August 2009 Board Meeting Minutes

August 16, 2009 FSP Board of Directors Meeting Minutes

Meeting called to order at 2:24 PM EST. Jason S., Jean A., Varrin S., Cathleen C., Louis C., Steve C. present.

  1. Jason S. moves to reappoint Steve C. and Louis C. to the Board (necessary after reincorporation). Jean A. seconds. Motion passes 4-0.

  2. Changing budget to annual basis. 2010 Liberty Forum income and expenditures removed, everything else except "Other Advertising" reduced one quarter. Cathleen C. moves to adopt, Jason S. seconds. Motion passes 6-0.

  3. Discussion of FreedomFest results and interns. One potential donor who will be followed up with by either Varrin or Brandon. Interns have not made many calls. Rate of progress from Harris and Sabrielle has not improved, will be removed from program. $890 in donations so far, $15 in expenses. Neal will be able to do more after move to NH. Need more details on running totals.

  4. Welcome letters. Liz has completed. Need to fit into different budget lines: possibly postage, shipping and mail permits; direct mail; and/or development.

  5. Rich & website. Jean will explicitly be tasked with supervising Rich, will CC Varrin on conversations. "FSP Blogs" section needs to be renamed. Strictly FSP-related items need to go in "FSP News" rather than blog section. Jean presented two-category development prototype to general approval. Louis says future direction will allow tagging of new content to determine where it is "filed" and presented on the website.

  6. FSP silver rounds. Following multiple friendly amendments, Jason moves to require that any FSP-approved coins minted do not have any numbers on them other than the date of minting and the weight and fineness of the metal or metals used. Jean seconds. motion passes 6-0.

  7. Discussion of William Kostric's possible open-carry trip to Arizona. General agreement that there should be no FSP sponsorship on grounds of non-involvement in political action. William will be allowed to raise funds from individuals on the forum.

  8. Jason moves to adjourn, Varrin seconds. Passes 5-0, 1 abstention, meeting adjourned at 4:04 PM.

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