Meeting Notes 2019 12 10

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These are the notes from The 551th Meeting of Noisebridge.

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Date: 2019-12-10 Note-taker: 'Ryan, Moderators: Kevin (for board election)

Meeting Summary[edit]

FILL OUT AT END OF MEETING - One or two bullet points of high-level meeting summary. What happened at the meeting:

  • Announcements:
  • Finances:
  • New members:
  • New philanthropists:
  • Consensus Items:
  • Discussion Items:

BOARD elections
Good evning
2019 members board election meeting
Run a board election
each member will reciieve a ballot to checkbox vote 

We have collectivly chosen that any one who wants to be on board can be on the board, as long as no one objects

I was asked to run this in the tradiotional way and that the top five should be on the board.

Is there a different proecess to elect officers,


officers searve at behest of the board, and are

Ballots will now be distributed to members in good standing. 

Tim, as a write in, will not 

*Tim is being added to the current ballot as a wrtie in. Now is the time for any other memeber to make a last minute write in to the ballot.*
Ryan - to clarify, people on the boards do not have to be members
*everyone is missing a pen*
*ruth hands outs crayons*
*it is discovered that pad.riseup has a chat function*

Board member should be someone who is able to be present for board things.
*steve reaalizes he is not on the board*

We are voting by approval ranking scheme - the top five candidates on the ballots will be selected to the board

- it is possible that we will need to do more board things to keep within good standing - 
- we have bylaws that we do not always comply with - 

*danny Q reveales his presence to the world*
*people raise hands to determine who all is actually members*

****Voting is happening*****

Short announcements and events[edit]


   Sage: Wepa meeting December 21! Climate activision. Raising money for climate activision and NoiseBridge.
   Tyler: Jan 12/12/2020  CLEAN UP WEEKEND
   Ruth: Not sure if this actually happening - but a scout leader may be doing a boyscout meeting tomorrow with like 25 people. This hasn't been confirmed yet, but may be on 7:00-8:00
   Ruth: Running community-outreach at Its usually smaller groups, but occasionally we get some cool ones where we get paid. We did one for Wired, Inc. and we have another one scheduled for December for a Brazillian educational group. Robert N and David G will be facilitating the event.

There was a big event one time and someone peed on a chair. It is confirmed that the chair was thrown away.

Tim: Super tux cart tournament in Jan/Feb Tyler: Izac now boots on startup thanks to an anonymous hacker

Impromptu philanthropist time:

   *everyone signs Joe's application*
   *Tyler is appointed to shake down people for money*


   Members have 24/7 acccess. They can concense things.
   It takes two people to appoint a member. You become a member FOREVER
   Philanthropist - the inbetween step between some rando and a member. They need one member to sponsor. Pretty much the only difference is the ability to take part in concensus. 
   30 day key holders


   *Turns out that Joe was not applying for philanthropist, but instead for Membership! His application was put in today (12/10/19) and signed by Tim / Ruth / Tyler*
   *Background debate is ensuing over meeting management*
   *Tim gripes about being cristened 'Employee of the Month'*

And now we're back to Board stuff! *Ryan is waiting for proxy voters* *He is calling Naomi I think* *Apparantly she is at some fancy meeting* *At some OTHER COMMUNITY MEETING - smh - betraying noisebridge*

Henner (acting as facilitator): we will proceed without Naomi's vote. It has been 2 hours since the designated time

  • Ruth and Henner begin tallying votes*

Board of Directors Ruth Tyler Tiffany Lady Red Sir Timothy

tyler: you will be added to our directors and officers insurance Tyler: I will need everyone's contact information, legal name, prior criminal record, etc. Please email me at


Ryan- he him- does stuff in VR Bri- she her- projects for my boat Tim- he him- bioteck crosbo pineapple Morgan he him BCI brain neurotech Jo he him- library sewing wood


Our One Rule is to Be Excellent to Each Other.

(What does that mean? How does the Anti-Harassment Policy fit into this? Are we SURE we know what being Excellent is? Also let's talk about Security in the space? This is an important and fundamental conversation at Noisebridge, so let's give it like 120 seconds.)

Bri- When you do thing that are for the beninfit of everybody involved thatv is generally accepted 

Morgan-volunteering time

Ryan- also be excelent to yourself, use the space for what you want to do, Speak up if you see unexcelence 


Everyone at Noisebridge is a participant at Noisebridge.

(What does that mean? How do you get a door key? Joining guildes? Access to Slack, Discuss, etc?)

Morgan- opening, giving tours, puting time into community projects, taking care of yourself and others

Jo- Chill help mantiain the space,  help with education about the space, 

Ryan- Help keep our digital infrastruture up to date, bring othere people to noisebridge

= Financial Report =

Anarchist societies under a capitalist state need money to survive and thrive, yo.

just wired out 11 thousand for the roguelike conrence that uses us as a fscal sponsership. We get 5% of the afterprofit.

Comedy show made about 200 dollars total this past saturday

320 for our weekly box check

Fundraising Update[edit]

How's it all going

Our legal council just let us know that a baby can NOT be on our board

board members must be able to communicate (there is no age restriction)


A Philanthropist at Noisebridge has earned enough trust from the community to open and close the space.

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Philanthropists? How do you become one? etc)

not here

Tim-what does it mean to be a philanthroist

Bri- Mean you are generally trusted by the community to open and close the space

Bri- one the priviages is you have 24 hour axcess 

Bri- it is acompined by a monthly donation.

Justin- What do you do at noisebriddge currently
Bri-mostly working on boat projects for my boat

What improvments would you liketo make to noisebridge
Bri i like the educational aspects of noisebridgee and want to contribute to them

Tyler- If noisebridge was on fire what would you save 

Tim- Any more questiions 


Please haggle with Tyler over money at your earliest convenience

Membership Binder [edit]

Membership in Noisebridge entails community Trust in Consensus.

(What does that mean? What do we expect from Members? How do you become a Member? etc)

No new members


Consensus is how the Noisebridge Membership may change how Noisebridge works.

(How does Consensus work? What types of things are good for formal Consensus? What is small-c consensus? What is a "block"?)

So huge for noisebridge that it wil piss people off if it does not get decided by everyone over a few weeks.

Little C Consensus

-If Archon Naomi does not provide Domain access to treasurer or secretary email alias - Tim will revoke her title of Archon. She has one month to comply (by Jan 10, 2020) otherwise she will be renamed to Regular Naomi.

Proposals from last week [edit]

(Add any items which are consensed upon or someone has raised a principle objection for to the Consensus Items History page.)

Proposals for next week [edit]

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


random money makers 


meme generator for noisebridge 

Discussion Item 1[edit]

Discussion Item 2[edit]

End of Meeting[edit]