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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, November 17, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, November 17, 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
  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-chairman
  • John Hey of Mississippi, National Secretary and Treasurer
  • Michael Lynch of New York, Public Relations Committee Chairman


  • Tom White of Massachusetts, Candidates Committee Chairman
  • Peter Browning of Florida, Partybuilding Committee Chairman
  • Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:09 p.m.

Mr. McClellan 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 has worked with the PR Committee and finalized the fundraising letter, which has been forwarded to the National Secretary. He mentioned several contacts he has corresponded with over the past week. He is contemplating a press release on the economic situation, particularly the developing GM crisis.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the November 10, 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 continued to come in, and the Secretary reported that he is entering the address corrections for all the undeliverable copies that have been returned. The fundraising letter has been printed today and is ready for stuffing and mailing.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 7380.98. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee approved the fundraising letter. It will be taking up funding resolutions for the next newspaper, fundraiser, the letter to Ron Paul supporters, and the reprint of the introductory newsletter.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee will meet again next Saturday to work on the introductory newsletter.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has no outstanding issues to handle at the present.

A discussion took place regarding the need for the Platform Committee to interview Mr. Meier of Ohio for his position on the National Committee.

A time of general discussion took place.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. McClellan, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:29 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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