[EMS Discuss] Survey Results.. (ugly but free).

John Burridge EMAIL HIDDEN
Tue Jul 2 17:49:46 PDT 2013


Sorry, I'm terrible at figuring out space size... but I think you're
right.  And we'd probably have to share it with books (unless Scott
reconfigured the Rare Books part of the store...)

On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 4:20 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
> Tsunami's building isn't very big, is it?  I just looked at it on G.
> Maps, and it looks like 2000-2500 ft² total.
>
> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 4:07 PM, John Burridge <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Too bad we couldn't make some sort of deal with Scott at Tsunami Books
>> -- I know he's been looking for someone to share the rent with.  I'm
>> not sure how we'd get machines and book stacks together, it would
>> probably require him re-tooling either his back room or the side store
>> where the rare books are.
>>
>> - John
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:51 PM, Rick Osgood <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>> We've been looking at several places but nothing has been solid enough to
>>> really bring it to the membership's attention.  Mark has been working on
>>> putting together an excellent proposal that we can use when approaching
>>> spaces.  Something similar to what Fertilab did downtown where our rent
>>> would start inexpensive and ramp up over time.  He's also been talking to
>>> the "city people" to get them thinking about us.  It's all still a work in
>>> progress.  We're having a board meeting tomorrow and I'm hoping to get it
>>> all straight in my head what our plan of attack is from here and we can let
>>> you all know what we'd like to do.
>>>
>>>
>>> On Tue, Jul 2, 2013 at 3:26 PM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> I have not seen a response form any board member on the current status on
>>>> a new location.  Price and location information would be great.  I heard
>>>> they have had a few threads on the board discussion list but nothing has
>>>> been shared here (I am not privy to that DL).
>>>>
>>>> I would think a member meeting would help clear up some of the confusion
>>>> and intentions of the board on what the next steps are.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM, Austin McKimmey <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I have similar feelings to Cord. I would most likely have to cancel my
>>>>> membership. I understand Springfeild offers larger spaces at less money but
>>>>> the distance is not menial for me or hopes of future members.
>>>>>
>>>>> I haven't been able to look through the results in depth but the location
>>>>> choices results look confusing to me and might not mean what you thinks if
>>>>> up look at the numbers longer. It was a scale wasn't it? So it might
>>>>> something else entirely.
>>>>>
>>>>> I also see many of the results contradicting each other.
>>>>>
>>>>> I need to look at this closer. It didn't help I am trying I do it on my
>>>>> phone at work.
>>>>>
>>>>> From
>>>>> Austin McKimmey
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jul 1, 2013, at 7:22 AM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> Sorry if that's how it comes across, I thought about not saying anything.
>>>>> I decided to make my feelings known. Its not just about Springfield. Its
>>>>> about the distance. The most important thing to me about the maker space is
>>>>> its proximity to me so that a project is accessible when I want to work.
>>>>>
>>>>> On Jul 1, 2013 7:18 AM, "Benjamin Hallert" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So, ultimatum mode activated for Cord, I guess.
>>>>>> Personally, I like the Springfield idea because it's closer to me and
>>>>>> could possibly allow for a larger space at the same budget, but I won't hold
>>>>>> the group hostage over the decision.  I'd just like something big enough to
>>>>>> foster growth and not break the bank.
>>>>>> - Ben
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On Mon, Jul 1, 2013 at 6:22 AM, Cord Slatton <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If the space moves to Springfield I will be very likely to cancel
>>>>>>> membership.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On Jun 30, 2013 10:55 AM, "James Hukill" <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> All,
>>>>>>>> neogeek.com is my vanity domain so your not being sent off to
>>>>>>>> geocities or something.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> http://neogeek.com/EMS/index.htm
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I personal have a few thoughts on the results.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I like the idea of tiered pay but what happens after 6 months or even
>>>>>>>> a year?  Why not just have a tiered pay system with extra space/privileges
>>>>>>>> with each tier.  In other words, just pay more period and I get more storage
>>>>>>>> space or even a work bench or something.  If the new space is big enough
>>>>>>>> maybe the $100 a month means just a taped off 5x5 floor space thats mine to
>>>>>>>> do with, bench/shelf etc..
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I also noticed that more people voted for moving to Springfield... can
>>>>>>>> I point out the obvious in saying we would then be Eugene Maker Space
>>>>>>>> located in Springfield?.. "EMS Now With More Springfield" is the new slogan?
>>>>>>>> LOL
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I think we all agree we are cramped and would get more members with
>>>>>>>> more space and more space to offer to other clubs/interests.  My last
>>>>>>>> question is to the board members whom were scoping space.. What price ranges
>>>>>>>> have you been looking at? Is their a summery report on that with dollar
>>>>>>>> values and square footage, aka the bottom line?
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> --James
>>>>>>>>
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