Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, October 5, 2009
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, October 5, 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 9:19 p.m.
Mr. White moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Lynch seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.
The Chairman delivered his report. He has completed various correspondence and addressed various questions raised by some contacts.
A discussion was held concerning approaches from competing third parties regarding coalition building efforts. Also discussed were the recent revelations by whistleblower Sibel Edmonds.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the September 28, 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 fundraising letter which was mailed several weeks ago.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 4542.22. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.
Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting this Saturday to work on the newspaper. Several articles have been completed. A discussion took place of some ideas for additional articles.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has voted out of committee the proposed amendment to the party constitution that addresses the issue of chronic absenteeism by officers. The National Committee will take the amendment up at its next meeting.
A time of general discussion took place.
There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Lynch, seconded by Mr. Hey, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:24 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee