Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains

CAPT Board Meeting
Annual Membership Meeting
November 21, 2015
Columbia, S.C.

The Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will meet in Columbia at the Richland County Library on Saturday, November 21, 2015. The address is 1431 Assembly Street. The telephone number is 803-799-9084. We will meet in the Irwin Kahn Meeting Room at 1:15 PM. The room is ours until 4:45 PM. For those who may use Google Earth, GPS, or other mapping service enter the address 1431 Assembly Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201. Parking on the street around the library is generally available, and on Saturday meters are free. However, USC has a home football game on this date with the Citadel, so parking downtown may be a little tougher than usual. Plan to allow more time to arrive early.

If anyone would like to get together for lunch prior to the meeting, gather at the California Dreaming Restaurant at 401 S. Main Street, 29201, no later than 11:30 AM. Again, it may be crowded there, as will most all downtown restaurants, and parking will be tough to find due to the football game.

CAPT Official Notice of Election of Officers and Directors

Directors and Officers for the Carolinas Association for Passenger Trains will be elected at the November 21, 2015 Annual General Membership meeting in Columbia, S.C. Directors serve terms of two years, 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. Any member 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 term of two years should notify Secretary Phil Astwood at if the intention is to run again. 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.

Annual Meeting Agenda
  • Secretary's report
  • Treasurer's report
  • Election of Officers and Directors for 2016
  • Update on the resolution drive in South Carolina in support of expanded rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT fostering creation of an association similar to Virginians for High Speed Rail
  • Update on news in North Carolina and South Carolina affecting transit and rail passenger service
  • Update on CAPT newsletter and website issues
  • Amtrak update
  • Reports by Officers and Directors
  • Planning for future meetings
  • Adjournment