Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, April 14, 2008
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, April 14, 2008 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
- Michael Lynch of New York, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
- Peter Browning of Florida, Partybuilding Committee Chairman
- Mike Fleharty of Ohio, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman
Vice-chairman Martin McClellan of Florida joined the meeting after the roll-call had been taken.
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:24 p.m.
Mr. Lynch moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. White seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.
The Chairman delivered his report. A press release was issued regarding the Iraqi war, and a Colorado newspaper reprinted it. He has drafted a fundraising letter for the Finance Committee's review and approval. A discussion was held regarding updates to the party web site.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the March 31, 2008 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.
All the newspapers have been mailed. The next project will be the fundraising letter which will go out to around 2,200 addresses. The envelopes and inserts have been ordered and should be available shortly from the printer.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 9,122.40. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is meeting Thursday evening to finalize the fundraising letter.
Mr. Browning reported he is contacting various organizers and partybuilding prospects. A discussion took place about several interested activist contacts.
A discussion took place about possible articles for the upcoming newspaper.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is back on hiatus after finishing all pending work before it.
A time of general discussion took place.
There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. McClellan, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:47 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee