HTC Executive Board Meeting
23 October 2012
Board Members Present: Eric Fritz (President), Harold Tinsley (VP – Communications), Brandi Hough (VP – Programs), Joey Butler (Secretary), Kathy Youngren (Treasurer), Jim Oaks (Appointed Member – Past Board Member) and Suzanne Taylor (Appointed Member – Co- Rocket City Marathon Director).
Board Members Absent: Dink Taylor (VP – Races and Equipment)
The Huntsville Track Club held an executive board meeting on Tuesday October 23, 2012 at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Eric opened the meeting at 5:30pm. The following topics were discussed:
Michelle Savage of the ALS Association and Jon McKannan presented to the board a proposal for the David McKannan Memorial Run for ALS. This race is to be dedicated to the memory of David McKannan. David grew up and lived in South Huntsville. He was a star runner at Grissom High School and still holds the 2-mile state record. Discussions included race course options, potential roles of ALS Association, potential roles of HTC, projected size of race, start time, and marketing strategies for the race. No final decision was made about the level of support the HTC may provide. This will be decided at a later date.
The next issue dealt with the marathon and a potential issue with crossing the Holy Spirit Church parking lot. The HTC was made aware of an event at the church that day. The church will need access to their lot and the HTC might need to re-route the marathon course. Eric was going to set up a meeting with the church to discuss. (Post meeting note – Eric and Jim met with Father Mike and the HTC will be able to use the normal marathon route. The board will work with the church and the police to make sure church members are not impeded from the Holy Spirit facilities.)
Next the board discussed a scholarship request from a local high school runner. No decision was made on this request. The board also discussed ideas of how to reach out to the high school cross country teams and how to be more involved with them.
The board received an email from a local company who had an employee die while on a long training run. The company has requested to have a couple of company runners participate in the marathon in his honor. Suzanne is going to get more information about this so that the board can decide if this is feasible.
Lastly, the board voted on the 2012 HTC Awards. These awards will be presented on November 15 at the HTC Awards Banquet.
With no other business, the meeting adjourned.