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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, July 5, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, July 5, 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
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-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 9:16 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 has prepared an on-line petition which will be discussed later in the meeting.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the June 28, 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 $2616.53. There are no unpaid obligations. The July FEC report has been circulated and will be filed later this week.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will be getting the first fund raising letter ready for the printer shortly. A discussion was held regarding the number and character of this mailing.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Summer 2005 newsletter will be approved shortly and that the Public Relations Committee will meet this Saturday to finalize the reprint of the generic newsletter.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting shortly to continue its work.

Mr. Charles reported on a draft of an on-line petition he had circulated. The Committee members finalized the Petition for posting on the web site.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 11:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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