[EMS Discuss] Need Volunteers for New Space Committee(s)

Mark Danburg-Wyld EMAIL HIDDEN
Thu Dec 5 13:18:27 PST 2013


I'm in. Although I'll also be out of town for a chunk of the month - that's
likely to be a common issue.


On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:06 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:

> Also, Clif is building a mailing list specifically for the Space Committee
> so they will have their own forum to discuss, plan, etc.  That way they
> don't have to blast everything out to Discuss unless they feel they
> want/need too.
>
> Rick
>
>
> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 1:04 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>
>> No one is heading anything yet.  The idea is to form the committee and
>> then they will meet (or talk online) to figure out what needs to be done,
>> in what order, and who should do what.  They can also report back to the
>> board with their progress, etc, and the board can try to give some
>> direction or advice as needed.  I did make this wiki page to start tracking
>> what needs to be done:
>>
>> http://eugenemakerspace.com/wiki/Sites/SpacePlan
>>
>> I figured we could use that page to keep track of the bigger picture, and
>> then fill in all of the specific details as we figure them out.  We can
>> include deadlines, action item assignments, etc.  I don't care if we use
>> this or something else but at least it's something to get us started.
>>
>> I can't lead anything myself right now because I'll be out of the country
>> from the 15th to the 29th and we need to get moving on this sooner then
>> that.
>>
>>
>> On Thu, Dec 5, 2013 at 12:33 PM, Ellery Weber <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>>
>>> I would like to offer myself as a resource wherever needed.  Probably
>>> easiest if I offer first to help with the physical.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Is someone spearheading any of the bulletpoints you listed for either
>>> category?
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> EW
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *From:* EMAIL HIDDEN[mailto:
>>> EMAIL HIDDEN] *On Behalf
>>> Of *Rick Osgood
>>>
>>> *Sent:* Thursday, December 5, 2013 10:00 AM
>>> *To:* discuss
>>>
>>> *Subject:* [EMS Discuss] Need Volunteers for New Space Committee(s)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> At our board meeting last night we were discussing the possibility of
>>> moving into this Wilson space.  We believe that EMS can pull this off but
>>> it's going to take a lot of work.  We simply can't afford the spaces we
>>> want with membership dues and donations alone.  A majority of the work can
>>> be split into two categories; Physical work and Revenue Generation.  We
>>> need volunteers to help us with the workload. * If we don't get a
>>> committee actively working on the below problems, then we will not have the
>>> confidence to sign a new lease and we won't be moving anywhere*.  We
>>> need dedicated volunteers working on this stuff in order to feel at all
>>> confident that we will be able to afford this new space even just a few
>>> months from now.  Here is a very simplified list of things we will need to
>>> do to get your brain thinking about it:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *Physical work - this stuff will mostly be done in the first couple
>>> months*
>>>
>>> 1. Using ~30 days to prep the new building before we move in (electrical
>>> work, etc)
>>>
>>> 2. Actually moving all of our stuff to the new building and getting rid
>>> of old junk
>>>
>>> 3. Setting up the space in a way that makes sense and makes good use of
>>> what we have
>>>
>>> 4. Setting up dedicated areas for new ways to generate income
>>> (conference/presentation/classroom space, office space, etc)
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> *Revenue Generation - this stuff will have to be planned out as soon as
>>> possible but we need a way to make sure it gets done on an ongoing basis by
>>> the members.*
>>>
>>> 1. We need to develop classes that our members can teach, find members
>>> to teach them, schedule them, find people to actually sign up and pay to
>>> take them.
>>>
>>> 2. Figure out how we can rent office space to members/outsiders for more
>>> income, then find those people,
>>>
>>> 3. Find groups who want to rent out a conference room by the hour and
>>> schedule it.
>>>
>>> 4. Come up with a good way to schedule all this stuff and make it work.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Again, this is just a very basic look at the work we'll have ahead of us
>>> if we want to expand into an awesome space like the Wilson space.  The
>>> board isn't going to be able to do all of this on their own.  We need
>>> volunteers to help out.  Please respond in this thread if you want to help
>>> bring Eugene Maker Space to the next level.  We expect committee members to
>>> meet as often as they can manage and to work regularly on the problems
>>> identified. * If we don't have a group actively working on these
>>> problems/ideas then we will not be able to sign a new lease*.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>
>>
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