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TinkerMill: The Longmont Makerspace Message Board › 7.16.13 General Meeting Agenda

7.16.13 General Meeting Agenda

Scott C.
Longmont, CO
7.16.13 Meeting Agenda

Board Meeting Update
We have a Board of Directors!-Siouxie, Mike, Lindsay, Karl, Scott.
We have a treasurer:!Jeff
We have a Sergent at Arms!Chris Y.
We also adopted the by-law the subgroup created a few weeks ago.  You can see them here:­
We'll have them up on the site shortly.
Karl will give a short summary of the Board Meeting Minutes (which will also go up on the site shortly).
Infrastructure update:  Karl
Social Media / Systems Update:  Mike
Classes Update: ?? (we need a classmaster!)
Toolmaster Update: Siouxie
Space Update
We'll have a key (hopefully) or we won't.  If we do.. ROAD TRIP: We're all going to mall.  Right now.  If no key: later this week we'll set up a time for everyone to come by.

Internet: Karl researched it.  Quick report from him.  Also, I Talked to the City of Longmont about internet access.  They MIGHT be able to give us Gigabit Fiber fed wireless off of  the water tower next to Sunset Pool/golfcourse.  Vince Jordan (manager of the fiber project) and I are going to get up on the roof and see later this week/next week.
Membership gets real: It's time to sign up as a member.  Paperwork!!!  (membership and services agreement, Policies and Procedures agreement, Membership and Guess Waiver agreement, Services Addendum.. oh my!).

If you come to the meeting Tuesday YOU DO NOT have to sign up as a member.  You CAN sign up as a member, starting Tuesday night.  We have the technology (checking account, treasurer who can collect cash and checks..only.. so far).  And we have the paperwork.

-I'll have handouts of the (actual) paperwork for those that don't print out copies from the links below.   ($25- Student/Starving hacker, $50- Regular Membership, $75- Family Membership).

Right now, (again) we can only take checks (preferred) or cash.  We'll have an update on our electronic money capabilities soon.

Founders.  Founding Members.  Regular Members.
As we discussed last week, we have startup costs.  Most hackerspaces have a set of Founders who effectively fund the cost of getting the initial hackerspace started.
We need in the area of $2000-3000, at a minimum to get this done.  In order to do that, we need as many as you as can afford it to become Founders or Founding Members.

As you recall, the breakdown is simple:

Founders:  Pledge $300 or more.  One time.  Separate from monthly membership fees (see above).
Founding Members: Pledge $100-250.  One time.  Separate from monthly membership fees (see above).

Along with the regular membership paperwork, I'll include two additional pieces of paper (links to all of these documents are below).  One is a pledge to throw in enough to be a Founder.  The other is a pledge to throw in enough to be a founding member.  These don't require you write a check.  They just require that you throw in that amount of money sometime (reasonably) soon, as you're comfortable doing it (could be X dollars for 3 months, for instance).  If you do it, I'll sign it and you're on the hook for some cash (and, seriously major kudos).

One is titled Founder.  The other Founding member.  I'm hoping we can get at least between 6-10 founders and 10-15 founding members.  That would give us a great, healthy start.

If you're not up for it or it's not your thing, no worries.

There are no redo's here.  We do Founders and Founding members one time only and now is that time.  I'm hoping many (if not most) of you step up.  Founding funds ensures we have a real and a healthy organization to start down the path with.

Here's the paperwork we need everyone to get filled out (if not this meeting, when you can).  Please print out your own copy and bring it if you can.  These were taken from Artist Asylum's paperwork examples (modified to fit our own needs) and the Waiver agreement is from Lindsay (Sparkfun).

TinkerMill Membership & Services Agreement (required for membership):­
TinkerMill Polices and Procedures (required for membership):­
TinkerMill Membership and Guest Waiver Agreement (required for membership):­
TinkerMill Services Addendum (include with your check/cash):­

Founder/Founding Member Pledges:

Founder Pledge:­

Founding Member Pledge:­
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