Minutes of the November 2014 NFOA Board of Directors meeting

NFOA Board Meeting Minutes
November 6, 2014

Attendance:

  • Rod Moeller
  • Dick Clark
  • Trish Harrold
  • Jeremy Cady
  • Justin Fader
  • Dan Walz

The November board meeting ran from 8 a.m. Monday November 3rd through 10 p.m. Friday November 7th.

1.) Approve October Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved as posted.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 10/1/14 – $15,159.54

Total Expenditures – $38.96
– One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email

Total Deposits – $465.50

Ending Book balance 10/31/14 – $15,586.08

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for this month are:

General membership           7578   increase of 30
Associate membership            49   no change
Youth membership                  26   no change
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Total  membership              7653  +30 on Nov 1st 2014

A copy of the .xls file is stored in the BOD Archive board

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
A meeting was scheduled for November 7 to discuss legislative goals in the context of the recent election.

4b.) Events and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report.

4c.) Communications
Membership outreach through communication efforts included the Youtube channel posting of reloading class and multi-
authored monthly newsletter featureing PAF survey results

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Continued discussion of coordination and planning with The Well Armed Woman organization for the Lincoln Women’s Expo

4e.) Web Admin
Nothing significant to report.

5.) Board Member Transition
Election results were certified.

6.) Officer Positions
A motion was made to nominate the following:

  • Rod – President
  • Jeremy – Vice President
  • Justin – Treasurer
  • Patricia – Secretary

Motion was seconded.  Voted.  Passed.

7.) New Business

  • A motion was made to recognize contributions of NFOA member Andy Allen on behalf of his work for NFOA-PAF.
    Motion was seconded.  Voted.  Passed.
  • A motion was made to allocate $50 for Christmas cards to be presented to members of the Nebraska state legislature. Motion was seconded. Voted. Passed
  • Strategies to facilitate the recruitment of new members, capitalize on social networking and community events to increase awareness of NFOA were discussed.

8.) Old Business
Plaque for the Annual Firearms Rights Champion was discussed. A motion was made to approve expenditure of $55 for the
plaque. Motion was seconded. Voted. Passed.

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Minutes of the October 2014 NFOA Directors meeting

The October board meeting  ran from 8 AM Monday October 6th through 10 PM Friday October 10th.

1.) Approve September Board Meeting Minutes
Minutes approved as posted.

2.) Treasurers Report
Beginning Book balance 9/1/14 – $16,077.33

Total Expenditures – $1,336.43
– One debit $38.96 for Benchmark Email
– One check for $1,297.47 – Trade Show booth display

Total Deposits – $418.64

Ending Book balance 9/30/14 – $15,159.54

3.) Membership Report
The numbers for this month are:

General membership           7548   increase of 35
Associate membership            49   no change
Youth membership                  26   no change
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Total  membership              7623  +35 on Oct 6th 2014

A copy of the .xls file is stored in the BOD Archive board

4.) Committee Reports
4a.) Legislative
Rod provided a review of the Legislative Summit and planning for next session’s event was discussed.

4b.) Events and Fundraising
Nothing significant to report.

4c.) Communications
The need for a structured communication’s plan was discussed.

4d.) Membership and Recruiting
Coordination and planning with The Well Armed Woman organization for the Lincoln Women’s Expo was discussed.

4e.) Web Admin
Dan provided a report on recent updates to the forum, as well as the need for moderation. Rod also provided the suggestion of integrating Youtube into the forums and NFOA home page.

5.) Any Old Business
Pricing, quantities, and viability of the NFOA custom lower receiver project was discussed, as well as possible candidates for the Firearms Rights Champion Award.

6.) NFOA Logo
The need for a policy and plan for using the two different NFOA logos was discussed, as well as accommodations for providing material for user generated content.

7.) Board elections
Planning for election procedures was discussed. General approval was given to having voting open for one week, and having each voter cast a vote for four people.

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NFOA-PAF post election report

I think we did real well yesterday, 11 of our 15 endorsed candidates won (compare to the NSEA who spent a quarter million and got about 4 of 23), 7 seats are upgrades for us and the only real downgrade is that we no longer have Senator Christiansen (and there is nothing saying Dan Hughes won’t fill in nicely, just that there are big shoes to fill).

In Congressional District 2, whose caucus has so much of an effect on the Legislature’s leadership, we really picked up all but one seat. Yes, there are a couple of seats that are squishy but because of where those people stand on other issues I think they will support good changes to committees and leadership. Is that a large enough change in Congressional District 2 for the changes to happen?

I think there will be some hope for a good session the next two years, and with things to build on for the PAF we will hopefully continue to gain momentum.

Other races that will affect us;

Governor – as far as firearms are concerned Pete Rickets will very much like Governor Heinemann. Economic development and taxes are going to be his concerns. Second Amendment issues will not be in the fore front, but when we have the votes to pass things he will sign the bills.

Attorney General- I really believe that Doug Peterson will follow along with the direction Jon Bruning had things going; don’t see any reason to believe there would be a change for us here.

Also the work we did and what we were able to accomplish this year has gotten us some attention. We already have a few folks wanting to help us grow the PAF and discussing the use of their resources to do that.

Winning Candidates we endorsed:

Bill Kintner (LD2)
Tommy L. Garrett (LD3)
Joni Craighead (LD6)
Jim Smith (LD14)
Lydia Brasch (LD16)
Brett Lindstrom (LD18)
John S. McCollister (LD20)
Roy Baker (LD30)
Laura Ebke (LD32)
Tyson Rope Larson (LD40)
John P. Stinner Sr. (LD48)

submitted by Andy Allen – NFOA-PAF

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