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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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