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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, August 2, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, August 2, 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. White 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


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

Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman, joined the meeting after the roll call had been taken.

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:15 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. The web exchange with the Conservative Voice is almost complete. The party's web ad should be posted on that site shortly. The Chairman reported an increased number of contacts that are coming in.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the July 26, 2005 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote.

The news service has been activated on the web site. The exchange banner ad for the Conservative Voice web site is almost ready for roll-out. Additional updates have been implemented on the internal Party Building web site.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $972.94. There are no unpaid obligations. The August FEC report has been circulated for review.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has met three times in the past week to work on the fundraising letter which is to go out at the end of this week.

A discussion was held regarding the design of the donation form for the fundraising letter.

Mr. White reported that he continues to work the recent contacts for Party Building. A discussion was held regarding potential organizing committee meetings in Arizona and Michigan.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee met last Saturday to continue its work on transforming organizing committees into affiliated state parties.

A discussion was held regarding the Summer 2005 newsletter. Most response received so far has been overwhelmingly positive. Additional ways to receive input and participation from the National Committee were discussed.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:25 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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