Meetings/2009-03

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Date/Location

  • March 24 2009
  • 7:30pm
  • Shop
  • Eat before, or bring food with.
  • All members

Agenda

Topic Presenter
Review of Action Items Chairman
Treasurer's Report Treasurer
Facilities Committee Report Facilities Committee
Project/Event Updates Chairman
Decide next meeting date Chairman
New Member Recognition Secretary
Change Door Code if loss of member Secretary
Proposal/0007-Modification to membership Application Jeff
New Make Shop Space Update Everyone
Open House Final Review Everyone


Attendance

Discussion

Treasurers Report

  • $1000 discrepancy
  • Earmarks
    • $135 currently earmarked to pay $325 insurance on Novemeber 8th, 2009. Earmarking an additional $27.08 a month through Nov 09.
      • This is now reflected in the Earmarks tab on the Accounting spreadsheet.

Notes

Meeting Notes

  • Action Item Review
    • Bob to send email to Mog about "AL lawyer to audit form for AL caveats"
    • Bob talked to people about power tools class, needs more followup
    • JimShoe is going to move forward with the webpage, make it live.
    • JimShoe will be webmaster, with others helping
    • Finance committee will report again next month.
  • Treasurer Report
    • Money is being set back for insurance that needs to be paid in Nov.
    • We are good for next months rent.
  • Next meeting
    • 4/21/09
  • Membership Applications
    • 9 yay, 1 abstain for membership
    • 9 yay, 1 abstain for key access.
  • Proposal/0007-Modification to membership Application
    • 7 yay, 1 nay, 1 abstain
  • New Make Shop Space Update
    • Bob is going to find out about rent as donation
    • Also Bob is going to talk to guy on Brown St.
  • OpenHouse
    • Tent in back yard, as well as a couple tables.
    • Been posted online in many places.
    • Brian going to make T-Shirts for $5 (cover costs)
    • Brian will also show off other printing stuff.
    • Photobooth will be set up.

Post Meeting Notes

  • Current "extra" money we have the ability to expend is $195.83 / mo
    • From this we should consider budgeting for:
    • A safety net equal to 3 months of expenditures (at our current state this is a long term goal)
    • Increased lease amount
    • Increased insurance amount
    • Increased increased utility bill

What needs to be taken from this is that we cannot afford a lease increase of $150, but it seems like we could do $100. If the money is not available we may have to sacrifice things like air conditioning and heat.