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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, January 18, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, January 18, 2005 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


  • Trey Golmon of Mississippi, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
  • Larry Carroll of Colorado, Platform Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:13 p.m.

Mr. Hill moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mrs. Winters seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.

The Chairman delivered his report. Mr. Charles has been receiving and addressing a higher than normal volume of electronic mail. In addition, the Chairman has been working with the Rules Committee and preparing several press releases which should be coming out in the next several days.

A discussion was held regarding a number of topics upon which the party might wish to take public positions in the form of press releases in the next several days.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes of the January 11, 2005 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote.

The Secretary reported that all the end-of-month and end-of-year letters and reminders have been sent out.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $286.32. A discussion was had regarding the year-end donor analysis report.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is quite close to finalizing the fundraising plan. Several questions were fielded regarding details of mailing costs.

Mr. White reported some positive contacts in the state of Wyoming.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is likely to finalize its proposal for the Organizing Committee Rules of Operation at a continuation of its meeting tomorrow evening.

A discussion was held regarding fundraising issues.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 10:26 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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