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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, January 17, 2006 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
  • Romelle Winters of New Hampshire, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman


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

Mr. Joseph Spitzig, Convention Committee chairman, also attended as a guest.

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 is digging his way out from under the holiday backlog of messages and has been working to finish his articles for the newsletter.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the January 10, 2006 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 $10281.22. There are no unpaid invoices. The final FEC report for the year has been submitted and may be viewed on the FEC web site.

Mr. Spitzig delivered the Convention Committee report. He is planning a committee meeting for next Monday evening, to discuss tasks that need completing and potential guest speakers.

Mr. Hill reported that he is polishing off his article for the next newsletter.

Mr. Charles reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting shortly.

Mrs. Winters reported that the newsletter should be approved at Saturday's meeting.

A discussion was had regarding the developing situation with Iran, and various takes upon it.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mrs. Winters, seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:54 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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