Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, November 16, 2004
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, November 16, 2004 at 9:00 p.m. East Coast 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
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-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 9:12 p.m.
Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Hill seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He has been dealing with numerous press inquiries following the party's release on the Gonzales nomination. He sat for two long interviews with newspapers in Colorado. He has also worked to prepare articles for the next newsletter.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the November 9, 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 Secretary reported that he has mailed the last of the September newsletters, and the mailing of all other promotional materials and letters have been brought current.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $806.31. There are several invoices coming due in the amount of approximately $1100. Another FEC report is due toward the end of the month.
Mr. Hill delivered a brief Finance Committee report. The new premium donation levels for party materials have been adopted and have now taken effect.
Mr. White reported having several positive contacts as he works the prospect database. He is trying to catch up from the time he took out for his campaign.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting Thursday evening to finalize the newsletter.
A discussion was held regarding potential press release topics.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will take up the matter of the convention requirement.
A discussion was held regarding whether to call a meeting of the National Committee for next Tuesday or not. It was decided that next Tuesday was not a good time given the proximity to the Thanksgiving holiday.
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 10:23 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee