Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, September 28, 2004
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, September 28, 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
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman, joined the meeting after the roll had been taken.
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:15 p.m.
Mr. Hill moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. White seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He was out of town for a funeral, but has been in contact with several national committee members to discuss miscellaneous party business.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the September 21, 2004 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, Mr. White abstaining.
The bumper stickers were received today. The newsletter inserts are in production, and the Secretary is reviewing the printer's proof for the newsletter itself.
The Secretary reported that he has now mailed all of the FAFP packets that are due to be shipped to party donors. He has also prepared an analysis of the costs of procuring and shipping various bulk quantities of literature to party members.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $3765.96. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time. The next quarter's FEC report will be coming due on October 15.
A discussion was held regarding price lists for bulk literature for party members, and coordinating its circulation in time for the holidays.
Mr. White reported that he has been contacting prospects in Arizona, Maryland, and Georgia. The Party Building Committee has finally approved the Patriot ID Project and forwarded it for approval to the National Committee and the Finance Committee.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee has finished the quarterly newsletter, which is now at the printer. The Committee will begin work on the next issue shortly.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee has continued work on the Operating Rules for Organizing Committees.
The Chairman reported his conversations with Mr. Peroutka's campaign chairman regarding scheduling of the National Committee meeting to consider endorsing his candidacy.
Mrs. Winters proposed a Resolution to call a teleconference meeting of the National Committee for 9 p.m. EDT on October 12, 2004. The Resolution was seconded by Mr. White. After some discussion, the Resolution was adopted by unanimous vote.
A discussion was held regarding the procedures to be used during the National Committee proceedings regarding candidate endorsement.
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 10:12 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee