[kwlug-disc] Hackerspace membership drive

Chris Bruner cbruner at quadro.net
Fri Jun 12 12:33:52 EDT 2009


I wish I lived closer.

Paul Nijjar wrote:
> For those of you who may be interested in the hackerspace thing but
> for some reason are not on their mailing lists, this looks like pretty
> big news. 
>
> - Paul
>
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> Date: Thu, 11 Jun 2009 15:23:40 -0400
> From: "Punkin3.14" <punkin at mag3.14159.ca>
> Subject: [Announce] Hackerspace: General Meeting  July 9, 2009
> To: announce at makekw.org
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> Its Show'n'Tell Time!
>
> Over the past two months, the admin group has been chatting up a storm
> on our mailing list, meeting weekly, surveying the public, and going on
> field trips. We've come up with some ideas, laid out some plans, and on
> Thursday July 9, we'll be ready to share it all with you.
>
> The most important news we can share right now. After surveying what you
> are willing to pay, and working out how much money we'll need to be
> sustainable, we've come up with the following fee structure:
>
>    * a $100, non-refundable sign-up fee, along with a
>    * a $50/month membership subscription fee
>
> At this price point, we can open doors with 25 paid members! At the
> General Meeting, we'll find out how close we are to achieving those
> numbers, and finalize all of the details needed to complete the
> incorporation process.
>
>
> =======================================
>      HACKERSPACE: GENERAL MEETING
> =======================================
> Date: July 9, 2009
> Time: To Be Announced
> Location: To Be Announced
> URL: http://makekw.org/events/20090709
> =======================================
>
> A more formal agenda will be posted to the website, closer to the
> meeting, but here's some of what you can expect:
>
>
> ==What We'll be Discussing at the Meeting
>
> The admin group will be presenting everything that we've gleaned over
> the past 2 months, including:
>
> * The results of last month's Hackerspace Survey
>
> * What we've seen other hackerspaces do, and what ideas we may (or may
> not) want borrow from them
>
> * Our estimated start-up and operating budget
>
> * Our recommendation on whether or not we should incorporate as a
> Co-operative
>
> * Our draft of our Objects of Incorporation
>
> * Possible locations which we've surveyed in the area
>
>
> ==What We'll be Deciding at the Meeting
>
> We are on the cusp of incorporating, but before we can do that there are
> a couple of decisions which we need to make.
>
> While these items are up for discussion by anyone at the meeting, voting
> on them will be a privilege reserved for paid members.  Yes, you can pay
> for your membership at the meeting.
> [ http://makekw.org/hackerspace/membership_fee ]
>
> Members who are not able to attend the meeting will be able to vote by
> proxy. Details to follow.
>
> * We need to select a name for the Hackerspace
>
> * We need to elect 7 Directors
>
> * We need to finalize our Objects of Incorporation
>
> * We need to decide whether or not we will be incorporating as a
> Co-Operative
>
>
> ==What You Can Do Before the Meeting
>
> There is home work, for the keen:
>
> * Give us suggestions for a name.
> [ http://makekw.org/hackerspace/names ]
>
> * In another week or so, we'll be asking you to help us shorten that
> list to 5 contenders.
>
> * Think about whether you are interested in serving on the Board of
> Directors. If you are, and have questions, sign up for the Admin mailing
> list [ http://makekw.org/mailman/listinfo/admin_makekw.org ] and ask us
> there, so we don't clog up this list.
>
> * Recommend locations we might want to survey before the meeting.
> [ http://makekw.org/hackerspace/locations_to_visit ]
>
> * Sign up! Seriously, membership begins today, and membership gives you
> a vote in how we proceed. We need at least 25 paid members before we can
> move forward. Visit http://makekw.org/hackerspace/membership_fee for
> membership details and instructions on how to sign up.
>
>
>
>
>   




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