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committee:committee_meeting_2012.09.08

Inaugural committee meeting for Perth Artifactory

Date: Sat 8th

Location: Perth Artifactory

Meeting opened 2.30pm

Members present

  • Skot McDonald, Chris Bashol, Brett Downing, Jason Muirhead, Nick Bannon, Daniel Harmsworth, Jenna Downing
  • Apologies from Peter Dreisiger, Brendan Ragan

Allocation of new positions

  • Jenna D new Secretary, Brendan R deputy Secretary
  • Daniel H new Treasurer, Jason M deputy Treasurer
  • Peter D new Membership Officer
  • Nick B new Chair, Jason M deputy Chair
  • Skot keeping position of Events Manager/Deconflictor
  • Anton keeping position of Infrastructure tzar, Brett minion to Infrastructure Tzar

AGENDA ITEMS

Events Subcommittee

  • Chris (AV) and Brendan will join Skot in the new Events sub-committee
  • ACTION Will start wrangling organisers to decide on dates (esp Arduino events), perhaps put up a year planner above the bar
  • Skot has a few audio events in mind, Industrial and Solid State, which should be good money-raisers
  • Skot remembers there is a Crypto party coming up

Infrastructure subcommittee

  • ACTION

- Lighting rig

- Washing machine, dishwasher

- Backyard plan

- Gantry crane with guard-shark

Former Treasurer's Comments

  • Jason: today we are sitting at $2403, needs to be more like $3600 after rent?
  • skip bin has been getting much use and has crept up to $100 /month (included in prev figures provided in AGM treasurer report)

Approve membership list

  • one new member, David Lark, as of this month. No new members in August
  • 3 new associates who have paperwork and will join up soon
  • David Lark accepted, passed unanimously

GENERAL BUSINESS

Fundraising

  • Nick spoke to his girlfriend who works at Masters, they are booked up until next year both sat/sun. huge queues.
  • We've already tried Bunnings, but they don't know what a Hackerspace is. Too much red tape.
  • Is it worth the TIME? Just need someone who is willing to push it
  • ACTION Nick, Anton to visit Bunnings and write a ltter to head office
  • Committee approves the formation of the fundraising subcommittee comprised of Nick, Anton, and other volunteers from the list

Next meeting

  • Next meeting in a month for those settling into new roles
  • Sat October 6th 11am
  • Skot suggests that meetings be broadcast more broadly to get the general membership more involved, especially for sub-committees.
  • ACTION Send a link out with minutes to core so that the general membership can actually read them

Correspondence (lasercutter)

  • Daniel has been tipped off about a cheap back-up lasercutter option failing Lotterywest
  • one like they use at TAFE: 80W 5500
  • cheaper option! 40W 3500 - no raster, much less features.. but cuts stuff
  • Nick suggests raising 5500 is almost as easy to raise as 3500..
  • We're almost at 4 month wait for Lottery West to get back to us
  • ACTION Daniel to chase that up. Grant Chaser
  • Grant Subcommittee formed: Daniel: tech-related grants, Jenna: Art-related grants, Skot: Audio-reated grants
  • ACTION Daniel and Jenna and Brett and Anton to work with Adam (TAFE) on a fabrication workshop for creatives
  • ACTION Skot to get the window cad machines all set up (vcarve, visual studio, blender, $99 Alibra? putty) ready for running CAD/CAM classes
  • ACTION make sure committee gets all the committee stuff (wiki permissions etc)
Meeting closed 3pm with consumption of beer

ACTION summary

  • ACTION Skot will start wrangling organisers to decide on dates (esp Arduino events), perhaps put up a year planner above the bar
  • ACTION Nick, Anton to visit Bunnings and write a letter to head office
  • ACTION Jenna send a link out with minutes to core so that the general membership can actually read them
  • ACTION infrastructure sub-committee

- Lighting rig

- Washing machine, dishwasher

- Backyard plan

- Gantry crane with guard shark

  • ACTION Daniel to chase up Lottery West
  • ACTION Daniel and Jenna and Brett and Anton to work with Adam (TAFE) on a fabrication workshop for creatives
  • ACTION Skot to get the window cad machines all set up (Vcarve, visual studio, blender, $99 Alibra? putty) ready for running CAD/CAM classes
  • ACTION Daniel make sure committee gets all the committee stuff (wiki permissions etc)
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