On June 30,.2021 a board meeting of the SBRWWC was held. Voting members Mark Prose, President; Jeff Hansen, Vice President; Russ Hardy, Treasurer; Scott Saxon, Secretary and Harvey Goldman, Member-at-Large were present. Advisory members Charlie Anderson, Dan Carter, Ed Cheszek and Ron Gustafson were also present. The following matters were discussed:
Russ Hardy updated everyone on the club's finances. We currently have 88 paid members with a bank balance of $8,238. We are still tracking our monthly supply costs and after six months we are spending $327 a month. Additional time is needed to accurately determine monthly costs. The board agreed to designate $4,000 of the club's balance as a reserve to be held in a savings account. The total amount of the reserve and its specific purpose will be determined at a later date.
The CNC machine finances were discussed: The portion of our CNC machine that the club paid for was $3,585. The current debt balance is $503 and the board agreed the debt has been reduced sufficiently to remove the restrictions on the sale of CNC made items. The new policy will be that any project made or enhanced on the CNC machine can be sold and 10% of the sale price will go to the club. This is the same as the policy for any item made and sold by any member of the club. The board also approved a per hour charge for design and machine use for any item made or enhanced for someone who is not certified to use the CNC machine. The charge will be $10 for any member and $20 for any non-member for each hour or portion of an hour used to design and cut a project. Only certified CNC users can operate the CNC machine for any purpose.
The board discussed the purchase of a new edge sander for the shop. A request will be made to the Robson/HOA board to help with the cost of the new machine. Dan Carter will research the available products and prepare a written request for submission in August 2021.
The monitor situation was discussed. It has been difficult to get monitors to fill all available shifts since summer started. A review of shop use revealed some afternoons are not very busy and there was a discussion of closing the shop a few of these afternoons. All monitors are encouraged to perform 12 shifts a year. Monitors who fail to meet the minimum requirements are reminded that they will lose the privilege of working in the shop on monitor only days and the ability to sell products in the front window as well as maintain a storage drawer in the shop. The board decided to not reduce shop hours for the summer but if a shift is not filled the shop will not be open as scheduled. All members need to check the online schedule to confirm a monitor is available when the shop is scheduled to be open.
Five new members took the machine operator's course in June. The machine operators course in available once a month and there has not been any problems scheduling trainers for the classes. The five new members are Mike Moffat, Pam Ryan, John Tedeschi, Jes Chase and Jim Killacke.
The beading craft group is submitting a request to Robson/HOA for funding to build a cabinet. If approved, the shop will teach a cabinet building class using the materials provided by the beading group. No date has been selected as the funds for materials have not been approved.
A replacement hose for the connection between the dust collection motor and dust barrel has been obtained. The torn hose will be replaced soon. All monitors are reminded to be careful when checking the dust barrel or replacing the bag so that the hose is not damaged in the process.
A discussion of the table saws was held. No specific safety issues were mentioned and no additional jigs or accessories were suggested.
The board approved the purchase of electrical extension cords that can be hung above two of the work tables so extension cords do not have to be pulled from the walls and create tripping hazards.
The board approved the purchase of a new parting tool for the lathes. The existing parting tool gets extensive use and has been sharpened so many times it has become difficult to use.
The SBRWWC intends to participate in the annual Art Walk in SBR on October 23 and 24, 2021. The shop will be closed for work on those days so the tables can be used to display craft items for sale. Any member who wants to sell their items or help staff the shop is welcome. The club will collect 10% commission on any sales. More information to follow. Anyone who plans to sell their items should plan to help staff the shop.
The board approved the request of member/monitor David Stark to become the assistant maintenance person to work with Dan Carter to maintain our tools and machines.