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

Varrin Swearingen moves to approve $3,400 for the Porc Fest/Fund Raising mailing Jason Sorens 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 5 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0. [Spending over $500 has to be approved by the board of directors. This vote approves the fundraising/Porc Fest mailing.]

Quarterly Organization Reviews

Jean Alexander moves that the board review the organization's and hence its own performance with respect to strategic goals, on a quarterly basis . Jason Sorens 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 4 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain - 1 not voting Vote on original motion 5 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0 [A quarterly review process is approved. This process will have the board evaluating whether the organization is meeting its strategic goals.]

Temporary Treasurer

Jean Alexander moves that Jason Sorens be temporary Treasurer until a new permanent Treasurer is found. [Amanda Phillips reports that Evan Nappen is now on the phone.] Amanda Phillips 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion. Jean Alexander 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain - 1 not voting Vote on original motion 4 in favor - 2 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 4-2-0 [Jason Sorens is temporary Treasurer until a new permanent Treasurer is found.]

Next Week's Meeting Format

Varrin Swearingen moves to have next weeks meeting be on Yahoo chat. Jean Alexander 2nd. Discussion Varrin Swearingen moves to close discussion. Jean Alexander 2nd. 3 in favor - 2 opposed - 1 abstain. Discussion still open Jean Alexander moves to close discussion. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain - 1 not voting Vote on original motion 3 in favor - 2 opposed - 1 abstain [No consensus on meeting occurs. Motion is represented. Additional discussion occurs.] Jean Alexander moves that next week's meeting be in Yahoo chat. Steve Cobb 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 6 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 4 in favor - 2 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes. [Next week's board meeting will be held via Yahoo chat.]

Adjournment

Jason Sorens moves to adjourn. Jean Alexander 2nd. 6 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes. [Meeting is adjourned.]

Filtered Markdown

  • Quick Tips:
    • Two or more spaces at a line's end = Line break
    • Double returns = Paragraph
    • *Single asterisks* or _single underscores_ = Emphasis
    • **Double** or __double__ = Strong
    • This is [a link](http://the.link.example.com "The optional title text")
    For complete details on the Markdown syntax, see the Markdown documentation and Markdown Extra documentation for tables, footnotes, and more.
  • Allowed HTML tags: <a> <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote> <code> <ul> <ol> <li> <dl> <dt> <dd> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
By submitting this form, you accept the Mollom privacy policy.

Your browser (Internet Explorer 7 or lower) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser .

X
Feedback