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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, December 22, 2008

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, December 22, 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 9:39 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 fielded contacts with various individuals during the past week. He has been working with Mr. Spitzig to call a necessary Platform Committee meeting.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the December 15, 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 continue to come in.

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

A discussion took place on the cost of the planned test mailing to Ron Paul supporters.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will soon approve funding resolutions for the National Committee authorizing the printing and mailing of the next newspaper, fund raising letter, and Ron Paul supporter appeal.

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 is working on a rules resolution regarding situations where a standing committee lacks a Chairman.

A time of general discussion took place.

Mr. White moved that next week's operating committee meeting be moved to Tuesday evening at 9 p.m. East Coast Time. The motion was seconded by Mr. Lynch and adopted by unanimous vote.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. White, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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