August 26 2018

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2018 August 26


Roll Call

Board Members

  • President - Kim Burton
  • Vice President - LaDeana Dockery - Late
  • Treasurer - David Springs
  • Secretary - vacant
  • At Large Director - vacant
  • At Large Director - Rustin Atkeisson - Late
  • At Large Director - Malissa Long
  • At Large Director - James Lancaster


  • Christian Kendel
  • Shannon Fisher
  • John Withers
  • Ken Steadman

Standing Items

  • Thanks & recognition

Old Business

Vacancy Filling

  • Vote on interim board member, or hold new election for the open spot. -- Kez, Paul
  • Area lead vacancies?
    • Kim will start an admin list/director thread to brainstorm names.
    • Who’s teaching safety classes? David will schedule a safety class.
  • Kez resigned from the board
    • Kim nominates Ken to be appointed to be the secretary. David seconds.
    • James would rather see us have an election. While that’s a good idea, our election processes are in work. If we don’t get a quorum we’d have to appoint someone anyway. Kim did a straw poll vote and most people (86/14%) said the board should just appoint someone.
    • 4 in favor, 1 opposed, motion carries
      • @DECISION: Motion approved to appoint Ken Steadman to board
  • Paul resigned from the board.
    • Surveymonkey averages: next Jason Bailey, Scott Sullivan, Joel Gutierrez - Kim will contact those people to see who is still an interested member.
  • Fablab - Tom Bloom resigned

Finance committee

  • DevICT/KLF status


  • Recruiting inkscape teachers - Eric
    • no update.

Gun/firearms policy

  • Ken


Committee Reports

Kim will remind people to sign up for committees. Please send recruitment ideas.


  • Finance (David)
  • Maker Faire

Maker Faire 2018 Recap- lost my notes this is from memory


year Saturday Sunday Total Makers MakeICT members
2018 0 0 3109 0 27
2017 1931 937 2868 68 no count
2016 1430 833 2263 49 no count
2015 1592 N?A 1592 44 no count

We had a good year but we need to step up our game 3109 makers, volunteers, MakeICT members, and general public over 2 days 20 MakeICT Members Saturday 7 Sunday- hope more come next year 7 MakeICT booths- goal next year 20 1-2 additional MakeICT members on committee next year, along with someone from Go Create, Make Harvey, and other local maker spaces Great year but want to diversify to grow the faire even more goal 100 booths Friday Saturday Sunday(?) April 26-27th 28(?) Friday will not be full faire field trip day

    • Kim proposes that we honor their request to have their techshop lead have a free MakeICT membership. This person will have to take all regular safety classes, follow badge/guest policies etc. It will be a named individual. Kim Moves. Malissa seconds. 3 in favor, motion carries.

@DECISION: Exploration Place receives a complementary membership for their techshop lead.

  • " Johnny Appleseed of Maker Spaces" Joel Leonard's visit to Wichita

in attendance LaDeana Dockery: Dean Day James Lancaster Kirk Lancaster Kez Cook Christian Kindel anyone else?

Thanks, Kirk and James for taking Joel in.

Maker Space= Local Community Workshop (not a gym) Good Work=$$$$$ Take a group 3-5 people and go solicit at the following 4 places unannounced Grainger- will do small donations locally as for business catalog and tell them about the space Wal-Mart- $2500 shopping grant at each store tell them about the toys we build (we have gotten this before for Riverfest tables - we can ask every Wal-Mart in the area) Home Depot- had a local budget for non-profits Boy's and Girls Club- Disney has been investing funds for STEAM Projects

Malissa will get a paper copy of the book of lists with board budget funds.

Way too many lights being left on. Rustin A. - suggest posting procedure on Wiki and Discourse

Decision Summary

    Task Summary