Difference: EMSBoDMeetingMinutes041713 (r2 vs. r1)

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 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 Fertilab 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, purchases, this is the same discount range available to any distributor. Most haker hacker spaces will group their orders into $500 chunks. There is a potiential potential issue with UBITS as far as the IRS is concerned. We could ask the school factory about it.


They This is a small Bio-Hacker group that would like to join us in the search for a larger space, their leader is Matt Beaudet. Matt also has a small bio-startup called Cellfire.They found a space at the old QSL bilding about building which 18.000sqt Cellfire is their for about 18,000sqt, proffet and would like to fill it with our two groups, Cellfire, and severl random Bio startups. Lots several other bio-startups. The building has lots of power including on the support pillers that pillars throughout hold up the cilling. Two large open area, 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 windows upstairs but only one downstairs though it's very well lit with lots of full spectrum lighting. We would need a templenet template for intergoup intergroup working relationships which 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 separate space. Changes the dynamic dynamic, open encourages colaberation, seperate spaces encourage collaboration, separate promotes control over resouces.Oh yeah, there would be resources. One idea is to have a paid employee whos who's job is to get more members for all groups. groups so we can quickly get to a place where we could actually afford the space. We will work out what our requiments requirements 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. extinguisher refill.


  • Start a reqirments requirements document for colabor collaborating with other groups and email to board.




  • Contact School factory if about becoming an Adafruit distributor. Will we will run into UBITs issues 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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Secretary Date of approval
Eugene Maker Space

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