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Board Meeting: August 22, 2019

Time & Location

  • Meeting Located at 116 Childress St SW, Knoxville, TN
  • 6:15 PM


Board: Issac Merkle, Jondale Stratton, Tracy Homer, Bryan Howard, Sue Joslin, Billy Huddleston, Sean Simoneau, Andrew Messersmith, Members: Tony B.


  • Say cool things because Billy is not here
  • Sue gave financial update:
    • She also had a shiny new report from paypal saying how much we are bringing in from paypal per month
    • We had 174 members the end of July
    • Sue has found a number of people who were behind on payments so we will deal with those people in a more private setting
  • Tabby has stepped down from the Events Coordinator position (sad) so we need to find a person to head that
    • Ray, Billy, and Xander have been posting events to the calendar.
    • We think the person necessary should be present both on Tuesdays, and online.
    • The responsibilities include being in charge of the calendar, liaising and encouraging people to get classes, and posting things online
  • Linkedin exists, and we have a page there
  • KILLSWITCH is being delayed until spring and we have a probable venue (after signing some legally documents)
  • Andrew gives a codes update
    • The secondary door is almost finished, the first door is a door. We're doing a workday on Saturday for the wall and then inspectors will inspect
  • Issac updates us on the concerning sinkhole in the parking lot
    • As far as we know, the stormwater people have not come out and looked at it
    • Some city people suggested it was a "natural sink hole"
    • Andrew suggested we start a reality tv show around a treasure at the bottom
    • Issac ignored this and kept going with his update
    • Unfortunately there is nothing we can do about it..
    • Sean said it was where IT lived
  • Jondale thinks his lawyer has fled the country
    • Perhaps he is being too nice
    • Issac may know a lawyer or two and is taking over Jondale's failures
  • Rental bay update: Down chairs, up $104
  • Billy is wondering if we are going to ever have a czar meeting, and we maybe should communicate better between the czars and board
    • Sue agrees we should have a czar meeting
  • Sean is talking with Jim from the Makers Council tomorrow
  • Sean also is interested in doing a survey of the members opinions
  • Sean also brought up the idea of having a series of classes in winter around gift-making
  • Sean is full of ideas tonight!
  • This is quickly devolving....
  • Next meeting: Thursday, September 19th, 6:15 pm


  • Unanimously voted to not vote on anything this meeting