Arizona Trail Association
23rd Annual Members' Meeting

Saturday, February 4th, 2017
9 AM - 2 PM

South Mountain Environmental Education Center, Phoenix, AZ

$25 per person in advance - includes lunch
$30 at the door

If you haven't already, please vote using our online election page. You must be a member and be logged in to use the online voting system.
 
The Annual Meeting is an opportunity to get to know more about the ATA, reconnect with old friends, meet new folks who are passionate about exploration and stewardship, and celebrate the Arizona National Scenic Trail. It's a great opportunity to hear details about accomplishments of the previous year and get a sneak peek at goals for the year ahead. We will also honor a few outstanding volunteers and supporters from 2016.

Registration for the Annual Meeting is only $25 and includes a delicious catered box lunch, along with coffee service in the morning. Everyone in attendance will be entered into a drawing to win quality outdoor gear and original art from ATA supporters and business partners.

Seating is limited to the first 130 people who register, so get your tickets today.
 


Agenda

Luther Propst The Arizona Trail Association Annual Meeting will feature a morning presentation from Luther Propst. Luther has advanced conservation and smart growth in the North American West since 1988. He established the Sonoran Institute in 1991 and served as Executive Director until 2012. Luther now focuses on supporting a small number of select organizations, policy innovations, and speaking on the changing West, smart growth and sustainability in diverse rural communities, and the connections between economic prosperity and the outdoor recreation economy. For more information on Luther, click here.

After a series of short presentations from ATA staff and board members on accomplishments from 2016 and goals for 2017, followed by awards for outstanding volunteers and a delicious lunch, get ready for an afternoon presentation on rattlesnakes from Bryan Hughes, a herpetologist and photographer, field researcher, and a regular speaker at regional parks throughout Arizona. He is the owner of Rattlesnake Solutions, a rattlesnake-focused conservation and education business in Arizona, which is responsible for the safe relocation of over 900 rattlers.

Rattlesnake Live rattlesnakes and Gila monsters from all around Arizona will be on display (safely behind locked glass!) and Bryan will amaze you with everything you ever wanted to know about our most misunderstood native wildlife. Learn how to stay safe while on the trail, what to do if you see a rattlesnake, and most importantly, what not to do. To learn more about Rattlesnake Solutions, click here.


 

Lunch Choices

There are three choices for your lunch during the meeting. They are:

Roast Beef Sandwich
Roast beef on freshly baked bread with provolone cheese, leaf lettuce and tomato. Includes potato chips and a cookie.

Turkey Sandwich
Oven roasted turkey on freshly baked bread with provolone cheese, leaf lettuce and tomato. Includes potato chips and a cookie.

Vegetarian Sandwich
Roasted mushroom, marinated Roma tomatoes, spinach, roasted peppers, Monterey Jack cheese and pesto aioli on freshly baked bread. Includes potato chips and a cookie.

 

Annual Meeting Reservations

Please make check payable to "Arizona Trail Association" and mail to:
Arizona Trail Association
P.O. Box 36736
Phoenix, AZ 85067

You can also sign up and pay online (see below).

Mail reservations to arrive by Friday, January 27th, or online by Monday, January 30th.

For information, call 602-252-4794.
 
 
 
Buy your ticket(s) online via PayPal

You can use your credit card and PayPal to pay for your registration (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay). Click on the Add To Cart button (after choosing your lunch).

If you wish to buy more than one ticket with different lunch choices, simply click on the Continue shopping link on the PayPal page. You will be returned to this page and you can then select another lunch option. You will receive a confirmation email from PayPal for the transaction.

Lunch Choice
 

Driving Directions:  The South Mountain Environmental Education Center is in south Phoenix at 10409 South Central Avenue.

From the east valley:  Go west on the Superstition Freeway (60); take the I-10 East exit on the left toward Tucson; take exit 155 for Baseline Road; turn right onto West Baseline Road; continue 6 miles; turn left onto South Central Avenue; in 1.8 miles turn left onto park road; meeting site is on the right and parking is on the left.

From the west valley and northern Arizona:   Take I-17 south until you reach exit 196; turn right onto South 7th Avenue; continue for 3.5 miles; turn left onto West Baseline Road; in 0.5 miles turn right onto South Central Avenue; in 1.8 miles turn left onto park road; meeting site is on the right and parking is on the left.

From southern Arizona:  Take the I-10 freeway north to exit 155/Baseline Road; turn left onto West Baseline Road; continue 6 miles; turn left onto South Central Avenue; in 1.8 miles turn left onto park road; meeting site is on the right and parking is on the left.
 


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