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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, March 30, 2009

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, March 30, 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 9:12 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. He has handled various party correspondence, and worked with the PR Committee to help finalize the next issue of the newspaper.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the March 23, 2009 meeting of the Operating Committee. Mr. Hey moved the adoption of the minutes as published. His motion was seconded by Mr. White. 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. He also reported that Mr. Maurer has still not forwarded a signed resignation as requested by the Secretary last week.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 10,096.51. There are no unpaid invoices at this time.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee has no pending business at this time.

Mr. Lynch reported the PR Committee met last Saturday. Almost all the articles have been finished and the paper is currently being laid out. The web ad has been submitted to the American Conservative and should be appearing shortly.

A time of discussion took place on the design of the webpage that links from the web advertisement.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has approved and circulated to the National Committee an amendment to the party constitution to address the situation where a standing committee lacks a Chairman.

Mr. Hey moved that a teleconference meeting of the National Committee be called for Tuesday evening, April 14, 2009 at 9 p.m. East Coast time. His motion was seconded by Mr. Lynch and adopted by unanimous vote.

There being no further business, on motion made by Mr. Hey, seconded by Mr. White, and adopted by unanimous vote, the meeting was adjourned at 9:36 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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