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February 20 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 20 February 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Eddie Bradford Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Proxy Vote

Jason Sorens moved to allow Amanda Phillips to be Evan Nappen's proxy voter. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Varrin Swearingen moved to close discussion. Jason Sorens 2nd. 4 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain - 1 not voting Vote on original motion 2 in favor - 2 opposed - 1 abstain Motion fails 2-2-1. [Proxy voting for Evan Nappen this session is not allowed.]

Phone Participation

Jason Sorens moves to allow Evan Nappen to participate by phone via Amanda Phillips. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 4 in favor - 1 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 4 in favor - 1 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 4-1-0 [Participation by phone for Evan Nappen via Amanda Phillips is allowed.]

Porc Fest/Fundraising Mailing

January 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 28 January 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens (board member) Jean Alexander (board member) Eddie Bradford (board member) Varrin Swearingen

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Election of New Directors

Jason Sorens moved to elect Varrin Swearingen director of the Free State Project. Eddie Bradford 2nd. Discussion Eddie Bradford moved to close discussion. Jason Sorens 2nd. 3 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 3 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes. [Varrin Swearingen is elected to the board of directors of the Free State Project.] Jason Sorens moves to elect Amanda Phillips director of the Free State Project. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Jean Alexander 2nd. 4 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 4 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes. [Amanda Phillips is elected to the board of directors of the Free State Project.] [Delayed, Amanda Phillips joins the meeting.]

Bylaws Changes

August 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 8 August 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander George Reich Eddie Bradford Kat Dillon

  1. CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order 2. NEW BUSINESS

Treasurer's Report

Reviewed and discussed. We await response to the fundraising drive. President's Report

Reviewed and discussed. Discussion of more focused reporting occurred. Reappointment of President

Jason Sorens moved to elect Amanda Phillips President of the FSP for another term ending February 15, 2005. Eddie Bradford 2nd. Discussion George Reich moved to close discussion. Jason Sorens 2nd. Vote 5 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain. Vote on original motion. 5 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain. Motion passed 5-0-0. [Amanda Phillips, President of FSP for the last six months, is reappointed for another six months.]

Appointment of Vice President

February 27 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 27 February 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Revised Mission Statement

Varrin Swearingen moved to adopt the following revised mission statement: The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. The success of the Project would likely entail reductions in taxation and regulation, reforms at all levels of government to expand individual rights and free markets, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world.

March 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 20 March 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips (via telephone)

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

OLD BUSINESS

7th Director

Jason Sorens moved to elect Adam Rick to the FSP Board of Directors. Jean Alexander2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moved to close discussion. Jean Alexander 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0. Evan joins the meeting via telephone and adds his "aye" to the vote. Motion passes 6-0-0. [Adam Rick is elected to the 7th seat on the FSP Board of Directors.]

Adjournment

Varrin Swearingen moved to adjourn the meeting. Jason Sorens 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Amanda and Evan no longer present. Motion passes 5-0-0. [Meeting is adjourned.]

April 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 17 April 2005

In Attendance:

Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Amanda Phillips Adam Rick Jason Sorens Varrin Swearingen Not In Attendance:

Evan Nappen

Call to Order Jason Sorens called the meeting to order.

Board Authority to Remove/Veto Choice for Department Heads

Adam Rick moved to adopt the policy that the Board of Directors shall have the power to remove or veto a choice of department head if a problem were to arise. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moved to close discussion. Steve Cobb 2nd. Adam Rick withdrew his motion with the understanding that the Board may exercise this power in extraordinary circumstances. [It was determined that the board does have this authority without a vote. Voting on such a power would actually limit the board's authority.]

Annual department goals to the Board

August 28 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting August 28, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips Adam Rick Steve Cobb Evan Nappen

Call to Order

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order.

Adjournment

Jason Sorens moved to adjourn the meeting. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 6 in favor, 1 opposed, 0 abstain Motion carries Meeting is adjourned.

[The board discussed various business topics today that did not require a vote including, primarily, strategy/mission change and hiring a PR firm.]

August 14 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting August 14, 2005

Meeting called to order by Chair Jason. Adam, Jean, Steve, Jason, Varrin, and Amanda in attendance.

Monthly Reports: July reports will be collated and posted online shortly; August reports will wait until the VP of Operations can take charge of collecting them.

Varrin makes motion to create Vice Presidents of Operations, Publicity, and Resources, where Operations will include day-to-day management activities, Publicity will cover both advertising, marketing, outreach, and related activities, and Resources will include financial and human resources. Motion seconded. Adam offers amendment to motion, to create Vice Presidents of Operations and Publicity. Amendment seconded.

Amendment adopted: 4 aye (Adam, Jean, Steve, Jason), 2 nay (Varrin, Amanda).

Amended motion adopted: 6 aye, 0 nay.

Varrin makes motion to offer Steve position of Vice President of Publicity. Motion seconded.

Motion adopted: 6 aye, 0 nay.

Jean makes motion to offer Varrin position of Vice President of Operations. Motion seconded.

Motion adopted: 6 aye, 0 nay.

June 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting June 30, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips Evan Nappen Adam Rick CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Monthly Reports

Amanda Phillips reported that monthly reports had been sent. The remainder of the board had not received them. Amanda Phillips was to resend the reports the next business day. Amanda Phillips was also to forward to the board the organization chart.

Increase Number and Quality of Volunteers

Varrin Swearingen moved to increase the quality and number of volunteers by approximately 100%. Steve Cobb 2nd. Discussion Vote to close discussion Aye – 7, Nay – 0, Abstain – 0 Vote on original motion Aye – 3, Nay – 4, Abstain - 0

Adam Rick moved amend the motion to - increase substantially the number and quality of volunteers. Jean Alexander 2nd Discussion Without objection voting on amendment Aye – 7, Nay – 0, Abstain – 0 Voting on the original motion Aye – 7, Nay – 0, Abstain - 0 Motion passes Strategy/Mission Change

September 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting September 18, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens • Amanda Phillips • Adam Rick • Steve Cobb • Jean Alexander

Continuation of 9/11/05 meeting

Public Relations Effort

Adam Rick moves to move to executive session Amanda Phillips 2nd 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes

Executive Session ensues

Adam Rick moves to end executive session Jason Sorens 2nds 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes Adjournment

Amanda Phillips moves to adjourn Adam Rick 2nds 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes

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