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==Consensus Agenda==
 
==Consensus Agenda==
* Consensus Item 1
 
* Consensus Item 2
 
  
 
== New Business ==
 
== New Business ==
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* Has the member received the briefing? When, and who was the briefer?
 
* Has the member received the briefing? When, and who was the briefer?
 
* Has the member's bio and photo been circulated on the members list? (not just blabber)
 
* Has the member's bio and photo been circulated on the members list? (not just blabber)
 
 
===Bylaws change===
 
 
''This is a proposal for a change to the bylaws. To be adopted at this meeting, the members would need proper notice of the meeting, so please confirm that this happened.''
 
 
In Article 3, Section 1, the last sentence is replaced with:
 
 
"The board must call the annual meeting of members in accordance with Section 603 of the Not-for-Profit Corporation Law to be held by March 31."
 
 
At the end of Article 3, Section 8 is added:
 
 
"All meetings may continue be held virtually, and votes cast electronically, using procedures adopted by the board or by the members."
 
 
In Article 4, Section 1, the first sentence of the first paragraph is replaced with:
 
 
"The board of directors consists of at least three and at most eight directors."
 
 
In Article 4, Section 1, this paragraph is added:
 
 
"Notwithstanding the first paragraph of this section, the board of directors consists of at least three and at most ten directors, through the annual meeting to be held in 2022. Provided, that after the annual meeting to be held in 2021 (at which up to ten directors may be elected), vacancies may only be filled to the extent necessary to bring the number of directors up to eight, and may not be filled if there are at least eight directors."
 
 
In Article 4, Section 2, these two paragraphs are added:
 
 
"Officers may continue be removed by the board with or without cause.
 
 
"The board may appoint members as officers (including additional secretaries and treasurers), for a term ending at the next annual meeting, and may decide their duties and powers. Officers appointed under this paragraph shall be non-voting participants in board proceedings, if not already elected to the board."
 
  
 
==Member Reports==
 
==Member Reports==
 
=== Board Reports===
 
=== Board Reports===
 
====President's Report====
 
====President's Report====
* No report.
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* This has been a difficult month.
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* Continuing to talk to FCFL (Fat Cat Fab Lab, another Manhattan hackerspace).
 
====Treasurer's Report====
 
====Treasurer's Report====
* No report.
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* Main obstacle with FCFL includes lease condition with Jazz club. Currently in the process of becoming an independent entity.
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* If all HM members joined FCFL, it wouldn't be enough to prolong.
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* Currently running at a loss of $400 a month, if we are charged.
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* $12000 in cash reserve
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* Deposit $7000 with the building. Segregated account.
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* Building mortgage is modest, property tax is $10000
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* Foreclosure scenario:
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* CityBadger Report: Verbally accepted a potential offer.
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* D&O insurance: potential cost ~$1000 dollars per year.
 
====Secretary's Report====
 
====Secretary's Report====
* No report.
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* Not present
 
====Directors-at-Large's Report====
 
====Directors-at-Large's Report====
 
* No report.
 
* No report.
 
===Member and Project Reports===
 
===Member and Project Reports===
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==== Building Possibilities ====
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* mz: Given current membership activity online, HM will not continue after end of 2021. Depends whose willing to bootstrap a new space when covid ends. Currently membership lacks the experience to start a new hackerspace.
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* Peter: Why would it be better to abandon ship now and put our hope in another space?
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* Tarek: Cairo makerspace experience:
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* Robby: Covid is the final nail in the coffin. Multiple community problems. Dissolve HM in its current form, liquidate.
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* Shway: Knowledge transfer in person is eliminated without a physical space.
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* Guan: No longer a core group that's necessary to continue the space. Go to storage and save money.
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* AYY: Portland OR, 2 hackerspaces, 1 lost their space and converted to ~10 core member, space reformed there, community reformation
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Shway: projects
  
 
==Meeting Meta==
 
==Meeting Meta==
* Members in Attendance: member1, member2 | latemember1
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*
* Visitors: visitor1, visitor2
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* Members in Attendance: Jay, Guan, Robby, Peter, Shway, Leee, Kario, mz, Roman, Stephen,  
* Called to order at 23:59 by MEMBER.
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* Visitors: mz, Tarek, Eliza
* The meeting was adjourned at 23:59 by MEMBER.
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* Called to order at 19:36 by Jay.
* Minutes taken and submitted by MEMBER.
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* The meeting was adjourned at 21:20 by Jay.
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* Minutes taken and submitted by Jay.
  
 
[[Category:Meetings]]
 
[[Category:Meetings]]

Latest revision as of 04:28, 30 November 2020

Consensus Agenda

New Business

For each prospective member, please confirm no later than Thursday before the meeting:

  • Has the member visited 3 times at the regular Tuesday and Thursday open nights?
  • Has the member received the briefing? When, and who was the briefer?
  • Has the member's bio and photo been circulated on the members list? (not just blabber)

Member Reports

Board Reports

President's Report

  • This has been a difficult month.
  • Continuing to talk to FCFL (Fat Cat Fab Lab, another Manhattan hackerspace).

Treasurer's Report

  • Main obstacle with FCFL includes lease condition with Jazz club. Currently in the process of becoming an independent entity.
  • If all HM members joined FCFL, it wouldn't be enough to prolong.
  • Currently running at a loss of $400 a month, if we are charged.
  • $12000 in cash reserve
  • Deposit $7000 with the building. Segregated account.
  • Building mortgage is modest, property tax is $10000
  • Foreclosure scenario:
  • CityBadger Report: Verbally accepted a potential offer.
  • D&O insurance: potential cost ~$1000 dollars per year.

Secretary's Report

  • Not present

Directors-at-Large's Report

  • No report.

Member and Project Reports

Building Possibilities

  • mz: Given current membership activity online, HM will not continue after end of 2021. Depends whose willing to bootstrap a new space when covid ends. Currently membership lacks the experience to start a new hackerspace.
  • Peter: Why would it be better to abandon ship now and put our hope in another space?
  • Tarek: Cairo makerspace experience:
  • Robby: Covid is the final nail in the coffin. Multiple community problems. Dissolve HM in its current form, liquidate.
  • Shway: Knowledge transfer in person is eliminated without a physical space.
  • Guan: No longer a core group that's necessary to continue the space. Go to storage and save money.
  • AYY: Portland OR, 2 hackerspaces, 1 lost their space and converted to ~10 core member, space reformed there, community reformation


Shway: projects

Meeting Meta

  • Members in Attendance: Jay, Guan, Robby, Peter, Shway, Leee, Kario, mz, Roman, Stephen,
  • Visitors: mz, Tarek, Eliza
  • Called to order at 19:36 by Jay.
  • The meeting was adjourned at 21:20 by Jay.
  • Minutes taken and submitted by Jay.