Board of Directors
Meeting Minutes
Meeting date: 4/17/2013

Call to order:

A Regular meeting of the Board of directors of EMS, was held at 687 McKinley street, Suite #2, Eugene OR on April 17th, 2013. The meeting convened at 6:18 PM, Rick Osgood, presiding, and Clif Cox secretary.

Board Members in attendance: Clif, Rick, Kassie, kevin
Board Members not in attendance: Bob

Quorum present? Yes

Also Present Were: none

Approve agenda, and previous minutes.

  1. Approve the agenda
  2. Review previous meeting minutes
  3. Adafruit reseller discussion
  4. Fertilabs discussion.
Approval of Agenda: Motion was made by Rick, and seconded by Kassie to approve this meeting's proposed agenda (as amended?)

Unanimous approval.

Motion carried.

Approval of minutes: Motion was made by Rick , and seconded by Clif to approve the minutes of the 04/03/13 meeting.

Unanimous approval.

Motion carried.

Adafruit reseller discussion

Adafruit will give us up to 40% off of group purchaseses, this is the same discount range available to any distributor. Most haker spaces will group their orders into $500 chunks. There is a potiential issue with UBITS as far as the IRS is concerned. We could ask the school factory about it.


They found a space at the old QSL bilding about 18.000sqt Cellfire is their for proffet and would like to fill it with our two groups, Cellfire, and severl random Bio startups. Lots of power including the support pillers that hold up the cilling. Two big roll up doors, a stairwell to the second story which has more office space and a smaller open area. Lots of windows. Working out a templenet for intergoup working relationships would be an ongoing process. How do we continue to collect membership dues in proportion to the people using the space? Talked about shared vs seperate space. Changes the dynamic open encourages colaberation, seperate promotes control over resouces.Oh yeah, there would be a paid employee whos job is to get more members for all groups. We will work out what our requiments would be to collaborate with other groups.

Downstairs has one window but very well lit with lots of full spectrum lighting.

Action Items:

  • Continue on the fire exstigusher.
  • Start a reqirments document for colabor
  • Contact School factory if we will run into UBITs issues if we become an Adafruit distributor.



Clif moved for adjournment, Seconded by Rick.

Unanimous, the meeting was adjourned at 7:36 PM.

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Eugene Maker Space

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