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meeting:november_14_2017 [2017/11/14 21:26] (current)
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 +==== Time and Location ====
 +  * Tuesday, November 14, 7pm
 +  * Location: Saskatoon TechWorks, 412 44th St E 
 +  * [[meeting:​october_10_2017 | Previous meeting minutes]] ​
  
 +== Agenda ==
 +  * Attendance: 12 members (Quorum)
 +  * Regular items
 +  * Quick cleanup before meeting
 +    * Previous meeting minutes
 +      * Accepted without corrections
 +
 +    * New Membership
 +      * Michelle Harris (our next door neighbour)
 +      * Jared Francais (hoards shave soaps, no answer to what kind of tree he would be)
 +      * Lance Greene (create cafe, might be able to train on advanced lathe)
 +      * No objections to new members
 +    * Returning Members
 +      * David Martin (nothing new)
 +      * No objections to returning members
 +    * Exiting
 +      * Brook Heizler
 +      * Matthew Vooght
 +      * Kevin Lutzer
 +
 +    * Finances
 +      * Profit of $3215.11
 +      * Expenses of $2729.57
 +      * Net Income of $485.54
 +      * Could we cover our liabilities?​ Yes
 +      * Are our accounts being taken care of promptly? Yes
 +      * We are in the black! Even with the upstairs rent.
 +
 +    * Social events / group projects ​  
 +      * Calgary Makerfaire
 +        * Scott (& Rachel), John, Al went to run a table to represent Techworks at the makerfaire
 +        * While there they went and visited protospace which was interesting and eyeopening seeing the group builds that they have done. Brought home some good ideas. ​
 +        * Scott talked with protospace owners about their growing pains in going from ~40 members to ~220 members
 +        * John spoke to how well protospace has everything documented and everyone knows what to do and would like to see Techworks get to that level
 +        * Al offered to work with someone on a combat robot project for makerfaire next year
 +      * Small talk / Show and Tell 
 +        * Nov 28 - Jeff Smith - how to publish a book
 +        * Dec 19 - James - Deck & Patio Renovation (Als now working truck will be used to bring James deck to Techworks for the presentation)
 +      * Christmas workshops
 +        * soap making Nov 16
 +      * If you have any ideas for a workshop or would like to host one please email your idea to thespace@sktechworks.ca
 +        ​
 +    * Acknowledgements
 +      * Karl for screen
 +      * Rylan and Bob for drill press handle
 +      * Scott and Rachel for cleaning up the library/it room
 +      * Bun-Bun for installing new wifi AP
 +      ​
 +    * Equipment maintenance
 +      * laser cutters need flow sensors
 +      * Al notes that the screws on the head come loose really easy, should put some loctite on them
 +      * Router rails need to be replaced
 +      * Big band saw has a dull blade
 +      * Small band saw has no rubber wheel (Al looked it up, it is called a band saw tire)
 +      * No other issues known
 +
 +    * New business
 +      * mentor-ship program - volunteers
 +        * Started this when we are grey ave but never followed through with it
 +        * A mentor would be someone who is willing to help new members get used to Techworks, let them into the space, help with projects and show how to use the equipment
 +        * Roger, James offered to mentor
 +        * Sheila offered to video people explaining how to use equipment
 +        * Al added there is a fair amount of responsibility expected as a member but if the mentor is unavailable and of the active members can be contacted. ​
 +      * Kurtis had an idea for a wall with people but it has already been started
 +      * cleaning service
 +        * Scott with talking to protospace has a cleaning service that comes in and clean the not obvious areas to be cleaned as well as the bathrooms
 +        * Al proposes that we hire Rachel (as a cleaning service) to clean the space (she already has been and there has been positive feedback on the space being unusually clean)
 +        * This does not absolve anyone from cleaning up after themselves
 +        * Al motioned to vote on having a cleaning service, seconded by James and accepted unanimously by the membership in attendance. ​
 +      * Kurtis talked about Saskatoon Makerfaire
 +        * Next May
 +        * If you know of anyone that would like to attend, or have a cool project, talk to Kurtis
 +        * Kurtis is looking for everything... and is working on a list
 +        * If he can't find some of the things he is looking to display he might commission people into making them (possibly techworks members?)
 +        * Asking of Techworks to volunteer and make cool projects!
 +      * Next week Al is showing the space to another maker space and is looking for people to help clean up next tuesday
 +      * Saskatoon Public library is looking for volunteers to run workshops
 +        * Stonebridge location
 +        * If interested contact Al
 +      * It was asked what the status of putting a storage container in the back for an electric kiln
 +        * This is Rylans project and he was talking about last week but status is currently unknown
 +
 +    * Next Meeting - December 12, 2017
 +
 +    * Material policy
 +      * Tool clean up in dirty room
 +      * Purgatory box
 +    * Motion to adjourn accepted unanimously
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