The March 2014 NFOA Board of Directors meeting opened at 7AM Monday March 3rd and closed at 10PM Friday March 7th.
1.) Approve February Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes were approved as posted.
2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 2/1/14 – $15,694.97
Total Expenditures – $38.96
- One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
Total Deposits – $1,662.05
Ending Book balance 2/28/14 – $17,318.06
3.) Membership Report
General membership 7241 increase of 63
Associate membership 49 increase of 1
Youth membership 26 no change
Total membership 7316 +64 on March 3rd 2014
4.) Committee Reports
Rod provided reports of the lobbying efforts during and around the hearings, as well as the press conference. Reports from the press conference where also shared, as well as detailed reports on the status of various bills which are pertinent to the NFOA’s mission.
4b.) Events and Fundraising
The 2014 Annual Member Meeting and State Fair booth are separate agenda items. Nothing else to report.
Nothing significant to report.
4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Andy proposed the idea of an online petition or poll in order to establish new contacts and maintain contacts with existing members. The pros and cons of this method were discussed, as well as the specifics of how it might be carried out and utilized.
4e.) Web Admin
Jeremy provided updates on changes and additions to the forums, as well as suggested ideas for future improvements. Dan provided a report on our bandwidth and data allowances and how close we are to needing to address those issues.
5.) Accountant needs and requirements
The prospects of retaining an accountant were discussed, and Andy motioned to authorize an initial budget of $1000 for compensating an accountant. Motion passed.
6.) NFOA-PAF Update
Andy proposed a variety of fundraising and mobilization efforts that would allow the NFOA and PAF to grow its political muscle. Various means and methods were discussed among the board members, while keeping a close eye on the necessary line of separation between the NFOA and the PAF.
7.) Any Old Business
Andy and Toby provided updates on the status of materials, including pens and brochures, and the expenses associated with those items.
8.) 2014 Annual Member Meeting
Chris stepped up to be the coordinator for the event this year, and various items were discussed, including what activities would be included. The possibility of having the event catered this year was also discussed, as well as methods for getting the word out to the membership about the event.
9.) 2014 State Fair booth
Materials, structures, and other details for the NFOA state fair booth were discussed, including the pros and cons of each suggestion. Toby motioned to approve $1000 in expenditures for booth materials based on the recent billboard campaign design. Motion passed. Toby also offered the use of his foam flooring for the booth.
10.) NFA Discussions
Jeremy provided discussion based on a recent bill in Kansas that would make CLEO sign off a “shall sign” instead of the federal default of “may sign.” The idea was also presented to track who and who will not currently sign within the state, as well as the possibility of inviting those who are not willing to sign to an educational event with NFOA presence.