January 26 2015

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John will need to leave the meeting by 6:40 because of a scheduling conflict.

Unsorted topics

  • (John) Accelerator/incubator space and how to advise them on their business plan
  • (Dom) introduce Robyn, who's interested in a makerspace for artists
  • (Dom) introduce Jessica, who's interested in working with nonprofits in Wichita

Communications Hive (John)

Social media stats
Count Change
Facebook 995 53
Twitter 485 22
Meetup 712 16

Gina has been great about posting events etc. Other than that, not a lot has happened here. I can:

  • Check in with Seth about the new site
  • Do the classes page I said I would do
  • We have MakeICT.org email addresses now

Finances and Fundraising Task Force (Jens)

Account Balance Change
Bank $123,978.01 -$1,699.24
Paypal $3,277.99 +$57.96
Total $127,256.00 -$1,641.28
Member count 45 +7
  • ArtDOG
    • 3D print or create ArtDOGs
  • Status of donation letters/receipts
    • Letter template created
      • handled by email, hard copy is available
    • Valuation requests sent
  • (Dom) New membership rate
    • Start when we move to the new location
    • Existing members will get grace period before going up
  • Article on KMUW on MakeICT this Thursday
  • Offer membership services to woodworker guild?

Governance Committee (Dom)

  • KMUW interview
  • WBJ Newsmaker shindig
  • Lease offer status

Remote Events and Outreach Gaggle (Barb)

  • (Dom) SWE Expo?
    • Feb 21, Exhibition Hall
  • Wichita Council of Engineering Societes, Feb. 19
    • Wichita Marriott, 9100 East Corporate hills
      • 5:30 Mini-Fair, 6:30 Dinner, 7:30 Program

Special Projects Brigade (Mike)

  • Christmas Holiday Displays


Makerspace (Tom)

  • Wood Workers are gett'n with it.
    • Floorplan is created.
  • We could talk about new space startup. Door access, Reception area, class room, workspace
  • (Dom) Status of new equipment purchases
    • Ultimaker II will be ordered
  • (Dom) Bunch of equipment showed up on Saturday?
  • (Dom) Crochet workshop coming
    • Feb/March
  • (Dom) Learn to solder workshop?
    • March
  • Talks

devICT (Seth)

  • Upcoming events
  • Website status (getting back into gear)
  • SWE booth ideas
  • Talks
  • Scheduled through June




  • 7 February 2015 Valentine's with Val
  • 10 February 2015 Nerd Beers
  • 21 February 2015 SWE Expo
  • 26 February 2015 Pure Data by John Harrison

Meeting ended 6:58