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Feb 28

Liberty Forum 2012: Fun and Roses for the Fr33 Aid Team

The Fr33 Aid team had a great time at Liberty Forum. There were no injuries, and that’s the way we like it.

Fr33 Aid Organizers Teresa and Stephanie at Liberty Forum

Among the 500+ participants at this year’s Liberty Forum, we met several people who are interested in volunteering with us, including a nurse who had recently moved to New Hampshire and an EMT who will be moving shortly. We also connected with Jared Rhoads of the Lucidicus Project, which is sending liberty-friendly books to medical students to help bring more free market ideas into medicine.

Jared Rhoads of the Lucidicus Project at Liberty Forum 2012

We gave more CPR quizzes and AED demonstrations than we could count – probably close to 100 in total. And we raised enough money (in both cash and silver dimes) to reimburse the accommodation expenses of Fr33 Aid’s out-of-town first aid volunteers.

Fr33 Aid Volunteer Jacob Petlon discusses how to check for consciousness before starting CPR.

Fr33 Aid was located right next door to our good friend Mandrik who was offering beautiful bacon roses as a Fr33 Aid fundraiser in addition to many other tasty treats. Even Mandrik had no injuries this time, though he likes to stay close to us just in case.

Mandrik offered beautiful bacon roses as a Fr33 Aid fundraiser.

Friday afternoon I took the shuttle over to AltExpo and gave a talk on setting up a non-profit organization, using our Fr33 Aid experiences as an example. There was good discussion about the need for banking alternatives and our future plans for Fr33 Aid. It’s wonderful to have enough volunteers to cover two venues at once. Davi Barker captured my talk on video in three parts: part 1, part 2, part 3.

The only downside to Liberty Forum is that it ended too soon. Fortunately, PorcFest is less than four months away!

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