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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, January 26, 2009

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, January 26, 2009 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 9:20 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. A press release was sent out on the situation in Gaza. Additional releases are under consideration. The Chairman will be working on articles for the upcoming issue of the newspaper.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the January 12, 2009 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 he has forwarded an unsigned letter of resignation, along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Peter Browning to facilitate his expressed desire to resign as party building committee chairman.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 9566.48. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee is preparing articles for the upcoming newspaper, and awaiting final updates for the Introductory Newsletter, which is almost ready to go to the printer.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is still working on a rules resolution regarding 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. Hey, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 10:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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