The NHLA has historically had a civic action function as part of the board. We solicit and collect donations for our civic action fund primarily through member donations and the proceeds of our amazon affiliate link (amazon.nhliberty.org). Civic action, or acts of voluntary charity, are important to help show that charity can and should be done in a private manner without the use of taxation and coercion by the State.
The NHLA board is considering removing the Civic Action Director position while retaining the duties of civic action as a shared responsibility of all remaining board members. This was discussed at the January 14th board meeting and then was voted on at a special meeting held on Feb 4th. We intend to codify this as a standing committee comprised of all existing board members, as well as any volunteers, to be chaired by the Membership Director. Removing the Civic Action director position would leave eight board members remaining. Nominations for the Civic Action Director position historically opened in March of odd years, with elections held in April.
Please review the proposed changes and provide feedback in a timely manner. http://www.nhliberty.org/bylaws_amendments_feb_2017 Although we are proposing removing the position, if someone has a keen interest in becoming Civic Action Director, we would certainly consider keeping the position. Current bylaws define the duties of this position: “The duties of the Director of Civic Action shall include, but not be limited to: finding appropriate NH residents to receive financial assistance through our Civic Action Fund and scheduling charitable events throughout the year to bring non-governmental assistance to NH residents."
Depending on the feedback received, we may act on these changes at our next board meeting to be held Sunday, February 12th at 1 PM at Murphy’s Taproom, in the upstairs conference room.