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Saskatoon Techworks General Meeting Minutes

— Time and Location —

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2020 7pm
  • Location: Saskatoon TechWorks, 412 44th St E, and remote Zoom meeting
  • Previous meeting minutes (please read ahead of time)
Minutes
  • Attendance 9 (Technical Quorom)
  • Due to weather, Motion suggested by board to postpone regular meeting to next Tuesday
    • Lack of potential Antendees to technical-quorom meeting
    • For - 4
    • Against - 4
    • Tie break - against - meeting continues
  • Regular Items
  • Previous meeting minutes
    • September 8, 2020
  • New Members
    • Steven Tanner
      • No objections
    • Hugo Lanier
      • No objections
  • Exiting Members
    • Emily Hiltz
    • Beau Sutton
    • Andrew Tremblay
  • Finances - deferred - in progress
  • Social events / group projects
    • Future Workshops / events
      • Workshops TBD due to Covid
  • Newsletter sign up - talk to Mena
    • workshops
    • events
    • projects
    • upcoming info
  • Old Business
    • Equipment
      • New laser cutter - in progress
      • wood lathe bench - still needs to be done
      • small vacuum for laser cutter - filter plugged - needs new filter
      • lathe - small set crew for triangle insert tool missing - need to get new one
    • Goals for the coming year
      • Upstairs
        • Location to store techworks stuff
        • Taping off areas
      • Videos
        • video editing class/workshop (TBA)
        • looking for assistance with Techworks title/intro for official videos
      • Community
        • Saskatoon Virtual Maker Faire -
          • In the coming weeks maker faire is looking to takes video in techworks
        • group project committee - Rylan
          • Thermostats - Complete
          • Air filter mounting - needs to be mounted in the false ceiling
        • bring back social gatherings - waiting for Phase 5
    • To Do List
      • Add/Remove/Assign to list
    • if a problem is found with the facilities please contact the board
      • thespace@sktechworks.ca
  • New business
    • New Cleaning Person
      • Wyatt Abotsway will be cleaning the space to replace Jim
    • Front Lease Renewal
      • Extending front lease to line up with the back lease (20 month term)
      • Michelle renting 1/4 of front space, Expanding the soft space!
        • Some ideas have been floated, moving all 3d printing and soldering to that spot
        • Lack of outlets again
      • Review and vote on new lease offer
        • Slight discount from landlord
          • motion to accept lease contingent on paying extra electricity cost from AC outright
          • passed unanimously
    • Covid Changes
      • Tuesday nights - wear mask as we become public space
      • Biktrix donated some masks
      • Write entry in log book or swipe in every time (For exposure tracking)
      • Non-Tuesday, Masks recommended
      • Signs posted on door
  • Open Floor
    • Chad's friend has large format plotter/scanner - offer to donate
      • the friend offered to fix minor repairs
      • chad offered to purchase refillable cartridge
      • condition of donation is that cannot be sold (profit from)
      • Motion to accept plotter offer
        • passed unanimously
  • Acknowledgements
    • Thanks to James for doing the books!
    • Thanks to Scott for updating webpage with Covid stuff and store
    • Thanks to Brent for updating doorbell chimes in new space
    • Thanks to Michelle for donating some hand-made masks (3 Layer)
    • Thanks to Torban for relocating thermostat in soft space (enables fan in summer)
    • Thanks to Roshan and Biktrix for masks
    • Thanks to everyone providing newsletter content
    • Thanks to Brent for vacuum pump for vac chamber
    • Thanks to Biktrix for fixing compressor
  • Next Meeting - December 8, 2020
  • Purgatory box
    • where is it?
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