Group Build: Pride 2017 Roaring 20s Gin & Jazz Event Decor

Are you interested in helping build decorations for the Pride 2017 dance?

Pride would like to collaborate with YuKonstruct volunteers to build the decor for their Roaring 20s Gin & Jazz event happening at the Transportation Museum on June 10, 2017.

Join YuKonstruct and Pride volunteers Sunday May 21 to build the decorations!
Please see the forum for details: http://forum.yukonstruct.com/t/pride-2017-roaring-20s-gin-jazz-event-decor/

Some volunteer hours may be used towards your YuKonstruct volunteer discount!

Clean Up Pizza Party

We’ll trade you pizza for help cleaning up the makerspace before our March Break Maker Kids Camp!

Join us March 19th from 3-5pm.

Activities include:
– Vacuum/sweep all floor spaces
– Clean bathrooms
– Clean kitchen
– Wipe down surfaces including computers, keyboards
– Check fridge for old food
– Take out all garbage: scrap wood in laser room, recycling wipe off windows if dirty
– Tidy spaces including the sewing room, hackerspace, library, craft shelves…

Details on the forum.

Volunteer Meeting: Pride 2017 Roaring 20s Gin & Jazz Event Decor

Are you interested in helping build decorations for the Pride 2017 dance?

Pride would like to collaborate with YuKonstruct volunteers to build the decor for their Roaring 20s Gin & Jazz event happening at the Transportation Museum on June 10, 2017.

Join YuKonstruct and Pride volunteers Sunday March 5 at 3pm for a planning meeting.
Please see the forum for details: http://forum.yukonstruct.com/t/pride-2017-roaring-20s-gin-jazz-event-decor/

Some volunteer hours may be used towards your YuKonstruct volunteer discount!

YuKonstruct at the VBY Golf Tournament

On June 4th Volunteer Benevoles Yukon and Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous Society hosted their first ever fund-raising golf tournament.

It was the perfect match between these two amazing organizations.  Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is an organization that relies largely on volunteers each year to contribute to its success, and Volunteer Benevoles Yukon is the “Go To” source for nurturing and growing Yukon volunteerism.

The golf tournament was a new way for Yukon non-profits to build relationships with the people they need – potential funders, sponsors, staff, and volunteers.

The tournament was a huge success.  Participating non-profits, including YuKonstruct and (co)space, each set up a display on a tee box on the course. The tee box (hole 3) was ours for the day to use as a platform to connect with people we may not otherwise have been able to reach.

We set up a fun game of Plinko at our hole. YuKonstruct used cards with makerspace and coworking success stories on the back.  Players were encouraged to read the cards out loud to earn an opportunity to play Plinko to win an advantage on the hole.  Prizes included a free mulligan and the ability to tee off from a closer tee.

With 40 volunteers and 56 players at the golf tournament, the word really spread and many players were pleasantly surprised to learn about YuKontruct and (co)space!

Renovation to the sewing room

Let’s improve the sewing room to make it a better place for members to work on textile projects!

A new floor is needed, different shelving, lots of labeling, and a few other new features are what are being planned. We would love input if you have any- please see the forum discussion to provide feedback and ideas.

Due to other workshops happening in the main space and sewing room, these renos are getting pushed to the top of the priority list. So let’s get it happening this Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-4pm. If any members/volunteers would like to lend a helping hand, we will have tunes blasting, snacks for munching and lots of hands on work.
We will start by tearing up the carpet and tearing down the closet. Then we will tackle the organization aspect of shelving and storage.

Please feel free to provide input or send questions to [email protected]