Board Meeting Minutes 20120612
i3 Detroit: June 12, 2012, Board Meeting
Start, 7:37pm, held in the commons
Chair: Dustin White
Membership Structure Revamp (Voting/non-voting)
Nate B. – Expressed concern that our dual-tier membership structure is creating a feeling among non-voting tier of second-class, feeling like customers, rather than members. $89/month membership doesn’t have a functional value. We should consider giving voting rights to $39/month members with anything additional as a donation.
Ted H. – Originally, the two-tier membership policy was created because there was a class of people that aren’t going to get to use the place to justify a full membership tier. A review of finances earlier in the week found that a half-half split of the revenues came from both tiers.
Dustin W. – We should table this question until we have survey in which we ask if the lower-tier members feel disenfranchised.
Nate B. – wants to eliminate everything but ‘vote’ for difference, between two memberships.
Ted H. – wanted to look at finances, and found it was half and half for membership types (revenue)
Family Member Discount
Jennifer S. – Wanted i3 to consider creating a family discount for additional family members. Invited to create a proposal, creating specific definition of family, that would be supported by the membership.
Nate B. – The current policy is that each member needs their own $39/month membership, and can bring in their own guests. That being said, for infrequent guests, often other members will offer to sign someone in.
Dustin White – We are hosting the official Maker Faire after party and we have until the end of July to get our flyer out.
We show up in their listing of non-profits!!!