MINUTES

Reform Party of Mississippi
Executive Committee Meeting
January 29, 2002

 
The meeting was called to order by Ryan Walters at 11:06 p.m., January 29, 2002. The meeting was conducted via teleconference.

Mr. Hey reported the resignation of Secretary Hinson.

Roll Call

Members present: Trey Golmon, Chairman, John Hey, National Committeeman; Ryan Walters, Vice-Chairman, John Goodman, Treasurer.

Members absent: none.

Amendment to the Bylaws

Mr. Hey moved the following amendment to the bylaws:

Resolved, that Section 4.8 of the bylaws be amended by striking the phrase "through appointment and majority approval by the Committee" and replacing it with the phrase "through election by the Executive Committee".

The amendment was seconded by Mr. Walters, and adopted unanimously.

Election of State Officers

Mr. Golmon announced his desire to step down from the position of chairman.

Mr. Hey nominated Mr. Walters for the position of State Chairman. There being no further nominations, Mr. Walters was elected unanimously.

Mr. Walters nominated Mr. Golmon for the position of State Vice Chairman. There being no further nominations, Mr. Golmon was elected unanimously.

Mr. Goodman announced his resignation as State Treasurer, and nominated Mr. Hey to fill the vacancy.

There being no further nominations, Mr. Hey was elected unanimously as the new state treasurer.

Mr. Hey nominated Mr. Goodman to the position of State Secretary. There being no further nominations, Mr. Goodman was elected unanimously.

Mr. Hey moved that, as treasurer, he be authorized to close the current party bank account and establish a new account that is more convenient to Greenwood. His motion was seconded by Mr. Golmon and adopted unanimously.

Amendments to the Bylaws

Mr. Walters moved the following amendment to the bylaws:

Resolved, that Section 9.5 of the bylaws be amended by adding the following sentence: "No county executive Committee shall be created unless there are resident in said county at least five Reform Party members as defined hereinabove."

The amendment was seconded by Mr. Golmon and adopted unanimously.

Mr. Walters proposed the following amendment to the bylaws:

Resolved, that Section 8.2 of the bylaws be amended by replacing the phrase "thirty (30)", in all instances, with the phrase "fifteen (15)"; and that further, the phrase "each County Executive Committee Chairman" be stricken and replaced with the phrase "each Party member."
and further, that Section 8.5 of the bylaws be amended by adding the following sentence: "No person shall be a delegate at the state convention who was not a member in good standing at the time of the issuance of the call to convention."

The amendment was seconded by Mr. Goodman, and adopted unanimously.

Mr. Walters proposed the following amendment to the bylaws:

Resolved, that the bylaws be amended by adding Section 1.3 to read as follows:"The affiliation of the Party with a national political party may be revoked by unanimous consent of the Executive Committee or by a two-thirds vote of the state convention; and in the same manner, the Party may affiliate with another national political party of its choosing."

The amendment was seconded by Mr. Hey, and adopted by unanimous vote.

Election of National Committee Member

Mr. Hey announced that, because he holds the office of National Secretary, it would be prudent for him to resign his position as National Committee Member.

Mr. Golmon nominated Mr. Phillip A. Carnaggio as a member of the National Committee. Mr. Golmon described Mr. Carnaggio's faithful service to the party, including his service as a delegate to the 2000 national convention at Long Beach, California. Mr. Carnaggio is also chairman of the Leflore County Reform Party Executive Committee. There being no further nominations, Mr. Carnaggio was elected unanimously.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Hey, the meeting adjourned at 12:07 a.m.

Respectfully submitted by
John Pittman Hey