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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, October 11, 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
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman


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

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

Mr. Hill 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 reported on his attendance at the informational meeting in Arizona. He has been working on various standing committee projects, as well as handling a higher than usual number of contacts. He has just started that part of the telephone fundraising program for which he is responsible. Several press releases are in the works as well.

An extensive discussion was held regarding the Miers Supreme Court nomination.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the September 27, 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 Secretary reported that all thank-you letters to donors have been mailed. The FAFP packets have been delayed due to exhaustion of the newsletter supply. A discussion was held regarding the need for an inventory so that short-term printing needs can be determined.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $8636.22. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($7323.01) and the general fund ($1313.21). There are no unpaid obligations.

A discussion was held regarding the timing for execution of the upcoming phases of the fundraising plan.

Mr. Hill reported on the initial results from the telephone leg of phase one of the fund raising plan.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will complete the generic newsletter at this Saturday's meeting.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee is still on hiatus.

A discussion was held regarding an incident where a party member has not been receiving the newsletters. Other opportunities for party growth were discussed.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mrs. Winters, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 11:02 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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