May 2008 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project, Inc Board of Directors Meeting Minutes May 22nd, 2008

Meeting called to order at 1:09 PM by J. Sorens. I. Goddard, J. Maltz, J. Alexander, J. Sorens, S. Cobb present.

First item of business is FY2009 budget. I. Goddard accepts friendly amendment of J. Sorens (changing Porcupine Festival net cost from $2000 to $4000 in accord with income and expense figures).

Discussion of 2009 Liberty Forum line item. I. Goddard moves to amend the budget to require Board approval for speakers' fees' commitments above $5000. J. Sorens seconds. Discussion continues. I. Goddard withdraws motion, proposes new motion to amend, requiring Board approval for any individual speaker fee above $5000 or total speaker fees exceeding $13,000. J. Sorens seconds. I. Goddard moves to close discussion. J. Sorens seconds. Vote to close discussion 5-0. Vote on amendment to motion 4-1: I. Goddard, J. Maltz, J. Alexander, J. Sorens (aye), S. Cobb (nay).

I. Goddard moves to close discussion on the budget. J. Alexander seconds. Vote to close discussion 4-0, 1 abstention. Vote on budget as amended 4-1: I. Goddard, J. Maltz, J. Alexander, J. Sorens (aye), S. Cobb (nay).

Discussion about next Board meeting at Porcupine Festival.

J. Sorens moves to adjourn. J. Alexander seconds. Vote to adjourn 6-0. Meeting adjourned 1:56 PM.

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