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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, December 15, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, December 15, 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


  • Martin McClellan of Florida, Vice-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 9:12 p.m.

Mr. White 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 been fielding inquiries from various contacts. He is working with Mr. Spitzig regarding calling a Platform Committee meeting.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the November 24, 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 Secretary reported that the fundraising letter responses have started coming in.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 8674.06. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has approved a funding resolution for the National Committee to authorize reprinting the Introductory Newsletter, whose supply is now exhausted.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee will meet after Christmas to work on the next newspaper. In addition, the reprint of the Introductory Newsletter is almost ready to go to the printer.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has no outstanding issues to handle at present. A discussion took place of how to handle situations where a standing committee lacks a Chairman.

A time of general discussion took place.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Lynch, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:12 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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