See below for a link to Sudo Room's invoice for shared expenses at the Omni
in December 2014. Take a look and let me know if you have any questions.
As a reminder, please pay your January rent invoice as soon as possible. We
know that the holidays are a busy time, so please be sure to pay both rent
and shared expenses by January 1. If for some reason you know you are going
to be late in paying rent, please let the finances working group know as
soon as possible.
Thanks so much!
Sarah + Finances WG
Below please find a link to Invoice #105.
Amount due: $512.13 USD
Due by: 2015-01-01
To view this invoice, please visit: https://waveapps.com/shqsmy-gty8ew
Our new board nominees are: April, Leslie, 5c077 (Scott E), and scotts (4
total). Final ayes or nays for these candidates should be stated at the
next Sudo meeting (Weds. January 31st @7pm). Remember that the final number
of board members should be odd.
I am formally stepping down from the board, and Max has already stated his
intent to step down. That leaves the continuing board members as: Anca M,
Hol G, Jenny R, Julio R, Liberty M, Marc J [treasurer], Marina K, Matt S,
Naomi M, Romy I, and Troy M (11 total).
Liberty, Naomi, Romy and Troy: Do you still desire to be board members? I
ask because we didn't hear from you when the board was called together to
do tax/incorporation stuff recently.
On Sun, Dec 28, 2014 at 3:42 PM, April Glaser <april.glaser(a)riseup.net> wrote:
> Seems like we need to decide if becoming a 501c3 is worth the several $100
> investment and mental energy.
> Consider this an open poll to determine if a 501c3 is the wise path for
> sudo: https://dudle.inf.tu-dresden.de/sudo501c3
Sudoroom already formally consented at a Wednesday meeting that we
want to be a 501c3. The question is when, not if. i.e. when we have
the time and money to apply.
1) Do we even really need 501c3? 501c3 is a means to an end. The benefit is
that large institutions wont donate or grant to us without it. The downside
is that it will cost several hundred dollars and is a PITA from a effort
point of view. Smaller institutions can donate to us and get their
donations tax exempted as long as they do, (and they can) argue that we are
in spirit a non-profit. So we should only get 501c3, if we think other
umbrellas aren't easier, and we see big donations coming in later.
1a) we need to determine the probability of getting such a donation from a
large instituion in the next year
2) Incorporating. It's not enough to just file papers because in a pinch if
we do not act and do all our board meeting officiating properly we could be
dismissed as a farce of a incorporation.
3) changing the articles of incorporation has to happen in sacramento and
is expensive and slow. it's easier to edit the by laws if possible.
4) we need to make records whenever the board of directors issues
dirctives, however small.
5) if we ever became so attached to the omni that it would break sudo
spiritually or financially to move out then we need to get a formal
contract with omni.
6) the IRS is allergic to nonprofits that use certain words like "tea
party" and surprisingly "open source" because they've been burned by those
7) treasurer does not have heightened financially responsibility than
anyone else on the board.
Make a great day,
Max Klein ‽ http://notconfusing.com/
Firstly, been loving the emails about how to handle critique and how to make meeting better for everyone!
Second, is anyone going to the general strike assembly today at the omni? Would love to get some notes on it! I'll be stuck across the street :/
Lastly, OMNI got hit up by taggers last night, fairly hard. One is sort of pleasing aesthetically but obvi. they all got to get painted over. I can be at OMNI tmrw around noon to paint over it, does anyone know where paint and supplies are kept at the moment?
i'm surprised you're not a member yet! if you're a member you get an
access card to the building and can come into sudoroom any time you want.
you can always call the sudoroom telephone to see if there's anyone there,
On Fri Dec 26th Romy wrote:
Is it open Sunday ? I'd like to photograph and work on the 3D printer if
possible for the upcoming SudoKit project ..
There was discussion at a recent meeting about a possible New Year's Eve party next Wednesday, since it's also the date of the weekly meeting, instead of the meeting. Has anything been decided about this? If so what is the starting time, etc.
Have a funny day.Best to everyone,Ira Brightman
We have been offered a scanning electron microscope. I have accepted and
marc and I will go get it if it's still available.
I don't know if it has a spectral detector for EDS, but I got one at
Urban Ore yesterday for $25, so we can add that functionality if it
doesn't already have it.
this picture was taken with a SEM like the one we're getting:
here is what the machine probably looks like, based on a google search of
Jeol JSM 6400
we can put it on the border / neutral zone between sudoroom and CCL like
the CSAM and tesla coil.
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So, yeah, I can potentially grab a Jeol JSM 6400. You should look at pics. It is fairly large.
Right now it is in Santa Barbara. I don't have a good plan for moving it, or putting it somewhere (hopefully where
people can use it). The company that bought it was told it works when they bought it, but they never tested it. I
should note that I am talking to a few people and I'm hoping one of them works out.
I would need to get it Jan 19-20.
Does this still interest you?