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Annual Meeting Notes

Annual Meeting Notes

WEEKEND AGENDA Annual Meeting of the Coalition Partners Feb 8th to 10th, 2013   NCSF’s Coalition Partners Join Together for Consent Summit   The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom held its annual Coalition Partner meeting in Phoenix, Arizona from February 8-10, 2013. The Consent Summit took place Friday evening, and Coalition Partners were able to participate via streaming video to give their input on the new Consent Statement. Go to www.ncsfreedom.org to see the Consent Statement and comment on it.   The Consent Statement is now launched to the BDSM-leather-Fetish communities for input until July 1st,” says Judy Guerin, Director of Consent Counts. “This statement outlines the current legal climate in regards to BDSM practices, and describes the ethical responsibilities of kinky people, as well. The Consent Statement will be used to change assault laws so that consensual BDSM won’t be mistaken for assault.”   One focus of the weekend was how to move forward now that a fire has destroyed the NCSF office. An emergency fund drive is underway to raise money to replace what was lost in the fire. Please help us reach our goal!   https://www.wepay.com/donations/ncsf-fire-recovery-fund   The new board of directors voted in Kevin Carlson as Chairman, Mark Richards as Secretary, and John Baku as Treasurer. The CPs also heard reports on NCSF projects and some of the stats include:   Incident Reporting and Response received nearly 500 calls for help The Kink Aware Professionals list is up to nearly 1,200 professionals The Media Outreach Project gave over 60 interviews Over 600 NCSF Facebook page members and nearly 5,000 twitter followers 98 Coalition Partners!   Friday evening’s Pizza Meet & Greet was sponsored by the AZ TNG, while lunch Saturday was sponsored by FetLife and lunch on Sunday at the APEX BBQ was sponsored by AZ Men of Leather. NCSF thanks APEX for welcoming CP representatives, NCSF board members and staff to their APEX Dungeon Party on Saturday night, and at their Sunday afternoon BBQ and NCSF Meet & Greet. NCSF also thanks Kelly Beaton, Master Bleu Sadist, slave alena girl, and Karen for volunteering and helping out in all sorts of necessary ways at the meeting   The Board of NCSF currently consists of: Kevin Carlson – Chairman – Boise, ID Mark Richards – Secretary – New York, NY John Baku – Treasurer – Vancouver, BC Race Bannon – San Francisco, CA Laura Carlson –…
WEEKEND AGENDA Annual Meeting of the Coalition Partners March 26 & 27, 2011 Saturday March 26th. 2011  8:30am - 9:00am – Welcome  9:00am - 9:30am – Ice Breaker & Introductions  9:30am -12:30pm – Year in Review Reports - Message from the Chair - KAP Report - Media Report - DSM and proposed nee DSM brochure sample - Consent Counts 12:30pm - 1:30pm – Working lunch  1:30pm - 1:45pm – Break  1:45pm - 2:45pm– Year in Review Reports (continued) - EOP Training and Program - Incident Response - 2010 Financial Review and 2011 approved budget 2:45pm - 4:15pm ? Break Out Groups – Where are we going?? 4:15pm - 5:00pm – Wrap up break out groups & adjourn  Sunday – March 28th, 2011 9:15am - 9:30am – Welcome 9:30am - 9:45am – NCSF’s Volunteer of the Year 9:45am - 10:30am – Elections 10:30am - 10:45am ? break 11:00am - 12:00pm – Additional Committee Reports - IT Report – Let’s see the new website! - Form Library Report - 2012 Budget draft proposal  12:00pm - 12:15pm – Take aways 1:00pm - 4:00pm – Media Training and Consent Counts – open to community 1:00pm - 2:00pm – new board meeting 2011 Letter from the Chair Hello and welcome to NCSF’s 2011 annual meeting! I am so glad to welcome all of you to Boston. It’s our first time here and we’ve been very fortunate to have the hard advance work and efforts of Boston community – particularly Opn, Kali and Vivienne Kramer.  As chair, I started my term in September 2008 with several goals. Improve NCSF communications both internally among board and among volunteers, to our Coalition Partners, to our communities in general and to the public as a whole.   I believe we've hit our stride and are now doing things much better than we have in the past. In all years prior to September 2008, we published exactly 3 quarterly newsletters? two in 2003 and one in 2006. We’ve published a newsletter ever quarter since I became chair. We’ve published our minutes to the CP list every single month. I’ve written notices/letters to the membership every month. We’ve kicked up our press and media alerts and switched to using Constant Contact to make our mail outs more professional.  Improve the structural integrity of the organization and set up processes and procedures for our most important functions/programs    With the implementation of SalesForce now have a solid foundation under…
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