Anybody is free to visit the MAG Lab any time that the space is open. Many of our members are
We reserve the right to refuse service and entry for whatever reason. If there's a chance that a visitor's behavior might jeopardize safety or pose a risk, we'll ask them to leave. There are adverse consequences to disregarding common sense, especially when the machines are active.
Heavy machinery and other dangerous equipment like the welder require special permission to operate. There's a safety test and you must demonstrate that you can follow basic procedures to the section lead. This avoids potential accidents that harm yourself or damage the equipment.
Most of our members pay using the PayPal subscription link. Some members pay in cash, usually during one of the weekly Tuesday business meetings.
Keyholders get a key to the space. That comes with additional responsibilities, the most important of which is locking up the space when they leave.
Because of the additional responsibility, we ask that prospective keyholders try out the space for a month or two as a General Member before asking for keyed. Keyholders are vetted and must officially be accepted to be keyed during a Tuesday business meeting. It comes to a vote and always passes (or should). As long as they're not disrespectful to other members or did something alarming, there's no reason why anyone would disagree.
You don't absolutely have to, but it would be nice if you kept the doors open while you're at the space so that General Members can use it.
This is the cream of the crop folks! Officers are Keyholder Members that have the responsibility to administrate and manage business affairs of Makers, Artists and Gadgeteers, Inc.
Officers work on a volunteer basis. They manage income, pay the bills and maintain the space. It's a tough job.
There are a limited number of officer positions that are voted on during the Annual Meeting (usually in or around September). Special positions are the President, Secretary and Treasurer. A few other officers help these three do their job.
As part of our by laws, all officers must also be Keyholders and serve an annual term until the next annual meeting. We try to maintain an odd number of officers for voting purposes.
There is a special General Member position called the Curator. It provides a key at General Member pricing in exchange for keeping the space open for extra hours in the week.
The Curator changes every once in a while if a new General Member wants to take up the position. If interested, please attend a Tuesday business meeting and ask about it.
Sign ups and applications will be posted when a new selection round begins.
All members will have an account created in our Members Section to manage billing history and basic contact information.
The following are plans for the future concerning membership. They may or may not be implemented: