HTC Meeting – 19 May 2003


Board Members Present:  David Purinton (President), David Cain (VP-Programs), Harold Tinsley (VP-Communications), Anne Park (Secretary), Richard Rodenhausen (VP-Races & Equipment), Jim Oaks (Appointed Member-Cotton Row Director), Malcolm Gillis (Appointed Member-Rocket City Marathon Director)  There were 23 additional Huntsville Track Club Members present.


Board Members Absent:  Kathy Youngren (Treasurer) and John Roberts (Appointed Member)


The meeting was held at Logan’s Roadhouse, Huntsville, Alabama, and began at 7:40 p.m.


David opened the meeting by reviewing the recent club races which all went very well, i.e., the Rocket Run Ten-Miler, the Fund Run, and the Re-Creation Run.  Preparations for the upcoming Cotton Row Run are proceeding well and on schedule, and Keith and Tracy Roberts are the new race directors for the Eurocross.  The A&M Road Race will be held on June 14, and there was a suggestion from the floor that this race be run an hour earlier because of the heat.  David mentioned that this change could not be implemented for this year’s race, but will be an item to consider next year.


There was a question regarding the possibility of our having to pay for police support for races in the future, and Harold again briefly described our struggle with this issue throughout the years as city administrations came and went.  It was agreed that we needed to again be ready if called upon to provide information regarding the monetary and tourism benefits our races provide to the city.


The subject then moved to the Articles of Incorporation, and David explained the changes that needed to be made in the Articles:


The Purpose statement in Article III was reworded to include items that were not in existence in 1971 when the original Articles were drawn up and filed with the state of Alabama; Article IV needed to be reworded to reflect the current membership classes; the number of board members in Article VI needed to be increased to nine from the original four members; and Article VIII and the first paragraph of Article III were added to meet present IRS requirements.  In addition, the original Articles contained the name and address of Rod Kellogg as our Registered Agent, and are being replaced by that of Harold Tinsley.


These changes were necessitated by our need to re-file for Incorporation pursuant to our club move from the RRCA to the AARC.  It was moved (Malcolm Gillis) and seconded (Loyd Doering) that we adopt the revised Articles of Incorporation, and the motion was passed by unanimous vote of the members in attendance.


Since there was no further business, the meeting was turned over to our guest speakers from Nesin Therapy Services PC.  Michelle Nesin, Janine Nesin and Cindy Martin presented an informative talk on body alignment, and we experienced an interactive session in which we learned how to achieve optimal form for increased power and decreased fatigue and risk of injury.  The meeting adjourned at 9:10 p.m.