Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, September 20, 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
- 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 9:29 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. He has been working chiefly on party building and public relations committee projects. Mr. Charles reported the outstanding progress of the first two legs of Phase One of the fund raising project.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the September 13, 2005 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, Mr. Golmon abstaining.
The Secretary reported that the 250 letters and 188 postal card notices for the Michigan and Arizona membership meetings have been mailed.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $6639.71. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($5333.01) and the general fund ($1306.70). There are no unpaid obligations.
Mr. Golmon reported that he had previously turned in a Ballot Access Committee report on petitioning requirements for running a candidate in a certain state. A short discussion was held regarding the report.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has almost completed work to begin the calling phase of the fund raising plan, which should be in place by the week-end.
Mr. White reported that he has been working on assuring good turnout for the Michigan organizing committee meeting. He has also been busy answering the toll-free line inquiries.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee is almost finished working on the articles for the reprint of the generic newsletter.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is still on hiatus.
A short time of general discussion took place.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hey, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:49 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee