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Note-taker: David Molnar
 
Note-taker: David Molnar
 
1) Membership Team Formation
 
* Rachel is starting a Membership Committee/Team
 
* The group will work out privileges, requirements, etc. of membership, then come back with a proposal for everyone.
 
* Wiki page for group, please add yourself
 
* In person meetings
 
* Would be good if it were more than just Rachel, David, Andy, Shannon, or other "usual suspects"...
 
* Code of conduct?
 
* Waivers for liability?
 
* Consensus: Rachel will lead Committee/Team/Group, everyone who wants to help sign up on the wiki.
 
 
2) Noisebridge policy on ordering stuff in corporate name
 
* Deferred to next week since Meredith was not present, no one else wanted to tackle it.
 
 
3) Chairs, Stools, Power Tools
 
* Bring chairs, stools for the shop, and power tools!
 
* Steel folding chairs best, due to limited space
 
* Steen will put out feelers for stools from bars that go under
 
* Valencia and 18th community thrift has chairs
 
* Metal chairs at Home Depot, Lowes, OfficeMax, CostCo
 
** Padded $20, unpadded $15
 
** Padded better for those with bony rears
 
** Don't spend money on chairs that don't match
 
** Buy chairs with noisebridge money?
 
** Figure out number of chairs we need - 20?
 
** Want folding chairs specifically due to space
 
** what is burn rate?
 
** we can afford to buy chairs
 
** some feeling if we can afford it, do it
 
** some feeling we can get enough w/o buying
 
* Workshops coming up
 
** Mitch soldering workshop
 
** Delay?
 
** Don't need chairs tomorrow
 
** but need them soon
 
** Chair fund on the spot?
 
** Use noisebridge money instead?
 
* Plan for space: banquet tables + chairs
 
** slightly modified, due to shelves, other things
 
* Consensus: everyone look for chairs by next week, re-evaluate this
 
topic at next week's meeting.
 
 
4) Napping Pods
 
* Rubin proposed installing napping pods in upstairs alcove
 
* We are zoned commercial, no overnight stays
 
* Plan to fit 3-6 people
 
** Foam plus wood plus small futon mattress
 
** Could we use hammocks instead?
 
** Enki reported that police came by at 4am due to noise from neighbors,so be aware of zoning issues if that happens
 
** Neighbor across the street highly vocal about noise
 
**  Would not talk to Mitch for introduction
 
** May call police on us again
 
* Using the space this way is a big decision, don't make in a single meeting
 
** More details needed on how much space used exactly before we decide for sure?
 
* Consensus: we discuss this again at the next meeting.
 
 
5) Workshops
 
* Mitch is holding a soldering workshop
 
** Needs soldering irons, wire cutters, wire strippers, chairs,benches, lighting
 
** All hail Jim for the amazing job he has done with electricity in the shop! Comes in at all hours, dedicated to the space.
 
* Audrey will hold a photo workshop
 
** Needs darkroom equipment, development tanks
 
* Shannon will hold workshops on how to use power tools
 
** Need power tools!
 
* Meredith will hold chem lab workshop
 
* Andy will hold PCB design workshop
 
* Mikael wants to imbibe Americana by holding a pumpkin carving workshop
 
** Combine with Mitch's soldering?
 
** Saturday or Sunday prior to Halloween
 
*** See wiki for organizing details
 
* Post upcoming workshops or ideas for workshops to wiki
 
* Consensus: Workshops will happen and they will be cool.
 
 
6) Insurance update
 
* We have a directors&officers quote from the Nonprofit Insurance Alliance of California
 
** $863 for 1 year, $1MM coverage, $1000 deductible
 
** That's $75/month
 
** We want directors&officers b/c of what happened to Alameda County Computer Resource Center
 
* We have general liability quotes on the way from NIAC, from MIF insurance, and D&O from MIF insurance
 
* Updates will go to board@lists.noisebridge.net as it happens
 
 
7) Lock update
 
* AnonAccess is not as mature as we'd hoped, but Thomas is working on it
 
** We can contribute mature design back to the world
 
** Do we need to install something now? Everyone has keys. Why not just wait until we get AnonAccess working?
 
* David and Lock Team will still look for competitive quotes just out of principle
 
** DESFire cards from SALTO (used by nah6)
 
** talk to Lock World
 
** If you want to help with lock stuff, e-mail David Molnar
 
 
8) Halloween Festivities
 
* "Woo Hoo"
 
* Not all night loud music party
 
** if a problem, shut it down?
 
* Open House, not a party
 
** Show off awesome projects
 
** also give out candy?
 
* Greg volunteered to lead Open House Team
 
* Please sign up on wiki
 
* Consensus: we will have an Open House and it will be awesome.
 
 
9) Membership dues for October
 
* We have rent + utilities + reimbursements
 
* Please pay your dues to Mitch
 
* $80 baseline, $40 starving hacker
 
* Numbers chosen based on 55 members, trying to get 2x rent each month, could change based on burn rate
 
** PayPal is OK, though costs us some
 
** talk to Mitch for suggestions
 
* We have a bank account
 
* Make cheques to "Noisebridge"
 
* Can set up automatic bill pay
 
* Drink sales brought in $80 so far
 
* Consensus: we will pay dues to Mitch.
 
 
10) Safety Committee Announcement
 
* We have a safety committee. Meeting Thursday 16 October 20:00
 
* Rubin is not on the Safety Committee
 
 
11) NYC Resistor Gift
 
* NYC Resistor laser-cut us an excellent logo!
 
* Thank you, NYC Resistor!
 
** What do we give NYC Resistor? Shelving?
 
 
12) Juke Box
 
* Please help make the Juke Box better
 
 
13) Build Team Report
 
* Move projects in now / soon
 
* Many thanks to the Build Team
 
* Andy wants to build a RepRap, see wiki
 
 
14) Canadian Elections
 
* Liberals win, conservatives appointed
 
* Why? Because she's the Queen!
 
 
15) Pick up trash on your way out
 
* Lots of people, lots of trash
 

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