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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, May 3, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, May 3, 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
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building 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 9:19 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. He appeared on the nationally syndicated Jerry Doyle Show this afternoon. The appearance went quite well.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the April 19, 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 Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1659.23. There are no unpaid obligations. The April FEC report will be circulated shortly for review.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is trying to schedule a meeting for final review of the fundraising plan.

Mr. White reported a successful conference call for prospective organizers in a half-dozen states held Monday evening. Another meeting is scheduled for tomorrow evening. A discussion was had regarding strategies for organizing committees in various states.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting this Thursday for more work on the newsletter.

Mr. Charles reminded the members that the Rules Committee remains on hiatus until the end of the month.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hill, seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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