March 2008 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project, Inc Board of Directors Minutes March 16, 2008

Meeting called to order at 2:32 PM. I. Goddard, J. Sorens, J. Alexander, V. Swearingen, and J. Maltz present.

  1. Discussed FY 2009 budget proposal. Relative to the proposed budget, expenditure on development (in-house fundraising mail) will be increased. Development's budget has been zero in past because Carolyn has paid for donor communications out of pocket as a donation to the FSP. Ron Paul mailing will use BRE's. One suggestion that budget should include a net profit.

  2. President's Operations Report: 1) 160 new participants since January 2) most popular special trigger is election of Hillary Clinton, 3) chipin donation drives have been slimmed down & will receive greater focus in future 4) Kate M. & Alec M. are working on Jobs, Housing, Moving Guide sections of website, 5) Michelle L. and Jennifer H. have taken over info@ members@ e-mail response tasks & will be helping with the 800 number when it is revived, 6) Brian S. is again approving new signups. Discussion of Jason O. and Mark E. phone drive proposal. Will wait on final proposal before decision.

  3. Treasurer's Financial Report. Sent by e-mail. No questions.

  4. Discussion of electoral victories by FSP participants. Aggregate regional figures will be presented on website.

  5. Discussion of in-person Board meeting at the Porcupine Festival.

  6. Discussion of Walk for Liberty (walkforliberty.com). Needs more prominent coverage on website & forum. Chipin campaign is active, Will will be supplied with FSP logo items.

  7. Ron Paul list letter will be discussed by e-mail.

  8. Jon M. moved to adjourn, seconded by Jason S. Vote 3-0, 2 abstentions. Meeting adjourned.

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