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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, December 30, 2003

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, December 30, 2003 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee.

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:


  • John Francis of Ohio, Chairman
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
  • John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary
  • Maureen McHugh of Illinois, Treasurer
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman


  • Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman
  • Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman

Dan Charles of Colorado, Rules Committee Chairman, joined the meeting after the roll had been taken.

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman.

Mr. Hey delivered the invocation. The Chairman led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Chairman delivered a report. He requested opinions about an article appearing in the American Free Press about the party. A discussion was held regarding the propriety of non-party members representing the party in the press.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the December 16, 2003 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Charles and adopted by unanimous vote, with Mr. White abstaining.

The Secretary delivered a brief report. The mailing lists and database have been cleaned up again using the NCOA process. All the store orders and literature requests have been honored.

The Treasurer delivered her report. The bank balance is around $1,400 with all outstanding unpaid invoices amounting to less than the current available balance.

Tom White reported working with prospects in multiple states. The process for sending out membership forms has been implemented and the Secretary reports they are being mailed out in a timely manner.

A period of general discussion was held.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned.

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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