From: Lisa Thierbach <lisa.thierb...@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:27:21 -0400
Local: Thurs, Oct 25 2012 2:27 pm
Subject: Re: [AllHandsActive] [AHA! Shop members] You can call this the AHA Board DEBATE of 2012!
I agree the back room is the right place for them, I just think people who come down and express interest in making things should be herded into the back room (in a non-threatening way, of course) and shown the stuff. It might also be nice to have a small scale model of the equipment along with some examples of what can be made right on the front counter/display case. Also, during public hours, if the monitors aren't being used for gaming, have a video loop showing the games, and any videos/pictures you have of people making stuff, playing could create more interest. I'd also like to see anyone who comes down get a business card thing. I don't think actual business cards or pamphlets would work because they cost money, and it should be something that is made.
I was thinking of using scrape material to make something like:
Or anything else with AHA website on it that people might actually be able to play with.
On Oct 25, 2012, at 2:08 PM, Dana Nelson <heibai...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Ok, cool. Part of that is due to noise it produces and the disruptions it would cause to gamers and others trying to focus. They get loud :)
> On Oct 25, 2012 2:05 PM, "Lisa Thierbach" <lisa.thierb...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Oct 25, 2012, at 2:00 PM, Dana Nelson <heibai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sexist maker equipment? Did something happen and I don't know about it?
>> On Oct 25, 2012 1:58 PM, "Lisa Thierbach" <lisa.thierb...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have some ideas on what could make the "showing people around" thing work a bit better based on my observations. I don't think it helps that the sexist maker equipment is hidden in the back. I think the people working behind the counter need some more tools and guidance to get the excitement up.
>> BTW, no excuse for showing disrespect for anyone. Better not do that around me or I'll pull the mom card on you.
>> On Oct 25, 2012, at 9:31 AM, Dana Nelson <heibai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Also, the people working shift are supposed to be greeting people and showing them around, giving AHA a more friendly appearance. If they aren't doing their job, tell them. You pay membership, you are their boss.
>>> On Thu, Oct 25, 2012 at 9:29 AM, Dana Nelson <heibai...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> And before I start, I will warn that this may sound rant like. I am very passionate about this question, as I see it as an emergency that we need to be stepping up and doing something about NOW. Everyone that boasts to other people about how they are members, how they are part of the community, and yet only come down here on build nights to socialize, this question is for you. We are sinking, how are you helping to keep us afloat?
>>> I am working on developing curriculum and schedules for local schools to be able to come down to AHA for field trips. Theoretically, this could make us $150 for 3-4 hours of work during hours in which the space isn't being utilized. We already have a teacher interested, which could lead to a whole school, which could lead to about 5 classrooms. Once ideas are settled and implemented though, we could send this to other schools.
>>> Another plan, which I am working on a couple different options and will bring to the board as soon as we know who the new board is, if we are struggling to pay our bills, why do we still have so many free members working in exchange for a membership. While this is awesome that we do this, we can't really afford to. The members working behind the counter are an exception to this, I think, as it's extremely difficult to get people to work a shift. I work shift, and work a lot doing other things, and ya know what? I'm still paying my membership this month because I know that my community is suffering.
>>> One thing people are forgetting, 1/3 of our income is made up from the gaming portion of All Hands Active!!! Even with this fact, I continually hear comments about how "They're just gamers." and so on. It's no secret that over the past few years, the gaming side has gone down a bit, but I've heard and know people that have flat out said, "I stopped coming back to Ops because of the AHA people." We all need to be more respectful as far as noise go and need to make an effort to think about what they want from the organization.
>>> On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 10:51 PM, Lisa Thierbach <lis...@me.com> wrote:
>>> On Oct 24, 2012, at 10:00 PM, N Y <nymis...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> > Good question! We have a very small window here, so I wanted to focus on
>>> > More in the big picture (but we can start now), I would like to
>>> > There are a few other ideas I can bring to the table, but I would also
>>> > As an aside: another thing I really would want to focus on this term is
>>> > -- Nate Y.
>>> > On 10/24/2012 07:46 PM, Dana Nelson wrote:
>>> >> If you are elected to the AHA board, what will you do to help your favorite
>>> >> I think this is just as important as the national deficit in our little
>>> >> As for me asking this in an open forum, I think all of the AHA members
>>> >> So, get to it candidates, I'll share mine when I know I won't be the only
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