New Space Commitee Committee
Meeting date: 01/04/2014
This meeting was a specially scheduled Committee meeting, only because we didn't have the time set at least 30 days in advance. Weston took minutes, and Clif cleaned them up.
Maybe we need to modify our mission statement. Do we double our space and expenses, and assume more responsibilities and have more community involvement or remain more or less a club house where members work on stuff?
Well, since we only have one place that has agreed to our low ball offer that answers the where at least. However we can't commit yet because sadly, we don't have all the utilities info for this space.
Some classes would be free or reduced cost for members.
This is basically just renting out our meeting area to other groups, though if they want to be more involved with us they are always welcome.
This is like a glorified meeting room rental.
This is a way to bring in people who want a little bit more structure on their projects, and or who just want to join someones else's project. They wouldn't have to be members per se, but would get a discount if they were. The idea is that a project would be somewhere between a class and a membership. There would be a physical goal to complete, part of which you might share or be able to take home. Or not...
See the other business plan pages for more examples of these.
Get sample letters of inquiry, post them on the wiki
May include open houses, bake sales etc...
Make public our revenue and expenditure statements. Public business plan, including financial model.
Get utilities costs on prospective space(s).
There is a general consensus that we must move to a bigger space. Per question 0, the sentiment is that we should embrace the larger Maker Space model, offering more community outreach etc..
We also decided to hold the next Business planning meeting next Saturday at the same time. At that time we will have a more comprehensive budget worked out, which will be made public for the membership to evaluate.
-- ClifCox - 19 Dec 2013