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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, March 14, 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:

Present:

  • 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

Absent:

  • Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
  • Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:27 p.m.

Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. White seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.

The Chairman delivered his report. He is just recovering from flu-like illness, and is getting work done on press releases, which should go out shortly.

A discussion was held concerning the upcoming press releases and some potential speakers for the National Convention.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the February 16, 2006 vote by electronic mail 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 Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the February 28, 2006 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 all the mailings of letters, packets, and store orders are now caught up.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $8174.02. There are no outstanding invoices. The monthly FEC report has been filed and may be viewed on the FEC's web site.

Mrs. Winters delivered the Public Relations Committee report. The Committee has approved the 2006 generic newsletter. Mrs. Winters moved that the Operating Committee approve the generic 2006 newsletter for printing and mailing. Mr. Hill seconded the motion. The motion was approved by unanimous vote.

Mrs. Winters reported that the committee will meet this Saturday to work on the spring quarterly newsletter.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will meet this Monday to approve some rules for the conduct of the Founding Convention in Michigan.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

______________________
John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

 
 
   
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