I think this is a great idea and I would be down.
I am working on getting this going.
I think this is a great idea.
As someone said, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit will first require a mailing address and board of directors to be named. At the very least, I believe, a chairman, treasurer, and secretary. The only one I was ever involved in was a military association in Massachusetts, so I don't know how the laws differ between states, but that is where we had to start...PO BOX and a few dedicated individuals willing to have their names appear on a public record...
Please can a few of you research, and compile a list of Dr's that are well educated on the pro's and cons of supps / AAS?
Please do not get Dr's that are either all for or all against but individuals that are well aware of the risks and can represent us fairly.
Much Love and reps to those who compile this list.....now's your turn to Learn, Teach & Lead!
Once I have the list I'll contact them with details and ?a link to this thread maybe?
A little late here but I'm def in.
The first thing we would need to do is define every goal and desire we have as a group that every member could completely agree with, and use them to start drafts of a mission statement.
If we don't have a clearly stated set of purposes in writing, people won't know exactly what we'd be standing for, and we'd be overly prone to people being misinformed about us. I volunteer to help write this once we get our goals in order, as reading and writing are a couple of things I do well. I also volunteer for anything that needs proofreading.
EDIT: you think we could schedule a time in the shoutbox to get an outline going?
I like it a lot! Count me in
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*I am not a medical expert, my opinions are not professional, and I strongly suggest doing research of your own.*
Anyone a web / Graphic designer here fluent in php / html / xml / other current web design technologies etc?
step forward please photoshop guru's!
Legal have you come up with a name at all? Suggestions?
I would think something clear, concise with a smidge of imagination thrown in!
Who are we?, We're H.A.R.D yeah dat's roight H.A.R.D!
Humanitarian Assocation Research Development - Join the H.A.R.D Core!
Global Intellectual Muscle Party - G.I.M.P
Global United Anabolic Research Development - G.U.A.R.D
Defending Everyone Rights Vitamins & Supplements - D.E.R.V.S
Association Supplementation Health - A.S.H
Just playing around
It needs to sound good like "Council For Responsible Sports Nutrition"
We are closer to getting this going by the day. The lawyer representing us in the FDA issue is going to start the association to keep it company neutral.
I think the first thing is for the association to make a comment on the upcoming scheduling of 1,4 Andro which is a naturally occurring compound that isn't causing people to steal, kill or even cause any social ills. There is no need to schedule this item, since it has many health benefits is 100% naturally occurring and isn't causing any social blight. What is the purpose for making more people criminals?
Second, we can offer healthcare for our member companies and even individuals. You can save some serious money buying with a bunch of people, so we would be in on that one for sure!
Let's try to get a time in the shout box then!
Just give me the word and I'll light a fire on other boards as well, if that is what we want to happen!
im really late for this but count me in.
Well, remember that this is an open association for everyone open to protecting our freedoms. We can have very simple membership requirements and then if people want to donate, they can for simple things like lobbiests to find stupid legislation like the scheduling of 1,4 Andro. That is for sure naturally occurring and isn't causing public blight like robberies etc... What is the public good for scheduling it. Oh, and it's not REALLY late...It's REALLY early! So, keep involved!
That being said, I am knee deep in all of this FDA stuff, but since it is open, let's pick some initial board members ad hoc to get things rolling. I nominate neoborn for sure! Other people that would like to get involved, could you write a brief bio of who you are and what you can bring to the table? I think grass roots efforts like this can really work.
The ad hoc board members could recruit people and I am sure Ron Berry would be open to recruiting other supplement companies, so we would have both bases covered.
Anyone that wishes to kick some ideas around can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I will give you my yahoo IM addy and we can start to get some things going.
I wish I could offer something to you guys, but I don't have any knowledge of politics and Im not good at photoshop lol. It may be a good ideal to get some kind of online support petition/site going so you could possibly set up a computer at events like the MR.O for people to sign up and give their emails and what not to help spread the word about this.
Muscle Pharm Rep
as with Pmiller... i do not have much to offer to you guys but i am in...
i am subbing, best of luck. this needs to happen...
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