Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, March 15, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, March 15, 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 9:19 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. The press release on oil that was distributed last week has provoked a number of communications from non-party members who were intrigued by its content. In addition, the Chairman has been communicating with a gentleman who has expressed interest in running for mayor of an East Coast city. Other people have also contacted him about running for office on the party ticket.
The Chairman is working on three press releases that should go out within the week.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the March 8, 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 Secretary reported that the Newsletter has been picked up and will be mailed by Thursday.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $2350.11. The printer's invoice for the newsletters has not yet been received or paid.
Mr. Hill reported progress by the Finance Committee on the fundraising proposal.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will meet again Thursday to continue work on the annual PR plan and the next newsletter.
A discussion was had regarding problems with the party name being dragged into unsavory discussions on the internet.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will meet this Saturday.
A discussion was had regarding the Shiavo murder case in Florida.
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 10:22 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee