Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, April 5, 2010
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, April 5, 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 9:27 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 working on a resolution regarding Iran, and presented it to the Operating Committee for its consideration. He also discussed the need to call a National Committee meeting so that it can consider the desirability of having an in-person meeting.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the March 22, 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.
The first replies to the newspaper mailing have started to come in. Several hundred address corrections are also anticipated and are being posted to the database.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $3542.73. There are no unpaid invoices.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has begin work on the fund-raising letter to be sent out in the next 45 days.
Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting soon to discuss future publicity and publishing plans. The party's web ad is running again on the AmConMag site for a month.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has finished all its business for the present time.
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 10:15 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee