Tennessee Valley Wild Ones Annual Meeting
Saturday, November 16, 2013
The Tennessee Valley Chapter of Wild Ones will hold its first Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 16 at the Spring Creek Retreat
, a 20-acre paradise surrounded by a fifty foot wide mountain creek and bordered by the Cherokee National Forest.
This special event is FREE for members of the Tennessee Valley Wild Ones only. You must sign up in advance by November 13, so that we can order food for everyone. Click HERE to sign up for the Annual Meeting.
Here's the schedule for the day:
The Year in Review
"Native Plant of the Year" (see below)
2014 Program Preview
2014 Symposium Preview
Election of 2014 Officers (see info below)
Native Plant and Native Plant Seed Swap (see info below)
Lemon Pepper Trout
Acorn Squash Casserole
White Northern Beans
Sweet and Unsweetened Iced Tea
Leon & Pat Bates will lead us
on an easy hike in the nearby Cherokee National Forest.
Spring Creek Retreat is approximately 65 miles from downtown Chattanooga. The drive is about one and a half hours.
Click HERE for driving directions from Hamilton Place Mall.
"Native Plant of the Year"
In 2013, we were "Wild for Monarchs" and our chapter
focused on the importance of planting Milkweed,
the only host plant for Monarch butterflies.
For 2014, it's up to YOU to help decide
what our chapter's "Plant of the Year" will be.
Please click here to learn how you can nominate
YOUR favorite native plant!
Election of 2014 Officers
The Nominating Committee has proposed the following
Wild Ones members for 2-year Board positions for 2014-15:
Vice-President - Stella Twilley
Treasurer - Juan Gonzalez
Member-at-Large - Cheri Hubbard
Member-at-Large - Valarie Adams
At the Annual Meeting, additional nominations
from the floor are welcomed.
The following Board positions will continue through 2014
and will be open for new members to serve in 2015-16:
President - Sally Wencel
Secretary - Nora Bernhardt
Member-at-Large - Leon Bates
The appointed co-chairs of the Public Information & Education Committee (Louise Gilley and Lucy Scanlon)
and the chair of the Membership Committee
also serve as voting members of the Board.
Native Plant and Native Plant Seep Swap
Bring a native plant or native plant seed to the Annual Meeting. We'll swap with each other. This is a great way to share something from your garden and to get something new in return.
We thank Beverly Inman-Ebel, Wild Ones member,
for inviting us to spend the day at her beautiful retreat property.