2011 ANNUAL MEETING AT MEMPHIS

April 29 - May 1

The 2011 TOS Annual Meeting was held in the Memphis area from Friday, April 29 through Sunday, May 1. The meeting headquarters was the Plantation Oaks Suites & Inn, 6656 Hwy 51N in Millington on the north side of Memphis. The meeting was hosted by the Memphis Chapter of the TOS.

Directions
To reach the Plantation Oaks hotel from I-40, take exit 24B (Millington/Hwy 385) west to Millington. Go 16 miles, turn left (south) on Hwy 51N. The hotel will be 2.2 miles ahead on the left.

Field Trips:
Trips were held Saturday and Sunday mornings. Destinations includde Shelby Forest (also click here),Shelby Farms Park (Penal Farm), including the Mid-South Raptor Center, The Earth Complex (Pits) and the North Treatment Plant.

Banquet
The Saturday evening banquet, annual meeting, and program was held at Old Timer's Restaurant,7918 C Street in Millington, approximately 3 miles from the hotel. The banquet speaker was Kathy Shelton, Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks. Kathy’s topic was “The Effects of the Great Oil Spill of 2010 on the Wildlife of the Gulf Coast.”

Agenda:
Friday, April 29
6:00 PM - Plantation Oaks: Registration, refreshments, announcements and field trip sign-up.
Saturday, April 30
7:00 AM - 12 Noon: Field trips depart from the Plantation Oaks hotel.
12 Noon - 1:30 PM: Lunch.
2:00 PM - Committee Meetings: Neighborhood Bistro adjacent to hotel.
3:00 - 5:00 PM - Board of Directors Meeting: Neighborhood Bistro adjacent to hotel.
6:00 PM - Banquet, Annual Meeting, and Program: Neighborhood Bistro adjacent to hotel.
Sunday, May 1
7:00 AM - Field trips depart from Plantation Oaks hotel.

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

Click here for the draft minutes of the Board of Directors meeting.

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