[EMS Discuss] idea...? :D

Sun Oct 20 11:29:57 PDT 2013


On 10/20/2013 11:19 AM, James Hukill wrote:
> If your working on the Wiki ( and thanks for that).
> How about adding reoccurring shop "duties" to that.  Cleaning, garbage 
> runs, refill of flyers at local business, posting to Eugene Weekly, etc.
> On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 11:13 AM, Mr. Clif <EMAIL HIDDEN 
> <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
>     Yep,
>     I think this is two discussions, one is about a presentable shop
>     space with more new shiny tools, and the other is how to ramp up
>     our income. The first will obviously be a great help in the
>     latter. So first things first...
>     We really need to move, and when we do we will need to fill the
>     new space with lots of new tools and toys to attract all the new
>     members that we will have to get to afford the new space.
>     Otherwise...  You get the picture.
>     I just updated Rick Needs and Wants list with lots of cool things
>     that we could really use in a new space. Please check it out here:
>     https://www.eugenemakerspace.com/wiki/Sites/WantsAndNeeds
>     Now we can't take them just yet but if we all keep our eyes open
>     for these items then when we do move we can haul them down there
>     and set up shop! :-)
>     I would like to make another wiki page for possible new sources of
>     income so I'll work on that next. Please send me your ideas. :-)
>         Ciao,
>         Clif
>     On 10/20/2013 10:51 AM, Austin McKimmey wrote:
>>     I feel like we have discussed membership cost increasing many
>>     times before. I don't think it has ever ended in any actual
>>     consideration to change anything though. There are some of us, me
>>     included in not embarrassed to say, that $25 is a hell of a lot
>>     to pay already. There would have to be a much larger space and
>>     brand new shiny tools there for me to consider paying any more.
>>     Everyone has heard me say this before. I personally think, if we
>>     have a presentable space. Not something full of junk and rusty
>>     tools. We could start asking for sponsorship funding from local
>>     businesses.
>>     There is a lot we can do.
>>     Austin
>>     On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 10:06 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN
>>     <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
>>         I agree, but, there has to be some value add for the increase
>>         dues.  Bigger space with more room and not a project dump
>>         (aka bike cart overdue for going away) site is a start.
>>         We might chase folks away and there are some current members
>>         that the current dues are already at their max.  The idea of
>>         some shop work credit has been thrown about but I never heard
>>         what he board had to say about it(?).  If you are at your max
>>         dues then you have open and close the open house nights or
>>         other shop duties,  well lets be honest chores for lack of a
>>         better term.  The shit no one wants to due but needs to get
>>         done and if that helps you stay in at a price you can afford
>>         I am all for that.
>>         But more to the point you were working on. Better tools, toys
>>         and resources for current and a draw for future members.
>>          IMHO I think a new space will breed some new enthusiasm into
>>         the shop and might bring some life back into EMS.. who knows...
>>         Is there a list of tools we want/need anymore?  It used to be
>>         on the whiteboard and was supposed to get transferred to a
>>          inventory system that was going online?  That I was
>>         Kassandra I think.  Do we have a location for groups projects
>>         and their status?
>>         On Sun, Oct 20, 2013 at 9:49 AM, Cord Slatton
>>         <EMAIL HIDDEN <mailto:EMAIL HIDDEN>> wrote:
>>             Recently Marie came across an article that explained
>>             Makerspaces and their costs and gave a range of services
>>             etc. for a variety of areas and uses...The lowest
>>             membership dues even listed were $35/month. Maybe we need
>>             to increase our dues just slightly to give us more
>>             flexibility and to allow us to invest in ourselves and
>>             have better equipment and a better location.
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