HTC Annual Business Meeting

13 January 2009

Board Members Present:  David Purinton (President), Ashley Cain (VP-Programs), Kathy Youngren (Treasurer), Anne Park (Secretary), Harold Tinsley (VP-Communications), Eric Charette (VP-Races & Equipment), Dink Taylor (Appointed Member—Co-Cotton Row Run Director),


Board Members Absent: Suzanne Taylor (Appointed Member—Co-Rocket City Marathon Director), Craig Armstrong (Appointed Member – Past Board Member)


Also present were approximately 55 Huntsville Track Club Members and friends.


The Huntsville Track Club Annual Business meeting was held on January 13, 2009 at The Lodge on Monte Sano beginning at 6:00 p.m. with a Mexican dinner compliments of the Huntsville Track Club.  David opened the meeting with a welcome to all and he then turned the meeting over to Anne Park, Secretary, who gave an overview of Executive Board Meeting highlights during 2008.


Kathy Youngren, Treasurer, distributed handouts showing all 2008 treasurer activities and gave a brief report on the items listed.  David then opened the floor to questions and comments. 


Jim Oaks mentioned the need for volunteers to learn how to handle the finish line timing and results, since he and Carl Smith continue to need some backup in this area. It was also announced that the date of the 2009 Awards Banquet has been set for November 10, 2009 at the Monte Sano Lodge.  Since there was such a good turnout for this business meeting including a lot of new faces, Jim Oaks requested that each person introduce themselves.


The meeting was then turned over to the three representatives from Nesin Therapy Services, Inc., and Jonathan Zecher presented a very interesting overview of “Some Guidelines to Good Body Mechanics for Injury Prevention”, using volunteers to illustrate some good exercise techniques.


David thanked Ashley Cain, AP-Programs, for the excellent dinner provided.  Since there was no further business, David again thanked everyone for coming and adjourned the meeting at 8:15 p.m.