Held 8 AM Tuesday October 6th through 11:59PM Tuesday October 13th
1. Approve September Board Meeting Minutes
– Minutes approved as posted
2. Treasurer’s Report
Beginning Book Balance- 9/1/15- $18,503.74
Total Expenditures- $129.32
-$32.63-Social Media Promotion/Facebook
-$57.73-Four Seasons Awards/ Firearm Rights Plaque
-$214.83-Piryx Member Donations
-$120.00-Midwest Leather Works Forum Sponsor
-$1825.00-H&K VP9 Raffle Ticket Sales
-$130.00-Cash Donations @ Members Meeting
-$160.00-Cash Lunch Sales @ Members Meeting
-$55.00-Coffee Mug Sales @ Members Meeting
-$30.00-T Shirt Sales @ Members Meeting
-$165.00-Additional Raffle Sales @ Members Meeting (Not VP9)
Ending Book Balance-9/30/15- $21,074.25
Processing of NFOA 990-N form for the IRS is underway.
3. Membership Report
The numbers for September 2015 are:
General Members 7890 +34
Associate Members 57 + 1
Youth Members 26 Unchanged
Total Membership 7973 +35 on Oct 6th 2015
The following membership items were also discussed:
Potentially recognizing NFOA’s 8000th member, however difficult to ascertain which exact individual was the 8,000th.
Potentially launching a mini member recruitment drive for the next 25 members to join with some small token for joining in a designated timeframe
Reported progress underway in evaluating new member management capability. Team met and discussed current capabilities, limitations and expectations for the future system.
A. Legislative Committee
Excellent efforts in support of LB289 remain underway on facebook. Seeking method/volunteer to collect Senator office support/lack of support for LB289 as our members are soliciting their senators. Senators in need of further information will be contacted by our lobbyists and provided what they need to understand the significance of the bill and its impact on Nebraska citizens in support of the NE constitution.
Continuing to work with the NSP liaison to establish a time and date to meet and discuss ideas with regards to the CHP renewal process.
On the agenda is a planning session to discuss activities for the upcoming session of the legislature, (NFOA day, etc). Considering a breakfast for Senators aligned with early in the session.
Discussed the expansion of the NFOA position sheet and finalization of the points.
B. Membership Engagement and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report beyond what was discussed with regards to the Membership Management system.
New Facebook and other social media campaigns are ongoing. Contacting volunteers interested in generating new material. Working radio interview editing and processing for posting. Discussed development of a video education campaign; currently seeking volunteers.
Updated website registration (domain). Automatic renewal is set up at 5 year mark starting March 2016.
Board members reviewed and discussed results of member survey. Location, level of member engagement were prime areas for exploration for future events.
Posters and Thank you Cards need to be finalized.