[Noisebridge-discuss] SF Fire CU?

Andy Isaacson adi at hexapodia.org
Wed Jun 12 08:18:12 UTC 2013


Just to clarify, I don't care personally about the answers to the
questions that I posted.  They're just the first things off the bat that
need to be addressed before Noisebridge can consider switching critical
infrastructure providers (our bank account is probably our *most*
critical infrastructure).  There are certainly many more questions that
need to be answered.

Someone who actually cares about changing providers, and can provide a
credible plan and set of answers to all the necessary questions, and can
provide the coordination and "bug a geek, politely, until they respond"
services necessary to execute a significant and business-critical
project like this, needs to step up and volunteer to drive the
change-our-banking process.  Until that person volunteers, switching
Noisebridge to a credit union will remain a "it would be nice" prospect.

It could be you, bfb.  Just do it; that's how things get done at NB.
Are the questions in the process? Figure out the right answers to these
questions, and present them to the treasurer/membership for validation.
If there's a question you really can't answer on your own, then gather
the necessary information and simplify the question as much as possible,
then present it to the treasurer or membership for resolution.  Have a
concrete list of questions that need resolution when doing so.

-andy

On Wed, Jun 12, 2013 at 12:26:58AM +0600, bfb wrote:
> Liz, I would be pleased to sit down sometime and get together
> everything that's needed to open an account for Noisebridge at SF
> Fire. There are a couple of account types to choose from, and I do
> not feel too comfortable making these decisions independently.
> Though the business checking and savings combination sounds good..
> We'll need the Noisebridge Taxpayer Identification number for sure.
> 
> Andy, many of your questions are answered on the SF Fire website or
> in the SF Fire Credit Union Business Membership and Account Handbook
> (liked on the page below).
> 
> http://www.sffirecu.org/about-us/membership-eligibility/business-membership
> 
> In summary, SF Fire offers: fee free ATM deposits and withdraws, fee
> free ACH transfer in and out, and SF Fire will reimburse up to 12
> non-network ATM surcharge fees (they are in the Coop Network of
> ATMs).
> 
> We can inquire as to the number of debit cards Noisebridge will
> receive by default AND if an officer must be present to sign the
> paperwork, once we have a solid plan (see above).
> 
> Finally, no worries on losing gracious but inconvenienced donors,
> Noisebridge plans to very slowly deprecate the Wells Fargo account.
> I do not foresee closing the WF account so long as money continues
> to appear in it. However, all money but what is necessary to keep
> the WF account open,  will be transferred to SF Fire. Also note that
> SF Fire supports __instant__ on-line member to member transfer. ;)
> 
> On 06/12/2013 02:32 AM, Glen Jarvis wrote:
> >I have an account (but not related to Noisebridge) at San
> >Francisco Fireman's Credit Union.
> >
> >I can share my experiences (all very positive).
> >
> >Glen
> >
> >On Jun 10, 2013, at 2:10 PM, Liz Henry <lizhenry at gmail.com
> ><mailto:lizhenry at gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> >>It will take a bunch of coordination and paperwork. I actually
> >>think it would be helpful to have a treasurer meeting to explain
> >>how our finances work. Maybe you could coordinate that meeting
> >>to find out and facilitate all the details of the transition.
> >>
> >>Danny who is treasurer right now is at a conference overseas
> >>till near the end of June so he may have a hard time joining
> >>that effort until he gets back.
> >>
> >>- liz
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>On Sun, Jun 9, 2013 at 6:56 AM, bfb <bfb at riseup.net
> >><mailto:bfb at riseup.net>> wrote:
> >>
> >>    On 06/02/2013 05:49 PM, bfb wrote:
> >>
> >>        A brief checking in on the April 16 consensus decision...
> >>        https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/Consensus_Items_History
> >>
> >>        Has anybody opened an account for Noisebridge at the San
> >>        Francisco Fire Credit Union? If not, what can I do to help?
> >>
> >>        -Kevin
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> >>-- 
> >>
> >>.  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .
> >>Liz Henry
> >>lhenry at mozilla.com <mailto:lhenry at mozilla.com>
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