HTC Annual Business Meeting Meeting


12 January 2010


Board Members Present:  David Purinton (President), Harold Tinsley (VP – Communications), Ashley Cain (VP – Programs), Kathy Youngren (Treasurer), Joey Butler (Secretary), Craig Armstrong (Appointed Member – Past Board Member).


Board Members Absent: Eric Charette (VP – Races and Equipment), Suzanne Taylor (Appointed Member – Co- Rocket City Marathon Director), Dink Taylor (Appointed Member – Co-Cotton Row Director)


Others Present – Approximately 75 HTC members


The Huntsville Track Club Annual Business Meeting was held on January 12, 2010 at the Monte Sano State Park Lodge.  The meeting began with a pasta meal provided by the track club. 


At approximately 6:50, David opened the business meeting.  David welcomed everyone and then thanked Ashley Cain for planning the meal and also for her many years of service to the HTC.  Ashley is stepping down from the board this year.  David made a call for volunteers for upcoming HTC races Mountain Mist 50K, Winter Winds Road Races, and the UAH 10K.


Harold then gave David the plaque for the Scott Hamilton Award.  This award was given to David at the HTC Awards Banquet, but the plaque was not available at that time.


Next Joey Butler gave an overview of Executive Board Meeting highlights during 2009.  Then Kathy Youngren distributed the 2009 Treasurer’s report, gave a brief report on the items listed, and answered questions from the floor.


Then last item on the agenda was the election of Executive Board Members for 2010.  David thanked the nominating committee then turned the floor over to Gary Grace – nominating committee chair.  Gary read from the HTC handbook the rules about nominations.  After speeches from those nominated, the nominating committee passed out ballots.  The results were tabulated and the following people were elected to a 2 year term on the HTC Executive Board:


President – David Purinton

VP Communications – Harold Tinsley

VP Races and Equipment – Eric Fritz

VP Programs – Jim Oaks

Treasurer – Kathy Youngren

Secretary – Joey Butler


The board would like to thank outgoing Board Members Ashley Cain and Eric Charette for their service to the HTC.  They have served the board very well over the past few years. 


There was no other business.  David thanked everyone again for coming and the meeting was adjourned.