[Noisebridge-discuss] SF Fire CU?

bfb bfb at riseup.net
Wed Jun 12 03:03:38 UTC 2013


Yo, there was a concensus decision made in April 2013 on this very 
topic. I linked the Noisebridge page with the full verbiage on my first 
message.

On 06/12/2013 02:18 PM, Andy Isaacson wrote:
> 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
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