Meeting Notes 2011 09 27

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HOWTO run a meeting.

Pick a moderator, and a note-taker. The note-taker should:

  • write notes in this page, put them back up online when they're done,
  • edit the Current Consensus Items if anything is decided to be up for consensus next week (stuff raised for consensus this week should be publicised for a final decision next week)
  • edit the Consensus Items History if anything was consensed or failed to consense this week.
  • tell and if there are new members.

Moderator should:

  • make sure everyone gets a chance to speak
  • speak minimally themselves
  • keep the meeting moving! you're in charge of summarising the consensus, and/or suggesting things that need to be done!
  • get the membership binders and ensure they are returned to the black desk


The 180th Meeting of Noisebridge



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! Only paid-up members can block consensus.

Short Announcements

  • Power and Rack updates - SuperQ

New or Stale Events

Is there anything new happening at the space? Is there anything that has stopped happening at the space?

Financial Report

Funds in bank: $20,251.08 We just paid rent, and we're still over prudent reserve! Very exciting. However, I still haven't reconciled all of the Tor project earmarks, so probably a bunch of that is their money. In some ways, this is good, because their prudent reserve will always be a part of our buffer now. If there is someone there from the Tor project who can give a balance of funds collected (minus the recent service they purchased, which we paid for and that's reflected in the current balance) then we can subtract that and have a better idea of how much is in the noisebridge general fund. Usually at this time of month we would be at a lull, so I think any way you slice it we're doing quite well. I'm currently in Spain (next week London!) but feel free to email treasurer@ if you need anything. I'm still pretty reachable. --User:Hurtstotouchfire 23:07, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Membership Binder

  • Read off any names from the binder for the past month. Write a check on every open application.
  • Anyone up for joining this week (ie have four checks by their name + have two sponsors) should introduce themselves then leave the area in search of gifts (traditionally beer and a lime) for the rest of the group. The rest of the meeting should consense on whether they may join.

Consensus items

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

Discussion Items

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 in the black desk.
  • 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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