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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 odatc.activities@gmail.com.

2019 Club meeting topics are as follows:
  • January 14, 2020:  Bring in the New Year with first of five  2020 general meetings in the first floor Discovery Room of the Science Museum of Virginia.  President Bert Norfleet  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.  Also, be ready to see amazing photos and hear anectodes from the adventures that Theresa Duffrey experienced with five fellow ODATC members.  Their six day hiking exerience in the Dolomites began with the trek around Sassolungo, the highest mountain of the Langkofel Group in the Dolomites of Italy, as well as Mount Sassopiatto.  Her presentation will also include accounts of their hike from Capanna Alpina in the Fanes-Senes-Braies Natural Park, with the grand finale around the iconic Tre Cime di Lavaredo trail. 

  • March 10, 2020:  David Spears, PG, State Geologist, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy –Your Planet, Your Life - 

    David will be joining us to speak on one of the most high profile topics of today.  He will provide us with a geological perspective on climate change, including a review of the ways in which our daily choices impact hot-button issues such as energy development, urban sprawl, and sea-level rise.   This is a presentation not to be missed.  Meeting starts at 7:00 pm at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 West Broad Street, Richmond, VA.  Feel free to arrive 30 minutes early for socializing and refreshments.  Snacks to share are always welcome.  

  •  May 12, 2020:  Zoom Conference General Membership Meeting

Since it is not possible for us to have a General Membership Meeting at the Science Museum of Virginia, the Board has decided to conduct a virtual meeting via Zoom.  An email relating to this was mailed to all members. Here is some additional information for those wishing to participate:

Time: May 12, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Since this virtual meeting is in lieu of our annual May Potluck and Picture Presentation, please be sure to send up to five of your photos to Pat Doyle at patrickjd9@gmail.com

During the Zoom meeting you will be given a chance to discuss your photos. 

Not sure of how to join the meeting?  Please contact Amanda Noe for the meeting web link and meeting ID.

  •  Sunday September 20:   ODATC Outdoor Membership Meeting at Byrd Park

    The Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (ODATC) is ready to safely get back in business.  Instead of our regular meeting on the second Tuesday, we will be having an outdoor membership meeting at 3:30 PM on Sunday, September 20th at Byrd Park.  We will meet at the Carillon Shelter located near Barker’s Field in the southeastern end of the park.  The club is planning to provide bottled water, but members are encouraged to bring a chair, snacks and drinks or even your own picnic dinner if you would like to eat after the event.

    We have planned the following activities:

    3:30 – 4:00 – Social time

    4:00 – 4:30 – Club News

    4:30 – 5:00 –A Presentation on the Pump House by the Friends of the Pump House 

    5:00 – 6:30 - Free time to socialize, walk around, or have your own picnic.

    Feel free to arrive earlier and visit the Maymont Nature Center. Or, if you prefer, do a loop hike on the North Branch and Buttermilk Trail. 

    There are lots of things to do to make a big day of it. Also, please don’t forget your mask, and, of course, remember to practice safe social distancing.

    As said earlier, there will be no regular membership meeting on the second Tuesday of September at the Science Museum of Virginia.  This is our alternative event due to the COVID-19 crisis.  We hope to see everyone on the 20th.


    ODATC Board

  • November 10, 2020:  To be announced




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