Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, January 25, 2010
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, January 25, 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
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:22 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. Several press releases have been issued. Mr. Hill discussed some outreach he conducted for the state party in Massachusetts during the Coakley/Brown senatorial race. He also reported more on an organization that has its own ships to transport private charitable aid to distressed populations. He mentioned some market numbers that appear to be on the downturn again.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the January 11, 2010 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.
All the beginning of the year reports and mailings have been completed.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $7210.29. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.
Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee should have the newspaper layout shortly. The American Conservative web advertisement has completed its month-long run. He discussed some other on-line advertisement opportunities. A proposal for a pamphlet was discussed.
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. Hey, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:10 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee