Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party
Monday, December 4, 2006
BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, December 4, 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
- J. C. Schweingrouber of Ohio, Public Relations Committee Chairman
- Peter Browning of Florida, Party Building Committee Chairman
- Mike Eller of Michigan, Finance Committee Chairman
- Mike Fleharty of Ohio, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
- Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
- Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman
- Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:29 p.m.
Mr. Schweingrouber moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Browning seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous vote.
The Chairman delivered his report. He has prepared a letter for distribution to donors and is working on a press release on the Padilla case. He reported on a presentation he heard regarding Islamic beliefs and discussed the possibility that Islamic beliefs may be incompatible with our Constitutional system.
The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the November 20, 2006 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Eller, and adopted by unanimous vote.
The new Introductory Newsletter has been printed and is now in stock for distribution to new prospects and store patrons.
The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $4,447.87. There are no outstanding invoices due at this time. The newsletters have already been paid for.
Mr. Eller delivered the Finance Committee report. He has been working with the Secretary on the artwork for the mugs. A discussion was held regarding the technical details and pricing of the mugs.
Mr. Browning delivered the Party Building Committee report. He reported on contacts with the organizers in Arkansas and Iowa. He has been in conversations with several other party building members regarding organizing advances in other states.
Mr. Schweingrouber delivered a Public Relations Committee report. He is working on a press release on amnesty and the new Democrat leadership. The committee is voting on the approval for the artwork for the coffee mugs. He is also researching the so-called "North American Union" and issues related thereto.
Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is setting up interviews with two new National Committee designees.
There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Schweingrouber, seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned.
John Pittman Hey
America First National Committee