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

Mon Dec 16 13:50:17 PST 2013

Hi Gang,

Ok I just set up the new space committee mailing list. Some of you have 
already volunteered to be on one of the two space committees, and have 
already received confirmation of the new list subscription. Is there 
anyone else who would like to join? For reference here are Ricks notes 
on what areas we need to cover:


     Thanks, :-)

On 12/05/2013 10:00 AM, Rick Osgood wrote:
> 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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