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Opening remarks

  • Meeting Opened at 11:00 by Rick Green (7/11/2020)
  • Remote meeting via Jitsi.
  • Member attendance: Rick Green, Brian Wright, Ray Lamb, Westley Green
  • Visitors:

Officer reports

What have you accomplished since the last meeting?

  • President - Rick Green

Sick and in quarantine from June 21 through July 8. Received new family membership from the Brown family (we have been friends/coworkers for many years). Kimberly Brown has volunteered to work on Grants for us. Met with a prospective new member that is moving to Mobile next month (James). Installed the projector screen, projector, and almost all of the surround sound speakers before getting sick. Re-arranged the clean room. Attend weekly online meetings with NoM.

  • Vice-president - Kat Steel (NA)

Old Business

New Business

  • New members to get keyfobs: Dan Brown
  • Future events planning
    • Movie night: Need ideas for old SciFi movies.
    • New members needed
    • New funding ideas needed
    • Connect with Rotary clubs (Westley to reach out), Lions club (Rick will reach out)
      • Westley found a web site for Mobile rotary clubs
      • Selling items online, Artwalk
    • Equipment inventory needed


  • New equipment/supplies this month
    • Sanding supplies
    • Computer monitor (LCD)
  • Equipment wish list
    • Drill bits for metal
    • Machine tool (Ray Lamb?) Needs a stand built. Check with David Leard to help build it.
    • Welding equipment (Rick Baskin - Lincoln Electric)
    • Foundry (Casting liquid metal) (Kat/Westley) Westley to bring in a Big Green Egg. Need some help getting it to the space. No gas burner - coal only.
    • Forge (knife making, aluminum casting) (Kat/Westley)
      • Need tongs, hammers, safety equipment (gloves, face shields) Westley has a crucible, firebrick, blower/ductwork, fuel(charcoal), consumables
      • Kat will be in charge of safety and training of all metal working equipment
    • Plumbing for air compressor (Rick Baskin)
    • Duct-work for dust collector to woodworking equipment (Rick Baskin)
    • Sand-blasting cabinet (Rick Baskin)
    • Ductowrk for downdraft sanding table
  • In need of service/repair/parts
    • SawStop activated. New brake and blade are on order
    • Old MakerBot printer. The stepper cables between the motherboard and the extruders need replacing (at minimum).
  • Other
    • Vacuum Forming machines in the closet - Update from Kat?

Project status

  • Completed
    • x
  • In progress
    • AnaJet DTG printer being shipped back to us now
    • Downdraft sanding tables being built by Westley Green


  • Meeting next month August 8th

Meeting adjourned: 11:32am