October 2008 Board Meeting Minutes

Free State Project, Inc Board of Directors minutes October 19th, 2008

Meeting called to order at 2:30 PM. Irena G., Jason S., Jon M., Steve C., and Louis C. present.

President's update. Update consisted of four items: Liberty Forum 2009 (speakers, publicity) Porcupine Festival 2009 Ongoing discussion about locations and dates, nothing is ruled out at this point Fundraising Ron Paul campaign has not sent us e-mail addresses yet FSP website Irena will follow up with Louis about setting up a redirect for periods of high traffic, as after the 5-year anniversary press release New people/volunteers Liz H doing welcome packets, Chris L is Events Director

Election of new President Prompted by Irena's upcoming resignation. Jason S. moves to elect Varrin Swearingen President of the FSP, effective November 1st. Irena G. seconds. No discussion. Motion passes 5-0.

Discussion of open Vice President position(s). After discussion, Board agrees informally to approach Keith C. for VP of Publicity and Irena for VP of Operations and bylaws VP. Jason will send e-mail.

2009 goals Discussion of strategic goals for calendar year 2009. Agreement that goals need to be general and strategic, rather than highly specific, and that they must be promoted to all FSP volunteers in a timely fashion, then followed up with at the end of the year. More discussion will occur on the e-mail list, to be voted on at Nov or Dec meetings.

New business. Discussion of forum discussion of "jeffersonforum.net," an external site set up for discussion of all FSP-type efforts. Agreement to let this effort remain independent, no formal decision needed.

Motion to adjourn Passes 5-0. Meeting adjourned.

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