Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, May 23, 2006
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, May 23, 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. Prayer was especially offered for the health needs of Mrs. Winters.
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
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:25 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 delivered his report. He is just now recovering internet access and has been responding to the backlog of emails. In addition, he has been working on convention related matters.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the May 9, 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 Secretary reported that he is steadily keypunching in the many changes and updates resulting from the returned mail pieces from the recent mailing. In addition, the brochures will be picked up tomorrow from the printer.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $9086.37. There is a printing invoice for $9220 now due to be paid.
Mr. Hill reported that, since the last Operating Committee meeting, the Finance Committee referred a resolution to the National Committee regarding the printing of brochures. That resolution has been adopted and acted upon.
A discussion was held regarding the progress of the fund raising program.
Mr. White reported that he has been contacting prospects in Arizona and Alabama in the past week. He discussed two particularly interesting contacts that had been made.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee meeting is in recess and will reconvene Wednesday evening to finish up the proposed special rules for the convention.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:21 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee