News

Do you have a news item for us? Let us know!

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.

Back to Minutes

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.

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

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)

Back to Minutes

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

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

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

February 27 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 27 February 2005

In Attendance:

Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips

CALL TO ORDER

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Revised Mission Statement

Varrin Swearingen moved to adopt the following revised mission statement: The Free State Project is an agreement among 20,000 pro-liberty activists to move to New Hampshire, where they will exert the fullest practical effort toward the creation of a society in which the maximum role of government is the protection of life, liberty, and property. The success of the Project would likely entail reductions in taxation and regulation, reforms at all levels of government to expand individual rights and free markets, and a restoration of constitutional federalism, demonstrating the benefits of liberty to the rest of the nation and the world.

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.]

April 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 17 April 2005

In Attendance:

Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Amanda Phillips Adam Rick Jason Sorens Varrin Swearingen Not In Attendance:

Evan Nappen

Call to Order Jason Sorens called the meeting to order.

Board Authority to Remove/Veto Choice for Department Heads

Adam Rick moved to adopt the policy that the Board of Directors shall have the power to remove or veto a choice of department head if a problem were to arise. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moved to close discussion. Steve Cobb 2nd. Adam Rick withdrew his motion with the understanding that the Board may exercise this power in extraordinary circumstances. [It was determined that the board does have this authority without a vote. Voting on such a power would actually limit the board's authority.]

Annual department goals to the Board

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.

June 2005 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting June 30, 2005

In Attendance:

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

Jason Sorens called the meeting to order

NEW BUSINESS

Monthly Reports

Amanda Phillips reported that monthly reports had been sent. The remainder of the board had not received them. Amanda Phillips was to resend the reports the next business day. Amanda Phillips was also to forward to the board the organization chart.

Increase Number and Quality of Volunteers

Varrin Swearingen moved to increase the quality and number of volunteers by approximately 100%. Steve Cobb 2nd. Discussion Vote to close discussion Aye – 7, Nay – 0, Abstain – 0 Vote on original motion Aye – 3, Nay – 4, Abstain - 0

Adam Rick moved amend the motion to - increase substantially the number and quality of volunteers. Jean Alexander 2nd Discussion Without objection voting on amendment Aye – 7, Nay – 0, Abstain – 0 Voting on the original motion Aye – 7, Nay – 0, Abstain - 0 Motion passes Strategy/Mission Change

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.

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

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

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.]

Pages


Your browser (Internet Explorer 7 or lower) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites. Learn how to update your browser .

X
Feedback