2019 TTA Annual Meeting

Save the Dates - October 18-20

The Plateau Chapter will host this years Annual Conference the weekend of October 18-20, 2019, at the Fairfield Glade Community Club Conference Center, 128 Stonehenge Drive, Crossville, TN. The Fairfield Glade Community Club is a planned community and Wyndham Resort.

As a reminder, all Chapters should solicit donations of gift cards or goods for the silent auction which will be held held during the Conference. 

All conference volunteer hike leaders are asked to wear a red t-shirt. You may order a new red T-shirt with the Conference logo, as shown on the Registration Form, at a reduced rate by texting your name, men’s or women’s size, and your phone number to Cheryl Heckler (931) 200-7436.

Attendees will have the option to stay on-site in a one (sleeps 4) or two bedroom (sleeps 6) fully furnished condo. Both choices also have a sleeper sofa. The two bedroom condo has two bathrooms.

Our hikes will include Big South Fork National Park, Pickett State Park, Cumberland Trail State Park, Virgin Falls State Natural Area, Cumberland Mountain State Park and more. Members of the Plateau Chapter are excited to show you the beauty, history and uniqueness of the Cumberland Plateau.

While the primary function of the Annual Membership Meeting is the election of new members to our Board of Directors, it also offers an outstanding program of hikes and ample opportunities to make new friends and renew old friendships with folks from other chapters.


The updated reservation form has two motels that have agreed to a reduced rate plus taxes for the tta conference. Deadline to register for the conference with orders for T-Shirts is Sep 10. All other registrations should be in by Oct 10.

Beware! Peavine Road is being widened to 5 lanes. Use Caution.

(All Central Time)

Friday, October 18

  • 9:00 am: Check-in and Registration. Receive silent auction items, white elephant donations, and baked goods

  • 10:30 am: Hikes begin. Check Hike schedules.

  • The facility will be open all day. Come back from Hikes and mingle. Catch up with friends and take part in cocktail hour.

  • Dinner on your own. See list for restaurants in the area.

  • 7:00 pm: Anne Van Curen performing as Grandma Gatewood, the first woman to hike the Appalachian Trail. An Oral history of her adventures!

  • 8:00 pm: Meet and mingle with friends.

Saturday, October 19

  • Breakfast on your own.

  • 7:00 am: Registration until 10:00.

  • 8:00 am: Hikes Start. See hike times on lists and meet with hike leaders.

  • 4:00 pm Cash Bar opens.

  • 4:00 pm Don Hazel Local Bluebird expert on the Plateau.

  • 5:00 to 6:45 pm Dinner at The Fairfield Glade Library. (See Map for instructions)

  • 7:00 pm: Fall Creek Falls Ranger Stewart Carroll on The Plateau's State Parks and State Recreation Areas.

  • 7:00 pm: Silent Auction closes.

  • 8:00 pm: Business Meeting. TTA Special Awards Presentation. Candy Corn Shorts Auction.

Sunday, October 20

  • Breakfast on your own.

  • 7:00 am: Meet for Hikes with hike leaders. See schedules.

  • 9:00 am: TTA Board Meeting

Note: Times may change due to circumstances unforeseen. If you have any questions or problems, contact Volunteers in red TTA shirts.

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