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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, January 11, 2005 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:

Present:

  • 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
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations 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 9:22 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. Everyone is getting back into the party business after the long holiday season. He has worked to answer more contacts and work on lining up party building volunteers.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the January 4, 2005 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, Mr. White abstaining.

The Secretary reported more progress in the technical revamp of the party web site.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $191.32. The end-of-year report to the FEC has been submitted.

A discussion was held regarding the need to produce a financial summary report of giving for the year 2004.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will resume work on the fundraising plan this week.

Mr. White reported some positive contacts in Minnesota. A general discussion was held regarding progress in several states which are ready to bring up organizing committees.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will meet next Monday to plan activities for the upcoming year.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting this Thursday evening to finish work on a draft of the Organizing Committee rules.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hey, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 9:57 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________
John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

 
 
   
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