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Updated Membership Meeting Info During Covid-19 Social Distancing

All General Membership Meetings for 2021 will be conducted via Zoom Meetings, and will be scheduled for February, March, April, and May.  They will always be on the second Tuesday of the month.    

Each zoom meeting will consist of a quick Club news update followed by an interesting speaker. Keep an eye on the calendar and look for future emails.   These emails will contain the information on how members can connect to  the Zoom Meeting.

2021 Club Meeting Details:
  • February 9 2021:  Zoom General Membership Meeting. 

    The meeting will commence at 7:00 with John Gignilliat, author of "Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike:  A seven-month log of Port & Starb'ard's adventures, tribulations, and joys hiking from Georgia to Maine" joining us at 7:30.  John’s  talk will address the question: "What is the one thing that most contributed to the success of our thru-hike?”

March 9, 2021:   Zoom General Membership Meeting
  • Robert Hanna with Blue Ridge Parkway will be speaking at the March meeting.  He will discuss the history of the parkway and our section of the trail.

  • April 13 2021:  Zoom General Membership Meeting.  Details to be announced.
  • May 16th General Membership Meeting at Powhatan State Park
     ODATC's final meeting until the fall will be held at Powhatan State Park on Sunday, May 16.

Club Treasurer Bill Beck has volunteered to lead a hike of about 4.5 to 5 miles.  If you wish to join Bill's hike, meet at     Shelter 3 down by the river at 1:30 PM.  He plans to be back from the hike by 3:30 PM, in time for the club's 4:00      short meeting and 4:15 presentation on the park.     

As was the case in last year's outdoor meeting, feel free to bring a picnic basket with your own goodies if you want to eat at the park.  The club will provide water and snacks for all participants.

Powhatan State Park Address:

4616 Powhatan State Park Rd.

Powhatan, VA  23139

How to Join the Zoom Meetings:
    If you would like to join the Zoom meetings, contact our Vice President, Pat Doyle patrickjd9@gmail.com and he will provide the necessary information.   


    When - September 14 at 6:30 PM.  The meeting will begin with a social time from 6:30 to 7:00.

    Location - We will meet at the Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Drive in Henrico County (the Science Museum is not yet open for meetings). 

    Masks are required.  No snacks will be provided at this meeting. 

    Meeting Details – This meeting will begin with some club news followed by our guest speaker for the evening. We have a very interesting speaker. Dr David Kitchen will address the geology of the Appalachian Mountains.  

    Dr David Kitchen is the Associate Professor and Dean in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Richmond, is a volcanologist and geologist with expertise in climate change, earthquakes, and natural disasters. He is the author of Global Climate Change: Turning Knowledge into Action and was recently awarded a NASA education award to help develop a new course in global climate change. 





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