FSP Meeting Minutes
December 19, 2011
Attended: Rich, Brandon, Carla, Steve, Seamas, Jody, Varrin
Minutes submitted by Jody
Finalizing the new paperwork Free State Now SOI process, which should work the same way we currently do online registrations (which, according to Lawless is: it must be signed; have a valid name or mailing or email address; and not be "fishy") Commission structure for fundraising
- Finalizing the new paperwork
Brandon had prepared three documents for us to review. Some review was over email, and he incorporated those comments.
conflict of interest – boiler plate, standard policy amended articles of agreement. These get filed with the SOS, and were amended to include our potential tax-exempt purposes.
Discussion about including the current Officer positions per the bylaws.
rich is board chair
Carla is prez
Varrin is VP.
Seamas is the treasurer.
Steve was secretary, and got reinstated (unanimously) for the duration of this process, but will resign when it’s over. We’ll need a new secretary then.
FSP Board Meeting
September 26, 2011, 8pm
Attending: Rich, Carla, Jody
Board composition/roles/additional members: Thoughts on Seamas and NH state rep George Lambert (I have spoken to him and he is v. interested... think it would be fantastic to get a local involved)? Financials: FSP credit card, fundraising, bitcoins, money bomb Liberty Forum and PorcFest Outreach: LibertyFest; Masscann, Libertopia IT developments: new servers; rolling out new layout Teambox 501 (3) (c) status
Since there was no quorum, this was an informational meeting.
- Board composition
We agreed to have Seamas on the Board, and Seamas said he would be “honored” to join.
We thought we’d have to check George out more. There was an objection to having an elected official (George, a NH State Rep from NH, not a mover) on the Board for the purpose of keeping the FSP away from being associated with politics.
One suggestion was to have George on a NH advisory council or something like that, along with some donors.
FSP Board Meeting
July 24, 2011
Attending: Rich Goldman, Jody Underwood, Carla Gericke, Brandon Ross (8:15)
Meeting started around 8pm
Treasurer; FreedomFest; website hacking fix; PF, past, future; LF update; Libertopia; LibertyFest NYC
No quorum, so informational meeting.
· Two people are currently being considered: Seamas Oscalaidhe and Merav Yaakov. Jody knows both, Mark Warden recommends Seamas. Merav lives in-state, Seamas doesn’t.
· Jody will contact both of them.
· But first: Need a description of responsibilities and skills from Cathleen.
· Someone mentioned having an in-state person so it’s easier to interact with them.
· The treasurer does not have to be a board position, especially since we don't know the potential candidates well. Can try a “test run” of some sort.
· Carla wrote a short report on FB in Doers.
· Thanks to Carla and Mark Warden for doing a great job!
FSP Meeting 05/15/11 8pm on skype Attending: Rich Goldman, Cathleen Converse, Jody Underwood, Brandon Ross, Varrin Swearingen
Agenda: Establish regular meeting times again and discuss if/what we want to do at PorcFest
Proposed Regular Meeting time: Third Monday of every other month at 8pm. Run it by Carla and Steve before deciding.
What the FSP should do at PorcFest: Meeting at PF (when?) Donor lunch tentatively scheduled Saturday at 1pm. Invitations going out soon.
History of the FSP, maybe tied into a more general Meet the board.
A slot set up for us is Saturday 11-1, so include a picnic BYO-lunch. The final idea is: What's Right/Wrong with the FSP? Want to share your issues and suggestions with the Board of Directors of the FSP? Curious about the organization of the Free State Project? Come meet with us (though, save your best rants for the Soap Box idol)
Meeting adjourned at 8:58pm.
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
Agenda: 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
- 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 (6-0-0)
2011 Endorsement: Gary Johnson, former Governor of New Mexico and current candidate for President, attended PorcFest 2011 and was asked about the FSP. He said it's "a wonderful idea" and he hopes "it will be a model for the rest of the country.
2012 Endorsement: "Yea! Go Free State Project. Wow. What a model. What a terrific model. When I was governor of new Mexico, the Free State Project came to my attention [...2]0,000 people who said they're going to relocate in some area in the United States, get elected to all the offices and basically "hands off" when it comes to the government. Very very very libertarian, if not anarchist. Anarchist being complete government void. No government! well, Terrific! I wanted to see that happen in New Mexico, it's now happening in New Hampshire. Good thing. Really a terrific thing. I just applaud the Free State project. I look forward to successes from the Free State Project that the country emulates." Full video here.
In an hour-long interview on Keene’s syndicated talk radio show, Free Talk Live, Lew called Keene “The northern capital of libertarianism” and suggested it was the epicenter of NH liberty activism. Lew identified himself as an “enthusiastic supporter” of the Free State Project, saying, “I definitely endorse the Free State Project."