Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Tuesday, April 4, 2006
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, April 4, 2006 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:
- Dan Charles of Colorado, Chairman
- John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary/Treasurer
- Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
- Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:22 p.m.
Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Hill seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He reported that the Michigan Convention to create an affiliated state party went very well. He was pleased to observe a great deal of cohesion and camaraderie amongst the state members, and the Chairman was very proud of how the meeting was held and what was accomplished. He reported good response to the immigration press release, and increased calls and web traffic from the newsletter mailing. He has also been working on finance, convention, and public relations committee projects.
A discussion was had regarding possible convention speakers.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the March 21, 2006 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote.
The Secretary reported that the large fund raising letter is at the printer as of today.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $4428.11. There are no outstanding invoices, but several high-dollar invoices will come due shortly.
Mr. Hill reported on several Finance Committee meeting sessions to work on the drafts of the fund raising letters.
Mr. White delivered the Party Building Committee report. He has been working on contacting prospects in Alabama and Louisiana. He has also been making some talk radio appearances. He has been fielding a large number of phone contacts driven by the recent newsletter mailing.
Mr. Carroll reported that the Platform Committee will be meeting in the next two weeks.
Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will meet this Saturday to continue work on the next newsletter.
A discussion was had regarding the banning of the American Flag by a Colorado high school principal.
Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will meet two weeks from Thursday to work on the standing rules for the upcoming Convention and in-person National Committee meeting.
A time of general discussion took place.
There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:32 p.m.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee