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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, January 14, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, January 14, 2008 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
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman


  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
  • Mike Fleharty of Ohio, Ballot Access Committee Chairman
  • Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:07 p.m.

Mr. Schweingrouber 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 reported a good deal of work on articles for the upcoming newspaper.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the December 3, 2007 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Schweingrouber. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.

The fundraising letter was mailed Wednesday, November 21. A very good response has been received.

Mr. Hill discussed implications of Pat Buchanan's latest book, and how well it meshes with the party's agenda.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 10,890.02. There are no unpaid invoices at this time. The end of year FEC form has been filed and may be viewed on the FEC's public web site.

Mr. Hill reported that the Partybuilding Committee will be meeting tomorrow evening to discuss the conflict in the rules regarding access to the partybuilding database by organizing committee members.

Mr. Schweingrouber reported that most of the articles have been received and are now being edited. The next meeting will be in 10 days to finalize the articles.

A time of general discussion took place.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Schweingrouber, and adopted by unanimous consent, the meeting was adjourned at 9:40 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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