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 2017 Annual Meeting will be held from Friday, October 13, through Sunday, October 15, at the DuBose Conference Center, Monteagle, TN. At the Annual Meeting of the membership we will vote on revisions to our Bylaws, elect 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 Columbia/Franklin, Highland Rim, and Murfreesboro 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 DuBose Center, using this signup page. 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 September 29, 2017.

After September 29, 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 Monteagle is on Central Daylight Time.


Friday, October 13

(All times are Central Daylight Time.)

12 noon

Check-in, TTA Registration Opens

 

12 noon

Room Check-in begins

 

12 noon

Begin receiving Auction Items and Baked Goods

 

1 pm

Leave for Randy Hedgepath's Fall Color Hike

 

1 pm

Leave for Shakerag Hollow and Piney Point

 

1:30 pm

Leave for Sycamore Falls

 

3 pm

Silent Aution opens.

White Elephant and Bake Sale Open.

 

4 - 9 pm

Drinks available in Conference Room

 

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Dinner Buffet in Main Dining Room

 

7 pm

Randy Hedgepath, Tennessee State Naturalist.
“My Favorite Places on the South Cumberland Plateau”

 

8 pm

Music by the Flat River Band

 more info on band


Saturday, October 14

(All times are Central Daylight Time.)

6:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Main Dining Room

 

7 am

Pre-ordered sack lunches can be picked up

 

7:30 - 9:00 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 - 9 pm

Drinks available in Conference Room

 

5:30 - 7:00 pm

Dinner Buffet in Main Dining Room

 

7 pm

Silent Auction bidding closed

 

7 - 8 pm

TTA's General Membership Meeting (chaired by TTA's President)

  • Reports by Chapter & Associate Organizations
  • Vote on Bylaw Revision
  • Election of Board Members
  • Presentation of Awards (Tennessee Trails, Bill Stutz, Bob Brown)

 

8 - 9pm

Speaker:
Bobby Fulcher, Manager of Cumberland Trail State Park.
Program:
Update on the Cumberland Trail.

 

9 pm

Bonfire. Naullain Kendrick

 


Sunday October 15 15

(All times are Central Daylight Time.)

6:30 - 8:30 am

Breakfast Buffet in Main Dining Room

 

7 am

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

 

7:30 - 9:00 am

Hikes Depart

 

9 - 11 am

Board Meeting in Conference Area/Lobby

 

before 10:30 am

Check-out all Rooms, Cabins. Campsites.

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

 

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