July 2010 Board Meeting Minutes

Date: 18 July 2010

Location: Teleconference

Present: Irena Goddard (Chairwoman), Cathleen (Treasurer), Steve Cobb (Secretary), Varrin Swearingen (FSP President), Louis Calitz, Rich Goldman (for first topic only)

Absent: Brandon Ross

Agenda:

1) In-State Allies

2) Marketing / Outreach Update/Plans

3) PorcFest wrap-up

4) NHLF Update

5) Other business

  1. In-State Allies

The Board voted 6-0 to approve the following proposal from Rich Goldman (note that final sentence was removed, and the issue left unaddressed):

In order to encourage greater association between the Free State Project and supporters currently living in NH, those living in NH who are not FSP Participants will be able to sign up as an "In-State Ally" of the Free State Project. They shall sign the following statement of intent:

“I hereby state my solemn intent that as a resident of New Hampshire I will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of civil government is the protection of life, liberty, and property.”

The online signup process should be adjusted to support this signup category. Ally signups will not be counted towards the 20,000-participant goal. Current "pioneers" will be migrated to be "In-State Allies".

Further, the website shall be updated to replace all mentions of "Pioneer" with "In-State Ally" and "Member" with "Participant". Also, a linkable page shall be created listing and describing the possible membership types.

Those who moved to NH after 2004 will be permitted to sign up as full Participants and will count toward the 20,000 participant goal.

  1. Marketing / Outreach Update/Plans

Varrin will pursue the contract to produce a Marketing Plan.

  1. PorcFest wrap-up

  2. NHLF Update

The NHLF will run 25-27 February 2010, and the organizer will be Rich Tomasso.

  1. Other Business

Irena announced that due to family demands she would leave her Board seat after the August meeting.

The next Board meeting will be held via Yahoo Messenger unless this is changed by a formal decision.

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