for link and details. Also, Alex Crooks
will be giving a presentation about the film and Q&A on Friday at 3pm Eastern
time.
Can’t wait to see you in the Zoomiverse today at NOMCON 2020!
Warmest regards,
Dorothy
 
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Hey everyone, https://meet.jit.si/AR_Tuesday  

Just an FYI: Derek has changed tonight's meeting back to the general Tuesday meeting link (if you recieved the Newsletter). 

If you would like to recieve or no longer recieve the newsletter, please email PR@archreactor.org

See you on tonight's video call Business Meeting @ 8pm.  

 

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