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Board Meeting: February 23, 2018

Time & Location

  • Meeting Located at 116 Childress St SW, Knoxville, TN
  • 7:00 PM


Board: Doug Laney, Tracy Homer, Issac Merkle, Jondale Stratton, Bryan Howard, James Broyles, Laurie Kay

Members: Andrew Messersmith


  • Went over last month's meeting minutes
  • Reviewed financial status, as painlessly as possible
  • Went over Board todo list
  • Discussed upcoming grant opportunities
    • Letter of Intent submitted to East Tennessee Foundation - will hear back April 2nd
    • Application submitted to City of Knoxville
    • Bailey Opportunity Grant - this might be our last year to apply due to Annual Gross Revenue (application due March 18)
  • Discussed having a standard "kit" for doing outside events
  • Doug told us not to have a Knox Makers booth at the local Nazi rally
  • Talked about Killswitch and how best to proceed with repairs and competition
  • Issac said that Killswitch without competition would be a "fucking Gallagher show" and that crushing watermelons is sad
  • Discussed whether things like metal or woodworking filters should be paid for out of the general budget or the zone budgets
  • Briefly mentioned membership subsidies to zones and whether to segregate the metal zone into smaller zones
  • Bathroom break!
  • Laurie will eat weird things for money
  • Jondale updated us on updating the legal documents - with handouts!
    • Still needed: Membership Agreement, Leased space agreement, waivers for minors, media release
    • Can we have a TL;DR for our documents?

People that Doug shot with the marshmallow gun

  • James
  • Tracy
  • Issac
  • James again


  • Andrew's member vote was up, so we awkwardly voted for him in front of him