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Committee Meeting 2012.02.18

Minutes

Members Present

  • Daniel Harmsworth (DH)
  • Peter Dreisiger (PD)
  • SKoT McDonald (SM)
  • Jason Muirhead (JM)
  • Nick Bannon (NB)
  • Brendan Ragan (BR)

Meeting Times

  • Opened: 11:50
  • Closed: 12:35
  • Next meeting: 03-Mar-2012

Action Items

  • PD to prepare space-hunting your-space-needs-you email to -core
  • SM to prepare the same for events

Agenda Items

  1. Previous minutes accepted: Motioned by SKoT, seconded by Peter
  2. Correspondence
    1. JM: several phone calls with property manager (to encourage meeting and follow-up)
    2. JM: chased up Synergy and accounts in arrears (power should've been cut off on 2nd after three notices)
    3. JM: emailed Anthony re: handing-over of the lease – might need to bring Skot into negotiations
    4. SM: two letters from the 'Professionals' still thinking they're our manager
    5. DH: shout-out on WBAI on Off-the-hook (14-Feb-2012)
    6. DH: approached councils on train-lines re: spaces
  3. Property Report
    1. Moving into the front office: can move server rack into the front office today
    2. Keep the space clean!
  4. Officer Reports
    1. Chairpersons Report
      1. congratulations to Arduino-U people on a good night (about 15 people on Wednesday, many cosplay) – should target other groups
      2. publicity on Off-the-Hook
    2. Treasurers Report
      1. see email
      2. electricity costs (~$8 per day/ energy audit
    3. Events
      1. Skot now has a restricted club manager licence so we can now run a bar
      2. Noisemaschin and Rapture coming up next Saturday and Tuesday
      3. Residency applications in and selected: Christopher de Grout and Nathan Thompson, to be funded by Noisemaschin revenues. Motioned by JM, seconded by PD
  5. Membership
    1. 3 new members this year: Skot motioned to accept, Jason seconded
  6. Events
    1. Open Day/Tool training day
      1. just after university O'Days – early March, details TBD
      2. nothing from Perth Innovation Month(?), sometime in early April
  7. Grants
    1. SM: updated prospectus from 2010, to go onto wiki for collaborative editing
    2. DH: about 80% through the Lottery West grant application – would be helpful to have connections with politicians, etc.
    3. BR: how we can get something like SwanCon's Lottery West grant for a by-donation open day, focussing on Arduino U, etc.
  8. Subcommittee Reports
    1. Security: server-side of door lock side done by DH; BD getting an in Arduino with more memory, pending
  9. General Business:
    1. email to -core re: raising money for chattel
      1. committee says $7k too much, suggest $5k, need to get pledges;
      2. if members don't want to fundraise, offer AudioVault the option to buy out: PD to write draft, send to JM
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