Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, February 28, 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
- Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
Mr. Joseph Spitzig, Convention Committee chairman, also attended as a guest.
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:16 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 delivered his report. He reported work on two press releases, and contacts with various potential speakers for the upcoming convention.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the February 14, 2006 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $9331.59. There are no outstanding invoices.
Mr. Hill delivered the Finance Committee report. The Committee has finalized the text of the fund-raising letter and approved the purchase of various supplies that will be needed shortly for the fund-raising plan.
Mr. Spitzig delivered the Convention Committee report. The Committee has set up its time-line for tasks to be completed, and is working on speakers and menus for the luncheon and dinner that are planned.
Mr. White delivered the Party Building Committee report. At last Wednesday's meeting, the call for the founding convention for the Michigan party was approved, after the Party Building Committee found that the Michigan Operating Committee has met the criteria set by the National Committee for conversion to an affiliated state party.
Mrs. Winters delivered the Public Relations Committee report. The Committee will be meeting Saturday to continue work on the next two issues of the newsletter.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is on a hiatus, having completed its business relating to the conversion of operating committees into affiliated state parties.
A short discussion was held regarding two proposed internet petitions relating to last week's resolutions adopted by the National 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 9:34 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee