Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, July 13, 2009
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, July 13, 2009 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. Lynch 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
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
- Michael Lynch of New York, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-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. White moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Lynch seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He reported issuing several press releases. He has also written several letters for fundraising purposes, and worked with the Finance Committee on authorization for getting envelopes printed.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the June 8, 2009 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Lynch. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.
The address corrections are almost all entered into the mailing database. The Ron Paul outreach letter and the fundraising letter are in production and will be ready to mail by the end of the month.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 7404.13. There are no unpaid invoices at this time. The monthly FEC report has been filed and may be viewed on the FEC's public website.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has approved a fundraising letter, and spending for the printing of envelopes for the party mailings.
Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee met two weeks ago to begin work on the next issue of the newspaper.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has no business currently pending before it.
A time of general discussion took place.
There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:55 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee