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. Our guest speaker is Leonard M. Adkins, Author, Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker presenting Wildflowers of the Appalachian Trail: A 2,000-Mile Floral Parade. In preparation for his book Hiking and Traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway fellow ODATC member Leonard hiked every one of the close to 200 trails that come in contact with the scenic highway. His presentation, accompanied by Appalachian music and live narration, provides an overview of some of those pathways (and wildflowers) that are on national and state park, national forest, municipal, and even private lands.
- May 8:
- September 11:
- November 13: