Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, May 25, 2004
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight 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:
- Dan Charles of Colorado, Chairman
- John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary/Treasurer
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman, joined the meeting after the roll call had been taken.
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:08 p.m.
Mr. White moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Golmon seconded the motion, and the Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered a brief report. He has been taking a large number of calls in the past two weeks from people who have received the recent mailings, answering their questions, and making the proper referrals.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the May 18, 2004 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White.
Mrs. Winters moved to permit Mr. White to change his vote from "nay" to "yea" on the matter of adjournment in the May 18th minutes, and to amend the minutes accordingly. Mr. Hill seconded the amendment, which was adopted by unanimous vote.
The minutes as amended were finally approved by unanimous vote.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $996.02. There is one outstanding invoice for mailing costs yet to be paid in the amount of $1122.35.
Mr. Golmon delivered a brief Ballot Access Committee report. He reported research on filing deadlines and signature amounts for candidates seeking to run in Virginia.
Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is still working to finalize its fundraising proposal for the National Committee.
Mr. White reported that he has contacted several possible contacts in Georgia.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee met last week and worked on the newsletter and approved the push card design. In addition, a press release was issued late last evening, and further releases are in the works.
Mrs. Winters moved the approval of the Push Card that has been designed and approved by the Public Relations Committee. Mr. Hill seconded the motion, which was adopted by unanimous vote.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will again meet this Saturday to continue its work on oversight procedures for the standing committees and provisions governing the development of organizing committees.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:30 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee