Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, August 16, 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. Golmon 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
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations 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 9:25 p.m.
Mr. Hill moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mrs. Winters seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He reported a higher than usual number of contacts by phone and email. He is working with the Convention Committee to help prepare a report for the National Committee. He commended the members for their hard work on the various committees.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the August 9, 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 fund raising letter is still being prepared for mailing.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $2765.47, $1591.01 of which is in the new fundraising fund. There are no unpaid obligations, but the costs of the fund raising letter have not been invoiced yet.
Mr. Golmon reported that he has produced drafts of several new sections for the party building manual.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will soon begin working on the telephone calling phase of the fund raising plan.
Mr. White reported on the Party Building Committee's meeting last Saturday. A teleconference meeting has been called for the Michigan members to begin organizing. The Secretary will send letters tomorrow to all the members in Michigan inviting them to the teleconference.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee is continuing work on the Fall newsletter and the reprint of the generic newsletter.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will not be meeting this week.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee