December 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, INC. Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, December 28, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens • Jean Alexander • Varrin Swearingen • Amanda Phillips • Steve Cobb

New Board Member

Jean Alexander moves to put the longest empty board position to a vote of a body comprised of the current sitting board members and all volunteers listed on the org chart as of today. Condorcet voting will be used if there are more than two candidates. Varrin Swearingen 2nds Discussion

Jean Alexander moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nds 4 in favor, 1 opposed, 0 abstain Discussion is closed

Vote on original motion 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0 Amendment to Motion

Jason Sorens moves to inform the electorate of the legal requirement that Free State Project, Inc. directors must be FSP participants and of the legal age of majority in the state of Nevada. Varrin Swearingen 2nds Discussion

Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nds. 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Vote on original motion 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstain Motion passes 4-0-1 [Adam Rick's board seat is still not filled. According to the Bylaws if a board seat is not filled within two months, the board must send the matter to a body of its choosing to vote for a new member. The board has selected the volunteers listed on the organizational chart as of this meeting in addition to the board to be this body. The amendment is to ensure that the Bylaws requirement that board members be FSP participants and of legal age in the state of Nevada be communicated to the voting body and any potential candidates.]

Ownership of Doers

Steve Cobb moves to make Varrin a co-owner of FSP-Doers Varrin Swearingen 2nds Discussion [Amanda Phillips, who had a previous commitment for 2:45pm leaves the meeting.]

Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Jean Alexander 2nds 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Vote on original motion 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes 4-0-0 [This motion makes Varrin Swearingen, VP of Operations and Director, a co-owner of FSP-Doers.]

Organizers List

Varrin Swearingen moves that Jason Sorens be the administrator of the Organizers list. Jean Alexander 2nds Discussion

Varrin Swearingen moves to close discussion Jason Sorens 2nds 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Vote on original motion 3 in favor, 0 opposed, 1 abstain Motion passes [The organizers list, in a previous meeting, had been reduced in size and set up with Adam Rick as administrator. Adam Rick has declined to continue in this role so the Board has set Jason Sorens as the administrator of the organizers list.]

FSP First 1000 Pledge

Varrin Swearingen moves that the FSP start a pledge at Pledge Bank to secure commitments from 1000 people to move to NH to fulfill the FSP's mission. Participants must commit to move (or have moved since 10-1-03) from outside of NH to the state of NH by 12-31-08. The pledge will close on 12-31-06. Jason Soren's 2nds Discussion

Jean Alexander moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nds 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Vote on original motion 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes [The First 1000 Pledge is an effort to get those most motivated to work for liberty to commit to an earlier move than our SOI requires.]

Porc Fest Budget

Varrin Swearingen moves that Porc Fest be allotted a net budget of $6,000 for Porc Fest 2006. Jason Sorens 2nds Discussion

Jean Alexander moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nds 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Vote on original motion 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passess [The board set the budget for 2006 Porc Fest. It is higher than last year anticipating that we will keep and perhaps expand last year's reputation as the biggest libertarian gathering of the year. The budget is "net". The Porc Fest team can do its own fundraising to expand its spending as it deems necessary.]

Adjournment

Jason Sorens moves to adjourn Steve Cobb 2nds 4 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Meeting is adjourned

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