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October 2013 Meeting Details

Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

CAPT Annual Meeting

October 12, 2013

Asheville, N.C.

The meeting location will be the wine room of the Travinia Italian Kitchen located at 264 Thetford Street in Biltmore Park Town Square on Saturday, October 12, 2013. There are many items at reasonable prices on the menu. Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. followed by the General Membership meeting beginning at 12:30 p.m. The meeting will end by 4:30 p.m.

CAPT Meeting Agenda
  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Report on recent legislative news from the NC General Assembly and Amtrak funding for state supported trains
  • Update on news in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger service
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on push by a Central Midlands coalition for a Columbia-Charlotte connection to the high speed rail network
  • Discussion of ways to distribute the new CAPT brochure featuring maps of present and possible future rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Amtrak update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Election of directors and officers
  • Adjournment

CAPT Official Notice of Election of Officers and Directors

Directors and Officers for the Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will be elected at the October 12, 2013 annual general membership meeting in Asheville, N.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 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.