Board meeting notes 2011-09-12

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Attendance

  • Kevin
  • John
  • Roy
  • Chris
  • Joe
  • Claudio
  • Ben
  • Daniel

Count: 8

Agenda

Group Leadership

  • Midsouth Makers requires your time.
  • Joe would like to raise a board issue about the suitability of John and Kevin as board members.
    • The following seems to make apparent the lack of time to be able to perform the board member role for Midsouth Makers
      • Absence from Multiple Meetings
        • It's understandable to miss meetings, Especially when a job requires it, however there has been no apparent interest shown in how the meetings went, nor has there been any activity outside of the regular meeting times.
        • Real life events may also play a role in taking us away from meetings. Instead of an extended board member absence, offer to step down or offer some alternative to another meeting day.
      • Lack of general interest in the happenings of the group
      • Lack of response when specifically asked for input
    • Joe feels when regular members are consistently doing more than board members, there should be questions raised.

Financial Update

  • Current Money:
  • Current Paying Members:

Event Discussion

  • Twitter Campaign Recap
    • A resounding failure
    • Consensus on what we learned
      • If we don't think an event will be great, don't force it
      • Board shouldn't have to lead every event
      • Sculpy class is a perfect example of non board ran event that was great

Upcoming Events

  • 9/24 - Noon @ the space - Cisco Lab $10 for members - $20 for non Members
  • 10/8 - Soldering pt II - Building an Arduino Clone $35
  • 10/22 - Pumpkin Carving Class led by Danny BYOP

Shop

  • Lumpy has built what could be used as an arcade cabinet.
  • Shop needs to be cleaned up / organized

Membership

  • Recruitment Committee - define leadership / add more members or dissolve the committee

Next Board Meeting 10/3/11

Notes

Comes to Order @ 7:15 PM

Financial Update

  • Current Money: $2500
  • Current Paying Members: 36

Event Discussion

  • Twitter Campaign Recap
    • Do a prize based QR Code
    • Need better motivation or incentives for participation
  • Update on the status of classes
  • Retro gaming night planning
  • 9/24 COokout / Retro gaming night - Joe
  • 10/8 Cookout / Retro gaming night - Joe
  • 11/12 Cookout / Retro gaming night - Joe
  • 11/5 SkyDog Con
  • 10/29 LAN Party - Tentatively

Upcoming Events

  • 9/24 - Noon @ the space - Cisco Lab $10 for members - $20 for non Members
  • 10/8 - Soldering pt II - Building an Arduino Clone $35
  • 10/22 - Pumpkin Carving Class led by Danny BYOP

Shop

  • Lumpy has built what could be used as an arcade cabinet.
  • Shop needs to be cleaned up / organized

Membership

  • Contacting Radio Shack for an event
  • STCC Talk about the group.
  • Chris send out an email about the Recruitment committee

Next Board Meeting 10/3/11

Meeting Adjourned @