Membership

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Our space is financed by our members who pay a monthly fee. Togehter we finance the rent and services of the space.

At the moment we rent the ACTA space at Louwesweg 1.

Membership benefits

  • Becoming a part of our diverse and knowledgeable community
  • Access to the ACTA space, which is 24/7 - see Keys
  • Storage space for members at the ACTA space.
  • Access to the machines/tools available in the space
  • Ability to hold workshops or similar events and support for that
  • Helping support our community to pay for and run the space

Membership Pricing Guidelines

  • Please note, the space is funded solely from these membership fees.
  • The following represents the current guidelines.
    • These could change depending on our funding situation, but the hope is that this model will be inclusive to people of all incomes/backgrounds.

Techinc propose to operate a 'pay what you can' scheme. There will be a suggested recommended amount which we hope all members can meet. The recommended amount will be set at a level that ensures we cover our costs.

  • If you intend to only use the space once in a while, if at all, then please feel free to pay a representative amount which is lower than the recommended amount
  • The more you use the space, the more we would expect you to pay to help cover the running costs.

Pricing Guideline:

  • Recommended amount is currently 25 EUR month (This is what we need on average per member to be able to pay the rent and bills)
  • Minimum amount to become a member should be 5 EUR per month
  • if you cannot afford to pay anything but would still like to be a member of the community, please approach the board.

Becoming a Member

You need to do the following:

  • Fill out a membership form - You can ask a board-member or you can download it here File:Techincmembership.pdf File:Techincmembership.odt.
  • Setup a monthly bank transfer and send an email to admin@techinc.nl with the reference you used to pay - for example your name followed by 'techinc'.. If in the future you change the amount you pay each month for membership, Please email us (admin@techinc.nl) to let us know that you have changed it.
  • Members can request a getting a key to the building and our space. See "Keys" below for the details on that.

Are there any rules?

We have a small list of rules which needs to be followed by every member of the Technologia Incognita hackerspace. You can find them on the Rules page.

If you are (thinking about becoming) a new member, we also have information for new members to help you get started.

There's also a dedicated page about the formal organisation of our hackerspace

Keys

Members can ask for an RFID-fob ('Fob' for short) to access the building and the space itself. The RFID fob can be obtained from a board member.

Keys do come with some extra requirements:

    • We will require a copy of your ID; name and picture only. The copy will be _stored by us_, safely. It is required of us by the building-owners in case of break-ins, etc.
    • The RFID-fob has a deposit of 18 Euros which you will get back on return of the RFID-FOB. You can pay this cash when receiving the FOB or transfer the money to the Techinc account.
    • We try to have pre-activated FOBs on hand. This might not always be the case. Please allow a couple of days for activation by our landlord.
    • To enter the space, you need to scan your RFID Fob and enter your personal PIN code. To setup the initial pincode (you can change it later at the door), please ask a board member.

Payment details?

Dutch bankaccountnumber: 51.49.78.309 
On the name of: Vereniging "Technologia Incognita"
IBAN: NL11ABNA0514978309
BIC: ABNANL2A
Bankname:ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Please include "membership" or "contribution" in the remarks for your payments, along with your nickname.

We prefer if you set up an automatic regular monthly payment, before the 7th of the month, for that month.

Stopping your membership

If someone wants to stop being a member, or their membership stops for some other reasons (based on the rules to be determined later, and linked from here), we will be following a Membership_ending_procedure

How We Communicate

We communication through mailing lists; its recommended that you subscribe to our main 'general mailing list' to keep up with news/events.

See the 'Mailing Lists' page for others, such as 'announce' etc.

Documentation is done on this wiki.

Meeting members

We currently do not have regular member meetings. Our social night, Wednesday evenings, is often used for impromptu member meetings. On most social evenings there's one or more board members in the space.

ALV

A few times a year there is a formal all-member meetings where binding decisions can be taken. These are the: "Algemene Leden Vergadering" (ALV) . See http://wiki.techinc.nl/index.php/Organisation#ALV.27s for more information about those.

See the list of previous ALVs here: Organisation#ALV.27s

What you need to know: OrganisationRulesMembershipSpaceContactDonations