Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, October 18, 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 9:16 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 has been on the road during the past week attending party meetings in Phoenix and Ypsilanti. He reported that the Michigan organizing committee founding meeting was a success. Turnout was excellent, and all the necessary business was successfully concluded. The Chairman reported that updated contract information has been received for a Cincinnati venue for a national convention. He has also been on two radio interview programs, with another one scheduled for tomorrow morning. Several press releases are also in the pipeline.
A discussion was held regarding the Michigan organizing committee founding meeting that took place last Saturday.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the October 11, 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 has been working on the party building web site project. In addition, he has implemented a new internal credit card donation form for fund raising and Finance Committee usage.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $8837.97. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($7473.01) and the general fund ($1364.96). There are no unpaid obligations.
A short discussion was held regarding the need to order more brochures and envelopes.
Mr. Golmon reported his progress preparing another section of the party building manual. A discussion was held regarding a request for membership lists for a potential congressional candidate.
Mr. Hill reported that the fund raising calling is progressing, and about 20% of the projected calls have been completed.
Mr. White reported working various party building contacts. Some important prospects that may be good organizer material have been contacted recently in Alabama.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting Saturday to work on the brochure update.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting Saturday to continue work on the procedures for bringing up new affiliated state parties.
Mrs. Winters moved a Resolution to call a teleconference meeting of the National Committee for Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. Her resolution was seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:14 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee