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Plenum 2022-05-24 Agenda


??:?? Open


  • Present:
  • Apologies:


Regulatory (Valentine)

  • ACRA Annual Report: Up to date. Next due 30 Apr 2023.
  • IRAS tax filing done for YA2021; next one is due 30 Nov 2022 for YA 2022.
  • IRAS: ECI: Up to date: Next due 31 Dec 2022.

Finance (Jen)


  • $??.?K in the StanChart+PayPal as of 1 May 2022.
    • Actually $?.?K, because we took a $15K interest-free loan.
  • $?.??K* in GitHub Sponsors as of 15 March 2022.
  • 0.66914519 in BTC.

Accrual (up/down $?/month)

  • Including predicted upcoming costs amortised monthly, we are down $?.?K a month.

Significant changes to regular expenses (if any)

Regular ExpensesAmountFrequencyMonthly Cost (amortised)
Rental250012$ 2,500.00
Utilities (est'd)45012$ 450.00
Internet9912$ 99.00
CorpSec2402$ 40.00
Accounting/Corp Services (est'd)30001$ 250.00
Aircon9801$ 81.67
Cleaning (est'd)8026$ 173.34
Income Tax (est'd)6001$ 50.00
$ 3,644.01

Space electricity consumption (Valentine)

  • ???kWh total in February 2022, for a total of ~$???.??.

Memberships/Contributions (Valentine)

Update on new members and contributions

  • New members
  • Downgrades
  • Upgrades

Current membership/contribution breakdown by tiers


Old Hardware Pattern (Jun Hao)

Further adjustment of membership tiers (Valentine)

  • Updates, if any.

Website revamp (Valentine)

  • Updates, if any.

House rules (Valentine)

Large group gatherings in a COVID-endemic Singapore (Valentine)

  • Updates, if any.

Electronics workshops (Joyce)

  • Updates, if any.

Roof water ingress again? (Huiren)

Clean desk policy (Huiren)

Holes in the front rooom (Valentine)

Gloomy/dark lighting in the main area (Huiren/Joyce)

Smoking in front and back stairwell (Huiren)

Tasks for hired cleaner (Valentine)

Membership referral scheme (Valentine)

Carousell account (Valentine)

  • Updates, if any.

Membership marketing (Valentine)

  • Updates, if any.

344B to 336D move and renovation debrief (open)

  • Updates, if any.

Former plenum items to close (open)

  • KGB premises lease renewal / Potential reboot

    • Retain: reboot ideas.
  • Governance reboot

    • To be closed: move to membership/restructuring discussion.
  • Open Collective and GitHub Sponsors

  • Ink spill in hardware room

  • Re: Reboot ideas:

    • (Jen) Amendment: ad-hoc unlock code for temporary members?
    • Rebranding as social enterprise can be done, but qualifying for grants needs work
    • Rename: move to Social Enterprise / Non-profit Model vs. Pte Ltd.
    • Valentine (and Roland?) seemed to be most keen about this.
    • Long-term issue of attracting new membership should take priority.
    • Discuss in BAMF Telegram group?

Events (open)

  • Upcoming events that HackerspaceSG could take part in.

New business

Broken power sockets (Huiren)

Important hardware equipment list (Huiren)

Equipment borrowing process (Huiren)

336D balcony (Huiren)

Cable box partitioning system (Kheng Hui)

Day Pass Experiment (Huiren)

RIPE Atlas Probe (Huiren)

Non-functional 3D printers (Valentine)

Facility maintenance and issues (open)

Miscellaneous HSG administrative matters (open)

Any Other Business (AOB)

Next meeting

  • 2022-06-21 20:00 tentative (tentatively scheduled for 3rd Tuesday of every month, but subject to change depending on the schedule of key people)

??:?? Close (approx)