Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, May 2, 2006
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, May 2, 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
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform 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 9:15 p.m.
Mr. Hill moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. White seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman has finished his trip. He has only just gotten his internet service re-established. He reported on last week-end's Colorado state party convention.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the April 25, 2006 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 and Mr. White abstaining.
The Secretary reported that the 20,600 piece fund-raising letter has been mailed. In addition, he is preparing to mail 70 FAFP packets, and 170 thank-you letters to donors for the month of April. The Party Building web site equipment has been replaced and the site is back on-line.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $3221.48. There is a printing invoice for $9220 now due to be paid.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will soon consider the timing of the next newsletter printing and mailing.
Mr. White reported that he is just coming off an illness, but has been handling a few party building calls, with Mr. Browning taking most of them in his absence.
Mr. Carroll delivered the Platform Committee report. A discussion was held regarding calling a committee meeting. Several ideas for new platform planks were also discussed.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting next week to finish work on the standing rules for the convention.
A time of general discussion took place.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:07 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee