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Board of Directors
Meeting Minutes
Meeting date: 05/01/2013

Call to order:

A Regular meeting of the Board of directors of EMS, was held at 687 McKinley street, Suite #2, Eugene OR on May 1st, 2013. The meeting convened at 6:14 PM, Rick Osgood, presiding, and Clif Cox secretary.

Board Members in attendance: all
Board Members not in attendance: none

Quorum present? Yes

Also Present Were: Michele, and Ben

Approve agenda, and previous minutes.


  1. Approve the agenda
  2. Review previous meeting minutes
  3. Kids Day
  4. Can EMS start paying for it's Comcast?
  5. Should we get garbage service?
  6. Renew EMS SSL cert?
  7. Hack across America

Approval of Agenda: Motion was made by Rick, and seconded by Clif to approve this meeting's proposed agenda as amended.

Unanimous approval.

Motion carried.

Approval of minutes: Motion was made by Clif , and seconded by RIck to approve the minutes of the 04/17/13 meeting.

Unanimous approval.

Motion carried.

Kids Day

Bob, is working with Liz Phillips, and would like to set June 1st aside as a family hack night, for about four hours. Kassie revisited the badge idea, and we all thought that was great. We might be able to reach out to Adafruit for some low cost badges if we promote them on our site. This may involve more structured activities in the future.

Can EMS start paying for it's Comcast?

Kevin says we have 26 paying members and about $1000 in the bank.

MOTION - Kevin moved, and RIck Seconded that: EMS start paying the cost of our Comcast service.

Unanimous approval.

Motion Carried

Should we get garbage service?

It would be weekly service. Where would we put it? Not sure yet. We wondered who owns the dumpster in back, but no one could find out. Clif wants to keep having members take it out. Kevin thinks it would be better to get insurance first if we have any extra income.

Renew EMS SSL cert?

MOTION - Bob moved, and Kassie Seconded that: Clif renew the site SSL cert for two years and get reimbursed.

Unanimous approval.

Motion Carried

Hack Across America

HAK5 is coming through town on Friday May 24th around 7:00 PM, and would like to interview members of a couple of hacker spaces, so they will visit Code Chops and EMS. We will try to have some fun stuff going on.

Unfinished business:

Kevin is still talking to school factory. There was some review of how to handle UBITs sales.

Kassie says the fire extinguisher will be available tomorrow.

Action Items:


  • Look for kid friendly projects?


  • Post about hack5


  • Renew EMS SSL Cert


  • Organize family hack day.


  • Keep talking to School factory.


Rick moved for adjournment, Seconded by Clif

Unanimous, the meeting was adjourned at 6:53 PM.

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