September 16 2021

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Board Members


  • Jai Chauhan, President
  • Rustin Atkeisson, Vice-President
  • James Lancaster, Secretary
  • Beverly Schellenger, Treasurer
  • Aaron Rivers, At-Large
  • Anna DiSalvo, At-Large
  • Doug Wilson, At-Large
  • David Hanson, At-Large


Standing Items

  • Thanks & Recognition
    • Steve Owens and James Tennant for getting the CAD nights going - Metalshop
    • Thanks Brad for taking on the wiki - Communications

Old Business

COVID Mask Policy Discussion / Update - All

New Business

Treasurer’s Report - Bev

Pursuing Nomcon conference in Wichita - Malissa

  • Permission to pursue NOMCON 2022 and/or 2023 with Visit Wichita and the other makerspaces in Wichita’s ecosystem.

Name alignment between various locations - Jai

As voted to use it last meeting, but some differences in various locations.

Inventory policies - Jai

  • As it wasn't voted on, and was tabled, bringing back up the proposed changes.

Committee Leads - James

  • Per policy Committees should vote on recommendations to the board for this meeting.
  • To quote from the policy: "Each Committee shall select by vote a recommended Committee Chairperson and shall vote for a Committee Chairperson prior to the September Board Meeting each year, so that the recommendation may be presented to the Board. The Board shall appoint the Chairperson for each Committee, taking into consideration the recommendation of the Committee."
  • This wasn't stressed by the board to committees, and because of the few committee reports I have not including that.
  • James will propose that for this year, this be delayed a month, and that be done (along with signups in cases of no meeting/no lead) at committee meetings before October, and committee leads appointed at the next meeting instead of this one, leaving all existing leads as is until then.

Area Reports

Metalshop - Rustin A.

  • Get plasma cutter back up and running reliably.
  • Upgrade the manual mill to a full digital read out setup.
  • Teaching fewer classes in September until all the out reach events are done.

Board Requests

  • Request that funds raised from selling the donated 6in lathe go towards paying for the plasma cutter upgrades.

Committee Reports

Awards Committee - x

Next meeting not on calendar: When?

    • Meeting will be held by Jai

Classroom Management Committee - LaDeana Dockery

  • Next meeting on calendar (Standard schedule: every 2nd and 4th Thursday @ 8pm)

Communications (and Wikibrarian) - Malissa Long

  • Next meeting on calendar (25 Aug, Standard schedule: 4th Wednesday @ 6:30 pm)

Board Request

  • Need help working on communications policy

Events Committee - X

  • See above

Facilities Committee - Ralph Roming

Next meeting not on calendar: When?

Finance Committee - Dan Kries

  • 3rd monday of the month at 6:30

Forge Committee - James Seymour/Mike Atherton

  • Next meeting on calendar (Standard schedule: every 2nd Wednesday @ 7pm)
  • Planning/Working on the 2x72 belt sander.

Board Request

  • Clarification of Insurance policy with regards to forge.

Fundraising - Ethan Doak

  • Next meeting on calendar (Standard schedule: every 1st Friday @ 7pm)

Lounge/Breakroom - David Mendoza

Next meeting not on calendar: When?

Letterpress - David Springs

  • On hold for the rollers.

Next meeting not on calendar: When?

Garden - Aaron Rivers

  • Next meeting on calendar (Standard schedule: every 2nd & 4th Monday @ 6pm)

IT - Tom Bloom

Next meeting not on calendar: When?

Inventory - Anna DiSalvo/Wallis Mead

  • Next meeting on calendar (Standard schedule: every 2nd Wednesday @ 6pm)

Membership (and Community Outreach) - Paula Pankratz/Steve Owens

  • We continue to see good numbers at Maker Mondays even through the summer months. This past Monday, we held two sessions with a total of 29 registered, 22 in attendance. 8 applied for membership giving us a total of 17 new members in the last 30 days including 2 signing up for 6 month memberships. Two attendees were drawn to Maker Monday, because of the Comic con event.
  • 15 members completed the Member Orientation in the past 30 days.
  • The updated tri-fold brochure was printed. Many were distributed at Comic con and are ready for distribution at the Renfaire. Jai also printed 100 business cards as an easy to handout and an easy to keep promotion of MakeICT. Both will be very effective.
  • We are still looking to produce another brochure with a complete updated look. New member Analyis from WSU's communications dept. has agreed to give it a look over. Others who have an interest in this project should reach out to the Membership Team.

Membership numbers: 411 as of today.

Next meeting not on calendar

  • Next meeting (10 October 2021)

Outreach (and Education) - LaDeana Dockery

  • See Classroom above.

Scholarships - x

  • Per July decision will be handled by Finance.

Security (and Safety) - Ken Steadman/David Springs

  • Next meeting on calendar (Standard schedule: every 4th Monday @ 6pm)
  • Discussed coverage for Orientations and expanded cameras

Special Projects (and Makerfaire) - x

  • See Events

Welcome Center - Angel

Next meeting not on calendar: When?

Other Items Discussed

Past Events

  • ICT Comic Con
    • Sept 11-12th

Upcoming Events

  • Maker Monday
    • 2nd and 4th Mondays
  • Member Orientation
  • Wichita Festival for the Arts
    • Sept 18th
  • Ren Faire
    • Sept 25-26th
  • National Drive Electric Week ICT
    • Oct 2nd

Signups for the above

  • ECO Fest
    • Has been postponed to May 1st, 2022

Decision Summary

    Task Summary