5/28/2024 Meeting at the Watershed

4/30/2024 Meeting at the Watershed

3/26/2024 Meeting at the Watershed

2/27/2024 Meeting at the Hillsdale Library

1/23/2024 Zoom Meeting

11/28/2023 Zoom Meeting

10/24/2023 Lucky Lab SW / Zoom Meeting

9/26/2023 Lucky Lab SW / Zoom Meeting

8/22/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

7/25/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

6/21/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

5/23/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

4/25/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

3/21/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

2/21/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

1/24/2023 Zoom Online Meeting

12/13/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

11/15/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

10/25/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

8/23/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

6/21/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

5/24/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

3/22/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

2/22/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

1/25/2022 Zoom Online Meeting

11/23/2021 Zoom Online Meeting

10/26/2021 Zoom Online Meeting

9/21/2021 Zoom Online Meeting

8/24/2021 Gabriel Park Meeting

7/20/2021 Gabriel Park Meeting

6/8/2021 Zoom Meeting

4/27/2021 Zoom Meeting

3/12/2020 Meeting at the Hillsdale Library

2/18/2020 Meeting at the Capitol Hill Library

1/21/2020 Meeting at the Hillsdale Library

11/26/2019 Meeting at the Hillsdale Library

10/21/2019 Meeting at the Capitol Hill Library

9/19/2019 Meeting at the Hillsdale Library

8/20/2019 Meeting at the Capitol Hill Library

7/16/2019 Meeting at the Hillsdale Library

6/25/2019 Meeting at the Capitol Hill Library

6/10/2019 Meeting with Commissioner Hardesty

5/21/2019 Meeting at the Watershed

4/23/2019 Meeting at the Watershed

4/1/2019 All Portland Tool Libraries Meeting at NEPTL

3/26/2019 Meeting at the Hillsdale Library

3/12/2019 Meeting at the Watershed

2/19/2019 Meeting at Lucky Lab SW

1/15/2019 Meeting at Lucky Lab SW

11/24/2018 tour of NPTL and discussion with Marci

10/20/2018 tour of Green Lents Tool Library

10/14/2018 tour of NEPTL and discussion with Chris Hertel

10/8/2018 Meeting at Lucky Lab SW

Attendees (5):
 Troy Brown and Julie Stewart had been members of NEPTL
 Last SW effort failed due to high liability insurance cost
 Julie knows contacts for https://www.facebook.com/SouthwestToolLibrary/
 Discussed SWNI Gabriel Park tool loan charter

Boundaries:
 Name: SW Portland Tool Library
 Allow: NW/S/Downtown Portland to also checkout tools
 Also: unincorporated area to W of Portland if no issues with constraining
  to Portland/Multnomah boundaries
 Far SW Portland Tool Library (Julie) may overlap, but also serve suburb users

Locations discussed (Space is key to other decisions):
 Woodworkers Guild - no per Denis Brown
 Garden Home Rec Center - no per Julie
 Lutheran church - Rex Bosse will inquire
 Hillsdale CC - Jason Bergstrom will inquire
 Sears Armory / NET - Jason will inquire
 Safeway on BHH - this was a stretch, and no current plan to follow up

Hours:
 Saturday and one other weeknight
 Would be nice to have longer Friday night to Sunday opening, but needs volunteers

501c(3) setup:
 Noted that prior to the meeting Don Baack offered possible temporary use
  of the SW Trails org (pending proposal/board approval) to bootstrap
  SW Tools library (further discussion expected - Don could not make this
  meeting)
 Rex may know a lawyer to review org setup

Finance
 "suggested donation" for membership important to nonprofit status
 Much of non-org costs will depend on space (insurance/utilities)
 Grants to bootstrap were not sought for other Portland libraries, but NPTL
  did get grants to build a dedicated annex

Consumables
 Discussion on options, handy to make some available, but need to set cost
 Cheap safety gear (glasses, masks, gloves?)

Poll for tools - Jason to review options

Sponsors (possible):
 Aboy
 Parr Lumber
 Other (non-tool) businesses (Lucky Lab?)
 Julie asked Orchard Supply Hardware about donations (no)

Software:
 http://www.toollibrarian.com/ share portion of $71 hosting cost, Jason has
 longer term concerns about software maintenance 
  No tool reservations in the software
  Rex mentioned Seattle allows 2hr reservations

Outreach:
 Southwest Connection
 Farmer's Market
 Julie will forward list of users in SW proposed area

Call with Robert Bowles of NEPTL board:
Will send us insurance info and bylaws
Only became stand-alone 501c(3) in recent year, originally sponsored by
neighborhood association and under insurance of host (church)
Current board size is 10-12, started with 7-8. Working board (NPTL is not)
Budget is fuzzy: rent, 10hr/wk employee, annual filings and insurance
15K estimated over lifetime of library, mostly in membership donations/late fees
Sponsors not significant contributions (Parr at-cost tools)
Initially had volunteers commit to 1 shift per month for a year
Volunteer experience varies, some have no tool experience
The 10hr a week employee is responsible for finding volunteers
The Portland Tool libraries meet up once per year
Consumables - limited, suggested donation of $1, but saw would have a blade
No interest in inter-library tool exchange, because of recovery challenges
Limited tool loss, more commonly broken
Accept volunteers from outside of area
Green Lents has a lease in a city-owned building
Indicated that NET is interested in having access (keys) to tool libraries
Robert would come to a future meeting for discussions