Meeting Notes 2010 11 30

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The 137th Meeting of Noisebridge



Get someone to grab the membership binder now. Get someone to take notes.

  • Moderator:
  • Note-Taker:


Introduction and Names

  • What Noisebridge is about: "Noisebridge is a 501c3 nonprofit that provides a space for creation, collaboration, and learning about technology and creative projects. Noisebridge provides space, power tools, and infrastructure to help the public learn new skills and create cool things. Noisebridge continues to exist through and depends entirely on membership fees and donations. Our code of conduct is 'Be excellent to each other'."
  • Round of introductions: What's your name, what do you do, and if you are new, how did you hear about Noisebridge? Start with the moderator and go left.
  • A brief primer on consensus process: We agree and so should you!


Financial Report

Hey guys, can't make the meeting tonight. Have 3 grad school apps due tomorrow. Wish me luck! --Hurtstotouchfire 02:44, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

Here's the update on our finances:

We paid rent for December ($3600) and renewed our insurance for the next year ($1982) and still managed to end the month with a higher aggregate balance than last month. This is thanks in part to several members resuming dues payment and paying back-dues, as well as several SponsorADay donations, and a belated matching donation from Google ($2K).

The treasury minions and I have made good progress on nagging our membership about dues payment. We're basically going through and emailing the hundred or so people that comprise our membership. Of these, roughly thirty were paid up in their dues, and another 20 or so were on "official" hiatus, so that left about 50 people that we're emailing. In the next week or two we should have those people all sorted into either hiatus members or active members who are paying dues or have made an agreement to do so shortly.

Once I have the membership clearly accounted for, I can start giving more detailed financial reports. I'll have some numbers next month for how we did on dues and donations for the month of November, once I finish reconciling it all.

Funds in bank: $9,795

Fun Fact: As of this month, there is only one hacker who is paying Doing Well dues, and I bet you can't guess who...

Membership Binder

  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month.
  • Anyone up for join this week should introduce them selves then leave the area in search of gifts for the rest of the group.

What's Going On at Noisebridge

One short sentence about each of the following:


For locations at Noisebridge, see a map of the 2169 location of Noisebridge.


Project Updates

Consensus items

Discussion Items

Idea for event: A NoiseBridge showcase/presentation event to attract new members. -John (NeuroTech)

(Add any new items for consensus to the Current Consensus Items page.)

End of Meeting

  • PGP Key Signing could happen now, check the list to see who wants in on the action.
  • Put back the membership binder by the Shrine at the northeast corner.
  • Save the meeting notes to the wiki.
  • Send a copy of the meeting notes to the discussion list.
  • Copy the Meeting Notes Template for next week's agenda and update the main wiki page's link to it.
  • Enjoy a cocktail with your fellow hacker or robot.
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