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27 September 2003 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 27 September 2003

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Mary Lou Seymour Amanda Maxwell Tim Condon Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting to order

  2. Old Business

There was no old business to discuss 3. New Business

A. Ballot Return Deadline Jason moved that the deadline for returning ballots be moved from 22 September 2003 to 25 September 2003 Mary Lou 2nd After discussion, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes. B. Press Conference Discussion A discussion amoungst the board took place regarding details of the press conference in New York City. Location, logistics, etc., were all discussed. 4. Adjournment

Jason moved that the meeting be adjourned Matt 2nd No Discussion Vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion Passes Meeting closed

October 25 2003 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 25 October 2003

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Mary Lou Seymour Amanda Maxwell Tim Condon Matt Cheselka

  1. At Jason's request, Mary Lou called the meeting to order at 1pm eastern time and acted as its chair

  2. Old Business

There was no old business to discuss 3. New Business

A. Monthly Board Meeting Mary Lou moved that a monthly meeting of the board of directors be established that will take place at 1pm eastern time on the 2nd Saturday of every month. Jason 2nd After discussion, vote was 4 in favor, 1 against. Motion passes.

B. Greeters Program Policy Jason moved that the board approves Doug Hillman's policy, which he posted to the organizers email list, for a greeters program to be established and executed Mary Lou 2nd After discussion, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes.

C. Advertisements for Cannibis Culture and High Times Amanda moved that we have Steve Cobb proceed with his plans to place an advertisement for the FSP in Cannibis Culture and High Times magazines Mary Lou 2nd After discussion, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes.

October 29 2003 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 29 October 2003

In Attendance:

Mary Lou Seymour Amanda Maxwell Tim Condon Matt Cheselka

  1. On Jason's request, Mary Lou called the meeting to order at 8:16 pm eastern time

  2. Old Business

A. Web Team Policy Matt moved that The Web Team, consisting of Matt Cheselka, Tom Parker, and Steve Cobb are responsible for day to day running of the website and associated tech features. The President is responsible for overseeing the Team and solving any problems on a day to day basis. Mary Lou 2nd After discussion, vote was 4 in favor, 1 absent, 0 against. Motion passes.

November 2003 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 8 November 2003

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Mary Lou Seymour Amanda Maxwell Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting to order at 1:37 pm eastern time

  2. Old Business

A. Election of Treasurer Jason moved that the board elect Malcolm Hastings as treasurer, provided he is willing to undertake the responsibilities, including coordinating the effort to apply for 501c4 status, and offer Amanda Phillips the option to remain an organizer and assistant to Malcolm, with possible future responsibilities in leadership. Mary Lou 2nd After discussion, the motion was amended by Jason to elect Malcolm Hastings as treasurer of the Free State Project. Mary Lou 2nd vote was 4 in favor, 1 absent, 0 against. Motion passes. 3. New Business

A. Relationship with other organizations in New Hampshire Mary Lou moved that Jason draft a short paragraph outlining the policy of the FSP towards other orgs in NH Amanda 2nd After discussion, vote was 4 in favor, 1 absent, 0 against. Motion passes.

December 2003 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 13 December 2003

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Mary Lou Seymour Amanda Maxwell Tim Condon Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting to order at 1pm eastern time

  2. Old Business

No old business 3. New Business

A. Information Technology Department/Team Mary Lou moved that we set up an IT Dept. with an IT Director, webmaster, and database manager. Director reports to President. Database manager sends member list of secretary weekly. Jason 2nd. After discussion, vote was 5 in favor, 0 agains. Motion passes.

January and February 4 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 9 January 2004 / 1 February 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Mary Lou Seymour Amanda Maxwell Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting of 9 January 2004 to order at 1pm eastern time

  2. New Business

A. End Tim Condon's term on the board of directors 5 days early Mary Lou moved that we end Tim Condon's term on the board of directors 5 days early Amanda 2nd. No discussion. Vote was 4 in favor, 0 agains. Motion passes.

B. Electing a new director to fill the position opening 1/15 A call for nominations was made by Jason Amanda nominated Jean Alexander, Mary Lou 2nd Jason nominated Varrin Swearingen, Matt 2nd Matt nominated George Reich, Jason 2nd After discussion, the voting was as follows: Jean: 2 in favor, 2 against. Nomination does not pass. Varrin: 2 in favor, 2 against. Nomination does not pass. George: 2 in favor, 2 against. Nomination does not pass. 3. Adjournment of 9 January 2004 meeting

March 4 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 4 March 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Matt Cheselka George Reich

  1. Jason called the meeting to order at 9pm EST

  2. Old Business

No Old Business 3. New Business

A. Board Position #4 Jason moved that we elect George Reich to the open board slot with term ending January 15, 2005 Jean 2nd No discussion, Jason moved to close the discussion, Jean 2nd, vote was 3 in favor, 0 against On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes. The Board welcomes George and invites him to participate in the rest of the meeting.

B. Board Position #5 Jason moved that we elect Varrin Swearingen to the open board slot with term ending May 15, 2004 Matt 2nd After discussion. Jason moved to close discussion, Matt 2nd, vote was 4 in favor, 0 against. Motion Passes. On the motion, vote was 4 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes.

February 15 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 15 February 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Matt Cheselka

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

  2. Old Business

Approval of Board meeting minutes for 13 January 2004 Matt reported that his machine crashed and he lost the transcript of the meeting. He requested that someone else on the board send him the transcript asap. Once this is done, they'll be posted and the board can approve them via an email vote. 3. New Business

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.

March 21 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 21 March 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Varrin Swearingen George Reich Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting to order

  2. Old Business

No Old Business 3. New Business

A. Jason Sorens Permanent Chairman of the Board Jean moved that Jason Sorens be made a permanent/lifetime board member with the role of Chairman Matt 2nd After discussion, Jean modified her motion to read, "Position Five is occupied by Jason Sorens. Jason's term does not automatically expire. For the duration of Jason's term, he shall remain chairman. In the event Jason's seat is vacated, the position Five term shall revert to the same terms and conditions as the other board seats with a 16 month expiration" After discussion, Varrin moved to close discussion, George 2nd, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion Passes. On the motion, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes.

B. Working with President on Travel Policy It is the understanding of the Board of Directors that Varrin Swearingen will work with Amanda Phillips on the FSP's travel policy 4. Adjournment

April 29 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Special Free State Project Board Meeting Thursday, April 29, 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Varrin Swearingen George Reich Not In Attendance:

Matt Cheselka Jason called the meeting to order at 6:32pm pacific time. The only purpose of this meeting was to vet the candidate for board member elections, Eddie Bradford.

After discussion, Jason moved to close discussion. Varrin 2nd Vote was 4 in favor, 0 against. Motion Passes

On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 0 against, 1 abstention. Motion passes. Varrin moved to adjourn.

George 2nd. No Discussion Vote was 4 in favor, 0 against. Motions Passes Meeting is adjourned.

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April 11 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 11 April 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander George Reich Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting to order

  2. Old Business

No Old Business 3. New Business

A. Approval of Travel Policy Matt moved that the Board accept the travel policy dated 4/8/04 George 2nd After discussion, some modifications were made: Change the last paragraph of Section 4.6 to read: "The FSP does not reimburse for travel meals or for meals with fsp volunteers." Remove sentence 3 of the first paragraph of Section 4.6. Replace "reasonable business meals with business associates are reimbursable" with "reasonable business meals with business associates from outside the organization are reimbursable so long as they serve a clear promotional purpose". Replace "intermediate or smaller" in Section 4.3 to "compact". Jason moved to close discussion, Jean 2nd, vote was 4 in favor, 0 against, 1 absent. Motion Passes. On the motion, vote was 4 in favor, 0 against, 1 absent. Motion passes.

April 15 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Special Free State Project Board Meeting 15 April 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Varrin Swearingen George Reich Matt Cheselka

  1. Jason called the meeting to order

  2. Old Business

No Old Business 3. New Business

A. Elections of Board Members by FSP Participants Jason moved that we hold a member election for the month of May 2004 for the open seat on the board, with the following rules: all members may vote securely on the website member section, and this is the only way votes will be accepted no board member may endorse any other candidate in the race all candidates must be approved by the board in a special meeting before the election begins the election will be conducted through simple condorcet's method the balloting period will be May 1 to May 15 2004 Matt 2nd After discussion, Matt moved to close discussion, George 2nd, vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion Passes On the motion, vote was 3 in favor, 1 against, 1 abstain. Motion passes. 4. Adjournment

Jason moved that the meeting be closed George 2nd No Discussion Vote was 5 in favor, 0 against. Motion passes. Meeting closed

May 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project Board Meeting 25 May 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander George Reich Eddie Bradford SPECIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING TO VET BOARD MEMBER CANDIDATES AND RESOLVE ANY OTHER ELECTION DETAILS.

CALL TO ORDER Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

THE BUSINESS AT HAND

George Reich moved that we approve both Kat Dillon and John Key to stand for election. Jason Sorens 2nd. Discussion Jason moved to close discussion. Jean Alexander 2nd. Vote 4 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 3 in favor - 1 against - 0 abstain

Jason Sorens moved that we ask both candidates to submit 250 word statements to Tom Parker and Adam Rick by May 27th. Jean Alexander 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moved to close discussion Jean Alexander 2nd. Vote 4 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 4 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain ADJOURNMENT

Jason Sorens moved to adjourn. Jean Alexander 2nd. Vote 3 in favor, 0 against, 0 abstain, 1 absent (Eddie Bradford)

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June 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 15 June 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Eddie Bradford Kat Dillon Absent:

George Reich CALL TO ORDER

Sorens called the meeting to order OLD BUSINESS

No old business NEW BUSINESS

Ratify board member election

Jason Sorens moved to confirm the results of the FSP participants' election and elect Kat Dillon to the board of directors, position three. Jean Alexander 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moved to close discussion. Jean Alexander 2nd. Vote 3 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain (Kat Dillon doesn't vote on this item.) Vote on the original motion 3 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain (Kat Dillon doesn't vote on this item.) Motion passed 3-0-0 [Meeting is moved from Yahoo to FSP Chat Server due to technical problems.]

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander George Reich Eddie Bradford Kat Dillon President's Report

Report not yet received. Discussion shelved for now. Treasurer's Report

Reviewed and discussed. Fundraising effort begins shortly with first fundraising letter to participants. Bylaws Change

July 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 11 July 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander George Reich Eddie Bradford Kat Dillon

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order OLD BUSINESS

June President's Report The board reviewed the report that was received after last meeting. Main concern was status of the fundraising letter.

NEW BUSINESS

President's Report

Report not yet received. Discussion shelved for now. Treasurer's Report

Reviewed and discussed. Sales at Porc Fest were a nice boost to income. There was a brief discussion about selling excess Porc Fest inventory. Articles of Incorporation Change

February 20 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 20 February 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Eddie Bradford Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Proxy Vote

Jason Sorens moved to allow Amanda Phillips to be Evan Nappen's proxy voter. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Varrin Swearingen moved to close discussion. Jason Sorens 2nd. 4 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain - 1 not voting Vote on original motion 2 in favor - 2 opposed - 1 abstain Motion fails 2-2-1. [Proxy voting for Evan Nappen this session is not allowed.]

Phone Participation

Jason Sorens moves to allow Evan Nappen to participate by phone via Amanda Phillips. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 4 in favor - 1 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 4 in favor - 1 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 4-1-0 [Participation by phone for Evan Nappen via Amanda Phillips is allowed.]

Porc Fest/Fundraising Mailing

August 2004 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 8 August 2004

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander George Reich Eddie Bradford Kat Dillon

  1. CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order 2. NEW BUSINESS

Treasurer's Report

Reviewed and discussed. We await response to the fundraising drive. President's Report

Reviewed and discussed. Discussion of more focused reporting occurred. Reappointment of President

Jason Sorens moved to elect Amanda Phillips President of the FSP for another term ending February 15, 2005. Eddie Bradford 2nd. Discussion George Reich moved to close discussion. Jason Sorens 2nd. Vote 5 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain. Vote on original motion. 5 in favor - 0 against - 0 abstain. Motion passed 5-0-0. [Amanda Phillips, President of FSP for the last six months, is reappointed for another six months.]

Appointment of Vice President

January 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 28 January 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens (board member) Jean Alexander (board member) Eddie Bradford (board member) Varrin Swearingen

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Election of New Directors

Jason Sorens moved to elect Varrin Swearingen director of the Free State Project. Eddie Bradford 2nd. Discussion Eddie Bradford moved to close discussion. Jason Sorens 2nd. 3 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 3 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes. [Varrin Swearingen is elected to the board of directors of the Free State Project.] Jason Sorens moves to elect Amanda Phillips director of the Free State Project. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Jean Alexander 2nd. 4 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 4 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes. [Amanda Phillips is elected to the board of directors of the Free State Project.] [Delayed, Amanda Phillips joins the meeting.]

Bylaws Changes

March 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 20 March 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips (via telephone)

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

OLD BUSINESS

7th Director

Jason Sorens moved to elect Adam Rick to the FSP Board of Directors. Jean Alexander2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moved to close discussion. Jean Alexander 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0. Evan joins the meeting via telephone and adds his "aye" to the vote. Motion passes 6-0-0. [Adam Rick is elected to the 7th seat on the FSP Board of Directors.]

Adjournment

Varrin Swearingen moved to adjourn the meeting. Jason Sorens 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Amanda and Evan no longer present. Motion passes 5-0-0. [Meeting is adjourned.]

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