2016 AATC Annual Meeting/Dinner

The Ann Arbor Track Club will hold its Annual Meeting on Sunday, November 20, 2016, at the Original Cottage Inn at 512 East William Street in downtown Ann Arbor (phone 734/663-3379).  The Annual Meeting includes a business meeting, a dinner, and awards.  The dinner will start at 6:00 P.M. with an informal pre-dinner social, and includes an all-you-can-eat buffet of salad, pasta, assorted Cottage Inn pizzas, dessert, and assorted non-alcoholic beverages.  Alcoholic beverages may be purchased separately.  The cost is $22 per person for members with reservations, and $27 at the door without a reservation.  Spouses, significant others, and friends are welcome to attend.  You can pay by check or cash at the door.  Make checks payable to “Ann Arbor Track Club.”

The Annual Meeting is traditionally an occasion for AATC members to socialize in a non-running environment and to honor their fellow members for their service and achievements.  In addition, pursuant to the AATC’s Bylaws, the election of members to the Board of Directors takes place at the Annual Meeting.  Directors are elected by the membership for a term of two years.  A maximum of eight directors will be elected at this year’s election.

All club members who are—

  • age 18 or older, and
  • members in good standing as of October 1, 2016

are eligible to vote during the business portion of the meeting.  The election will take place at approximately 6:45 P.M., before dinner.  You are not required to attend the social portion of the Annual Meeting or purchase dinner as a condition to voting in the election.

Any club member who—

  • is age 21 or older, and
  • has been a club member in good standing for at least one year prior to the election

is eligible to run for one of the open positions on the Board of Directors.  To be considered by the Nominating Committee for inclusion on the ballot, potential candidates are required to complete the statement-of-interest form on the AATC’s website at:

http://aatrackclub.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/AATC_2016AnnualMeeting.pdf

and forward their completed form to Robert Newman, Chair of the Nominating Committee, by email at rlnewman@med.umich.eduThe completed form must be received by 12:00 noon on Tuesday, October 18, 2016.  Nominations from the floor the night of the Annual Meeting will not be allowed; however, write-ins on the ballot will be permitted.

This year’s event will be hosted by AATC President Mitchell Garner, who will present the following awards:
Male Runner of the Year
Female Runner of the Year        

Adding to this year’s festivities, Nick Willis, men’s Olympic 1500 meters silver medalist (Beijing 2008) and bronze medalist (Rio 2016), 2014 Dexter-Ann Arbor Run half-marathon champion, and University of Michigan alumnus, will be our guest speaker.  Nick will be joined by Ron Warhurst, his current coach and longtime coach, now retired, from the University of Michigan, who will tell us stories from the recent Rio Olympics.

If you are interested in making a reservation for this year’s Annual Meeting, please contact Mitchell Garner at MEGarner71@sbcglobal.net or megarner@allottafarley.com, or call Mitch at 734/604-4818 (cell) by Wednesday, November 16, 2016.  If you make a reservation, please be considerate and make sure to attend, as the AATC is financially responsible for the number of reservations made.  In other words, the AATC is charged for no-shows.  Thank you for your cooperation.

We look forward to seeing all AATC members and their spouses, significant others, and friends at the Annual Meeting!

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