February 27 2005 Board Meeting Minutes
FREE STATE PROJECT, Inc. Board of Directors Meeting 27 February 2005
Jason Sorens Jean Alexander Steve Cobb Varrin Swearingen Amanda Phillips
CALL TO ORDER
Jason Sorens called the meeting to order
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.
Jean Alexander2nd. Discussion Jason Sorens moved to close discussion. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Vote on original motion 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0. [A revised FSP Mission Statement is adopted.]
Strategic Goals for 2005 Jason Sorens moved to adopt the following strategic goals for 2005:
Increase the signup rate by 100% or more.
Increase the number of national media stories (from 13 in 2004).
Place FSP leaders as speakers at local groups in many states, in order to increase the strength of local groups.
Complete the Active Activist Army project.
Initiate new advertising and direct mail campaigns while progressively evaluating their effectiveness.
Continue to obtain endorsements from libertarian "celebrities."
Make sure that every self-identifying libertarian has heard of the FSP by the end of the year.
Jean Alexander 2nd Discussion Jean Alexander moved to close discussion. Varrin Swearingen 2nd. 3 in favor - 0 opposed - 2 abstain Voting on original motion 4 in favor - 1 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 4-1-0. [FSP 2005 Strategic Goals are adopted.]
Varrin Swearingen moved to adjourn the meeting. Amanda Phillips 2nd. 5 in favor - 0 opposed - 0 abstain Motion passes 5-0-0. [Meeting is adjourned.]