Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, October 19, 2009
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, October 19, 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 9:50 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 prepared a press release on the health care legislation. He has conducted correspondence with various persons who have contacted us on a number of matters.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the October 5, 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 still coming in from the fundraising letter which was mailed several weeks ago.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 6152.79. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has unanimously approved the forwarding to the National Committee of a budget request for the next newspaper and fundraising letter.
Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee is still working on the next newspaper. Additionally, the Committee is considering further advertisements in publications and on web sites.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has finished all its business for the present time.
Mr. Hey moved that a teleconference meeting of the National Committee be called for Tuesday evening, October 27, 2009 at 9 p.m. East Coast time. His motion was seconded by Mr. Lynch and adopted by unanimous vote.
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 10:21 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee