Annual Member Meeting 20170423

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This meeting will be held in MIBS SRC3 format.

Time, location

April 23rd, 2017 @ 16:00, Dallas Makerspace

Approval of prior minutes

Officer/Committee reports

Committee chairs are requested to provide their reports in writing. Reports can be short bullet-points.



Committee Chairs

  • Creative Arts
    • A great year of substantial growth thanks to the efforts of members, SIG leaders, volunteer teachers, and board member backed investments
      • Fibers
        • Purchase of loom and spinning wheel will be allowing for growth into new avenues of exploration and learning
      • Cosplay
        • Just experiencing a regrowth of classes and areas of development this will be an area of great DMS crossover projects
      • Leather
        • Continuing to cover the basics and grow the tool assortment for trained members
      • Silkscreen
        • Talk about a cluster of a start - we should be flying now with classes
        • Drying box for emulsioned screens is 98% complete
      • Computer
        • Annex (aka Warehouse 13) buildout happened thanks to the efforts and sweat of many overworked volunteers
        • Donation of big bertha a 64" printer will allow for huge prints
      • Sewing
        • Purchase of a sewing station will help members easily setup and work
      • Leadership
        • Nicole Franczvai and David Kessinger are stepping down from Creative Arts leadership
        • Devin Burnett and Mark Reynolds will be stepping up as new Chair and Vice-Chair for next years leadership
      • New Members
        • To help new members feel comfortable with the operation of the creative arts room we will continue orientations
      • Future of Creative Arts at Dallas Makerspace


Note: The normal cut-off time for agenda items is the Sunday prior at 11:59pm.

Old business

New business

Board of Directors Election


@5PM Bluebonnet presented an award to Dallas Makerspace for being a host of the 2017 Bluebonnet brewoff.

The votes for the board of directors is as followed:

 Steve Blanchard 72
 David Kessinger 108
 Robert Davidson 79
 Brian Davis 73
 Mitch Cerroni 72 
 Walter Anderson 58
 David Guill 34 
 Alex Rhodes 107
 Luke Olson 53
 Kris Anderson 107

The Winners of the 2017 Board of Directors are

 David Kessinger
 Robert Davidson
 Brian Davis
 Alex Rhodes
 Kris Anderson

First Ballot Item **Passes** with **110 votes in favor** and 47 votes against.

  • Change Section 4.1.(2) of the bylaws from:

 * _Supporting members are not permitted to vote or otherwise influence the decision making process of the corporation._

  • to

 * _Supporting members are not permitted to vote in either the member meeting or in the annual election._

Second Ballet Item **Does Not Pass** with 70 votes in favor and **87 votes against**.

  • Change Section 3.1.3(2) of the bylaws from:

 * _Any member in good standing shall be qualified to be appointed as an officer of the corporation._

  • to

 * _Any member shall be qualified to be appointed as an officer of the corporation._