2014 Annual Meeting at Chattanooga

May 2-4

Click here to view the draft minutes of the May 3 Board of Directors and Annual Meeting.

The Chattanooga chapter invites all TOS members and visitors to the 2014 annual meeting, to be held May 2-4 in Chattanooga. Registration will be Friday, May 2, from 6 to 9 EDT, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3710 Modern Industries Parkway, Chattanooga, TN 37409 (at Exit #174 on I-24, near the foot of Lookout Mountain). Registration fees are $15.00 per person.

Hotel Reservations

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites is offering a discounted rate of $89.95 plus tax for a King or double Queen room until April 1, 2014, as long as the rooms are available. The hotel provides a free 6 AM hot breakfast bar. We know this is a busy weekend in Chattanooga, so book early. Call the hotel direct number, 423-424-0125, and ask for the "TOS Chattanooga Chapter" rate (see the Holiday Inn Express PDF flier).

There are several other hotels in the vicinity of the Holiday Inn Express hotel.

Banquet and Program

Saturday, May 3
Saturday evening will feature a cruise on the Tennessee Aquarium's River Gorge Explorer, a water-het propelled, hydrofoil-assisted vessel which will transit at high speed to reach a viewing area and then cruise at lower speed for birding and observation. The cruise will be interpreted by John Dever, Lead Interpreter, and Kevin Calhoon, the Tennessee Aquarium's Assistant Intepreter of Forests. Heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served during the low-speed observation time. The cost is $39.00 per person.

Field Trips

Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4
The Saturday and Sunday morning field trips will leave from the Holiday Inn Express hotel, with final destinations determined by local conditions at the time of the meeting.

Check back soon for more details on the field trips.

TOS Board of Directors and Annual Membership Meetings

The Saturday afternoon Board of Directors meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn Express hotel.

Contact Information

For additional information, contact Gary Lanham, CTOS Treasurer, at GLANHAM@epbfi.com.


For registration and cruise reservation payments, print out this form and mail it and your registration fee to Gary Lanham at the address on the form.


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