Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, September 28, 2009
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, September 28, 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. 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
- 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. 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. He has finished the first draft of a major article on the health care issue. A press release has also been submitted for publication. He has been handling contacts that came into the party hotline. In addition, research is underway on additional articles.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the September 14, 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.
Replies are coming in from the Ron Paul outreach letter and the fundraising letter which were mailed two weeks ago.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 4384.86. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.
Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee is working on articles for the newspaper. Several articles are nearing completion, and a meeting will be called in one or two weeks.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has almost finalized its work on an amendment to the party constitution to address the issue of chronic absenteeism by officers.
A time of general discussion took place.
There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by majority vote, Mr. Lynch voting no, the meeting was adjourned at 9:59 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee