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Committee Meeting 2015.03.07

Minutes

Members Present

  • Present: JD NB DO'M SM TG JS MK ChrisHall
  • Apologies: WC
  • Absent: JM BD

Meeting Times

  • Opened: 1130
  • Closed: 1235
  • Next meeting: Sat 20150411-1100 5 weeks
    • post Blazing Swan

Minutes of previous meeting

Status Accepted
Moved By SM
Seconded By JD

Correspondence

  • Instant Waste: Prices will be rising, as State Government prices for landfill have risen by 100-500%
  • ACTION: SM: Ray Barron has called, SM will get him in and Ray will organise the rep from Council's Health department to attend
  • SM: CEO of Subiaco is looking for a way to Activate Spaces
  • MK: Lemming from HSBNE, Brisbane coming on 20150425 (Anzac Day long weekend)
    • High Voltage experiments
    • ACTION: JD: Lemming's visit long weekend: Get some photographers?
    • Bands!

Property Report

  • TG One of the owner's sons popped in recently re: building maintenance
    • Cracks in brickwork need patching, mortar
    • Loose brick above entry dooor

Officer Reports

Chairperson's Report

  • Been in Europe: amazing! been visiting hackerspaces
    • Cater to various demographics, similar groups her in Perth we should link up to more effectively
      • Attract cross-memberships
      • SpaceCubed is investigating a property in Victoria Park
      • FabLab coming online

Treasurer's Report

  • TREASURER
    • Last known bank balance $2884.62, March rent not paid yet
    • JM: New https://stripe.com/ account being used for TidyClub
      • Should enable recurring payments? bitcoin?
      • Can process a full refund (including fees)
      • Previously we paid TidyClub 1.5% plus 50c and the merchant bank 1.4% per transaction. For a $75 membership: $2.68 in fees
      • With Stripe we pay TidyClub 1.5% plus 30c and Stripe 1.75% plus 30c per transaction. For a $75 membership: $3.04 in fees.
      • JM's mobile contact number, to be changed to TG/JD
    • Insurance bill due? Jason may get correspondence soon?

Membership Officer Report

  • MEMBERSHIP
    • Approval of New Members
    • Current Numbers: X full, X concession, X visitor members
    • A couple of flying contraption builder have joined for a month or two

Events Officer Report

Previous ACTION Items Status

  • ACTION: MK: send the login details through 20141207, re: FTP account to the Roleystone WAFreenet BTSync area backup
    • Account tested, network from Doubleview to Roleystone is intermittent - no backups happening
    • IT volunteers wanted!
  • ACTION: TG will chase up with WC re: CHCW, we expect a $250 request, which may turn into a Lotterywest grant
  • ACTION: WC leading the charge to write a first round project plan? Help needed? What next actions required?
    • JD: donated $250 for CHCW startup dues - thank you!
      • Paid
    • Multi-stage funding:
      • Raise some money
        • We can offer day? memberships now and discount 3 month memberships for membership at the CHCW venue?
        • Arduino kits?
        • Can we get some sponsored Maker books or magazines
        • Welding workshop
        • CNC/Laser house numbers
      • Go to Lotterywest to leverage that with a grant
      • Some assets and land maintenance are being offered by the members and council

Sub-Committee Reports

Infrastructure Report

  • INFRASTRUCTURE TSAR
  • MK, NB: Two fluoro batons rearranged, some spares installed/available on CAD room roof
    • Sparky mate Wayne can come by with a spare baton holder

Agenda Items

  • Stirling City TODO list status for RC rated capacity number:
    • exit light needs illuminating (battery replaced?) - design is fine
    • “No Egress” / “No Escape” signs over both rear doors, as they only go to a closed courtyard
      • Can be bought from RSEA: 50 Pilbara St, corner Orrong Road, Welshpool
    • fire extinguishers
      • Old ones needed retagging?
        • but at $110 callout + $25/extinguisher it's easier to dispose than recertify: which ones remain?
      • The small new ones should be good for a year
      • There is an empty one by the CAD door
    • carpet edges need to be pinned down in some way so as not to be a trip hazard
    • a metal cabinet for storage of spray paints and flammables
    • …then a formal survey by Ray Barron (~$1000), then submitted to council
  • JS: AudioVault tenancy
    • Moving in April, taking over the new lease on 20150401, 7 weeks notice from now
      • Walters Drive, Osborne Park
    • ACTION: JD: Start the process to find a new tenant
      • Ad at Spacecubed, online
    • Bandshare the rehearsal room/recording studio
    • A Spacecubed startup might want more than a desk?
    • Will leave the pallet racking in lieu of last rent
  • WC: Curry night in March?
  • Air compressor status:
    • Small red portable OK, good for airbrushing
    • Blackridge BRC155 needs retensioning? repair?
    • Old yellow Supertool? cracked?
  • ACTION: MK will call Sims metal or Instant Waste re: could they leave a scrap metal skip with us to fill?
  • NB: Metal cutoff drop saws
  • Laser training/cleaning roster? Paid course?
    • see also artifactory-core discussion list
    • MK has organised a paid course. $20 in tin, $15 for MK
    • Monthly? Attendees should pay a ticket entry price so as to commit to a training session
      • TG can create a paid Tidyclub event given the date and time
      • TG: Keys are restricted to paid members, drives membership, $10 in the tin
      • 1 hour of paid cutting time
      • Training includes cleaning the machine
      • Alignment
    • ACTION: AdamF, MK, NB, TG, Rich willing to help prepare/run training/maintenance events
      • AdamF: or another welding course
  • MK has 14 lockers+locks
    • ACTION: SM, MK, JD subcommittee to arrange lockers into space

General Business

ACTION Items Resulting

  • ACTION: SM: Ray Barron has called, SM will get him in and Ray will organise the rep from Council's Health department to attend
  • ACTION: JD: Lemming's visit long weekend: Get some photographers?
  • ACTION: JD: Start the process to find a new tenant
  • ACTION: MK will call Sims metal or Instant Waste re: could they leave a scrap metal skip with us to fill?
  • ACTION: NB: Will fix the GMC: Ryobi parts available for $5-$10, seem to fit the GMC
  • ACTION: AdamF, MK, NB, TG, Rich willing to help prepare/run training/maintenance events
  • ACTION: SM, MK, JD subcommittee to arrange lockers into space
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