Meeting Notes 2013-08-21

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Attendance / Icebreaker

  • Icebreaker: Statement on meat
  • Daniel, Andy, Stephanie, Tom, Chris, Troy, Matt, Jenny, Timon, David K

Announcements (Consent Agenda)

Other announcements:

  • Public School Summer School Week
    • Info Day is on the 31st - Cryptoparty & Mesh Networking
  • Cryptoparty postponed for August 31st! (Info Day)
  • Sunday the 25th, photo gallery day - Local artists exhibiting their work for the first time, scenes from Occupy. Starts at 6pm
  • Artist-in-Residence opportunities at Instructables' new space
  • New Economy Huddle - based on Affinity Groups: Social Justice, Permaculture, Education, Technology, Arts/Media, Travel & Exploration


Old Action Items:

  • Add to the Sudo Room Neighborhood Outreach spreadsheet and take on a few to reach out to:
    • Everyone? Jenny has added! Rabbit added! You should too!
  • 1. Research tax structures [1] 2. [...] 3. Non-Profit! [Danny, Brendan] plus
  • Action Item: Become a California Non-profit Corporation - Brendan proposes this for discussion meeting on August 21st and August 28th. This is to be followed by the August 31st Today I Learned session on hacking the articles of association.
  • Auto-reminder for weekly meetings [Bill, and Nate]
    • group me? *Jenny will ping Bill
  • Make a flier, talking points [Jenny & Juul]
    • Jenny & Juul - copy, Anthony - lettering, Substack - art!
  • Talk to JC re: sudomate funds [Jenny, Ray]


  • Add robots.txt for sudo room (open item for anyone to take on)
  • [Postponed until necessary] Eddan - Reference letter from George
  • git-ify & flow-diagram-ify our articles of association - Brendan
  • Add calendar to Infobot's screensaver [Max]
  • Library - until RPS
  • Catalog - Max

Fiscal Solvency

In this section we review our current financial situation and budget, approve monthly budgets, and discuss any other finance-related issues.

Amendments to the Articles of Association

Conflict Resolution

Discussion Spillover

1. Membership

2. Fundraiser, crowd-funding campaign

  • Check out for example!
  • Hacking Finance and Fiscal Solvency as part of campaign

Fundraiser Brainstorm

  • Figure out goal
      • For the whole floor at an estimated $6500/month, we'd need 109 members paying $60/month
    • Deadline
    • Narrative
      • Cocreate our goal/narrative with the Public School?
    • Image
  • Perks
    • $60/month - membership
    • T-shirts
    • Sudomate
    • 3D-printed whatchamacallits
    • Clay
  • Sponsored memberships
  • Any other sort of sponsorship - corporate for instance, to projects
    • Project-based funding
  • Vision
    • Co-Working
    • Community service of some sort that can be advertised out the front window
  • Roles
    • Connectors
    • Media Help
    • Partners

Action Items

  • Email announcement on solidifying membership and starting a campaign
  • Invite Public School to participate