The situation around the current pandemic is continually evolving and the well-being of our members and community is our priority. As the Government and local business begin re-opening for business, and keeping safety and health in mind, we would like to announce the following changes to our current COVID-19 protocols:
As of Monday, June 15, 2020, the space will once again be open to the public. Hack nights are back on and guests are welcome as long as social/physical distancing practices are followed.
We’re limiting the number of people allowed in the space at one time to help maintain social distancing recommendations. If you do have a project you would like to work on, please coordinate with other members to limit the number of people in the space at one time to 15. Please be respectful of each other’s time and space, keep a distance of 2m between yourself and other members.
We have signs up around the space describing how to appropriately wash your hands and have kleenex and sanitizer available. Please use the available resources and keep yourself and others safe.
If You Have Symptoms
Please do not enter the space, go home and practice self-isolation.
Workshops are back on with some restrictions to allow for social distancing practices. Please check back for upcoming workshops!
At our AGM in March, we gave our vision for growth for this fiscal year. Little did we know that a few short days later the world would come to a grinding halt and stay that way for months. While we haven’t been able to pursue any growth, we were able to stay in limited operation and remain in a safe financial position. Our sincere thanks to all of you who have continued your membership throughout this difficult time. It is because of you that we will continue to have a makerspace as we emerge from the pandemic restrictions.
Thank you to everyone who came out for our Annual General Meeting. This was our largest turnout ever. (People kept arriving after we started, too, so the minutes don’t actually reflect the final number.)
The revisions to the bylaws were passed as proposed. This will bring our bylaws better in line with how we have actually been operating for years.
Our new board was elected. John Tumbach, Albert La, James Cooper, and Scott Walde all stood for re-election. New this year, Andrew Wright was nominated. All five candidates were elected unanimously.
Since we failed to do anything special on the 6 year anniversary of our incorporation, (Some of our members had other plans that night — I don’t understand their priorities.) we decided to recognise it a month late. Cake was eaten.
It’s the second Tuesday of the month and you know what that means: monthly meeting time!
We will be meeting at Techworks at 509A Gray Ave. at 7PM on June 10th. We request all members to please attend our monthly update and discussion. Visitors are also welcome to join us to learn more about the space and meet the other members.
It’s that time of year again… join us at the space (509A Gray Ave) on March 11th at 7PM for our third AGM. We’ll take a quick look back at the past year, get an update on the organization’s financials, vote in the Board of Directors, and more.
Actual board member titles are TBD (these are decided amongst the board members) but should be announced shortly.
Another noteworthy tidbit is that a bylaw change was passed to lower the number of people required for quorum. This was previously “the lesser of 12 people or 50% membership” and is now “the lesser of 10 people or 50% membership.”
Finally, we discussed a variety of workshops that we’re going to be looking to hold in the near future. These include CAD/CAM (SolidWorks/Aspire), PCB manufacturing, casting & molding & arduino. Stay tuned for specific dates.