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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, June 22, 2004 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee.

The Chairman led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Hey delivered the invocation.

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:

Present:

  • Dan Charles of Colorado, Chairman
  • John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman

Absent:

  • Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
  • Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:16 p.m.

Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. White seconded the motion, and the Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.

The Chairman delivered his report. He is preparing a position paper on the "War on Terrorism" to be distributed at a political conference in Pennsylvania. He has been working various candidate prospects forwarded from the H1-B visa protest movement. In addition, he is working on a draft of the internet privacy policy and various other projects for the Public Relations and Rules Committee.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the June 15, 2004 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous consent.

The Secretary reported that he continues working on technology upgrades for the web site that will enable many new features for party building and communications.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1190.50. The business cards are in production at the printer, and there are sufficient funds to cover the invoice which will be payable upon their delivery.

The FEC quarterly report will be due during the month of July, and everyone needs to report their "in-kind" contributions for the second quarter as soon as possible.

Mr. Hill delivered the Finance Committee report. A discussion was held about preparing a "members-only" order form for party literature to be mailed to all the party members. This would have to wait until the Finance Committee approves membership rates for the additional promotional materials the party offers.

Mr. White delivered a Party Building Committee report. A discussion was had regarding scheduling the next meeting, and getting the activist program up and running properly.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee is gathering articles for the next newsletter. Press releases are going out tomorrow and later this week. Mrs. Winters is trying to contact various people who have volunteered to help the Public Relations Committee.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will meet tomorrow evening to continue working on the Organizing Committee procedures and Rules for Candidate Endorsements.

Mr. Charles reported he will be out of town during next Tuesday's meeting.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:56 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________
John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

 
 
   
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