[EMS Discuss] Membership Meeting Today

Sat Oct 27 10:28:48 PDT 2012

No one made any proposals so there is nothing really on the agenda.  I
guess it would be good to talk about our membership drive party.  Kevin can
figure out how many members we have.
On Oct 27, 2012 10:10 AM, "Mr. Clif" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> 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?
>     Clif
> 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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