2017 Annual Spring Meeting
The 2017 Annual Meeting will be April 7–9 in Camdenton. It will begin with a Friday-evening welcome reception with food and drinks at the conference hotel. The reception will be jointly hosted by the Pomme de Terre Chapter and the new Ozark Highlands Chapter.
The meeting will continue on Saturday with presentations, a silent auction (donations welcome), exhibits, and evening banquet and Koch Lecture. Activities will conclude on Sunday with a field trip to Ha Ha Tonka State Park.
The meeting will be at the Lodge at Old Kinderhook. Special rates for a king or two queens will be $89/night, plus tax. The resort fee will be waived for our guests. Hotel amenities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, and onsite restaurants. Room amenities include flat-screen TVs, cable, and wireless internet. Golf, a spa, a marina, and several other for-fee recreational activities are available onsite.
The phone number for reservations is 1-888-346-4949. In order to receive the reduced rate, the Society booking code must be mentioned when making the reservation: 170407ARCH. Rooms may also be booked online at http://www.oldkinderhook.com/thelodge.asp. If you make reservations online, you must enter the above code in the "promo" category to receive the reduced rate. A block of 50 rooms will be held for our attendees at the reduced rate until March 8. Availability beyond that room block may be limited.
The Saturday banquet dinner options will consist of chicken weiskopf (lemon caper beurre blanc) with risotto for $24, smoked pork loin with mashed potatoes for $26, or marinated bistro steak with mashed potatoes for $30. All dinners include salad and vegetable sides and tea and/or coffee. Dinner prices include gratuity.
Our Koch Lecturer will be Dr. John Kelly. Dr. Kelly has studied Cahokia for around 40 years and was involved in the discovery of remnants of the Mississippian mound center in East St. Louis. He will present Cahokia, City of the Cosmos: Mapping America’s First City.
Registration materials will be mailed to all members and will also be available on our website soon. Please join us.