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Jon Lesser

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Jul 17, 2009, 5:53:49 PM7/17/09
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So now that we are officially incorporated, we need to have an
official organizational meeting. This will have to be a somewhat
formal meeting because things decided at the meeting will have legal
implications. We're all more excited to get into the space and start
creating, but we need to get this stuff out of the way.

I'll mail out an agenda before the meeting this time, but at high
level, what we need to do is: officially confer membership on people,
ratify the bylaws, and elect officers.

The first step is to figure out a time on Thursday, Friday, or
Saturday and a place. A Saturday brunch meeting, say 11am to 1pm
sounds pretty good to me (I'd bring the cereal, cantaloupe, and
coffee), but I'm very flexibility. For a place, we need someplace
quiet and accessible.

Options:
- Conference room at ETC (http://bit.ly/PNh6L). I haven't been there,
but I hear it's available and free
- Poe room at Enoch Pratt (http://bit.ly/2iZ9t). Free for non-profits
for upto 4 hours.
- MICA (113 North Ave.) Quiet and nice, but public access is not the best.
- 2640?

Thoughts?
-Jon

ps. People have been asking about how to pay dues. An online option is
in the works. Details for paying by check or cash coming soon.

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Patrick Roanhouse - Plan8

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Jul 17, 2009, 6:19:46 PM7/17/09
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I vote ETC.

Plenty of parking in the parking garage after 5:00pm on the weekdays
and free on the weekends. The room is quite nice and large and we can
do presentations easily. Also there are plenty of little spots for us
to get drinks or food or what ever if need be. Question though are you
talking about this saturday or next saturday? Because this Saturday
will be insane to get anywhere in Baltimore because of Otakon and
Artscape.

Jon Lesser

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Jul 17, 2009, 6:37:12 PM7/17/09
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I'm talking next Thursday, Friday, or Saturday. (July 23rd, 24th, or 25th).

What does one need to do to reserve the ETC room? Is there any cost?

-Jon
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Sepideh Miller

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Jul 17, 2009, 6:39:13 PM7/17/09
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I can do Friday and possibly Thursday, but I am out of town on Saturday. 

Patrick Roanhouse - Plan8

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Jul 17, 2009, 6:40:18 PM7/17/09
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I'm good for Friday or Saturday

Steven Stowell

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Jul 18, 2009, 9:49:31 AM7/18/09
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Thurs-Fri after 7:00
Saturday earlyish
SS

Steven Stowell

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Jul 18, 2009, 2:25:49 PM7/18/09
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Sorry, take back Saturday.  I can only meet Thursday or Friday after 5.
Steve

Matthew Forr

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Jul 18, 2009, 2:38:24 PM7/18/09
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Whenever is good for me. 

-Matthew Forr

Kelly Egan

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Jul 18, 2009, 2:42:51 PM7/18/09
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I vote Friday.

Mark Huson

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Jul 18, 2009, 2:47:37 PM7/18/09
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I'm free when ever as well.

patrick roanhouse - plan8

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Jul 18, 2009, 3:58:12 PM7/18/09
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I vote friday as well thursday I'm busy at bmore hackers at etc
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Jon Lesser

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Jul 19, 2009, 12:41:01 PM7/19/09
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OK. Friday evening it is. I'll look into reserving the ETC space.

-Jon
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Alan Grover

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Jul 20, 2009, 6:58:37 AM7/20/09
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Ask me to reserve the ETC. room. Free.

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Jon Lesser

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Jul 21, 2009, 6:07:19 PM7/21/09
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Alan reserved the ETC conference room (with a projector) for 7pm to
9pm this Friday, the 24th.

The address is 2400 Boston St. Alan says, "The entrance is a bit hard
to find, it says 'ETC' in a very subdued way. Here it's marked exactly
with green arrow: http://bit.ly/EE2vD "

We will try to move through the bureaucratic parts as efficiently as
possible so we have some time to talk about fun things. I'll send an
agenda out tomorrow and bring some fluid refreshment on Friday. This
would also be a great time to bring a check for August dues.

-Jon

On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 12:12 PM, Alan Grover<awgr...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes, 2400 Boston St.
>
> The entrance is a bit hard to find, it says "ETC" in a very subdued way.
> Here it's marked exactly:
>
> http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=39.2815327,-76.58078&sll=39.281168,-76.580812&sspn=0.003704,0.005515&ie=UTF8&ll=39.281633,-76.580651&spn=0.003704,0.005515&t=h&z=17
>
>
> Jon Lesser wrote:
>> Excellent! This is the ETC in Canton, right?
>>
>>
>> On Tue, Jul 21, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Alan Grover<awgr...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> We are confirmed. W/projector.
>>>
>>> ETC Main Conference Room.
>>> 24 July, 7pm to 9pm
>>> External doors lock at 8pm
>>>
>>> Jon Lesser wrote:
>>>> Hey Alan,
>>>>
>>>> Can you reserve the conference room between 7pm and 9pm on Friday the
>>>> 24th? Is there a projector in the room?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks,
>>>> Jon

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Jon Lesser

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Jul 23, 2009, 11:46:18 AM7/23/09
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Here is an agenda for the meeting on Friday at 7pm in the ETC (2400 Boston St.).
http://wiki.baltimorenode.org/index.php?title=2009-07-24_Meeting_Notes#Agenda

Also, the donation box is now live on baltimorenode.org. You can pay
dues online with this box or bring cash or check (made out to
"Baltimore Node") to the meeting on Friday.

-Jon

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Adam D Bachman

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Jul 23, 2009, 11:59:05 AM7/23/09
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If you're paying your dues or donating online, add a couple bucks to cover the google checkout fee (I think the exact number is something like $0.30, plus %2.9 or $1.75 for a $50 transaction -- http://checkout.google.com/seller/fees.html). Otherwise a check is preferred. We only ask for this consideration since we have no profit worked into our rates, so every penny counts.


- Adam
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