2004 ANNUAL MEETING
The Chattanooga Chapter invites you to help us
celebrate our 50th anniversary by attending the TOS Spring State
Meeting here in the Scenic City! The meeting will be held April
30-May 2 2004, which is the peak of spring migration here.
This year's banquet will be held on Saturday,
May 1 on the Southern Belle Riverboat. Click here
for information on the riverboat. The banquet will be held from
4:00 pm until 6:00 pm, and the cost will be $20 per person,
and is all inclusive; cruise, meal, tax, and tip. Reservations
for the cruise MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN APRIL 9! This
deadline is imposed by the riverboat company and is non-negotiable.
A reservation form is attached with The Tennessee Warbler newsletter;
you may also click here
to download a registration form. The registration fee for the
meeting is $5.
The speaker for the spring state meeting will
be Mr. Scott Weidensaul. Scott is a natural history author and
writes for the Philadelphia Inquirer. He has written books on
the natural history of the Appalachian Mountains, rare and endangered
species, and bird migration, to name a few.
For lodging, we are recommending the EconoLodge
at the intersection of Interstate 24 and Brown's Ferry Rd. They
are reserving a block of 25 rooms for us at $58.00 + tax. Reservations
need to be made by March 30. Call 423-821-9000 and mention you
are making reservations for the TOS meeting. This motel is conveniently
located to the riverboat as well as many of the field trips.
As a bonus, the owners said they would be willing to provide
continental breakfast starting at 5:00 AM to accommodate our
needs. If you choose to stay elsewhere, there are many other
motels in the area, with rate varying between $42.00 and $89.00
Field trip destinations include Craven's House
(songbirds), Brainerd Levee (shorebirds, wading birds), Standifer
Gap Marsh (shorebirds, wading birds, rails), and Baylor School
(songbirds). All these field trips will be run both Saturday
and Sunday (May 1st and May 2nd). There may also be a trip to
see the Peregrine Falcons that nest in town.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone this
President, Chattanooga Chapter