CUCFL Fab Friends Committee Charter

CUCFL Fab Friends Committee Charter


  • Bring new people into the CUCFL, promoting ingenuity, invention, and inspiration, by building and sustaininga supportive, engaging community



  • This committee is composed of volunteers committed to fostering friendship and connections across the fab lab network – locally and globally
  • Membership on the committee is determined at follows:
    • Individuals must have attended at least two consecutive committee meetings as a community member, and then make an expression of interest to the Steering Committee, which will decide on membership.
    • The aim in populating committees is to encourage broad participation, have diverse stakeholder groups represented, and still have a size that is manageable.
    • Membership on a committee is for a one-year term, that is renewable by mutual agreement of the individual and the chair or co-chairs of the committee.



  • The CUCFL Fab Friends meets at least once a month at a consistent, standard time determined by the members and made public to the community.
  • Communication between meetings should take place through electronic means.


Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome and orient new comers to the CUCFL.  
  • Plan and conduct community-building activities relevant to the CUCFL.
  • Sustain interest and engagement in the CUCFL across relevant communities.
  • Periodically conduct a mapping of stakeholders and identify relevant outreach, engagement or other activities.
  • Foster communication and coordination across CUCFL committees.
  • Work with the Technology Committee in identifying new technology needs and other priorities in the CUCFL community.
  • Work with the Curriculum Committee on community outreach with respect to programming activities.
  • Work with the Community Leadership Council on fund-raising and grant opportunities, representing the interests of the diverse stakeholders in the community.
  • Report to the Steering Committee any plans that involve the use or generation of resources.



  • This charter is reviewed once a year, with adjustments made as appropriate
  • Representatives from this Committee report to the Steering Committee on a Monthly basis and coordinate with other Committees as appropriate.
  • All committees will appoint their own chair or co-chairs and inform the Community Leadership Council.
  • The committee will ensure that meetings are fun, respectful and non-bureaucratic – keeping records to a crucial minimum, including maintaining and posting: 
    • A record of accomplishments.
    • A record of decisions relevant to other committees and the community.
    • All meetings will be open to the community.