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 +==== Saskatoon Techworks Meeting Minutes ====
 +--- Time and Location ---
 +  * Tuesday, September 10, 2019 7pm
 +  * Location: Saskatoon TechWorks, 412 44th St E 
 +  * [[meeting:​august_13_2019 | Previous meeting minutes]] (please read ahead of time)
  
 +== Minutes ==
 +
 +  * Attendance: 10 (Quorum)
 +  * Regular Items
 +  * Equipment, Safety and the Space
 +    * Check fire extinguishers
 +    * Quick Clean
 +    * Equipment check
 +
 +    * Previous meeting minutes
 +      * August 13, 2019
 +        * accepted unanimously
 +
 +    * Exiting Members
 +      * Jordan Frenzel
 +
 +    * Finances
 +      * July Finances
 +        * Gross profit: $3,692.92
 +          * Includes $82.00 of donations ​
 +        * Ordinary expenses: $2,749.70
 +        * Net income: $943.25
 +        * Liabilities:​ $1273.04
 +        * Could we cover our liabilities?​ Yes
 +        * Are our accounts being taken care of promptly? Yes
 +        * We are in the black!
 +        * 57 full and 2 associate members
 +
 +    * Social events / group projects ​   ​
 +      * Small talk / Show and Tell 
 +        * September 24th
 +          * Plastics - Bring your soda pop caps to attempt to recycle them
 +      * Future Workshops / events
 +        * Sep 10 - Refresher on Laser
 +        * Lathe Training early October - more details to come
 +        * Omio Training TBA
 +
 +      * Newsletter sign up - talk to Mena
 +        * workshops
 +        * events
 +        * projects
 +        * upcoming info
 +
 +  * Old Business
 +    * Utilizing existing space
 +      * Taylor working on reorganizing dirty room
 +        * he may need volunteers to help move things around
 +    * Equipment repairs
 +      * Lathe
 +        * Tail stock crank fixed
 +        * pin to hold tail stock on lathe is back-ordered (proper pin was just sitting there, Rylan installed it)
 +      * Laser
 +        * laser tube replaced
 +        * controller replaced
 +        * removed second head from carriage ​
 +        * coolant and tubing replaced
 +          * Pump has developed a leak and needs further investigation. Andrew is looking into it. 
 +        * refresher on operation needed to use laser with the new software
 +      * OMIO
 +        * received and built
 +        * training being developed by Scott. Training is available to be purchased in the store.
 +        * will be self serve tooling. bits will not be supplied by TW
 +    * To Do List
 +      * remove from list
 +      * Add to list
 +        * Hammer handle
 +      * assign from list
 +    * if a problem is found with the facilities please contact the board
 +      * thespace@sktechworks.ca
 +
 +  * New business
 +    * Expanding into front (Michelle'​s) area
 +      * new budget item ~$1700 for rent/​occupancy of front area
 +      * negotiating Michelle to rent half of space for ~$850
 +      * starting with 1 year lease
 +      * Must be a clean and fairly quiet area. Ideas include:
 +        * Studio
 +        * Snacks
 +        * Sitting area
 +        * Electronics
 +        * Clean table
 +      * The opportunity cost is if we do not proceed on this now we potentially lose out on being able to expand in our current space
 +      * Low risk for the 1 year. After the one year we may have more bargaining pull and have more members to be able to take over the entire front space
 +      * Motion to add a line in the budget to cover the above expansion of ~$1700/​month effective October 1, 2019 contingent on ongoing negotiations with the income of half the rent coming from Michelle.
 +        * Seconded by James, accepted unanimously
 +    * Camera in store
 +      * Items have gone missing from the store 
 +        * Not necessarily theft, could be honest mistakes
 +      * Going to install a camera in the office looking at the store
 +      * Instructions are going to be put up in the store to make the process clearer, the camera does not take onus off the user to deal with transactions later. Please purchase items from the store before taking. ​
 +    * Equipment repairs
 +      * Planer not safe to be used - taken out of service
 +        * looking into replacement planer ​
 +        * motion for $550 budget item for replacement
 +          * Seconded by Taylor, accepted unanimously
 +        * Planer was damaged likely by improper use. 
 +        * If you are unfamiliar with how to use a tool, please seek help from a member who does know how to use it safely. ​
 +    * Open Floor
 +
 +    * Acknowledgements
 +      * Torban for working on laser
 +      * Kevin for looking into planer repair
 +      * Scott for the omio and front expansion research
 +      * Andrew and Scott for helping with laser
 +      * Jeff (landlord) donated welding table
 +      * Scott for the extensive write-up in the newsletter
 +      * Rylan for helping with the welding table and cleaning up in the dirty room
 +
 +  * Next Meeting - October 8, 2019
 +
 +  * Purgatory box
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