Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, January 3, 2006
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, January 3, 2006 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
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee 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
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:30 p.m.
Mr. Hill moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Golmon seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He has just returned from vacation and has been occupied with catching up on email and phone contacts.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the December 27, 2005 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, Mr. Charles abstaining.
Mr. Hey reported that the brochures will be ready for pick up tomorrow. He has been working on various web site improvements.
A discussion was held regarding the party building web site and database. Some requests for changes were discussed.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $10,331.50. There are no unpaid invoices. The final FEC report for the year has been prepared and a draft is being reviewed before submission.
Mr. Golmon reported that the various state legislatures are going back into session, and therefore he will recommence his reports to the National Committee regarding ballot access legislation issues.
Mr. Hill reminded the members that the next phase of the fund raising program requires the mailing of a new issue of the newsletter. The Public Relations Committee is working to prepare the next issue.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting later this week.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Golmon, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:58 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee