Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, November 15, 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 9:15 p.m.
Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Hill seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman reported that he continues to work with the Convention Committee to finalize plans for the national convention next spring. He has been working on various standing committee projects, and answering calls and emails from contacts that come in. He has also been working to complete his fundraising calls.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the November 8, 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 spent an additional several days working on the party building web site project during the last week. However, he has had to divert from that project to get the fundraising letters out. Hopefully these letters will be mailed later this week.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $10931.75. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($9380.01) and the general fund ($1551.74). There is an unpaid invoice for $1717 due to the printer for the newsletters which have already been received and are now being used.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has finished adopting various drafts and making various decisions regarding the latest fund raising letter, which is now completely in the hands of the Secretary for production and distribution.
Mr. White reported that the Party Building Committee will be meeting this Saturday to continue working on the Activist program.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting this Saturday to work on the next newsletter. The revision of the brochure should be finalized by then as well.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee had a productive meeting last weekend and that some material should be available for presentation to the National Committee around Thanksgiving.
A discussion was held regarding next year's Convention.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee