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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, May 31, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. East Coast Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee, and consent by the members as to the time.

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

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:


  • Dan Charles of Colorado, Chairman
  • John Pittman Hey of Mississippi, Secretary/Treasurer
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-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 7:10 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. He has been handling email contacts, and busy installing new computer equipment.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the May 24, 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, Mr. Hill abstaining.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $2119.14. There are no unpaid obligations.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has approved the final long-term fundraising proposal for consideration by the National Committee.

It was noted that the call of a National Committee meeting had been deferred due to the unavailability of the Finance Committee chairman who had been out of the country.

Mr. White discussed the possibility of calling a Party Building Committee meeting for noon this Saturday.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting Saturday to finalize the newsletter and discuss reprinting the generic newsletter as well.

Mr. Charles reminded the members that the Rules Committee remains on hiatus until June.

Mrs. Winters moved that a teleconference meeting of the National Committee be called for Tuesday, June 7, 2005, at 9 p.m. Eastern Time. The motion was seconded by Mr. Hill.

After some discussion, Mr. Hill moved to amend the meeting date to June 14, 2005. His amendment was seconded by Mr. White and adopted by unanimous vote. The motion to call a teleconference meeting of the National Committee for June 14 at 9 p.m. Eastern Time was adopted by unanimous vote.

A discussion was had about the need to provide the National Committee members a copy of the fund-raising plan and enabling resolution. The Secretary will mail copies to all members of the National Committee tomorrow morning.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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