In the coming months Live Free USA will be moving forward with several projects and improvements. The challenges and hazards of the coming years demands that we strengthen our base and expand our membership. With a larger and more active board of directors we are now able to pursue multiple objectives.
We are working to creat a more attractive and interactive website with more functions for online members. We also hope to have more activity in the survival medicine, chapter activities, and other specialized pages. We are also exploring ways to offer discounts to members who purchase survival gear through the site.
Chapter and Affiliated Organization Support
One of our directors will function as the Chapter, Affiliate Coordinator, regularly communicating with each chapter and providing support and and involvement. A Chapter Leaders handbook will be available by early 2020 and maybe a regular Chapter Leaders online newsletter.to follow.
Permanent Survival Training Facility
A land-site in northern Indiana is being developed as a site to conduct advance survival and self-reliance training operations. This site should be available in early 2020. The site will include campsites, sanitary facilites, a traing building, and a rifle and pistol range. We are seeking donations and pledges to help us make improvements and maintain the facility.
Added Value to Membership
A members Handbook will be available by the end of 2019. The book wil include information about Live Free organization and philosophy, but will also containe valuable survival information. It will be available online free and a printed version will be available at nominal cost. We may increase membership fees slightly and include the handbook with all new memberships. Other ideas are being considerd to add value to membership.
Expanded Survival Instructors and Programs
Camp Independence will continue at Tippecanoe River State Park in Indiana, but may be franchised to other locations throughout the USA. We also plan to revive our Certified Survival Instructors program to develop new instructors and support current instructors.
Opportunities to Get Involved
We currently have two opening for Directors to the Board of Directors. These posted can be filled by designation by the board untill the next election. Filling these posts will definitely help us reach the above goals. Additionally the board is authorized to designate Deputy Directors and establish teams to work on projects. We would welcome hearing from members new and old who want to get involved and active. Since we now use the internet and online meetings it is not necessary for officers to reside in any nearby location.