The Unicoi Crest above Tellico Plains


Cherokee Hiking Club
198 Crews Drive, Benton, TN 373




Monthly Club Meeting
Sunday, December 12, 2010

The 2010 Christmas Meeting/Party will be held Sunday afternoon, December 12 @ Black Bear Cove Resort off of Hwy. 30—just east of the Hwy. 411. The buffet lunch will begin @ 1 p.m. and will be followed by the initiation of the 2011 club officers and the ever popular “Dirty Santa” Christmas gift-giving (and taking) game.  

The cost of the meal will be $11.99 plus tax (drink not included) and will feature a huge, wonderful buffet with prime rib, salmon, a chicken dish, tenderloin, several pastas, 14 vegetables, various salads, fruits, and several desserts—YUM!!! The club voted at the October meeting to pick up the tip for everyone (as we have done the last couple of years). The club will have a nice room reserved for our meeting. 

Debbie Flower will once again lead a spirited, thoughtful and creative officer initiation ceremony after the meal. We encourage everyone to participate in the gift exchange although it is not mandatory. Value of the gifts should be approximately $10 and should be something of value (please make your gift something you would not mind taking home).

Cherokee Hiking Club
December 12, 2010

The Cherokee Hiking Club met on December 12, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Black Bear Cove Resort for the monthly meeting and Christmas party.  There were thirty-nine members and three guests present.  We want to welcome new member Rhonda Morgan who joined at the meeting.  Prior to the large buffet meal, President Randy Morris called a brief business session to order at 1:35 p.m.  Minutes of the last meeting and Treasurer’s report were omitted.

Old business:  The club will pay the 15% gratuity for this meal.  Membership dues may be paid now, or at the Hike Planning meeting, or mailed to Ann Gray, Treasurer, at the club’s address. 

New business:  We want to congratulate Ken Jones for winning an award for trail construction and trail maintenance at the American Trails National Symposium in Chattanooga.

James Anderson will host the Hike Planning meeting on Sunday afternoon January 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. at the Family Resource Agency Building located at 3680 Michigan Avenue Road just South of Antonio’s Restaurant in Cleveland.  If you cannot attend the planning meeting, please submit the hikes you will be willing to lead to Jane Bohannon via email.  Also if you can host a monthly meeting during 2011, but can’t attend the planning meeting, please email Jane your intentions. 

Gift cards were presented to Randy, Clayton Pannell, and Debbie Flower honoring them for serving three years or more as club president. 

We enjoyed the Dirty Santa gift exchange.

Hikes completed:  Since last meeting the following hikes have been completed:  Possum Creek Segment of the Cumberland Trail led by Randy Morris,Turtletown Falls led by Marc Bernatti, and Big Frog led by James Anderson.

Upcoming hikes:  No upcoming hikes are scheduled until the Hike Planning meeting.

Installation of officers:  Debbie Flower did a great installation of officers with tools used by Habitat for Humanity to demonstrate how officers and club members work together.  The following officers were installed: President- Sunni Campbell, Vice-President- Bill Kamm, Secretary- Jane Bohannon, Treasurer- Ann Gray, Newsletter Editor- Rebecca Levings, Web Master- Rick Harris, and Publicist- Deborah Flower.

The meeting was adjourned at 3:15 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
Jane Bohannon, Secretary

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