General Membership Meetings
All general membership meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of the following months: January, March, May, September, and November. The meetings officially begin at 7 PM, but members are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes early for socializing. The meetings are held at the Science Museum of Virginia at 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond VA 23220-2057. Snacks to share are always welcome. For more information contact Dave Olli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Club meeting topics are as follows:
- January 9: Bring in the New Year with first of five (5) 2018 general meetings in the first floor Discovery Room of the Science Museum of Virginia. President Dave officially kicks things off at 7:00 pm but feel free to arrive any time after 6. Light refreshments available and we never say no to home baked treats. A gear swap table will be available for items to donate or sell. Our guest presenter is an Environmental Specialist with Dominion Energy Services and new ODATC member Ms. Judi Fox recanting her adventures of climbing Mt. Rainier. Mt. Rainier, at 14,410 ft., is located near Seattle, Washington and is the most glaciated peak in the contiguous US.
- March 13: Late winter showers bring wildflowers to the trail at the second of five (5) 2018 general meetings in the first floor Discovery Room of the Science Museum of Virginia. President David Grimes opens the show at 7:00 pm but feel free to arrive any time after 6:00 pm to schmooze and mingle. Light refreshments available and we never say no to home baked treats. As you spring clean through gear why not donate no longer used items to a fellow hiker: look for the gear swap table behind the chairs. Unfortunately, Leonard Adkins will not be able to speak to the ODATC membership at our March meeting. We were fortunate, however, to have recently received a copy of the "My AT Story" DVD from ATC and we will be screening it in place of Leonard's talk. My AT Story is a collection of five short videos about the people that hike, protect and advocate for the Appalachian Trail. The videos showcase the many reason people connect to the AT and why the AT has become so important to so many people. Not just another AT story about bugs, blood and mud, My AT Story is about the many deeper reasons for getting out on the trail. Trailers can be viewed at myATstory.org.
- May 8:
- September 11: Members and non-member alike are welcome to attend the fourth of five 2018 general meetings in the first floor Discovery Room of the Science Museum of Virginia. President David Grimes officially kicks things off at 7:00 pm but feel free to arrive anytime after 6 pm for folks to schmooze with members and guests. Our guest speaker is David Olli, Programs Director, Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club presenting “False Cape State Park: Virginia's Lost Colony”. Dave recounts his four (4) ODATC overnight trips to one of Virginia’s great state parks along the ocean state line and how you can coordinate another outing for the club.
- November 13: