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The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club

The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (ODATC) is an organization of individuals and trail-related organizations who meet to recreate in the outdoors in various ways as well as act as stewards of a portion of the Appalachian Trail and the public lands it runs through.  Our recreational  endeavors focus on hiking in Virginia but includes biking, paddling and touring as well.   While the majority of our events occur in Virginia our only true limits are what members wish to limit themselves to. Learn more              

News Flash:

1.  Tickets for the ODATC 50th Anniversary Celebration are sold out!  See below for more details. 

2. Your Vote is needed!  Cox Communications will be awarding a $50,000 prize to the winner of the Cox Conserves Heroes Awards Program.  See details appearing in the article below the Facebook widget. 

 

Upcoming events

THE ODATC EXPERIENCE - CURRENT ISSUES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS


   Attention All ODATC          Club Members

  Your Vote is Needed!

You have an opportunity to cast votes that might be the deciding factor in Virginia's Appalachian Trail Conservancy large landscapes project being awarded a $50,00 prize.

Cox Communications, via their Cox Conserves Heroes awards program has already granted a $10,000 prize to the Virginia Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Southwest and Central Virginia Regional Office (VARO).

The Cox Conserves Heroes program is how Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) honor the unsung heroes in our communities, as well as supporting the local organizations doing the important work of improving our environment. Through the program, they hope to inspire more people to take an active role in community conservation. 

Having already been awarded $10,000 through the tireless efforts of Diana Christopoulos, an active volunteer for the ATC and her local club, the ATC's Large Landscapes in Virginia Program has a chance of being awarded an additional $50,000 prize if Diana is to become the national winner of Cox's Heros Program.

This can only happen if members vote for Diana.   To cast your vote, click here

* Voting is October 1-15 online - anyone with an email address can vote. You can vote one time for each email address you have. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order of their state, so Virginia is on the bottom row.   To vote, please click here.

* SHARE. Please share this information with friends and on social media - we are trying to beat California, and we need all the votes we can get!

* CHECK OUT THE VIDEO. Cox sent a team to Roanoke last month, and they did a nice 3 minute video

You can view the video by clicking here.


Tickets to the ODATC 50th Anniversary Are Sold Out

Our big party is now sold out! We had 15 reservations to sell before the General Meeting last Tuesday, September 10 and we sold them all.  We may have some spots open up so we are starting a “waiting list for tickets”. If you do not have a reservation and want to be on this list, send in your reservation request with no money. The reservation form is available here.If a reservation spot becomes available, we will notify you on a first come, first serve basis, and you pay at that time.  Requests for tickets must be mailed by October 15 for the October 26 event at the Richmond Country Club. (Please look at the  www.odatc.net  October Calendar of Events for details.)

We have a new starting time with doors opening at 5:00 and Susan Greenbaum starting to sing at 5:30.

At the General Meeting on September 10, we had a drawing for 2 free tickets.  Club members who hiked 50 miles with the club on club events in the last year had their names put in the hat for the drawing.  We had 41 club members who made the cut for the drawing. Our Secretary, Meredith Henry, won the drawing. Congratulations, Meredith!

We had a few questions at the General Meeting that I think everyone will be interested in:    

 Q:   What is the dress?

A:  We are having the party at the wonderful Richmond Country Club.  The minimum dress is business casual; but if you want to dress up, that is fine too.

Q:  Will we send out a list of those who have reservations for the anniversary party?

A:  We will post on our web site the list of the 150 members who have reservations in early October.  

 

This should be ODATC’s best party!!



  







 Attention All ODATC          Club Members

  Your Vote is Needed!

You have an opportunity to cast votes that might be the deciding factor in Virginia's Appalachian Trail Conservancy large landscapes project being awarded a $50,00 prize.

Cox Communications, via their Cox Conserves Heroes awards program has already granted a $10,000 prize to the Virginia Appalachian Trail Conservancy's Southwest and Central Virginia Regional Office (VARO).

The Cox Conserves Heroes program is how Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) honor the unsung heroes in our communities, as well as supporting the local organizations doing the important work of improving our environment. Through the program, they hope to inspire more people to take an active role in community conservation. 

Having already been awarded $10,000 through the tireless efforts of Diana Christopoulos, an active volunteer for the ATC and her local club, the ATC's Large Landscapes in Virginia Program has a chance of being awarded an additional $50,000 prize if Diana is to become the national winner of Cox's Heros Program.

This can only happen if members vote for Diana.   To cast your vote, click here

* Voting is October 1-15 online - anyone with an email address can vote. You can vote one time for each email address you have. Nominees are listed in alphabetical order of their state, so Virginia is on the bottom row.   To vote, please click here.

* SHARE. Please share this information with friends and on social media - we are trying to beat California, and we need all the votes we can get!

* CHECK OUT THE VIDEO. Cox sent a team to Roanoke last month, and they did a nice 3 minute video

You can view the video by clicking here.


  



50th Anniversary T-shirts & Bandannas

Are Here!!!!!!

We have had great success in members purchasing the T-shirts and bandannas that were available at the January 08 meeting.  We have since received a new shipment of T-shirts and are ready to make them available to you. 

See the links below to order your T-shirt and bandanna now.  

. Microsoft Word Doc Order Form With Embedded Spreadsheet 

2. Adobe .pdf Order Form (non-editable)


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Stewardship Newletter of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy is Available

If you're interested in reading the latest edition of the AT Conservancy's Stewardship Newsletter, click here to download a .docx file. 


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A.T. VISTA 2020

Has Been Rescheduled

The A.T. Vista conference originally scheduled for: 

July 31,2020 - August 3, 2020

Location:  Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ

Will now be held in 2021

The A.T. Vista is the replacement program for the former A.T. Biennials. The initial A.T. Vista, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been moved to August 6-9, 2021. This change is the result of the confluence of a number of independent causes.

For more Information, visitwww.atvista.org


 A.T. Vista is the replacement program for the former A.T. Biennials. The initial A.T. Vista, originally scheduled for the summer of 2020, has been moved to August 6-9, 2021. This change is the result of the confluence of a number of independent causes:



    The ODATC Mission

    The construction and maintenance of foot trails for hikers, including the Appalachian Trail between Reids Gap and Rockfish Gap.

    The provision of excursions on such trails or other areas. 

    Offering educational activities related to the need for preserving the great outdoors. 


    Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (c). 
    P.O. Box 25283 
    Richmond, VA 23260-5283
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