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Our next General meeting will be on TUESDAY, September 29th from 6:30pm – 8pm in the SEFCU Community room at the new TVCOG! This is going to be a fun and important meeting, so please plan to attend! It will be fun because we’ll have highlights from Maker Faire NYC. It will be important because we’re holding a Board of Directors Special Election to fill a board seat vacancy. This means we need QUORUM, but thanks to the recent meeting, we only need 20% of the voting members. Still, if you can make it, please do, and if you can’t, please arrange for a proxy.

LAST CHANCE – The Introduction to TIG Welding class by Bob Bownes is tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 19th) from 10am – 2pm. This is a members-only class and is limited to 6 students, please register in advance through http://bit.ly/1Yl17Ze

ZERO TO MAKER: Sunday, Sept 20th – 10am – 2pm. This our big event to get training to new members! Please spread the word about this event, and if you’re a new member, this is where you’ll get the safety training, and learn how to work with the 3D printers, laser cutter and more! Details at: http://www.tvcog.net/index.php/my-calendar/?mc_id=48 

WORK PARTY – We continue to peck away at adding capabilities to the new space at the Q and moving old stuff out of the old TVCOG. Tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 19th) from 1pm – 5pm we will have a work party to (hopefully) accomplish the following tasks:

  • Setup tools on individual woodworking stations
  • Move vinyl curtains from old COG to cover the entrance to the wood shop as a dust barrier
  • Install the board room table in the board room on its table legs and move the board room chairs into place
  • Hang whiteboard in the board room / conference room.
  • Bring cubicle walls from the Super-Sekrit Storage facility to establish a temporary COG office 
  • Set up the card printer and COG admin computer so we can make RFID cards at Zero to Maker on Sunday
  • Move the projector from the old space to the SEFCU Community Room
  • Setup QR Code station to provide members with the lock-box code to open the doors while we wait for the RFID readers to be installed
  • Setup user storage areas (involves picking up the shelving from HD, setting them up, etc).
  • Anything else we see as an area of high need!
  • If you can’t make it for the work party, but can come earlier, let Tom Tongue (president@techvalleycenterofgravity.com) know and he can provide suggestions for single person activities that will be a great help!

Just a reminder, if you have not already checked out our new discussion system (Discourse), you’ve missed our deliberations on the new laser cutter, CNC Router and 3D printer. Please check it out at: 

       http://discourse.tvcog.net/

To sign in, you can use your Google ID, so there is no separate sign-in process! SUPER EASY. Please join us and give comments on how we can use this tool to share information and facilitate a continuous discussion about the life and growth of our community.

–Tom