Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, November 22, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, November 22, 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
- Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:24 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 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 15, 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 consent.
The Secretary reported that he has spent an additional several days working on the party building web site project during the last week. Hopefully the latest fund-raising letters will be mailed later this week.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $9432.01. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($9380.01) and the general fund ($52). There are no unpaid invoices.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is finishing up the fund raising calls and recruiting possible new members.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee finalized the revision of the brochure, which is now at the printer. She is trying to revive interest in preparing single-issue brochures for distribution. The Committee will work on a strategic plan for 2006.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is working on a resolution governing conversion of organizing committees into affiliated state parties.
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 9:46 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee