Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, September 6, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, September 6, 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
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:08 p.m.
Mr. White 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 is working on several press releases, and an article for publication about the party and its history. He has been fielding an increased number of phone calls prompted by the Hurricane press release. The party has gotten positive press mention due to its response to the hurricane disaster.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the August 23, 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 $2877.21. This balance is split between the new fundraising fund ($2011.01) and the general fund ($866.20). There are no unpaid obligations.
The draft FEC report for September has been circulated for comment.
A discussion was held regarding the progress of the fund raising plan.
Mr. Charles reported that Mr. Golmon has submitted a Ballot Access report relating to petitioning requirements in a target state.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is finishing up the telephone calling scripts and the FAQ for the fund raising plan.
A discussion was had regarding the telephone calling portion of the fund raising plan.
Mr. White reported that he has made some contacts with prospects since the last meeting.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting this Saturday to work on the newsletter.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is still on hiatus.
A discussion was held about party publicity.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:24 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee