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Opening remarks

Meeting Opened at 12:15pm by Rick Green (5/9/2020)

Attendance: Rick, Russell, Daryl, Kat, Matthew, Jaime

Visitors: Clara Brunk

Officer reports

What have you accomplished since the last meeting

  • President - Rick Green
    • Gave several tours to visitors outside normal hours.
    • Worked to maintain 3D printers for face shields
    • Rebuilt the Cameo Silhouette that was brought in by Evan Riddle
    • Collaborated with other organizations to help with the COVID-19 pandemic. This has resulted in 2 new memberships, as well as some news coverage.
      • Destin Sandlin from Smarter Every Day and uabfightscovid.com to distribute nearly 6,000 face shields through the Makerspace
      • Azalea City Threads of Hope - supplying 3D printed face shields for local emergency care workers
      • Matthew Reichert, USA Chemistry professor working with USA Health and Airbus
    • Friday night numbers: very low, 2 or 3 due to the pandemic


  • Vice President - Kat Steel
  • Teaching using the laser
  • Covering on Tuesday and Thursday night
  • Thursday night numbers: 2 typically


  • Secretary - Matthew Resigned, but hosting on Monday and Wednesday
  • Monday night numbers - not been hosting
  • Wednesday nights - Only 1 member


  • Treasurer - Brian Wright
  • Gross income: $598.11
  • Gross expense: $2474.90
  • Net income: -$1876.79
  • Current Balance: $15,577.69
  • Operating expense – liabilities: $13,102.79
  • Financial report
  • link here: Financial Report April 2020
  • Membership -
  • Numbers report
  • Associate: 1
  • Full (in good standing): 14
  • Full+Spouse (in good standing): 3
  • Full (late): 2
  • Retired: 1

Host and Volunteer reports

  • Hosts
  • Tuesday numbers: 1-2 on average
  • Friday numbers: 2-3 on average
  • Laser cutter requires an online account - transfer account to President
  • Monday and Wednesday night numbers are down, typically 1 person. Request Monday night hosting set by request only - set up a link on the web site.
  • Marketing -

New Business

  • Future Events planning
    • Kat wants to start a GlowForge workshop. Wants a table at Artwalk to show/sell items made at the Makerspace. Jordan mentioned this, as well.
    • Matthew recommended making Youtube videos to introduce our equipment.
    • Mobicon postponed - no date set yet. Reach out to more cons.
    • International fest - November 20th
    • Mobile Arts Association - Clara is a member
  • Next Meeting: June 6th, 2020 11am at the Makerspace

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