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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, April 13, 2004

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, April 13, 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
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-chairman
  • John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary/Treasurer
  • 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.

Mrs. Winters moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. White seconded the motion, and the Agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.

The Chairman delivered a brief report. He and Mr. White prepared letters which the Secretary mailed to 188 prospects in Florida, inviting them to attend the upcoming state convention. He is still working on a possible video presentation for the convention. The America First Radio's host has invited him back for an appearance. He is also planning an appearance on a syndicated radio program out of Utah.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the April 6, 2004 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published and corrected. His motion was seconded by Mrs. Winters and adopted by unanimous vote, Mr. Charles abstaining.

The Secretary reported that last week he mailed 188 Letters to prospects in Florida inviting them to attend the state convention coming up this weekend.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $3,206.07. There are no outstanding invoices left to be paid at this time, but there are various credit card fees yet to be captured which will adjust the balance down by no more than $100.

The quarterly FEC report is ready to submit. It is being reviewed for accuracy.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee worked on a Resolution enacting a large fundraising plan. Mr. Hill expressed hope that the Resolution would be ready by next week.

Mr. White reported he continued to contact people in Florida and Arkansas during the past week. In addition, he has been collecting permissions to use (for public relations purposes) various unsolicited statements complementary to the party.

Mr. Charles reported that the Platform Committee will meet next Saturday.

Mrs. Winters delivered a brief public relations report. Mrs. Winters moved the approval of the generic newsletter for publication, allowing for the correction of any grammar or punctuation problems that may be discovered. Her motion was seconded by Mr. White, and approved by unanimous vote.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee held a brief meeting last Saturday. A more extensive meeting will be held this Saturday.

A time of general discussion took place.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by majority vote, Mr. White casting the lone dissenting vote, the meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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