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*Open Finance Website updates
 
*Open Finance Website updates
 
*Membership Status
 
*Membership Status
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** Three members not paid up.
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** Pending Applications
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*** Expire old applications?
 
*Open House
 
*Open House
 
** Is there bandwidth?
 
** Is there bandwidth?
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** Are we ready to schedule a task day?
 
** Are we ready to schedule a task day?
 
*Re-invigorating Hive Culture
 
*Re-invigorating Hive Culture
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=Minutes=
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* Review Tasks
 +
** Ryan has not re-engaged due to being out of town due to family emergency
 +
** Greg has added a new  microphone to the lounge
 +
** Dave - Working on updating the orientation wiki page. Some discussion was had to verify dave's changes align with our current reality.
 +
*** Shall we return to approving new applications on the same night they arrive?
 +
*** TODO - Greg to add shutdown link to the welcome email.
 +
*** The group is in agreement, so Dave will move forward with documenting that process.
 +
*** TODO - Add link to new member orientation topics.
 +
*** TODO - Will to "tighten up" the new member tour.
 +
* Open Finance
 +
** Balance remains about the same.
 +
** Applications are on a dramatic upswing.
 +
* Brief redundant discussion of expansion and real estate options. Nothing has dramatically changed in this area.
 +
* Membership Status
 +
** Three members have not paid up.
 +
** Badges will be disabled for the members in arrears.
 +
** Review of pending applications
 +
*** The oldest application was set to expired due to no reply from the applicant.
 +
*** Pending memberships will be expired after 90 days of no contact.
 +
*** TODO - Greg to add an automated 30 day follow up email.
 +
* Open House
 +
** Is there bandwidth for an open house?
 +
** Possibly, if we do it after maker faire?
 +
** Bill this as an after-party for the maker faire?
 +
*** TODO - Will to attempt coordinating the after party.
 +
*** Warn upstairs neighbor ahead of time.
 +
** TODO - Reconsider for the fall, the first board meeting after makerfaire.
 +
* Consider migrating away from paypal
 +
** Paypal's payment notification is problematic for automating procedures.
 +
** TODO - Greg to investigate Stripe integration for future use.
 +
** If we add an alternative payment method, it would be optional and managed as a gradual transition.
 +
* Monthly Talks
 +
** Jim has been busy for the past couple weeks
 +
** Jim asked if Garden Street might present about their operations
 +
** WillB is discussing a plastic casting presentation with someone.
 +
** We had an inquiry from someone interested in a local bell foundry
 +
** TODO - Jim to forward some of his outreach emails to Will for possible use as a template.
 +
* Process and Procedures
 +
** Are we ready to schedule a task day?
 +
*** TODO schedule task day to compile consumable list.
 +
*** TODO add schedule items to the newsletter slack for Kevin's benefit.
 +
* MakerFaire applicaton
 +
** What will we do at makerfaire?
 +
*** Learn to Solder
 +
*** Twenty Foot Falling Block Game
 +
* Reinvigorating Hive Culture
 +
** The automation and social media outreach are increasing membership levels.
 +
** Classes are making a comeback. CNC. Sparks. Needlecraft.
 +
** Movie night hardware is running.

Latest revision as of 16:49, 26 March 2019

Board Meetings
Previous: February 11th, 2019 Meeting Procedure Next: April 8th, 2019

Agenda

  • Review Tasks
    • Ryan - Reengage with approving members
    • Greg/Will - Split the HDMI off the lounge computer for appear.in use
    • Dave - buy nozzle to make the sand blasting cabinet usable
    • Kevin - move the blaster over by the air compressor
    • Kevin - relocate metal storage racks
    • Dave/Ryan - update orientation wiki
  • Open Finance Website updates
  • Membership Status
    • Three members not paid up.
    • Pending Applications
      • Expire old applications?
  • Open House
    • Is there bandwidth?
  • Get Rid of PayPal
  • Processes and Procedures
    • What can we improve
    • What is tripping us up?
    • Are we ready to schedule a task day?
  • Re-invigorating Hive Culture

Minutes

  • Review Tasks
    • Ryan has not re-engaged due to being out of town due to family emergency
    • Greg has added a new microphone to the lounge
    • Dave - Working on updating the orientation wiki page. Some discussion was had to verify dave's changes align with our current reality.
      • Shall we return to approving new applications on the same night they arrive?
      • TODO - Greg to add shutdown link to the welcome email.
      • The group is in agreement, so Dave will move forward with documenting that process.
      • TODO - Add link to new member orientation topics.
      • TODO - Will to "tighten up" the new member tour.
  • Open Finance
    • Balance remains about the same.
    • Applications are on a dramatic upswing.
  • Brief redundant discussion of expansion and real estate options. Nothing has dramatically changed in this area.
  • Membership Status
    • Three members have not paid up.
    • Badges will be disabled for the members in arrears.
    • Review of pending applications
      • The oldest application was set to expired due to no reply from the applicant.
      • Pending memberships will be expired after 90 days of no contact.
      • TODO - Greg to add an automated 30 day follow up email.
  • Open House
    • Is there bandwidth for an open house?
    • Possibly, if we do it after maker faire?
    • Bill this as an after-party for the maker faire?
      • TODO - Will to attempt coordinating the after party.
      • Warn upstairs neighbor ahead of time.
    • TODO - Reconsider for the fall, the first board meeting after makerfaire.
  • Consider migrating away from paypal
    • Paypal's payment notification is problematic for automating procedures.
    • TODO - Greg to investigate Stripe integration for future use.
    • If we add an alternative payment method, it would be optional and managed as a gradual transition.
  • Monthly Talks
    • Jim has been busy for the past couple weeks
    • Jim asked if Garden Street might present about their operations
    • WillB is discussing a plastic casting presentation with someone.
    • We had an inquiry from someone interested in a local bell foundry
    • TODO - Jim to forward some of his outreach emails to Will for possible use as a template.
  • Process and Procedures
    • Are we ready to schedule a task day?
      • TODO schedule task day to compile consumable list.
      • TODO add schedule items to the newsletter slack for Kevin's benefit.
  • MakerFaire applicaton
    • What will we do at makerfaire?
      • Learn to Solder
      • Twenty Foot Falling Block Game
  • Reinvigorating Hive Culture
    • The automation and social media outreach are increasing membership levels.
    • Classes are making a comeback. CNC. Sparks. Needlecraft.
    • Movie night hardware is running.