Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, November 20, 2006
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, November 20, 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:
- Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Chairman
- John Hey of Mississippi, National Secretary and Treasurer
- Mike Fleharty of Ohio, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- J. C. Schweingrouber of Ohio, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Peter Browning of Florida, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
- Mike Eller of Michigan, Finance Committee Chairman
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
- Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:14 p.m.
Mr. Schweingrouber moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Eller seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He has made several contacts with potential candidates and possible activists, exploring new methods for making contact with such like-minded individuals. He has also been working on drafts of possible platform planks, written various other letters and articles, and worked on Public Relations Committee issues. He also described recent press releases sent out by the party.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the October 30, 2006 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Eller, and adopted by unanimous vote.
The Secretary reported that he has completed the move of the party's web services. In addition, the introductory newsletter has been submitted to the printer and the proofs have been received.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $5,297.61. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time.
Mr. Fleharty delivered a Ballot Access Committee report. The Committee is working on consolidating the data it has collected to make it easily digestible to potential candidates.
Mr. Eller delivered the Finance Committee report. The committee continues to research the issue of coffee mugs bearing the party logo, the main problem being the need to have them made in America.
Mr. Browning delivered the Party Building Committee report. His vacation is concluded. He reported some party building activities in his own state party in Florida. He described several other promising contacts with potential activists.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is setting up interviews with two new National Committee designees.
Because of repeated telephone system and connection failures, the meeting lost quorum, and the Chairman therefore declared the meeting adjourned.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee