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August 28 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting August 28, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips Adam Rick Steve Cobb Evan Nappen

Call to Order

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order.

Adjournment

Jason Sorens moved to adjourn the meeting. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 6 in favor, 1 opposed, 0 abstain Motion carries Meeting is adjourned.

[The board discussed various business topics today that did not require a vote including, primarily, strategy/mission change and hiring a PR firm.]

August 14 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Minutes Board of Directors Meeting August 14, 2005

Meeting called to order by Chair Jason. Adam, Jean, Steve, Jason, Varrin, and Amanda in attendance.

Monthly Reports: July reports will be collated and posted online shortly; August reports will wait until the VP of Operations can take charge of collecting them.

Varrin makes motion to create Vice Presidents of Operations, Publicity, and Resources, where Operations will include day-to-day management activities, Publicity will cover both advertising, marketing, outreach, and related activities, and Resources will include financial and human resources. Motion seconded. Adam offers amendment to motion, to create Vice Presidents of Operations and Publicity. Amendment seconded.

Amendment adopted: 4 aye (Adam, Jean, Steve, Jason), 2 nay (Varrin, Amanda).

Amended motion adopted: 6 aye, 0 nay.

Varrin makes motion to offer Steve position of Vice President of Publicity. Motion seconded.

Motion adopted: 6 aye, 0 nay.

Jean makes motion to offer Varrin position of Vice President of Operations. Motion seconded.

Motion adopted: 6 aye, 0 nay.

September 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting September 18, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens • Amanda Phillips • Adam Rick • Steve Cobb • Jean Alexander

Continuation of 9/11/05 meeting

Public Relations Effort

Adam Rick moves to move to executive session Amanda Phillips 2nd 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes

Executive Session ensues

Adam Rick moves to end executive session Jason Sorens 2nds 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes Adjournment

Amanda Phillips moves to adjourn Adam Rick 2nds 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes

December 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, INC. Board of Directors Meeting Wednesday, December 28, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens • Jean Alexander • Varrin Swearingen • Amanda Phillips • Steve Cobb

New Board Member

Jean Alexander moves to put the longest empty board position to a vote of a body comprised of the current sitting board members and all volunteers listed on the org chart as of today. Condorcet voting will be used if there are more than two candidates. Varrin Swearingen 2nds Discussion

Jean Alexander moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nds 4 in favor, 1 opposed, 0 abstain Discussion is closed

Vote on original motion 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0 Amendment to Motion

Jason Sorens moves to inform the electorate of the legal requirement that Free State Project, Inc. directors must be FSP participants and of the legal age of majority in the state of Nevada. Varrin Swearingen 2nds Discussion

Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Varrin Swearingen 2nds. 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

October 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, INC. Board of Directors Meeting October 5, 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens • Jean Alexander • Varrin Swearingen • Adam Rick • Amanda Phillips

Call to Order

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order. FSP Structure Evaluation

Adam Rick moved to strike the informal 2006 goal for obtaining 20,000 signatures; to allow people who thought this goal was a deadline to opt out at the end of 2006; to promote early moving in part by deepening and expanding the New Hampshire Information department; and to describe all of these changes further and the reasons for them in a paper to be published on the website.

Jean Alexander 2nd.

Discussion

Jason Sorens moved to close discussion.

Amanda Phillips 2nd.

5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Vote on original motion

5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Motion carries

Adjournment

Jason Sorens moves to adjourn

Amanda Phillips 2nd.

5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain

Motion carries

Meeting is adjourned.

January 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, INC. Board of Directors Meeting January 15, 2006

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens • Jean Alexander • Varrin Swearingen • Amanda Phillips • Steve Cobb • Morey Straus

Confirm New Director

Jason Sorens moves to confirm the coordinators election result and confirm Morey Straus as Director Amanda Phillips 2nd Discussion

Jason Sorens moves to close discussion Amanda Phillips 2nd 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Discussion is closed

Voting on original motion 5 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes

[An unfilled seat on the Board of Directors went to a body comprised of the board and volunteers listed on the org chart. Morey Straus won that vote, is confirmed by the Board of Directions and is a new Director of the Free State Project, Inc.]

Adjournment

Jason Sorens moves to adjourn Amanda Phillips 2nd 6 in favor, 0 opposed, 0 abstain Motion passes [The Board meeting is adjourned.]

February 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, INC. Board of Directors Meeting February 19, 2006

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens • Jean Alexander • Varrin Swearingen • Amanda Phillips • Morey Strauss

Call to Order The Board meeting is called to order by Jason Sorens.

Confirmation of New Director Jason Sorens moves to confirm Sandy Pierre to the Board of Directors

Varrin Swearingen 2nds Discussion Jason Sorens 2nds Vote on closing discussion 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain

Vote on original motion 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes [Sandy Pierre, elected to the empty board seat by a body composed of volunteers and organizers of the FSP is confirmed as the newest Director of the FSP. Sandy Pierre joins the meeting.]

Change of Voting Body for Future Elections Jason Sorens moves to set the electorate for future section iii(b) board elections to the members of the organizers list.

Varrin Swearingen 2nd Discussion [Steve Cobb joins the meeting.] Jason Sorens withdraws his motion [There is a lack of consensus for the voting body mostly driven by how to define the voting body.]

March 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 2006-03-19

Free State Project, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting Minutes – March 19, 2006 In attendance:

Jean Alexander Varrin Swearingen Steve Cobb Morey Strauss Sandy Pierre Absent:

Jason Sorens I. New President

Steve Cobb moves to make Varrin Swearingen President. Morey Straus 2nds. Discussion Morey Straus moves to close discussion. Steve Cobb 2nds. 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions Discussion is closed. Vote on original motion 4 ayes, 0 nays, 1 abstention Motion carries.

[Varrin Swearingen is appointed as FSP President replacing Amanda Phillips who resigned.]

II. Thanks to Amanda Phillips

Varrin Swearingen moves to formally thank Amanda Phillips for her service as President and Board Member. Steve Cobb 2nds. Discussion Varrin Swearingen moves to close. Morey Straus 2nds. 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions Discussion is closed. Vote on oroginal motion 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions Motion carries.

[The board expresses gratitude to Amanda Phillips for her service to the FSP.]

Jean Alexander resigns as corporate Secretary.

III. New Secretary

May 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 5/12/06

In attendance:

Steve Cobb Sandy Pierre Jason Sorens Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Absent:

Varrin Swearingen Meeting Agenda:

Discuss vacant Board seat Schedule June Board meeting PorcFest Keynote speaker PIC Reports and invoices Meeting is called to order at 2:24PM.

I. Vacant Board seat

There's a general consensus to hold off on the discussion of a new Boardmember until the June meeting, which will probably take place in person at PorcFest.

II. June Board meeting

Discussion of scheduling the June meeting for some time on Sunday June 25.

Varrin joins the meeting at 2:31PM. All Directors are now present.

After some discussion, this item is deferred until all of the Directors have solidified their PorcFest travel plans.

III. PorcFest Headline speaker

As of now, a headline speaker has not been nailed down for PorcFest. However, the schedule is full anyway, so this does not present an issue schedule-wise. Kate Rick has reported that PF planning is going fine.

IV. PIC Report and invoices

April 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 4/23/06

In attendance:

Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Sandy Pierre Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent: Jason Sorens

Meeting Agenda:

Approve Brian Sullivan to the Board Approve the budget Approve a motion regarding Morey Straus as PIC point of contact that will allow him spending authorization authority within the PR budget. PIC Report General spending approval mechanism for spending both in and out of the budget. Discussion of 501(c)4 Application Status and Strategy Meeting is called to order at 12:55PM.

Varrin nominates Jean as temporary chair for the meeting in Jason's absence. Steve seconds. Call for discussion, but there is none. Morey moves to close discussion; Steve seconds. 4 ayes, 0 nays, 1 abstention Motion carries.

I. Approve Brian Sullivan to the Board.

June 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 6/28/06

In attendance:

Steve Cobb Sandy Pierre Jason Sorens Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent:

Morey Straus

Meeting Agenda:

I.: Election of a new Board member

Meeting is called to order at 10:11PM FST.

I. Board member election

Board members had discussed this via email prior to the meeting. The general consensus was to elect Jon Maltz. Jason makes a motion to elect Jon Maltz to the Board. Varrin seconds. Brief discussion ensues, primarily focused on the topic of whether Jon had recently expressed a willingness to serve on the Board. Jason moves to close discussion. Voting on closing discussion: 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions

Voting on original motion: 5 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions Motion passes 5-0.

Brief discussion of Liberty Fund conference Jason will be directing in April in New Hampshire.

Brief discussion of the two upcoming Porcupine events, one in winter and one in summer 2007.

Meeting is adjourned at 10:26PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Sandy Pierre, Secretary

August 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 8/20/06

In attendance:

Steve Cobb Jon Maltz Sandy Pierre Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent:

Jason Sorens

Meeting Agenda:

I. Decision re: adding $10,000 to the Liberty Forum budget to pay for John Stossel as keynote speaker

II. Discussion of PIC survey results

III. One year terms for Directors

IV. Elections for Directors

V. Status of Direct Mail

Meeting is called to order at 2:13PM FST. In Jason's absence, Sandy will chair.

I. Adding $10,000 to the Liberty Forum budget to pay for John Stossel as keynote speaker

Varrin needs to leave the meeting ASAP. A bit of discussion of this agenda item took place prior to the meeting officially being called to order. No one appears to object to approving the requested funds.

Sandy moves to approve an additional $10K for the NHLF budget; Varrin seconds. Morey moves to close discussion; Varrins seconds. Voting on closing discussion: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions.

Voting on original motion: 5 ayes, 0 nays, 1 abstention. Motion passes 5-0-1.

July 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 7/15/06

In attendance:

Jon Maltz Sandy Pierre Jason Sorens Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent:

Steve Cobb

Meeting Agenda:

I. widespread database access and email list expansion.

II. formalize a written disclaimer for the website and written communications that will allow us to start publicizing specific Free-Stater success in New Hampshire (specific, though de-identified so as to be generic).

III. make a decision re: selling Roger Grant's video on our website

IV. updated PIC report, based on Varrin's conversations with Brian G. at his house, as well as a recap of what was covered on Sunday at PorcFest

V. IT update. What's the status of switching to the new database?

VI. 2007 New Hampshire Liberty Forum budget issues

Meeting is called to order at 2:15PM FST.

I. widespread database access and email list expansion

September 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 9/17/2006

In attendance:

Jon Maltz Sandy Pierre Jason Sorens Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Absent:

Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen Meeting Agenda:

I. Recruiting New Hampshire residents

II. Policy for Political/Social Change Activity of FSP Directors/Officers/Volunteers

III. Revision of FY2007 Budget to expand the direct mail prospecting / outreach budget and the in-house advertising budget with some combination of the following:

1: Expanding the total budget, and/or

2: Shifting amounts from other lines.

IV. Implications of September 2006

Meeting is called to order at 2:07PM FST.

I. Recruiting New Hampshire residents

The idea is that they would not count toward 20,000 but would count toward the "in NH" number. They would have a separate Statement of Intent to sign to help them feel a part of the FSP. Discussion ensued of existing "Pioneers" and "Friends" programs.

October 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 10/22/2006

In attendance:

Jon Maltz Sandy Pierre Jason Sorens Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Absent:

Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen

Meeting Agenda:

I. Review and update FSP Policies

II. Discuss priorities for spending between these large items: Participant (F1K + LF) mailing, Liberty Forum, Advocates prospecting mailing

III. Approve spending in the appropriate amount for the Advocates Prospecting mass mailing

Meeting is called to order at 2:30PM FST. Jason asks Sandy to chair the meeting.

I. Review and update FSP Policies

The current FSP Policies are posted here: http://freestateproject.org/ about/policies.php Brief discussion of a few policies. Consensus is that this matter isn't urgent, and it might be better to wait until all Directors are present. Morey moves to postpone this item to the next meeting; Jon seconds.

II. Discuss spending priorities

Varrin requested feedback from the Board on prioritizing spending amongst the following three items:

November 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 11/19/06

In attendance:

Steve Cobb Sandy Pierre Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent:

Jon Maltz Jason Sorens Meeting Agenda

I. First 1000

II. status report on PorcFest 2007

III. status report on New Hampshire Liberty Forum

Meeting, which was scheduled for 2:00PM, is called to order at 3:02. Directors left waiting for an hour were not amused. In Jason's absence, Varrin offers to chair.

I. First 1000

Sandy reports that she has been posting sorta-weekly status reports on the progress of the F1K campaign on the dedicated F1K Yahoo list. Provides copy of most recent report for Directors' convenience. This past week was our third highest sign up week all year. It's pointed out that the chair of the Vermont LP recently signed. Discussion of the possibility of proactively signing up people known to have already moved.

Jon Maltz joins the meeting at 3:14PM.

II. status report on PorcFest 2007

January 2007 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 1/21/2007

In Attendance:

Steve Cobb Jon Maltz Sandy Pierre Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent:

Jason Sorens Morey Straus Meeting Agenda

I. Decision: Future of FSP (deferred from last month)

II. Decision: Purging non-contactable non-voters from participant database (deferred from last month and contingent upon outcome of item I)

III. Board member presence at Porc Fest for a 'doers' / volunteer meeting

IV. Promotion of Liberty Forum

Meeting was called to order by Varrin at 2:15PM FST.

Brief discussion of Item I.

Morey joins the meeting at 2:21PM.

Varrin moves that Steve be appointed Chair for the meeting; Jon seconds. Voting on motion: 6 ayes, 0 nays, 0 abstentions. Motion carries.

Steve takes agenda items out of order.

III. Board member presence at Porc Fest for a 'doers' / volunteer meeting

December 2006 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 12/06/2006

In attendance:

Sandy Pierre Jason Sorens Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent:

Steve Cobb Jon Maltz Meeting Agenda

I. Action item: make decision on how to close out First 1000

II. Discussion: future of FSP

III. Discussion: purging non-contactable non-voters from participant database

Meeting was called to order at 2:04PM FST. (It's noted that it is 3:00AM in Varrin's location.)

I. Action item: make decision on how to close out First 1000

Jon Maltz joins the meeting at 2:05PM.

March 2007 Board Meeting Minutes

In Attendance: Steve Cobb Jon Maltz Brian Sullivan Jason Sorens Irena Goddard Jean Alexander

Absent: Varrin Swearingen

Meeting Agenda

I. Certifying the election of two new directors

II. New Hampshire Liberty Forum

Meeting was called to order by Jason at 2:22PM FST.

I. Certifying the election of two new directors

Jason moves to elect Irena Goddard and Jean Alexander to the Free State Project board of directors. Jon seconds. There is no discussion, motion passes 4-0-1.

Irena Goddard joins the meeting.

Jason moves to elect Jean Alexander as Secretary of the Free State Project. Jon seconds. After brief discussion the motion passess 5-0-2

II. New Hampshire Liberty Forum

Jean Alexander joins the meeting.

After discussion of the NHLF (no formal report is available at this time), Irena requests a budget of $1700 to produce a DVD of the event. Jon moves to allocate $1700 for the production of an NHLF DVD. Jason seconds. After discussion the motion passes 5-1-1.

Jean moves to close meeting; Jason seconds. Motion passes 5-0-1-1 (1 abstaining, 1 absent); meeting adjourned at 3:42PM.

February 2007 Board Meeting Minutes

FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes 2/18/2007

In Attendance:

Steve Cobb Jon Maltz Morey Straus Brian Sullivan Varrin Swearingen Absent:

Jason Sorens Meeting Agenda

I. Election of a director to replace Sandy

II. New Hampshire Liberty Forum Update

III. Direct mail discussion

IV. Future of FSP (deferred from last month)

Jon moves that Varrin act as Chair for the meeting; Steve seconds. Varrin is appointed acting chair by unanimous consent.

Varrin moves that Jon be appointed Secretary for the meeting; Steve seconds. Jon is appointed acting secretary by unanimous consent.

Meeting was called to order by Varrin at 2:19PM FST.

Varrin takes the agenda out of order

II. New Hampshire Liberty Forum Update

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