Board Meeting - March 11th, 2019

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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

      • 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 comback. CNC. Sparks. Needlecraft.
              • Movie night hardware is running.