MINUTES: June 24th Business Meeting

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MINUTES: June 24th Business Meeting

Postby Theo » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:03 pm

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Business Meeting, 6/24/2009

Dave's basement, featuring Dave's fine kolsch

PRESENT:
Brandon (orion)
Dagmara & Greg (new members)
Dave (idris_arslanian)
Jim (darus67)
Jon (jtbarclay)
Jude (judeling)
Michael (metis) - Dev Coord
Mike (uptownmaker) - Pres
Theo (Theo) - Sec'y
Wayne (wammie) - VP

Wayne brought some sample flyers to share

Shall we suspend the Bylaws' two-week notice clause for making modifications to the Bylaws, just for this evening, so that we may make modifications to the Bylaws this evening? -- passed unanimously

Insert the new Article I, provided by Mike H? -- passed unanimously
(PLEASE NOTE THAT I HAVE ADDED THE UPDATED AND APPROVED BYLAWS TO THE WIKI. The formatting is still a bit wonky, with the left-to-right scrollbar at the bottom, but it's all there. - Theo)

It was suggested that we add the Bylaws to Google Docs (twincitiesmaker).

Shall the Articles of Incorporation as presented and amended at this meeting be adopted? -- passed unanimously

Shall the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws be filed with the Minnesota Secretary of State as soon as possible?
- We should seek legal counsel first, such as Michael F's friend Jim, or the nonprofit-specific lawyers associated with Springboard for the Arts.
- AFTER legal consultation and possibly making recommended changes to the Articles and Bylaws, THEN file documents

Dues
- Dues Schedule proposed -- passed unanimously
- we will start collecting dues on July 1 (already passed, sorry - Theo) but more practically at the first business meeting in July, which will be on the 8th, and we'll need to be able to issue receipts!

(beer break; name/interest circle)

Clothesline Race-O-Rama brainstorming
- Similar to a Cub-Scout-style Pinewood Derby, except with little zip-line runners instead of little cars
- Have a private, TCM-only proof-of-concept race first, to iron out rules & details
- Have the small-scale race at Theo's house, off the second-story deck to the back fence? (PLEASE NOTE -- it is now doubtful, though not entirely out of the question, that I'd be able to host an event like this - Theo)
- Explore options at public parks (city, state, etc.) like Minnehaha or Hidden Falls
- a Saturday afternoon would be good
- hold a Swap Meet at the same time??

Potluck group event
- to take place in late July
- check with Jim (darus67, not present)

Make-Your-Own Maker Faire
- Mike H. and Michael F. will take point, to explore options
- network with Make:Blog

meeting adjourned, grilling commenced, and what a fine summer evening it was

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Re: MINUTES: June 24th Business Meeting

Postby wammie » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:24 pm

Marvelous work, Theo! Thanks much, esp. for the bylaws on the wiki. Also previously, meeting minutes were posted on the wiki. We need not duplicate work, so I think we can just put a link there to posts in the forum which have recorded recent meetings. I can tend to this if you don't have time. If you have another suggestion, please reply.

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Re: MINUTES: June 24th Business Meeting

Postby paulsobczak » Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:53 am

Awesome looks like things are progressing even though the forum here has been rather quiet.

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Re: MINUTES: June 24th Business Meeting

Postby Theo » Tue Jul 07, 2009 8:45 am

wammie wrote:please reply

"You've got mail!"

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Re: MINUTES: June 24th Business Meeting

Postby wammie » Tue Jul 07, 2009 6:25 pm

This afternoon I put all of the recent meeting minutes into Google documents and formatted according to a provided template.

They can be accessed from our wiki meetings page:
http://www.tcmaker.org/wiki/index.php?t ... y:Meetings

I did a little rearranging of content to fit the template, as best I could, and hardly any editing of text.

In the future we can refer to these documents for structure.


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