September 19 2019

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2019 August 19 Board meeting minutes


Roll Call

Board Members

  • President - David Springs
  • Vice President - Alysa Bumgarner
  • Treasurer - Devin Halsey (absent)
  • Secretary - Rustin Atkeisson
  • At Large Director - LaDeana Dockery
  • At Large Director - Scott Sullivan (absent)
  • At Large Director - Josh Robinson (absent)
  • At Large Director - Malisssa Long
  • Immediate Past President - Kim Burton (absent)


  • Christian Kindel
  • Philip Fraser
  • Nalini Fraser
  • James Lancaster
  • Doug Wilson
  • Jerry Carpenter
  • Dean Day
  • Thomas Bloom
  • Paula Pankratz
  • Emily Ediger

Standing Items

  • Thanks & recognition
    • Rustin Atkeisson for lawn care of Booth Elementary
    • David Springs for setting up the utilities
    • Ken and Terrance for setting up the alarm system
    • Mark Satoria for repairing the mower
    • Jerry Carpenter for mowing Booth Elementary
    • Everyone for getting along while closing on the building

Old Business

New Business

  • Vote to authorize moving bank account(s)
    • Is a condition for getting a loan from the bank.
    • Do not have quorum tonight so will have to be shelved until the next meeting (not necessary to do immediately)
  • Vote to approve purchase of Booth Elementary
    • Motion to authorize purchase the property located at 5920 E. Mt. Vernon Rd., Wichita, Kansas 67218 Sedgwick County, and to execute a mortgage against the property.
    • Vote made over the phone
    • Motion approved. 7 approved

@DECISION: Board has approved purchase of 5920 E. Mt. Vernon Rd., Wichita, Kansas 67218 Sedgwick County

  • Cash in TD Ameritrade has been liquidated to $5k to help pay for renovations and projects at Booth Elementary
  • Discuss nominees for Committee Leads
    • Need a new communications lead
    • Need to get a list of all the current committees
      • @TODO (LaDeana, no date): Create a list of all current committees
    • Need to set scope and minimum requirements for committees
  • Discuss moving committee
    • Discussion on the move should be moved to the admin list

Upcoming Events

  • Next quarterly meeting is September 28th at 4pm at Booth Elementary
    • Alysa leading setup for the next quarterly
  • Open streets - September 22
    • Area leads need to clean up their areas before hand
    • We do have demos lined up
    • Should use up the rest of the brochures that have 1500 Douglas on them
  • Housewarming/Closing Party for members to check out the new building?
    • Tomorrow is a big milestone
    • MakeICT will be 7 on December 12th
    • Possibly combine with a Halloween party
    • David Springs to lead up efforts
  • Group trip out to the cosmosphere? (James Lancaster)
    • Saturday is free admission

Committee Reports

Requested items from each committee:

  • Accomplishments this month
  • Upcoming goals
  • Where do you need help/how to get involved?

Building Modification Committee

  • Space planning has suggestions needed to decide where each group will be
  • Space planning and Mod planning are talking to each other
  • Everyone interested in helping with the move should be at Booth after the quarterly meeting on the 28th

IT - Tom Bloom

  • Members from the new Building groups need to send Tom an e-mail to be added to the admin e-mail list by sending him an e-mail at
  • Christian and Tom met this week to go over current projects
  • Have been working with Ken on the new security system
  • Now have internet at Booth
  • Will reach out to membership to help grow the committee
  • Will be working on new access policy for google accounts

Membership (and Community outreach) - Shannon Fisher

Creator Showroom - Dean Day

  • been discussed to move showroom to hallways
  • will need to find new lead for showroom
  • looking at bringing in local sculptors guilds

Communications (and Wikibrarian) - LaDeana Dockery

  • working on an eventual press release

Security (and Safety) - Ken Steadman

  • trying to save money by going with used equipment but should have full coverage of the building

Scholarships- Nick Endicott

Outreach (and Education) - Daryl Goad

  • Working on starting a Venture Crew with Scouts of America
    • 1st meeting will be next Tuesday
    • Need paperwork filled out by President

Fundraising- Kate Goad

  • have been applying for grants
  • Kansas leadership has decided to give us 3 passes
  • Have applied to 8 different Wal-Mart grants, have received 1 so far
  • Working on Solar Prize Grant
    • Should have announcements on Sept 23rd
    • Should have people from the Solar Prize out here for Round 3
    • Will be hitting up more people to try to line up more contestants for Round 3
    • Working on Wallace grant and Maybee grant
      • Need information from board to proceed with these grants

Special Projects (and Makerfaire) - Nicole Kirkhart

  • Have list of previous makers from Makerfaire, will be calling makers early to join next year’s Exploration Place 20th anniversary
  • Looking at a big collaborate project to celebrate
  • Magic Wheelchair
    • Need help

Building committee

  • Insurance is going to be expensive on Booth until we ‘occupy’ the building
    • gotta get mechanical stuff fixed

Decision Summary

    Task Summary