Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, November 29, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, November 29, 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
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman, joined the meeting after the roll had been taken.
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:10 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 reported receiving a contract for the Cincinnati site as a possible national convention venue.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the November 22, 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, Mr. White abstaining.
The Secretary reported that the new Party Building web site is up and running, and solicited comments for additional features and improvements. The November fund raising letter has been mailed. The Secretary reported that the order for new envelopes and a new printing of the brochure is in the works.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $9344.87. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($9335.43) and the general fund ($9.44). There are no unpaid invoices.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is finishing up the fund raising calls and working on a letter to remind various contributors of their pledge obligations to the party.
Mr. White reported he is trying to schedule a Party Building Committee meeting. He has worked some contacts in Alabama who may be interested in helping to organize for the party.
A discussion was held regarding the new party building web site and database.
Mr. Golmon reported that he is working on an update to the Party Building manual relating to the new party building web site. He is also working on a new activist project manual.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting this Saturday to continue work on the upcoming newsletter.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is working on a resolution governing conversion of organizing committees into affiliated state parties. The Committee will be meeting next on December 10 to continue its work.
A discussion was had regarding future plans of the Rules Committee.
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 10:00 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee