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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, August 24, 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:

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

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:18 p.m.

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

The Chairman reported on his conversations with various third party leaders regarding ways to work together. He is preparing some written responses to recent press releases about this topic. He has also worked various prospect contacts.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the August 10, 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 vote.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $2715.30. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time. The brochure reprint has been taken to the printer, and an invoice should be forthcoming in the next week.

Mr. Hill reported that he is reviewing the fundraising proposal. A discussion was held regarding the autographed books that the party has listed in its store and on the web site.

Mr. White reported that he has worked party building contacts in Alaska, Arizona, and Delaware. Mr. Charles reported that Mr. McClellan of Florida has volunteered to help answer the calls on the party's toll-free line.

Mrs. Winters delivered the Public Relations Committee report. She is researching media costs in some East Coast markets. The PR Committee is close to deciding on a new bumper sticker design.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting again in about a week.

Mr. Hill gave a report on Mr. Buck's tour of the southwestern border area. He is gathering information and contacts on the illegal immigration issue.

A time of general discussion took place.

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 10:30 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________
John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

 
 
   
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