2011-4-28 Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
FSP April Board Meeting Minutes, Thursday April 28, 2011
Meeting called to order (finally) at 8:11pm on Skype.
Attending: Rich Goldman, Brandon Ross, Cathleen Converse, Jody Underwood, Varrin Swearingen, Louis Calitz, Carla Gericke
Post-hoc secretary: Jody
1. Louis steps down from Board
The Board accepted Louis’ resignation, with a unanimous vote (5-0-0). The Board thanked him for his service to the Free State Project as a Board member
2. Carla gets added to Board
Unanimous vote to add Carla to the Board. (5-0-0)
Rich Goldman got voted in to be the permanent Chair of the FSP Board
3. Whether to enlarge the o-list
Board voted unanimously to remove two people (Pete Eyre and Irena Goddard) who have been silent on the O-list, and who have agreed to step down (6-0-0).
Discussion about whether enlarging the O-list would create too much noise.
There are currently 15 people on the O-list (minus 2 for the two who just stepped down). Discussion considered whether to expand the O-list to 17 or 20. One argument for making it larger than 15 is that when that number was originally set, there were only five Board members, and now there are seven, who are all on the O-list.
Current members include: Jon M., Brandon, Chris, Carla, Cathleen, Dan, Jody, Keith, Lynn, Rich, Steve, Seth H., Varrin
The Board voted to increase O-list membership to 20 (5-1-0)
4. Adjustments to the o-list
Carla will coordinate with the IT folks about the O-list
Someone will ask Seth H and Lynn, who are pretty quiet, to step down if it’s too noisy.
The Board voted on inviting Adam & Christine Sloan, Kirk McNeil, Glen Dickey, Bill Domenico, Keith Ammon, Sharon Osborne to the O-list (4-0-2)
Agenda for next time: Set a regular meeting time
Meeting adjourned at 9:04pm.