Minutes:Meeting Minutes 20101207

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I3 bi-weekly General Members Meeting

Where: i3Detroit (commons area)
When: Dec 7th, 2010 7:30pm

Voting issues:

  No issues have been called for a vote



  • What direction are we taking and when do we expect for it to be installed?
    • We can't install the heaters would be colluding to break the law
    • Starting installation tomorrow (Dec 8th 2010) * End: TBD
    • Need help with electrical breakers talk to Eric if interested
  • Who is taking care of winterizing the space? This is a priority one task
    • Vents need to be sealed
    • Windows need plastic covering.

Working groups report:

  • 501c3
    • Ed has posted a Google Doc list of questions to ask the CPA or other professionals about 501c3 related
    • Milestones figured out
    • New bylaws are beginning to be drafted
    • Hopefully record the Q&A session with the CPA
  • PR
    • Hopefully will have something to show in Q1 2011
    • Current PR project list:
      • Media List
      • Editorial Calendar
      • Posting Guidelines & Timeline
      • SEO
      • Ambassador Program
      • Evergreen Marketing Materials
      • Evergreen Swag
      • Logo Strategy
      • Hackersafe House
      • Guest Posting & Commenting Strategy
      • Social Strategy
      • Building Interactive Floorplan
      • Tour Video
      • Major Event Strategy
  • Web
    • Meting will be Dec 26th, 2:30-4:30 PM.
    • Migration Complete!

PPT Inventory party:

  • We have a meeting setup with Jim Krandal to help with our personal property tax
  • We really need elp with getting everything inventoried * don't worry about member storage
  • The meeting will occur on Sunday


  • What was awesome ?
    • 6000 attendees, i3 got exposure to ~1k people
    • props to Matt for his EL wire setup
  • What can be improved upon ?
    • cheaper make and take
    • check out the layout beforehand
    • more signage, signs at eye level


  • deadline nearing. December 21st (the 3rd Tuesday meeting)

Shop Mess:

  • Trash run
  • Large projects
  • Stuff not put away
  • Please note the space near the door is a loading and unloading zone only


  • building a cozy hangout area/ potential classroom/media*gaming room off backside of loft
  • walls to be made of suspended patchwork curtains
  • possible transparent desk built off top backside of loft
  • request for materials
  • need to work out how to keep it safe
  • possible conflicts with computer storage and podcast trailer
  • Eric talk to fire marshal about this

Tri-hackerspace holiday party:

  • SE hackerspace holiday party, OCD is kinda on board. Jan 1st or Dec 26th
  • proposed dates
  • Who would be involved/invited
  • who's hosting
  • snowball launcher contest

FIRST update:

  • Orientation this Saturday ( Dec 11, 2010) * Intro the First team to the space and to volunteering members

New i3 Business:

  • Wood working show Dec 17th * Free booth but we need to man the booth all day all weekend
  • We have 3 tickets
  • We have a Working Maker Bot, Class being scheduled

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