Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

October 2011 Meeting Details

CAPT Annual Membership Meeting
Asheville, N.C.
October 8, 2011

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 8, 2011. 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 Board Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Election of Officers and Directors for 2012
  • Update on legislation from the past session in North Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger funding
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service, and additional inserts for the resolution drive brochure
  • Mailings to NARP members in the Carolinas
  • Update on recent push by a Central Midlands coalition for a Columbia-Charlotte connection to the high speed rail network
  • 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
  • Amtrak update
  • North Carolina transit update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • 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 8, 2011 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.