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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, February 23, 2009

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, February 23, 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 9:19 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 made progress on an article for the next issue of the newspaper. Work is proceeding on other articles and possible press releases. Mr. Hill reported on some interesting correspondence he has received.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the February 16, 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 not received any reply to the letter sent to Peter Browning on January 19 to facilitate his stated intention to resign as Party Building Chairman.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 9655.79. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has finished voting on all its pending resolutions for the anticipated upcoming National Committee meeting.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee is finished with the newsletter reprint project. More articles for the next newspaper have been turned in. The proposed ad on the American Conservative website is back on the front burner, since they have begun accepting ads again.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is still considering 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. White, seconded by Mr. Lynch, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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