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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, November 10, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, November 10, 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
  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
  • Michael Lynch of New York, Public Relations Committee Chairman


  • Peter Browning of Florida, Partybuilding 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 9:14 p.m.

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

The Chairman delivered his report. He has met with the PR Committee and is working on the pending fundraising letter.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the November 3, 2008 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. Lynch. The minutes were adopted by unanimous vote.

The newspaper responses have begun to come in, and the Secretary reported that he is entering the address corrections for all the undeliverable copies that have been returned.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 7192.75. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee is still working on the fundraising letter.

A discussion took place regarding the need to call a National Committee meeting sometime soon to fund the reprinting of the introductory newsletter, and possibly to seat a new member.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee met last Saturday to work on the introductory newsletter.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee met last Thursday evening to interview Mr. Meier from Ohio, and voted out a resolution recommending him for membership on the National Committee.

A time of general discussion took place.

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

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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