Our motivated group of core members have begun to set up the maker space at Minnesota State College Southeast in Red Wing. Woodworking saws, sanders, and planers are being tested and repaired if necessary. A few workbenches and basic hand tools have also made their way into the shop. Many more pieces of equipment for metal working and electronics are scheduled to arrive within the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the latest updates, and feel free to visit our forums at https://redwingmaker.com/kunena-2016-10-13 for more information.
At the Red Wing Maker monthly meeting last night, February 7th, 2017, the Red Wing Makers discussed member rates and the club have adopted the costs below. These rates will be reviewed once every three months to coincide with other policy reviews. As we start getting close to opening the doors, there are a number of unknowns. We have adopted a three-month review policy to give the club a chance to fine tune our policies to better meet the needs of our members, the community, the club and our sponsors as these unknowns slowly reveal themselves.
Red Wing Makers Member Rates will be as follows:
We are not yet collecting dues yet - this is just another positive step towards opening the doors!
We are looking for someone who would like to receive FREE/DISCOUNTED RW MAKER MEMBERSHIP, receive FREE or discounted classes and various other thank you incentives! While the Lab Manager will be a paid position. We simply do not have the funds to pay for staff adequately.
We are currently thinking about taking a percentage of the club's gross monthly income and splitting that between the total hours the Lab Managers work, and applying club credit for memberships and other paid club events. For example -
The club takes in $1000 in May
Three Lab Managers log a total of 100 hours.
10% is allocated toward Lab Manager pay ($100)
Lab Manager A worked 25 hours in May and would receive $25 plus $25 in club incentives.
Lab Manager B worked 60 Hours in May and would receive $60 plus $60 in club incentives.
Lab Manager C worked 15 hours in May and would receive $15 plus $15 in club incentives.
This is an example only! And will likely change!
• Your schedule should be flexible. You must be willing to come in on short notice from time to time.
• You should have (or interest in learning) knowledge about the tools the Red Wing Maker space offers.
• You need to be able to pass a basic safety competency test.
• You will need to record and maintain member visit, work request, and trouble logs.
• You will be in charge of enforcing safety requirements and help keep the maker space clean.
• Report all violation concerns to the Core Member group.
• You are expected to treat all members equally regardless of age, skill, gender, race, etc.
Above all else, you need to be dependable and have a welcoming presence and attitude. YOU will the primary face of the maker space.
Please review this page from time to time, as things change, we will keep this page updated!
Here is the press release from Minnesota State College Southeast:
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