May 12/2021 Annual Meeting

May 12 – Annual General Meeting Notes/Minutes:
Stephen Churchill, LUG President chaired the meeting.

  • Annual Report presented
    -COVID-19 remains an impact on our in-person events, our online presence and participation is strong.
    -Membership is up in 2021, active members up as well
    -plans are in place to move some events to in-person as conditions permit
  • Financial Report (prepared by Geoff Stevens)
    -After expenditures, LUG still has cash-in hand
    -recycling continues to support the activities of the group, need to keep those bottles coming in!
  • Election of LAN Ambassador:
    -@Matthew Zwicker elected by acclimation – good job, Matt, we look forward to 2 more years of you in this role!
  • Changes to Draws:
    -We will be drawing for a second, small set on every challenge and points draw
    -Motioned by AH: Clarity on point reset for small sets.
    -Chair proposes second set WILL reset points for smaller challenge sets, will NOT reset points for larger Points-draw sets. -Call for opposition – none, motion passes
    -Motion by MW: Clarity on point reset for inactivity, if FB posts count as “active”
    -Chair/President clarifies that not all activity that can be measured is being used for “active” and there is some leeway
  • Call for website articles
    -Discussion over what is appropriate
    -Consensus reached: Write what you like, as long as it is LEGO related we will not impose limits/restrictions right now, may reserve the right to do so in the future
  • Upcoming Events:
    -Exec to organize another Parts draft for outdoors when weather warms up – event to be held at Bricks and Minifigs parking lot
    -invited to AvExpo, need to wait and see
    -CG proposes using Geo Center or Botanical gardens as locations for events
    -BAG proposes community center (sorry, missed exact location due to cross-talk)
    -Much discussion over these venues, consensus is “wait and see, but sounds promising”

Joining a Baseplate to a Regular Plate

Technique submitted by Chris Mitchell

Here’s a problem a lot of city builders have – baseplate are not “in system” and so they don’t line up. Chris Mitchell has submitted this great technique to get things to align.

These are the parts you will need. I used all different colours so that it is easier to see the build:

Continue reading “Joining a Baseplate to a Regular Plate”

2021 LUGBulk Update

We’ve uploaded a new page containing information and a timeline for the 2021 LUGBulk program.


https://newfoundlug.ca/about-newfoundlug/lugbulk-2021-program/

Remember this is only open to members of NewfoundLUG – have you filled in the survey yet?

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScqbYKNqIigB4K9IeY8huPcnzVcTDJqY5zGON-0KmgqXPnZ-Q/viewform?fbclid=IwAR2Lhg5gufVgL0-myNRG-VyW8BZ5Dr-s3WB6FUur_WsCrssrV1BxhVD7cXc

Teleconference Annual Meeting – Wednesday, May 6th.

If you want to attend, please reach out by email to newfoundlugATgmailDOTcom, and I will make sure you have an invite. We will be using WebEx for the meeting.

Agenda

  • Election of Officers
  • Annual Report
  • draw for “useful item” build prize
  • draw for attendance prize
  • Going forward as a group during physical distancing.
  • LUGBulk and LAN update

Some tips for the teleconference:

  • headphones help
  • Please turn on your webcam if you have one – seeing faces makes a HUGE difference!
  • If you can’t use a computer, there is a toll-free dial-in number.
  • I will try to broadcast my end on Facebook as well, but it’s going to be hard to follow comments there
  • if you want to count as “attended” you will need to conference in.

Upcoming Events

Hi all!

Well, it sure is an unprecedented time in history right now. While we are all self-isolating, there’s still stuff to do!

On May 6th, 2020 at 6pm, NewfoundLUG will hold its Annual General Meeting. We will be electing the Executive for the next two years, and taking care of any business that needs the voice of the membership.

That meeting will be telepresence meeting – the specific technology has yet to be determined. If you can’t attend, please consider a voting proxy, someone you trust who will submit a vote for you on any discussion topics. Ensure your voice is heard!

To ensure you are notified of how the meeting will be conducted, look on Facebook or email newfoundlug-AT-gmail-DOT-com to let us know you are interested.

As well, we are going to be running a series of small, themed builds with a draw for a set. Stay tuned for those, or check us out on Facebook for more news and discussion!

Meeting, March 5th and other events!

We will be having a club meeting on March 5th, 7pm at Bricks and Minifigures.

This is going to be some administration – Agenda:

  • New sets from LEGO for activity support
  • Planning for a part draft for some of these sets (see below)
  • Ideas for a major project for 2020?
  • Timing of next fun events

What is a set draft? It’s a way to bulk up your LEGO brick collection.

Normally, everyone who wants to participate buys the same set, we get together and sort them out into logical groups of parts (for example, a bundle might be 4-5 minifigures, or a bunch of wheels, or all the windows), and draw lots for who gets to pick what lot first.

Well, we have some medium sized sets that we have 13 copies of, so sometime in the next month we are going to do a set draft WITHOUT you needing to buy anything!

We would also like to hear ideas for new fun events. Some things the Executive has planned for March and April are:

  • Set Draft
  • Build night
  • Stud.IO tutorial (if there’s enough interest)

Make your voice heard in the comments, on Facebook or via email (newfoundlug@gmail.com) , or now on Twitter (@newfoundlug)!