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February 16-18

This year's Winter Meeting of the Tennessee Ornithological Society will be held Feb 16, 17 and 18 in our sister state at Decatur, AL. Please attend and spend a weekend of with members of TOS from across the state, birding, socializing and sharing ideas. Activities will be centered at the Holiday Inn (1101 6th Ave, Decatur, AL 35601; phone 800-553-3150).

Directions to the Holiday Inn

From I-65 take Exit 340 onto US Alt.72 / Alabama Hwy 20 West
Follow Hwy 20 west for 3 miles to junction with US 31.
Angle to the left onto US 31 South.
Continue South across the Tennessee River Bridge.
Turn right at the end of the bridge, and the hotel is on your right.

Meeting Agenda and Field Trips

Friday, Feb. 16
Dinner on your own at area restaurants
6:00 PM (central time) - Reception at Holiday Inn
- Pot luck refreshments - Bring a batch of cookies, chips, nuts or other finger foods to share with the group. Soft drinks will be provided.
- Member Pics - A slide projector as well as a digital projector and screen will be available for folks to share slides or digital images of birds, TOS field trips, meetings, members, conservation projects or whatever you wish to share with the group. If you have images of this sort that you would be willing to contribute for inclusion in TOS promotional material (brochures, slide shows, posters, etc) please bring these images on a CD or DVD and give to David Vogt (Chattanooga, Chapter).
- Field Trip Sign Up

Saturday, Feb. 17
7:00 AM - field trips depart from parking lot at Holiday Inn. Tentative destinations include:
- Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge for waterfowl and possibly some early shorebirds. Refuge Manager Dwight Cooley will lead TOS members into some of the closed areas of the refuge.
- Pickwick Dam for gulls and other birds, led by TVA biologist Damien Simbeck

3:00 - Informal meeting and brainstorming session at Holiday Inn meeting room. Discuss what would make our organization better. Share successes that your chapter has had in regard to increasing membership, fund raising, educational projects, conservation efforts, etc.
- Dinner on your own

Sunday, Feb 18
- 7:00 AM - Field trips depart Holiday Inn Parking Lot

For more information contact David F. Vogt, Chattanooga Chapter

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