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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, June 8, 2009

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, June 8, 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
  • Joe Spitzig of Ohio, Platform Committee Chairman

A quorum being present, the meeting was called to order by the Chairman at 9:05 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 reported on handling a matter relating to a state organization. He reported on some outreach he has had toward a prominent Catholic news organization.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the May 18, 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 latest issue of the party newspaper was mailed last Thursday, so people should begin receiving their copies.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 7268.51. There are no unpaid invoices at this time, but several invoices relating to the newspaper will be coming in shortly.

Mr. Hill reported that the Finance Committee will be working on a fund-raising letter to follow up the newspaper mailing.

Mr. Lynch reported that the newspaper has been published and mailed, and that work is beginning on the next issue. The AmConMag website ad can be renewed if we decide to do so.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee has no business currently pending before it.

A time of general discussion took place. A good time was spent discussing means to spark additional activity by party activists.

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 10:47 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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