Talk:2013-12-04 Agenda

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Items for possible discussion:

"A Grand idea"

A kind of super-pledge-drive. Rather than simply observing the state of the back account (in ignorance of monies committed, but not yet spent) and using that to incrementally improve the 'space, we should be bold, and see if the membership can quickly commit to putting £1000 (A Grand) into the pot, which would be matched from the bank account. With the current membership (200+) a fiver a head (on average) would see this done in no time at all.

Each pledge / contribution could be accompanied by a preference for where the money should be spent. With £2000 available, we could make some real improvements to the space and tools.

Just as a starter: Planer-Thicknesser (£400), Box & Pan Sheetmetal Folder (£300), 1/2" router, table and tools (£500) - it would be easy to make 4 or 5 major improvements within this expenditure.

David Clarke. (Note - I was about to add another topic for a member about pledge drives, so I am going to add a general 'Lets discuss how pledge drives work' topic for the meeting - Jake Howe)

Volunteer coordination, encouragement

How can we improve teams? Hackspace organisation? Make new members aware that no one else is there to serve them?

I have been discussing this with Gareth H. I'd like a system where by tasks and job roles can be defined in terms of length of time, duties, scope (money etc) and expectation. i.e. what do we expect of a trustee? Even if it's not very much we need to define it in a role profile. Also if someone volunteers for a task or role what is expected of them? By when? and when is it okay to reassign that task? I don't want to system to put over the top expectation on anyone JUST to make them clearer. --Dominic (talk) 10:31, 3 December 2013 (EST)

Some announcements

Probably suitable for AOB: Announce/invite ppl to:

  • Bad Movie Night - over a year of awfulness (on Friday, 7pm - late)
  • Big ol' pile of stuff sort out event (date & time TBD)

Mouse (talk) 10:12, 3 December 2013 (EST)

(Note - I like the idea of Announcing items at the members meeting, this will now feature every month when there are suitable announcements to be made, but otherwise featuring like AOB where the chair asks for 'announcements')


We need to start thinking about our annual accounts. James (talk) 07:43, 3 December 2013 (EST)

Bank Accounts

Update on the state of the bank accounts. James (talk) 07:48, 3 December 2013 (EST)

Wall in Metal Work Area

Pre-requisite to 3 phase - prerequisite to Mill/Welder Plans/Materials/People