I am compiling an email list of anyone interested in attending Maine Makerspace meetings in Waterville. Right now the physical group has been just 4 people, meeting randomly at my place to play with some basic electronics, go over some Arduino tutorials, etc. However, we do have almost 70 members on our Facebook page so it’s time to get this ball rolling.
The first order of business will be to find a date/time for the first public meeting that works best for a majority of the people interested. I expect the first meeting to be up to a dozen people, but I will have a better idea of the exact number once I start getting an email list compiled.
The goal of the first meeting or two will just be to meet up, get to know each other and our various interests. Maybe discuss what goals we all have for the Maine Makerspace. To discuss who is interested in becoming MMS Officers (Pres, Vice-Pres, Secretary, Treasurer, Board of Directors, etc) and who want to just become members and participate in events, classes, etc.
Just to be up front, Maine Makerspace will have a formal layout. There will be officers (Pres, VP, Board of Directors, Secretary, etc) setup so that we can incorporate as a non-profit down the road, but my goal of the public meetings are to be down to earth and informal. Basically just a bunch of friends meeting up to Make stuff and promote Making. Please note that we are all going to have various interests, from knitting/sewing to art/design, from electronics/robotics to welding/woodworking. You might not even know where your interest lies, but as we grow you will be able to dabble in many projects and see what you are good at, what you enjoy! The first rule, if there are to be any rules.. should be “Have Fun”.
So, if you are interested, please get back to me at email@example.com with your Name & Email. If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, feel free to shoot those over to me as well.