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Board Meeting: July 17th, 2020

Time & Location

  • Meeting Located virtually on Big Blue Button
  • 2:00 PM


Board: Issac Merkle, Tracy Homer, Bryan Howard, Suzannah Alexander, Sean Simoneau, Sue Joslin, Billy Huddleston


  • Treasurer update
    • Everything seems good - a few revenues from Electronics and Hospitality - a few classes
    • No extra expenses
  • Membership update - currently at 187
    • Went through delinquent trial members and will delete them
  • We passed final inspection for the Blacksmithing Building! YAY!
  • Discussed our Covid status
    • People are masked up
    • Will Knoxville move back to Phase I?
    • If so what do we do?
  • Sue put our logo on some of the masks she has made - can we give them out to the public and how do we do that?
  • What is the bigger picture question about putting our logo and giving out or selling swag?
  • How do we get more people to share, or get different share content?
    • Educational bits? Lightning talks?
    • Could we have at least two presenters? Would that make people more comfortable?
    • Maybe we just email random celebrities to ask them to show things they've made
  • Our 10 year anniversary is in a few weeks - how can we celebrate?
    • We can't.... (sad trombone)
    • Let's do it next year I guess


  • Voted against Covid in general. It is universally hated.
  • Voted to move KILLSWITCH to April 2021