Meeting Minutes 20111101

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i3 Detroit, November 1, 2011 - Regular Meeting

7:30pm, Start, Regular Meeting, held in the i3 Detroit Commons

Dustin White, Chair


Matt Arnold
Brian Betts
Melissa Binkowski
Hans Chen
Ted Hansen
Steve Hermann
Paul Kerchen
Cherish Lallone
Mark Lenigan
Rocco Marias
Matt Oehrlein
Ed Platt.
Dave Scholl
James Valleroy
Nate Warnick
Dustin White
Dave Worsey




501c3 update

Edward P. - Application has been submitted on time, expedited amendment fee had to be paid. Approximately $2,000 taxes should be returned if all goes well after retroactive status is granted.

Proposal, Amendment to Articles of Incorporation

With no objections, Passed by Voice Vote, Articles of Incorporation are modified as follows:

WHEREAS Organizations applying for 501(c)(3) status are required to have a dissolution clause in their Articles of Incorporation, and i3's original Articles do not have this clause.
WE RESOLVE to amend our Articles of Incorporation to add the following article:
Article VI
The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for
payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3).

Proposal, Reimbursement to Edward Platt for 501c3 Application fees: Initial Application Fee, $850

With no objection, Passed by Voice Vote.

Proposal, Reimbursement to Edward Platt for 501c3 Application fees: Expedited Amendment Fee, $517.15

With no objection, Passed by Voice Vote.


Nate W. – The sawdust is currently out of control. He will purchase piping to complete the dust collector and expects it to be operational within a few weeks. Total costs are estimated to be between $200 and $300.
New Rule - Common area/E-Lab Benches

Ted H. & Dustin W.- There has been a constant problem with people leaving either a mess or projects on work benches without cleaning it. Thus, benches will be created next to the work areas for project storage. Also, the following new rule will be implemented to address this problem:

Certain work benches will be marked “keep clear”. Everyone using these benches must clear them off before they leave the space. Any items left on these benches may be deemed abandoned and placed into the graveyard or trash. The last individual leaving the space must clear off the benches, using reasonable discretion to keep valuable items from being thrown away. An individual wanting to keep items on these benches for a longer period of time must leave a note; however this is intended for short-term purposes only.


For the November 19, 2011 event, volunteers are needed to prepare and bring food to the event; please sign up on the wiki.

Halloween Party Recap

Ted H. - Great time had by all.

New Member/Guest Intro

Brian Betts, new member

New Business

Automation Working Group

Dave S. – He will work with Jim Kemp to build a control system for the theatre light this Friday evening.

Surface Grinder

Stephen H. – It’s working.

Nick Britsky, Go Comedy

Ted H. – Nick Britsky is to be the featured guest at Go Comedy’s Soapbox, this Wednesday at 9pm. $5 admission and cash bar.

Adjourn, 7:53pm