Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, January 11, 2010
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, January 11, 2010 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
- Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman
Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman, joined the meeting after the roll had been taken.
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:25 p.m.
Mr. Lynch moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Hey seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.
The Chairman delivered his report. He has been handling various contacts for the party. He discussed some parallels between market conditions today and during the Great Depression.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the December 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.
The Secretary reported that he has obtained some additional office equipment which will help lower the cost of some of the expenses of the party's mailings.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $7065.29. There are no unpaid invoices at this time. The end-of-year FEC report has been filed and may be viewed on the FEC's public web site.
Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee should have the newspaper layout by next week. The American Conservative web advertisement is now up and running for a month's duration.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has finished all its business for the present time.
A time of general discussion took place regarding issues of the day.
There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:54 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee