I mentioned in my last monthly update that I’m going to start enforcing the cause requirements as described in our causes policy. What does this mean? As of February 1, I will start suspending access to cause funds if they have not met their obligat ions each month. If a cause funding has been suspended, I will not process purchases or reimbursements for that cause (even for consumables).
My interpretation of the contributions required is as follows:
" 1. One event or class per calendar month" - Each cause must have run a publicly accessible class or event in the current or previous month. This does not have to be a cause sanctioned/organised event. Inductions do not count towards this.
" 2. Obligation to ‘own’ a physical area of the hackerspace and be responsible for its upkeep and appearance." - Each cause area must be clean and tidy, and most tools and machines must be in good working order.
I don’t enjoy doing this but it’s vital for HSBNE’s long term survival that causes start running more classes/events to help boost community and member engagement. It’s also important that causes maintain their areas, tools, and machinery to help improve the safety and usability of HSBNE.
If you don’t want your cause to lose access to funding, feel free to organise your own event or class for that cause. Put together a plan, including date/times, costs, photo, title, and description then email it to the exec. We can post it on eventbrite and Facebook for you.