HTC Executive Board
Members Present: David Purinton
(President), Eric Fritz (VP – Races and Equipment), Jim Oaks (VP – Programs), Harold
Tinsley (VP – Communications), Kathy Youngren (Treasurer), Joey Butler
(Secretary), Suzanne Taylor (Appointed Member – Co- Rocket City Marathon
Director), Dink Taylor (Appointed Member – Co-Cotton Row Director), Craig
Armstrong (Appointed Member – Past Board Member).
Huntsville Track Club met on January 3, 2011 at the Southwood
Presbyterian Church. David opened the
meeting at 6:30.
first topic was to discuss the financial report before our Annual Business
Meeting that is to be held on January 18.
Kathy distributed copies of the report and the board reviewed and had a
discussion on this topic.
the board discussed potential charitable contributions. The HTC has always given back to our local
community, so we discussed potential charities and how much we could give this
year. Several good ideas were
made a motion and Craig seconded that the HTC donate $2500 to the Fallen
Officer Police Memorial. This donation
would come from the Cotton Row account.
All board members approved and the motion passed.
Huntsville Hospital Foundation pays the HTC $5000 to put on the Liz Hurley
5K. Jim made a motion and Harold
seconded that the HTC donate this $5000 back to the Huntsville Hospital
Foundation. All board members approved
and the motion passed.
board discussed a desire to donate to Monte Sano State Park. Recently there was a fire at the state park
that destroyed the ranger station and the public restrooms. The board would like to donate toward
rebuilding this structure. In the past,
if a donation were to be made, it had to go to the general state park fund and
could not be directed straight to Monte Sano.
The board was going to talk to park officials to see if we could donate
towards this cause. * Note that since
this meeting, Jim did talk to park officials.
The park does not have plans to rebuild this structure, but if the HTC
wanted to have it built for the park, we could do that. This issue is still to be discussed by the
brought up the idea of doing something special for the 35th running
of the Rocket City Marathon. Several
ideas were discussed, but we did not come to a final decision.
next item was about the HTC Scholarship Fund.
The board has received an application from a local runner who intends to
run for an out-of-state college. In
order for the HTC to be able to award this scholarship, the school has to agree
to accept it. Jim is going to contact
the school to see if they will accept our scholarship. David made a motion and Suzanne seconded that
the board conditionally award a $5000 scholarship to this person contingent
upon the school accepting the scholarship.
All approved and the motion passed.
board approved a new course for the McKay Hollow Madness. It will now be a 25K.
meeting adjourned around 9:00.