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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, June 7, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, June 7, 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
  • 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 9:07 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. He has been working on obtaining the final copy for the newsletter. Several press releases are in the works for release in the next few days. He has also conferred with the Convention Committee chairman, and that report to the National Committee is being refined. The Chairman has also been soliciting copy from various members for posting on the party's web site. A discussion was held regarding a possible press release on the women in combat issue.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the May 31, 2005 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote.

A discussion was had regarding the design and strategy for updating the party web site.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1850.59. There are no unpaid obligations. The May report to the FEC has been filed and is available for viewing on the FEC web site.

Mr. Hill reported that he has been contacting National Committee members to discuss the Finance Committee fundraising proposal.

Mr. White reported that he is recovering from a respiratory illness, but has made some contacts for Party Building purposes.

A discussion was held regarding some content that might be used on the web site.

Mr. Charles reminded the members that the Rules Committee remains on hiatus until mid June. The next issue to be taken up by the Rules Committee is the process for the transformation of an Organizing Committee to an affiliated State Party.

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 10:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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