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Minutes of the Operating Committee of the America First Party

Monday, August 10, 2009

BE IT REMEMBERED that the Operating Committee of the America First Party met on Monday, August 10, 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 9:15 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 published a press release that went out yesterday afternoon. He has worked on letters, articles, and contacts that have approached us.

The Secretary reminded the members that he had previously circulated draft minutes for the July 27, 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 Ron Paul outreach letter and the fundraising letter are in production and will be ready to mail shortly. The new supply of envelopes has been delivered.

The Treasurer reported that the party's bank balance is $ 5908.17. There are no unpaid invoices at this time. The monthly FEC report has been filed and may be viewed on the FEC's public web site.

Mr. Lynch reported that the Public Relations Committee will meet this Saturday to work on the next issue of the newspaper. He discussed the possibility of renewing our ad on the American Conservative web site.

Mr. Hey reported that the Rules Committee is presently considering a possible amendment to the party constitution regarding chronic absenteeism.

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 9:39 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

John Pittman Hey
National Secretary
America First National Committee

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