February 22 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 22 February 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Mary Lou Seymour Amanda Maxwell Jean Alexander Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting to order at 10pm EST

  2. Old Business

A. Approval of Board meeting minutes for 15 February 2004 Jason moved that we accept the minutes of the February 15th meeting and reaffirm the decisions made there. Matt 2nd After some discussion, Jason ammended his motion to just accept the minutes of February 15th. After discussion, Jason moved to close the discussion, Matt 2nd, vote was 3 in favor, 0 against, 2 abstain On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 1 against, 1 abstain. Motion passes.

B. Reaffirmation: Election of President Jason moved that we elect Amanda Phillips president of the Free State Project for a term ending 12 am on 16 August 2004. Matt 2nd No discussion. Jason moved to close discussion, Jean 2nd, vote was 3 in favor, 2 against. Motion Passes. On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 2 against. Motion passes.

C. Reaffirmation: High-Speed internet access Jason moved that the FSP offer free high-speed cable or dsl internet access to both the President and Treasurer of the corporation. Matt 2nd After discussion, Mary Lou moved to close discussion, Jason 2nd, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes. On the motion, vote was 4 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstain. Motion passes.

D. Reaffirmation: Articles of Incorporation Ammendment Jason moved that the articles of incorporation of the Free State Project be amended to include the language contained on this website, http://freestateproject.org/about/bod_minutes/15feb04.html (section D). Matt 2nd No discussion. Jason moved to close discussion, Mary Lou 2nd, vote was 4 in favor, 1 against. Motion passes. On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 2 against. Motion passes.

E. Reaffirmation: Expert consultation for 501(c)(3) application options Jason moved that the FSP consults an expert about proceeding with 501(c)(3) application options with Jason acting as liason Jean 2nd No discussion. Jason moved to close discussion, Jean 2nd, vote was 3 in favor, 1 against, 1 abstain. Motion passes. On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 2 against. Motion passes.

F. Reaffirmation: Strategic Targets Jason moved that the strategic targets on the following website, section f, be adopted: http://freestateproject.org/about/bod_minutes/15feb04.html Jean 2nd After discussion, Jason moved to close, Jean 2nd, vote was 3 in favor, 2 against. Motion Passes. On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 2 against. Motion passes. Mary Lou asked that the following be entered into the record: "I can't in good conscience vote that I think a c3 is needed and to pay someone $50-60K, so I reckon I'll have to vote against the rest of it also"

G. Reaffirmation: Reports and Organizational Chart Jason moved that the board of directors require the president to submit a brief monthly report prior to the board of directors' regularly scheduled meeting each month, the first report of which is to include a proposed organizational chart Jean 2nd After discussion, Jason moved to close, Jean 2nd, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes. On the motion, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes. 3. New Business

No new business 4. Adjournment

Jason moved that the meeting be closed Jean 2nd No Discussion Vote was 4 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstain. Motion passes. Meeting closed at 11:15pm EST.

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