October Newsletter

Posted: October 24, 2017 6:40 pm
Can you, right now, invite at least ten facebook friends to our Annual Benefit MakeICT Art Auction this Friday from 6-10PM?

The items are set out and look amazing! Furniture, sculptures, wall art, gifts, lamps, metalwork and more – the diversity of talent displayed for this event is so impressive we can’t wait for Wichita to see what we can do! The money raised will go to buy new tools for our non-profit makerspace. If inviting friends is all you do and then you zone out and skip the rest of this newsletter, I’ll forgive you.

But in case you’re still in, of course there’s always more going on…

Halloween Party

Our Halloween Party on Monday October 30th will be a spooky blast. Wear a costume and bring a scary snack. Facebook event | Halloween contest guidelines

Demographics Survey

Active members: We need more information about you for grants, proposals, and community outreach – more that just a name and email. It’s not the most exciting survey but it’s very important to us. Please spend some time this week to help us collect basic demographics about who we’re reaching by taking this survey.

Volunteers needed!

We need help staffing our art auction October 27th, Bartlett Ecofest bike generators on Sunday October 29th, table at the Wichita Alternative Gifts Market on November 11th, setup for the halloween party, and there are lots of “constant” volunteer opportunities around the space. Volunteering is a great way to get to know your fellow makers. We now have one signup form that will change throughout the year to sign up for what’s available: http://bit.ly/makeict15

Tallgrass awards

A huge thanks to Curt Gridley, David Springs, Susan de Wit, and Jeremiah Burian for creating awards for this year’s Tallgrass Film Festival! Thanks to their efforts MakeICT was a community sponsor for a fantastic movie: Dave Made A Maze. The movie was funny, creative, artistic and perfect for us to sponsor.

We could host a conference!

The enormous and wonderful Nation of Makers wants to have their first conference, and when it comes to possible host cities, they are thinking very seriously of Wichita Kansas! This would be huge for us. To help out with the bid committee fill out our volunteer form.

Reach out

As always, I’d love to hear from you about how MakeICT is going – kim@makeict.org. If you’re a new member, wondering what to do first, I am happy to help you. We were all new once!  Let’s help each other grow so our organization can keep serving Wichita as the treasure that we are.