[EMS Discuss] Membership Meeting Today

Sat Oct 27 10:10:07 PDT 2012

Do we have any other agenda items for the meeting, and how many members 
do we have these days so we'll know whats a quorum?


Rick Osgood wrote:
> Just a reminder that our membership meeting starts today at 1:00PM at the
> shop.  I completely forgot until last night that I'm supposed to be going
> to the football game today so unfortunately I can't make it.  Kevin, if you
> can't make it to the meeting today, can you please send the financial
> information to Bob so he can talk about it at the meeting?
> I'm sorry I can't make it today, I had a few topics that I wanted to
> discuss with everyone and get some feedback on.  I can just list them here
> and if you all want to talk about them, feel free.
> 1) Kevin and I started arranging our larger wood working tools into one
> area so that we can more easily use them without having to set them up each
> time.  I was also thinking it would be nice to keep our wood working tools
> in that one corner so we have an obvious use for that area.  I'm curious if
> you all agree that separating that stuff out into one spot makes sense.
> 2) I'm starting to build a welding booth in the shop.  The idea is to make
> a 6ft x 6ft x 6ft curtain over near the 240V power outlet between the work
> bench and that larger white desk.  We would have to move the black shelves
> there.  My idea was to put a welding table against the wall and get a
> welding cart to hold the welder and some other gear.  Then have a curved
> curtain rod over the area with a welding curtain.  This way, when the
> welder is not in use we can pull back the curtain and keep the area open.
>   But if someone wants to weld, they can easily just close the curtain to
> protect everyone else.  I intend to put a fan in there as well to bow the
> fumes out of the booth.  Better ventilation would be nice but that would
> probably come later.  The main reason I want to do this is to make the
> welder easy for people to use and learn how to use.  It's a big pain now to
> have to pull all that stuff out when you want to use it and then find a
> surface you can actually weld on.  Plus we have no way to protect the other
> members from the bright flashes.  I've already started making the curtain
> rod, the two pieces of pipe are over against the wall underneath the potato
> cannon on the right.  I wanted to get feedback on this idea too.
> I hope the meeting goes well and again I want to apologize for not being
> able to make it.
> Rick
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