2015 Annual Meeting

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  • Date: 2015 June 20
  • Time: 04:30pm

President's Report

June 2014 June 2015 Change  % Change
Facebook fans 700 1305 +605 +86.43%
Twitter followers 260 698 +438 +168.46%
Square footage ~3,000 ~8,700 +5,700 +190.00%
Active members 25 111 +86 +344.00%
  • Events
    • 20 Workshops
    • 17 other events (Off the grid, Arduino Day, Pi Day, Halloween challenge, Arts Festival, Expos, outreach activities, etc)
    • 26 Open Hack Nights
    • 12 devICT Monthly Talks + hackathons, social events, etc)
  • Other Activities
    • $123,200.00 Grant money (WCF, Knight Foundation, Tormach, John, Vanessa, April)
    • Featured on Instructables front page (Barb, Jess, Jens, James L, Stephan)
    • Launched Meetup.com (Seth, Gina, Mike)
    • Started a monthly newsletter (391 Subscribers!)
    • Joined with devICT (Seth, Jacob)
    • Electronic Door (Tom, Christian, Dustin)
    • ArtDOG (WCF, April, Dustin, Jess)
    • Benevolent dictator appointments (term: 1 year)
      • James Seymour, Electronics
      • Gavin Rondeau, Metal shop
      • Mike Hutton, Woodshop
      • Jess Bechtelheimer, Studio Arts
      • Bryan Barr / James Lancaster, Fab lab/3D printing
  • Accolades
    • Front page of the Eagle - twice! (Roy Wenzl)
    • Wichita Business Journal (Emily Behlmann)
    • KMUW story (Abigail Johnson)
    • Midwest Digest Podcast (Blake Hamilton)
  • Contributors of the year
    • Mike Hutton and Burt Unruh for all of their hard work and knowledge in building out the shop area.
    • Dustin Richey for his work in developing our sustainability plan and all of the hours he has spent in our new home.
    • April Richey for her contributions to our fundraising goals and organizing our Grand Open House event for ArtDOG
    • Curt Gridley and his family for the generous support of MakeICT.


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Treasurer's Report

  • Budget and income


Matters for discussion and voting

Budget approval

Proposed budget for remainder of 2015


Bylaw Changes

Click here to review the current bylaws

  • Question 1: Should program directors be given a vote on the board? This will include existing program directors (Seth Etter for devICT and Tom McGuire for the Makerspace), as well as future program directors when such entities are created. Please vote for one of these three options regarding Article V, Section I of the bylaws:
    • Option A (no changes):
      • The board of directors shall consist of the four Officers as defined in Article IV and two at-large directors, all of whom are considered directors for the purposes of this article. All directors must be voting members of the corporation. Each director shall serve from the time of their election at the annual meeting until the following annual meeting (1 year). ‍No member may serve more than 3 consecutive terms‍ on the board of directors. No director may be compensated for their service as a board member, though the corporation may provide insurance and indemnity for board members as allowed by law.
    • Option B (program directors have a vote, and individuals with multiple board positions will have one vote per position held):
      • The board of directors shall consist of the four elected Officers as defined in Article IV, two elected at-large directors, and board-appointed program directors, all of whom are considered directors for the purposes of this article. All directors must be voting members of the corporation. Each director shall serve from the time of their election at the annual meeting until the following annual meeting (1 year). ‍No elected director may serve more than 3 consecutive terms‍ on the board of directors. No director may be compensated for their service as a board member, though the corporation may provide insurance and indemnity for board members as allowed by law. Each role on the board of directors will have one vote in board decisions.
    • Option C (program directors have a vote, and individuals will have only one vote, regardless of the number of positions held):
      • The board of directors shall consist of the four elected Officers as defined in Article IV, two elected at-large directors, and board-appointed program directors, all of whom are considered directors for the purposes of this article. All directors must be voting members of the corporation. Each director shall serve from the time of their election at the annual meeting until the following annual meeting (1 year). ‍No elected director may serve more than 3 consecutive terms‍ on the board of directors. No director may be compensated for their service as a board member, though the corporation may provide insurance and indemnity for board members as allowed by law. Each person on the board of directors can only fill one position, and each director will have only one vote in board decisions.
  • Question 2: Should the board have the ability to appoint new board members outside of the election cycle to fill vacant positions? Please vote "yes" or "no" to appending this to Article V, Section III of the bylaws.
    • In the case of a vacancy on the board, the remainder of the board has the right to appoint an interim member or to hold a special election to elect an interim member to fill the position for the remainder of the term.


Election of the board