Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, March 1, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, March 1, 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:
- 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 9:12 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 stated that he has been systematically contacting National Committee members to encourage more participation in the standing committees. He reported that the New York state party held elections and Mr. Maurer was elected State Chairman.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the February 15, 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.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1242.16. The FEC monthly report is being prepared.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is close to finishing the fundraising proposal.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee is working on its year-long plan and will meet in about 10 days.
A discussion was held regarding the Supreme Court's decision outlawing the death penalty for minors.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting this Thursday evening.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee