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Agenda for Monday 8/14/17
Meetings occur every second Monday monthly.
Member Facilitators: Jean Cherouny, Josh Thompson (absent for this meeting)
Attendees: Please sign-in on Clipboard in the Learning Lab
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Jean: Pizza (Clear tables in Learning Lab)
Jean: Print agenda and minutes, sign-up sheet, set up projector, chairs, Google hangout.
We will need pitching in for dessert for this meeting. It is longer so we need food.
5:00PM Pizza/Social (Please bring your own beverages/sides)
Click link below for Google Hangout. https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/calendar/amVhbmFydDcwQGdtYWlsLmNvbQ.n1m7vnlvoo3o5d7ke81hsm86tg?authuser=0
We need to get a dedicated cart and hardware for google hangouts to be viable for attendees.
5:30 Call to Order
Member Introductions! —10 min Joshua Nye, Pan Morgan, Robin Hurla, Linsdsy Slyn, Denise Schekertain, John Cone, John Bondy, Brook Martines, MR Mohanis, Beth Robinson, Brian Merell, Garry Shores, Jeff Hill, Jake Blend, Steve Connent, Tommy Waters, Evan, Steve Mermerstein, Alex Constantino, Cameron Johnas, Chris Thompson, Micheal Metx. Dan Harvey. Ryan, Lucy
Welcome Dan Harvey (Generator Board President)
Welcome Chris Thompson (Newly Appointed Executive Director starting at the end of August)
5:40 Update and Q &A with Interim Executive Director, Michael Metz –10 min Lars wishing him well, NEw Members tonight, Revenue is Philanthropic, Chrhis Creation of a dream place for makers to hang out and make. Micheal thanks us to know our members . Loves the welcoming bright, innovative team here at the Generator. Feels that we have involved Chris as a curator for 7 years ago that lead to this move into hois lead at the Generator as Executive Director.
-Safty is Critical, Cleanliness, Bring the supplies in please take them out for now. Storage is comeing. If you have things past the 18th we will take them to the dump. Leave notes or name date, telephone number.
Access is still an issue but in one month we can hope for the best. Closing volunteers must have a key . if you are without the key you are responsible for locking. Any key holder must lock the door. Prop it .
Shelburne Maker Fair in its 6th year. Doug Westster boaurd member . and ED of all Mini Maker Fairs in the State encourages champlainmakerfair.com. John Cone wants to keep informed about Art Hop.
Lucy De Labruse is thanking the members by donating the acrylic bender. Need help with the variac (heat controller)
Kyle teaches now that plasma is up and running and teaching now!
Student availability at generator?
Note: In the Generator entryway we have a feedback box in which your suggestions, thoughts and priorities will be collected and read by Michael Metz daily and passed on to the new Executive Director. Thanks to all who have already written and shared. Please keep contributing.
5:50 Proposal Review $2,000 available – 25 min
5:50 Ryan Melshanker:Foundry
Ryan to build furnace, builds iron, 1000 lbs, Yoke is a person to contact.
6:00 Kyle Werner: CNC Wax prototyping 28-
6:10 Brook Martenis - 10 min . A Little Library With A Maker Theme. Pumpkin Chucking Contest
Anna Stevens State Wide Organization Restorative Practice Looking at beds available in the State. People are being shipped out of State Legislative Session is going to help get contract to deencarcerate Vermont.6'x9' shareed space is being revisited to talk about. Making build a cell that can be collapsed and brought to the subaru and brouth to the state. 75,000 a year on prisoners per year. Challenges are that it will look heavy. Herb Psychovich. Advocacy an issue but as a Technical consultants.
City Market will love the Tiny Library Portable. Sound and fun flowers. Will lead meet up. October 29th To get the ball running for the PumPkin. Book out The Boy who Harnessed the Wind.
Autodest seen is a great place but we are a really great space.
6:15 Project Updates – 10 min
6:25 Announcements - 10 min
6:35 Set up the room and hear Joshua Nye talk about his Residency ending this month – 20 min Giant Robot doing Laser tag
Japanese Aluminum was his inspiration. Possible use in future with power to have fun and maybe to mechanically augment it for use into the functional aspect of industry and maybe hay fields?
6:55 Hear our new Maker in Residence Alex Constantino talk about his plans for new work in August and September – 10 min
Thanks ya'll! Jean Cherouny and Josh Thompson