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IT'S ANNUAL MEETING TIME AGAIN!


Once each year, Tennessee Trails Association members from across the state gather for a weekend of fun, food, and fellowship. There will be hikes, exhibits, programs, a silent auction, and Friday evening entertainment. The Annual Meeting will be held from Friday, October 28, through Sunday, October 30, at the Pickwick Landing State Park and Convention Center, Pickwick, Tennessee. At the Annual Meeting of the membership we will elect Officers and other Board Members, hear about TTA developments, and present several awards recognizing individuals or organizations for their outstanding contributions to the furtherance of TTA's missions and goals.

Our hosts for this year's event are members of the Memphis and Jackson chapters who would like to invite everyone to join in the fun.

The cost of attending the Annual Meeting is made up of three elements: a registration fee, the cost of housing, and the cost of your meals. The registration fee and the meal costs must be paid to TTA in advance. Click on the Food menu option above for more details about your meal options. You must make arrangements for your accomodations directly with the park. Click on the Housing menu option above for more details about availability and costs.

Early Registration is $25 per person if your registration is postmarked on or before Friday, September 15, 2016. After September 15, the registration fee increases to $35 per person! Registration fees cover the entire weekend and cannot be prorated.

Click here to retrieve and print the Registration Form.

A preliminary schedule for the weekend follows. All times shown are subject to change, so you should check back frequently for any updates. Also, note that Pickwick Landing is on Central Daylight Time.


Friday, October 28

(All times are Central Daylight Time.)

1 pm

Check-in, TTA Registration Opens

 

2 pm

Begin receiving Auction Items and Baked Goods

 

1:45 pm

Leave Pickwick for Carroll Cabin Barrens SNA

 

2:30 pm

Meet hike leader at Carroll Cabin Barrens SNA

(for hikers driving direct to trailhead rather than coming to Pickwick first)

 

2:30 pm

Leave for Shiloh - Sunken Road/Indian Mound Hike

 

3 pm

Leave for Pickwick Island Loop Trail Hike

 

4 pm

Room Check-in begins

 

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Dinner Buffet in Private Dining Room

 

6:30 - 10 pm

Drinks available in Conference Room

 

7 - 8 pm

Entertainment – The Kindred Spirits

 

8 - 8:30 pm

Guest Speaker: Allan Trently

 


Saturday, October 29

(All times are Central Daylight Time.)

7 am - 10 am

Breakfast Buffet in Main Dining Room

 

7:45 am

Pre-ordered sack lunches can be picked up in registration area

 

8 am

Hikes begin departing.
See Posted Hike Schedule for Times, Length, Leaders, and Difficulty

 

Noon - 7 pm

Silent Auction
(Bidding closes at 7:00 pm today.)

 

Noon - 7 pm

Shop the White Elephant tables and Bake Sale

 

4:30 - 6:30pm

Dinner Buffet in Main Dining Room

 

6:30 - 10 pm

Drinks available in Conference Room

 

7 pm

Silent Auction bidding closed

 

7 - 8 pm

TTA's General Membership Meeting (MC'd by TTA's President)

  • Reports by Chapter & Associate Organizations
  • Election of Board Officers
  • Presentation of Awards (Tennessee Trails, Bill Stutz, Bob Brown)
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8 pm

Speaker: Rob Weber, CTC Board Chairman

 


Sunday October 30 15

(All times are Central Daylight Time.)

7 - 10 am

Breakfast Buffet in Main Dining Room

 

7:45

Pre-ordered sack lunches can be picked up in registration area

 

before 11 am

Check-out prior to departing on Hike or attending Board meeting

 

8 am

Hikes Depart

 

9 - 11 am

Board Meeting in Conference Area/Lobby

 

Use the navigation ribbon menu at the top of the page for more details about the 2016 Annual Meeting