Board Members Present: David Purinton
(President), David Cain (VP-Programs), Harold Tinsley (VP-Communications), Clare
Purinton (Secretary), Kathy Youngren
(Treasurer), Jim Oaks (Appointed member – Cotton Row Director), and Malcolm
Gillis (Appointed Member – Marathon Director), John Roberts (Appointed Member).
Guests Present: Louise
Purinton commenced the meeting at .
presented the costs involved in renewing the club’s internet domain name
which expires on 28 January 2003.It was decided unanimously to renew our
domain name for a five (5) year term at a cost of $105.This takes advantage
of a purchase four (4) years and get the fifth (5th)
free deal with Verisign.
Donations to the Huntsville Botanical Gardens in
relation to the Galaxy of Lights 5K was discussed.David took an action item to discuss the
situation with race director Janet Duncan.It was suggested that a donation amount be determined after all
race costs are determined and with consideration for the percentage of
work done on the race by the HTC and the Garden.
gave an update on the marathon.Things are progressing well.Malcolm stated that he is preparing a special entry blank for
wheelchair athletes in the event that we have a request for entry.The entry will spell out that this
course is not conducive to wheelchair participation given the number of
sharp turns and rough pavement areas on the course.The event will also be exhibition only.
topic of notifying neighborhood of HTC events was discussed.David took and action item to send the
city a public notice to be posted on cable channel 42 (gov’t
access) to notify residents of the city when and where an upcoming event
would be held.It was decided that
door-to-door notification by flyer would be cost prohibitive as well as
too manpower intensive to be done at this time.
trouble with the RRCA was discussed.David and Harold presented an outline of events and personalities
involved to the board.All board
members had recently received a letter from RRCA Board Member John Calotta inquiring as to the authorship and signatures
appearing on a letter sent from the HTC Board to the RRCA Board.Previous to the board meeting David sent
an email to all board members asking that they hold off on any reply to Calotta until after the board had a chance to
meet.It was learned that Malcolm
had already replied to Calotta.It was decided that no further response
from any board member was deemed necessary as all board members were in
agreement with the contents of the letter.
topic of recognizing member Norman Harris for his years of service to the
club was discussed.It was
unanimously decided to bestow a lifetime honorary membership to Norman; the annual HTC award
previously known as the Outstanding Achievement Award will be renamed the
Norman Harrris Achievement Award; and the club
would recognize Norman at the 2002 Annual Awards
Banquet with the presentation of a plaque and recognition of all he has
done for the club.
of the meeting was now put upon determination and selection of awards and
recipients to be given at this year’s Annual Awards Banquet.Once all awards and recipients were
determined presenters were selected.
the attendees were polled for any further issues and none being found the
meeting was adjourned at .