Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, September 27, 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.
Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Golmon seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He has been working on articles for the newsletter. In addition, the party phone lines have been swamped with prospects calling in for information. The Chairman reported that he has been fielding an unusual number of electronic messages from the party website. He reported that the convention committee report is almost finished. Finally, he has been working with organizers in Arizona and Michigan for the upcoming events in those states.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the September 20, 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 he is back at work on the web site technology project. Mr. Golmon suggested that we make sure not to send party mailings to zipcodes impacted by the hurricanes until service is restored and the residents return.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $7759.93. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($6503.01) and the general fund ($1256.92). There are no unpaid obligations.
Mr. Golmon reported on the Ballot Access report he had provided earlier. A discussion was had regarding petition gathering in various states.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee hopes to finally approve the voice messages for the telephone calling that will commence this weekend. The fund raising program is exceeding maximum expectations so far.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee is almost finished working on the articles for the reprint of the generic newsletter.
Mr. White reported he continues to make contacts and carry on some supervisory duties relating to some of the other party building members. He has also done some calling into Michigan in advance of the upcoming organizing committee meeting.
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. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee