HTC Executive Board Meeting
Members Present: David Purinton
(President), Harold Tinsley (VP – Communications), Jim Oaks (VP – Programs),
Eric Fritz (VP – Races & Equipment), Joey Butler (Secretary), Kathy
Youngren (Treasurer), Suzanne Taylor (Appointed Member – Co- Rocket City
Marathon Director), Dink Taylor (Appointed Member – Co-Cotton Row Director), and
Craig Armstrong (Appointed Member – Past Board Member)
Huntsville Track Club held an executive board meeting on October 10, 2011 at
the Lodge at Southwood Presbyterian Church. David opened the meeting at 6:30 pm.
meeting began with a marathon report from Suzanne. Suzanne stated that there were less than 200
entries remaining before the marathon was full.
Note: a few days after the
meeting, the marathon reached capacity and registration was closed.
noted that the club is still looking for a race director for the A&M
10K. A few names were mentioned but
nothing was decided at this meeting.
next item of business was to elect the nomination committee for HTC
officers. The election will be held on
January 10, 2012 at the Monte Sano Lodge.
The board voted and unanimously approved to ask Gary Grace, Carl Smith,
Beth Benefield, and David Purinton to be on the officer nomination committee.
board next discussed the Huntsville Sprint Triathlon. The local triathlon club, Team Rocket
Tri-Club, had expressed interest in taking over the triathlon. After discussion, the board felt that with
the Tri-Club’s focus on triathlons, its desire to take over the triathlon, and
that club having triathlon specific insurance through the USAT, it made sense
to transfer management and ownership of the event to Team Rocket. A motion was made to approve the transfer of
the Huntsville Sprint Triathlon to Team Rocket Tri-Club. The motion was seconded and approved
gave an update on the Liz Hurley run. At
the time of the meeting, there were over 5100 people entered in the races. Shortly after the meeting, registration was
closed at 5500 people.
club discussed and voted on the annual HTC awards. These awards will be presented at the HTC
Award Banquet at Monte Sano Lodge on Tuesday November 8, 2011. A meal will be provided to those who sign up
was no other business and the meeting adjourned at 7:40.
following items were discussed via email by the board since the last board
Note: On October 3, 2011, a race director’s
appreciation dinner was held at Logan’s Roadhouse. 34 people attended this dinner.