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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, August 25, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, August 25, 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. Lynch 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
  • Michael Lynch of New York, Public Relations Committee Chairman
  • Peter Browning of Florida, Partybuilding Committee Chairman


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

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:10 p.m.

Mr. Browning moved the adoption of the standard Agenda. Mr. Lynch seconded the motion. The Agenda was adopted by unanimous consent.

The Chairman delivered his report. He told of contacts with some old comrades from the Buchanan days.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the August 18, 2008 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Browning. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 11,504.24. There are no unpaid invoices at this time, but several will be coming due with the mailing of the newspaper.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will be working on the fundraising letter soon.

Mr. Browning delivered the Partybuilding Committee report. He reported several promising prospects for activists to build the party. A discussion relating to the new organizer in California took place.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee is working on the next newspaper, as well as a reprint of the introductory newsletter.

A discussion was had concerning articles in progress, as well as various takes on the national presidential political events.

A time of general discussion took place.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mr. Browning, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:03 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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