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2008 FALL MEETING AND SYMPOSIUM TO BE AT CHATTANOOGA

November 7-9

The Chattanooga Chapter extends an invitation to all TOS members across the state to attend the TOS Fall Meeting, to be held November 7 - 9, 2008.  Most of the meeting events will be held at the Chattanooga Nature Center.

Lodging:
A block of 12 rooms at the Econo Lodge Lookout Mountain, 150 Browns Ferry Rd, has been reserved for TOS. Call 423-821-9000 for reservations. Be sure to ask for the TOS meeting rates, which are $54.99 per night ($5 - $15 off standard rate). We encourage people to reserve hotel room soon.

For more information, pictures and directions visit the Econo Lodge website: http://www.econolodge.com/ and use the locator for Chattanooga, Tennessee (Lookout Mountain), or go directly to the hotel's website. Please note that this is the same hotel used for the 2004 spring meeting in Chattanooga.  It is very close to the Browns Ferry Road exit of I-24 and not on Lookout Mountain. 

Field Trips
Trips will be held Saturday and Sunday morning. The destinations are not yet finalized but are likely to include:
The Honors Course – (golf course - will be able to get around in golf carts but number will be limited to 20 each day),
Standifer Gap Marsh
Brainerd Levee
Nickajack Lake
Check back soon for more details on the field trips.
Birding can also be done at Chattanooga Nature Center / Reflection Riding at any time.

Symposium
A regular feature of the TOS Fall Meetings is the symposium, during which TOS members and others present the results of their studies of birds in or near Tennessee.  Presentations are typically 15 to 20 minutes in length.  Click here for the agenda and abstracts of presentations.

Schedule
Friday, November 7
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm            Chattanooga Nature Center – Registration & refreshments; announcements; sign-up for field trips
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm            Chattanooga Nature Center – Owling

Saturday, November 8
7:00 am - 11:30 pm          Field trips-depart from Econo Lodge
12:00 pm -1:00 pm           Lunch on your own
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm            Symposium – Chattanooga Nature Center
4:00 pm - 6:00                  Board of Directors meeting – Chattanooga Nature Center
                                         Meeting Agenda
                                         Draft Minutes of 2008 Annual (Spring) Meeting

Sunday, November 9
7:00 am-12:00 pm            Field trips-depart from Econo Lodge

The registration fee for the meeting is $10.00/person. Please preregister by mailing your registration fee to chapter treasurer Cathy Lockwitz at, 4525 Lake Haven Dr., Chattanooga, Tn. 37416. Include your name, as you would like it to appear on your name tag, and your chapter affiliation.

For questions, directions or additional information, contact: David Stone - 423-238-4234 (work), 423-413-7033 (cell); Danny Gaddy - 423-316-5647 (cell): Cathy Lockwitz - 423-653-1640

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