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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, January 28, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, January 28, 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 9:21 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. He has been assisting the Public Relations Committee with articles for the next issue of the newspaper. He has also been working with the Oregon organizer. A press release was sent out marking the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the January 21, 2008 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 10,789.00. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Hey mentioned the new feature which allows people to email pages of the party website to their friends.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is preparing to draw up the required resolutions for the upcoming newspaper.

Mr. Schweingrouber reported that the Public Relations Committee met and finalized and approved the articles for the next newspaper. He also mentioned a project to prepare and produce issue-specific brochures on the party's issues.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee will be meeting shortly to craft the proposed resolution changes to accommodate and correct database access issues.

A time was spent discussing an issue resolution proposed by Jon Hill for presentation to the National Committee.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Schweingrouber, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:50 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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