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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, July 19, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, July 19, 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
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building 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 9:20 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. We have received positive press coverage of our last press release; more releases will be made in the next 48 hours. Mr. Charles reported receiving an increased number of prospect calls and other contacts. He has also been working on projects for the Finance and Public Relations Committees.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the July 12, 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 summer issue of the newsletter was picked up from the printer today. Mr. Hey is waiting for word from the Finance Committee regarding the final list to use for mailing this issue.

The Secretary reported that he has converted all public access form processing on the web site to utilize the party's web server exclusively. The new PHP code and database are functioning well, with a much better response time for saving web submissions, etc.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1178.21. There are no unpaid obligations, and the printer has been paid for the Summer 2005 newsletter.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee met earlier this evening to work on the fund raising appeal and the mailing list for the Summer 2005 newsletter.

Mr. White reported good progress in Party Building organizing in Arizona and Iowa. Several party activists in Arizona will be holding a meeting on September 17 to work on getting a state party up in that state.

Mrs. Winters commented that Florida state party chairman Roger Simmermaker appeared on Neil Cavuto's program yesterday to discuss buying American. She reported that the Public Relations Committee will work on the reprint of the Generic newsletter at Thursday's meeting.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting shortly to continue its work.

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 9:53 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________
John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

 
 
   
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