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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Tuesday, May 30, 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
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Party Building Committee Chairman
  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Vice-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 9:17 p.m.

Mrs. Winters 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 is focused on convention matters relating to the platform, rules, and finance committees. He has also been in communication with various party candidates.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the May 23, 2006 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Hill, and adopted by unanimous vote, Mrs. Winters abstaining.

The Secretary reported he has been working on convention-related matters.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $1336.60. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time.

Mr. Spitzig delivered the Convention Committee Report. The last few loose ends are being tied up for this weekend's convention in Cincinnati.

Mr. Hill delivered the Finance Committee report. The Committee will be meeting next after the convention. A discussion was held regarding the progress of the fund raising program.

A discussion was held regarding standing committee meetings which may take place Friday in Cincinnati.

Mr. Carroll delivered the Platform Committee report. The committee has met several times and is finishing up six proposed new platform planks. The committee will meet later this evening to continue its work.

Mr. Charles delivered the Rules Committee report. The committee has finished its work on updating the special and standing rules for the convention.

Mrs. Winters delivered the Public Relations Committee report. She is working on finalizing the first page article for the next newsletter.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:02 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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