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  • October 25, 2010
  • 7:30pm
  • Shop
  • All members


Topic Presenter
Election Election Committee
Review of Board Action Items Chairman Action Items
Treasurer's Report Treasurer Action Items
Netadmin Report TBD Action Items
Facilities Committee Report Facilities Committee Action Items
Project Chairman Action Items
Publicity & Events Publicity Chair Action Items
New Member Recognition Secretary
Decide next meeting date Chairman
Update "Action Items Closed Since Last Meeting" Redmine Filter 'Closed' date to be today's date Chairman
Change Door Code Secretary
Election Results Election Committee

Action Items

Treasurer's Report

  • September 2010
    • Donations: $590
    • Members: $950.33 (26)
    • Expenses: $1241.61
    • Net Profit: $298.72
    • Average Donation per person: $36.5511538461538
    • Average Expense per person: $47.7542307692308
  • October 2010
    • Donations: $673.82
    • Members: $585.52 (19)
    • Expenses: $1210.14
    • Net Profit: $49.2
    • Average Donation per person: $30.8168421052632
    • Average Expense per person: $63.6915789473684

Facilities Committee

  • Insulation Proto-Proposal - Final call for any inputs to the proposal before it's submitted to the board. See notes under 'Augmentations' -> 'Insulation on the main room' for details.
  • Basic Winterization Measures Underway - Currently winterizing the shop over November. See notes under 'Basic Winterization Measures' for details.


  • HALO Rocket Team - Does anyone own or know somebody who owns property outside of the city limits? They are looking for a place to do static test firings some rocket motors (400 lbf thrust)? All that is needed is an open area where we can strap the motor down and fire.
  • Engineers Without Borders - Does anyone own or know somebody who owns property that has a running stream or waterfall? One of the members has built a hydraulic ram pump that the team is looking to test. They need to set it up and let it run to measure its output.
  • Green Mountain Glass Tour 11/8/10 - Green Mountain Glass is holding a tour of their glass recycling shop 11/8/10. To those interested, please RSVP to Spacefelix.

New Members

  • Jackson
  • Nick Huskinson (Corramor)
  • Prentiss Nick (giant)

Meeting Minutes

  • Meeting convened at 735 by chairman
  • 7:35 Voting for Board Members begins
  • 7:36 HALO rocket project - Ethan
    • 7:36 Looking for locations, many suggestions
  • 7:37 Ethan presenting project concepts from Engineers Without Borders
    • 7:37 Looking for property with a body of moving water
  • 7:37 Green Mountain Glass - Tour of their facilities November 08
  • 7:38 Facilities Committee
    • 7:38 Thanks to members who helped with Clean Up Day
    • 7:38 Several events coming up at the shop soon, please keep the place clean and pick after yourself
    • 7:39 The FC will be winterizing the shop this month, sealing and insulating ceiling, doors and windows, improving current garage door hanging with a tarp/canvas/tarp sandwich for insulation. Long term plan for insulation is to hang canvas curtains on wall. Proposal details are on the wiki, the committee invites your comments.
      • 7:41 Fire safety is a concern, canvas flammable. Scott saves the day with valuable aid and materials knowledge.
    • 7:44 ISS insulation – Shae offers free space shuttle insulation.
  • 7:46 Treasury Committee
    • 7:46 Charts demonstrate our monthly costs and expenses, compared to our incoe
    • 7:47 Expenses remain steady, but income is not enough
    • 7:47 We're okay for the short term, but we need help soon
  • New members this month
    • Nick – Corramor
    • Jackson
    • Big Nick – comes in Saturday
  • Future events
    • Halloween party Friday
    • Open House Saturday, November 6
    • Shae wants to start weekly sewing/knitting meetups, positively acceptable


  • Scott
  • Isaac
  • Dickie
  • Brian
  • Jeff
  • Shae
  • Justin
  • Greg
  • Tim
  • Bob
  • Matt
  • Kinsey
  • Alice
  • Ethan
  • Hanyan
  • Phil
  • Sarah Benalene
  • Nathan
  • Tuttle