Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

October 2012 Meeting Details

CAPT Annual Membership Meeting
Spartanburg, S.C.
October 13, 2012

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet in Spartanburg, S.C., on Saturday, October 13, 2012. The meeting will be at the Spartanburg Mariott Hotel located at 299 North Church Street near the Auditorium from 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. The phone number for the hotel is (864) 596-1211. Election of Officers and Directors for the next year will take place at the meeting, in addition to other business.

For those wanting to eat lunch together please be at the Mariott's Sparks Restaurant no later than 11:30 a.m. Those eating will order from the menu. After lunch, around 1:00 p.m., those interested may walk two to three blocks over to the Hub City Rail Musuem for a short tour, which will be finished in time for return to the Mariott for the CAPT meeting at 2:00 p.m. in the conference room.

CAPT Board Meeting Agenda

  • Welcome
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Election of Officers and Directors
  • Update on CAPT fundraiser designed by retired Amtrak Agent Earl Eargle to provide more funding and exposure for CAPT
  • 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
  • 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 13, 2012, annual general membership meeting in Spartanburg, N.C. Directors serve two-year 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.