Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, December 6, 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
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:26 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 delivered his report. Two press releases are in the works for later this week. In addition, the Chairman has been handling telephone contacts and finishing up his solicitation calls for the fundraising plan.
A discussion was held regarding the lies told by President Bush in his recent speeches touting his immigration record.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the November 29, 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 implemented most of the requested improvements to the new Party Building web site. He reported that the thank-you letters have all been sent out.
A discussion was held regarding the letters to the pledge donors that need to be sent out.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $9629.28. All of the balance is in the new prospecting fund. There are no unpaid invoices.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will finalize the letter to pledge donors later tomorrow.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee held a meeting last Saturday. The next newsletter was discussed, as well as the pamphlet/brochure project.
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 this Saturday to continue its work.
Mr. Charles reported on the status of the Convention Committee plans for the upcoming national convention. A discussion was held regarding the suitability of the proposed venue. It was decided to submit the proposal to the National Committee and seek to call a National Convention for next June.
Mr. Hey moved a Resolution to call a teleconference meeting of the National Committee for Tuesday, December 13, 2005 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. His resolution was seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote.
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 10:03 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee