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2008 ANNUAL MEETING HELD IN MEMPHIS

April 25-27

The 2008 TOS Spring Meeting was held in Memphis from Friday, April 25 through Sunday, April 27. The Memphis chapter hosted the meeting. Registration Friday evening was held at the Plantation Oaks Suites & Inn, 6656 Hwy 51N, 3 miles south of Millington. The Saturday business meeting was held at the Admiralty Inn, 8181 Hwy 51N, in Millington. Dinner and program Saturday evening were held at Meeman-Shelby State Park, 910 Riddick Road, Millington. This is approximately 15 miles from the Motel.

Field Trips:
Trips were held Saturday and Sunday mornings. Destinations included Shelby Forest, Shelby Farms (Penal Farm), including the Mid-South Raptor Center, The Earth Complex (Pits) and Hatchie National Wildlife Refuge.

Program Speaker:
David Ziolkowski Jr. is a program biologist for the North American Breeding Bird Survey (BBS) at Patuxant Wildlife Research Center, Maryland. He is one of the two coordinators for the BBS conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. David spoke on the BBS effort in Tennessee and discuss current trends among Tennessee birds.

Schedule:
Friday, April 25
6:00 PM - Plantation Oaks Inn - Registration, refreshments, announcements and field trip sign-up.

Saturday, April 26
7:00 AM - 12 Noon. Field trips depart from the Plantation Oaks Inn.
12 Noon - 1:30 PM - Lunch
TOS Business Meetings - Admiralty Inn, Millington.
  2 PM - Committee Meetings
  3 - 5 PM - Board of Director’s Meeting.
6:30 PM - Dinner, Annual Membership Meeting and Program. The Group Lodge at Meeman-Shelby State Park (Shelby Forest).

Sunday, April 27
7:00 AM - Field trip departs from Plantation Oaks Inn.

For additional information, contact Dick Preston: dickpreston@bigriver.net.

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