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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, July 29, 2003

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee.

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:

Present:

  • John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary
  • Maureen McHugh of Illinois, Treasurer
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Finance Committee Chairman
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman

Absent:

  • Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Secretary at 9:21 p.m. EDT.

The Secretary led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

Mrs. McHugh delivered the invocation.

Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the Agenda as proposed by the Secretary. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Hill and adopted by unanimous vote.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the July 22 meeting of the Operating Committee. He moved the adoption of the July 22 minutes. His motion was seconded by Mrs. Winters and adopted by unanimous vote.

The Treasurer reported that she has filed the FEC Form 3X for the first half of the year in the mail today.

In addition, the first payment to the Marriott will be mailed later this week. A discussion was held regarding the debt to Marriott and the obligation of current and former National Committee members to pay their fair share.

The members carried on a discussion of proposed rules changes intended to protect the party from misconduct by its officers and members in the future.

The Secretary moved the adoption of a motion recommending a Resolution for the National Committee's consideration. His motion was seconded by Mr. Hill. The motion reads as follows:

Resolved, that the Operating Committee recommends to the National Committee the adoption of the following resolution:
Resolved, that the National Committee hereby authorizes the Treasurer to pay for materials and shipping costs necessary to fulfill orders from the AFP Store.

The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Mr. Hill moved the adoption of a motion recommending a Resolution for the National Committee's consideration. His motion was seconded by Mrs. McHugh.

Resolved, that the Operating Committee recommends to the National Committee the adoption of the following resolution:
Resolved, that the National Committee hereby authorizes the Treasurer to pay the routine postage and ancillary mailing costs of distributing the various party newsletters.

The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Mrs. McHugh moved the adoption of a motion recommending a Resolution for the National Committee's consideration. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Hill. The motion reads as follows:

Resolved, that the Operating Committee recommends to the National Committee the adoption of the following resolution:
Resolved, that the National Committee hereby repeals those provisions of the Resolution of June 1, 2002 which required the segregation and allocation of funds raised by the Friends of the America First Party fundraising program.

The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Mrs. McHugh moved the adoption of a motion recommending a Resolution for the National Committee's consideration. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Hill. The motion reads as follows:

Resolved, that the Operating Committee recommends to the National Committee the adoption of the following resolution:
Whereas, the America First Party is indebted to Dan Charles for his selfless dedication to the cause of the Party; and

Whereas, Dan Charles has served faithfully and energetically first as a principal founding member, and then as National Chairman of the party; and

Whereas, the America First Party would greatly benefit from the continued participation and wise council of Mr. Charles;

Now therefore be it resolved by the America First National Committee:

That the title of "National Chairman Emeritus" is hereby bestowed upon Dan Charles in heartfelt and grateful thanks for his faithful service to the party.

The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Mrs. McHugh moved the adoption of a Resolution calling a National Committee meeting. Her motion was seconded by Mr. Hill. The Resolution reads as follows:

Resolution calling for a meeting of the America First National Committee

Resolved by the Operating Committee of the America First National Committee that a meeting of the America First National Committee be convened by teleconference at 9 pm EDT on Tuesday, August 12, 2003.

The Resolution was adopted by unanimous vote.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mrs. McHugh, and adopted by unanimous vote, the Secretary declared the meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________
John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

 
 
   
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