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Last month we profiled Twin Cities Maker, a maker collective that just rented a small warehouse for use as a communal workshop. One of the clauses of the lease was that they were allowed to rent only part of the warehouse, but if someone came by who wanted to rent the entire space, Twin Cities Maker would be out on the street. Well, guess what happened? They have to lease the entire space or lose it, but that means recruiting a lot more members in a short amount of time.

TCM president Mike Hord sent out a plea:

Here’s what we need from you: we need 31 more of you to pay your $50 in dues for the month of January by this Wednesday. Pretty simple, right? Some of you have paid your dues already, and for that we thank you. Others of you intended to pay at our meeting last week, but were stymied by a technical fault, and for that we apologize. But, the long and short of it is we need to KNOW how many people we can expect to pay dues this month, and next month, and the month after that.

If we can’t get this member support now, this venture stands a good chance of failing. If you want to see a hackerspace open in the Twin Cities, now is the time to step up and make it happen. We need YOU.

This Wednesday at 7pm, TCM will be having an electronics salvage & share event at the hackerspace. Not sure if you want to join? Show up with a screwdriver and an old printer and make some friends! See Mike’s post for more information.