Space Committee Minutes121813

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New Space Committee
Meeting Minutes
Meeting date: 12/18/2013

This meeting was in lieu of the regularly scheduled board meeting because we were missing two board members. So we only had Darrell, Kassie, and Clif. We worked for about two hours. Though this was not a formal committee meeting.

We talked briefly about the additional revenue streams that we would need to afford the new space and then since Kassie was spearheading the classes initiative, we dove right in on that one.

Resources needed (or wanted) by Classes


  • Tables and Chairs
    • Check with 4J and Bring.
  • Internet
  • Some tools
  • Computer workstations would be nice.
  • Permanently mounted Projector.
  • Sound system
  • Podium.and Gavel. :-)
  • Kitchenette
    • Fridge
    • Hot plate
    • Toaster oven
    • Microwave


Kassie Noted that we will need the ability to prepay and keep track of students. How do we take money, Set prices and have discounts? Having good accounting and inventory is central to all our revenue streams. Need shopping cart for classes and the ability to refund or partially refund payments. Need to see a list of registered students.

  • Web based front end.
  • Ability to prepay, and refund online.
  • Keep track of registration.
  • Set prices and have discounts.

Some possible payment systems: Credit Card? Paypal Greendot money, Google wallet,, Dwolla 25c for trans over $10, plus $20/mo Bitcoin, litecoin.


How do we get more teachers? Advertise? What media outlets should we use? All teachers are contractors and we will have to give them 1099s.

Possible Classes: Blender 1, 2, 3, gimp, intro electronics, intro Arduino, intro soldering, Chain mail A and B, intro to welding, intro to kit building. Casting of various materials.

Check with James on his thoughts for advertising. Classes / Teachers, and meetings would probably use different meadia outlets.

Resources needed by Meetings

Note that most of the same resources are needed for renting out the room(s) for other groups meeting places.

Other Notes:

If we rent just one office that may increase the utilities enough to nullify the income from that office if no one else is there during the week days.

Action Items:


  • Dust off openERP and look for shopping cart integration.


  • Develop Curricula.


  • Talk to Kevin and get info on treasurer stuff.
  • Send email do committee list to ask for tables and chairs.


  • Look at and Dwolla

-- Main.ClifCox - 19 Dec 2013