Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, August 31, 2004
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, August 31, 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:
- 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
- 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 9:19 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 reported he has worked this past week in responding to misrepresentations made by the CCCC to the national media. The WorldNetDaily article, which was based upon the inaccurate press release, has been corrected to remove the misrepresentations of our party and its representatives. On a positive note, he reports success in establishing additional concrete proposals to help the third parties work together on items of common concern. He also reported a contact with an immigration reform organization which may garner some publicity for the party.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the August 24, 2004 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $3071.30. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time. The brochure reprint is ready to be picked up, and an invoice will be payable at that time.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is considering the approval of the FAFP insert for the newsletters.
Mr. White reported that the party has received a good number of contacts from Arizona, on which he is presently working.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee has approved a new design for the bumper sticker, and it will be sent to the printer shortly. There is still one article yet to be turned in before the newsletter can be sent to the printer.
A question was asked about obtaining literature for people who want to distribute it to their friends.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is still reviewing the "model rules of operation" for organizing committees. The Rules Committee will be meeting next week.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee