HTC General Meeting – 30 March 2004


Board Members Present:  David Purinton (President), Ashley Cain (VP-Programs), Harold Tinsley (VP-Communications), Anne Park (Secretary), Dick Franklin (VP-Races & Equipment), Kathy Youngren (Treasurer), Jim Oaks (Appointed Member—Cotton Row Director), Malcolm Gillis (Appointed Member—Rocket City Marathon Director).  There were 30 additional Huntsville Track Club Members present.


The meeting was held at Beauregards Restaurant, Huntsville, Alabama, and began at 7:30 p.m.


David opened the meeting with a call for review of the status of upcoming race preparations.  He mentioned that the Fund Run will be held this coming Saturday, April 3, and volunteers are still needed for that race.  He also mentioned that the Re-Creation Run will be held on 17 April and volunteers are welcomed.


Beth Edwards, Winter Winds race director, announced that we had the largest turnout ever for this year’s race on February 8 with lots of children participating, and she thanked all those who volunteered.  She also pointed out that other track clubs have clothing and other club logo items that they sell, and she would like to initiate such a program by purchasing a few hats and see how HTC members respond.


Jim Oaks updated the club on the Ball Park Run coming up on April 25.  The race will be run between the double header games.  Tickets will again be given as awards, and since the race is earlier this year there will be a longer time left for ticket use.


Jim reported that the Cotton Row Run numbers are about what they were last year and that the registration price will increase to $15 on 15 April.  The guest speaker for the race has not yet been finalized but we have a couple of other possibilities we are pursuing since Amby Burfoot was unable to accept our invitation.


Jim also alerted the club to the fact that this coming weekend Heather Tanner will be running in the Olympic trials marathon.


There was no further business, and the meeting was turned over to our guest speakers, Michelle and Janine Nesin of Nesin Therapy Services PC.  We were treated to an informative talk and demonstration of the need for warm-up stretching toward the goal of injury prevention, and post-run stretching to gain length in the muscle.  Injury specific stretching was also demonstrated in response to injuries that members were presently experiencing or had dealt with in the past.


The meeting adjourned at 8:45 p.m.