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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, October 25, 2005 at 9:00 p.m. East Coast Time, pursuant to the previous resolution of the Operating Committee.

The Vice-chairman led the members in the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Hey delivered the invocation.

The Secretary called the roll of Operating Committee members:


  • 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


  • Dan Charles of Colorado, 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 Vice-chairman at 9:18 p.m.

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

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the October 18, 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 he has spent several days working on the party building web site project during the last week.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $9517.70. This balance is split between the new prospecting fund ($8098.01) and the general fund ($1419.69). There are no unpaid obligations.

A short report was given on the status of the fund raising program.

Mrs. Winters reported that the final version of the generic newsletter has been circulated to the operating committee members and is ready for the printer. Mrs. Winters moved that the generic newsletter be approved and submitted to the printer. Her motion was seconded by Mr. White. The motion was adopted by unanimous vote.

Mrs. Winters reported that the Public Relations Committee will be meeting Saturday to work on the next quarterly newsletter.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will be meeting this Thursday to approve some routine resolutions authorizing printing of supplies. He reported that the automated telephone calling portion of the fund raising drive has been completed.

Mr. White reported that he has been making telephone contact with various prospects, and handling calls that come in on the toll-free line.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hey, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:33 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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