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October 2010 Meeting Details

Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains


October 2010 Meeting Details


CAPT Annual General Membership Meeting
Myrtle Beach, S.C.
October 9, 2010


The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet in Myrtle Beach, S.C. on October 9, 2010. A meeting room at the Chapin Memorial Library in downtown will be the location for the meeting. The address is 400 14th Avenue North at the corner of Kings Highway (US 17). We will have the room from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. or until the meeting is concluded.

Those who wish to have lunch should begin gathering at or near the library parking lot at 12 noon. If the library lot is too full, there is parking around the library on the street but it is metered. From the library parking lot, we will walk beginning at 12:30 p.m. to the Pier 14 Restaurant (843-448-4314) located two blocks away. The restaurant sits on a pier directly over the ocean. It has a great menu (something for everyone) and is highly recommended. Groups of 18 or more have a gratuity included in their bill so you donít need to tip. No parking is available at the restaurant but for those who might arrive late and can't find a spot near the library, there are metered parking spaces in a lot across the street from the Blue/Green Tower high-rise condo on Ocean Boulevard. From there you can walk across the street and go between it and the Yachtsman resort to reach the restaurant directly behind the Blue/Green Tower.

After lunch we'll walk the two blocks back to the library (on the same side street). The library closes at 2:00 p.m. so those arriving just in time for the meeting should find plenty of spaces to park in the library's own off-street lot.

The highlight of the meeting will be the annual election of Officers and Directors, and a keynote speaker to be announced.

CAPT Board Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Keynote speaker
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Election of Officers and Directors
  • Update on resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Status of efforts to produce new CAPT brochure featuring maps of present and possible future rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Update on rail developments across the Carolinas including performance of the 3rd Charlotte-Raleigh frequency
  • New IRS requirement that 501 (C3) organizations now file tax returns where they did not before
  • Amtrak update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment

"Directors and Officers for the Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will be elected at the October 9, 2010 general membership meeting in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Directors serve two years terms, and officers are elected yearly. The Board of Directors consists of 12 to 18 members based on the percentage of CAPT members in North Carolina and South Carolina. This serves as official notice of the annual meeting and elections. Anyone interested in running for the board should contact any member of the present board and provide biographical information for consideration, or be prepared to provide this information in person at the meeting. Current directors who are ending a two year term should notify Secretary Phil Astwood at astwoodp@bellsouth.net if they intend to run again, or be at the meeting in person. Those who do not notify the Secretary, or appear at the meeting will not be considered. The current CAPT Board serves as the official Nominating Committee."