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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, October 30, 2006

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, October 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:


  • Jon Hill of Massachusetts, Chairman
  • John Hey of Mississippi, National Secretary and Treasurer
  • Mike Fleharty of Ohio, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
  • J. C. Schweingrouber of Ohio, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Peter Browning of Florida, Party Building Committee Chairman


  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
  • Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman
  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
  • Mike Eller of Michigan, Finance Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:13 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. He has been working on articles and revisions for the party newsletters. He has worked on platform matters as well.

The Chairman exhorted the Standing Committee chairmen regarding the requirements for proper notice and the timely publication of their committee's minutes.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the October 9, 2006 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous vote.

The Secretary reported that he is in the process of moving the web site to the new higher-powered web server.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $5,040.85. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time. The printer has been paid for the printing of the Fall newsletter. The mid-October report to the FEC has been filed and is available for review on the FEC's public website.

Mr. Fleharty delivered a Ballot Access Committee report. The Committee has finished its first round of data collection on 14 states, and is in the process of preparing a linked database which will make the information easily searchable and accessible.

Mr. Browning delivered the Party Building Committee report. He is just returning from a long road trip. He thanked Jerry Martin for his special efforts during the Chairman's absence.

Mr. Schweingrouber reported that the Public Relations Committee has completed the newsletter, which has been sent to the printer. The Committee is now working on revising the introductory newsletter for reprinting.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting shortly to interview new National Committee designees.

There being no further business, upon motion made by Mr. Schweingrouber, seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 10:01 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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