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                                             Wings of Friendship

                 WELCOME TO CHATTANOOGA, TENN


Chattanooga - Take Me There

Enjoy citywide fun for everyone, outstanding accommodations, eclectic shops, unique dining and a variety of
world class attractions. And when you’re ready to soak in some nature, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking
mountain vistas.
There are so many things to do in Chattanooga that you'll find it takes several days to fit them all in. Start
planning your next Tennessee vacation in Chattanooga today!

Chattanooga’s rich arts scene is second to none. Take in one of the nation’s largest collections of American art
and discover the many galleries and emerging artists at the Bluff View, NorthShore and Southside districts.

You’ll want to visit and hear the incredible stories at Chattanooga's abundant civil war, and cultural sites.

There’s always something going on in Chattanooga.

                                                       HOTEL
                                        Chattanooga Choo Choo
                          1400 Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37402

                                        Room rate = 89.00 plus tax

              P You can call direct for reservations - 1-423-266-5000 p
                             Be sure to identify your group as
                       The Army Otter Caribou Association Reunion
                                 for the group room block.
            The Reservation Personnel may tell you there is a $5 parking fee; however, for our group parking is Free
                  Unfortunately there is no procedure for Online Reservations -
                       you must call the above number to reserve a room.
                                Or 1-800-TRACK-29 (872-2529)

                     for general information on line                       www.choochoo.com/

                        Dates: Wednesday, Oct 10 - Sunday Oct 14
Chickamauga                Tours 1 & 3 - Thursday morning and afternoon - your choice
Death Knell of the Confederacy
In 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought for control of Chattanooga, known as the "Gateway to the Deep
South." The Confederates were victorious at nearby Chickamauga in September. However, renewed fighting in
Chattanooga that November provided Union troops victory and control of the city. After the fighting, a
Confederate soldier ominously wrote, "This...is the death-knell of the Confederacy."




Chickamauga Battlefield

The 5,300 acre Chickamauga Battlefield was the scene of the last major Confederate victory of the American
Civil War.
In north Georgia and south Tennessee, Union and Confederate armies clashed during the fall of 1863 in some of
the hardest fighting of the Civil War. The prize was Chattanooga, a key rail center and the gateway to the heart of
the Confederacy.
Cost $20 per person - includes bus transportation from and to hotel. Morning tour will return in time for lunch
and then depart for the Tennessee Aquarium tour that afternoon.

        Both of these tours are limited to a 56 passenger buses for each tour; additional buses will be added if the
                              numbers support. Bus expense is becoming almost prohibitive.

  Tours 2 & 4 - Thursday morning and afternoon - your choice

 WELCOME TO THE TENNESSEE AQUARIUM
 http://www.tnaqua.org
 Come see for yourself why visitors like you rate the Tennessee Aquarium
 number one for guest satisfaction. Enjoy a remarkable journey with 10,000
 animals. Then, let us take you to places you’ve only imagined at Chattanooga’s
 IMAX 3D movie theater with a screen six stories tall.
 Tennessee Aquarium – The top-rated aquarium in America offers a journey through two buildings loaded
 with things to do and engaging experiences on Chattanooga’s beautiful downtown riverfront. River Journey
 fascinates visitors with river otters, turtles, alligators, giant catfish and thousands of freshwater wonders.
 Ocean Journey delights guests with penguins, sharks, butterflies and often scuba divers who interact with
 guests. Plan at least two hours for your aquarium visit. Aquarium admission includes access to both River
 Journey and Ocean Journey. Tickets are good all day so you can come and go and take advantage of these
 great combination ticket deals
 IMAX Movie Theater – With a brand new state-of-the-art sound system and six-story screen, this IMAX
 movie theater is one of the best things to do in Chattanooga. Plan on 45 minutes for a traditional IMAX film
 Cost $35 per person - includes bus transportation from and to hotel. Morning tour will return in time for
 lunch and then depart for the Chickamauga Battlefield tour that afternoon.
Tour 5 - Friday - 12:00 depart hotel by bus




 The Southern Belle Riverboat is the
 perfect setting for a romantic
 Chattanooga dinner cruise or a fun                          12th
 night out for the family. This
 Chattanooga boat has a nightly
 dinner cruise with its famous prime
 rib. This cruise will delight all ages
 with an evening tour of the
 Tennessee River.

 If you are celebrating a special
 Chattanooga event, our
 moonlight cruise is just the dinner
 event for you. You and your guests
 will enjoy a wonderful meal at the
 newest Chattanooga dinner spot –
 the Pier 2 @ the Landing.
 Afterwards you’ll board the
 Southern Belle Riverboat Cruise for
 a 1 ½ hour moonlight cruise with
 dancing and relaxing under the
 stars.

 Our trip begins on Friday at 12:00
 and includes a great meal on board
 - ending at 5:00 PM. We bus from
 the hotel and return - Cost: $40 per
 person - These events are always fun / enjoyable - a good time to just relax and visit with old friends.
 Depart hotel by bus at 12:00 (Buses will make two trips - approximately 30 minutes apart - there will
 be a Group A and a Group B)


                      this year will be somewhere in the Chattanooga area - Negotiations and planning
  are on going. Bring your clubs - something will be determined between now and October.
  Let Jim Kay know if are planning to play golf and he will add your name to the list.


   IJ SOMETHING SPECIAL IS PLANNED FOR ALL YOU CRAZY CATS!

   Thursday evening. Time.18:30 (6:30 PM in case you forgot your military training)
   The Crazy Cats will be meeting in the Blue Water Grill Blue Room.

   Location: Down Town, Broad Street, One block south of the     Add a Note to Jim Kay with
   Aquarium. South end of The Big River Grill, same building..   your registration form that
   Excellent Food, Nine different, Craft Beers, made on site.    you want to be included
   Shuttle bus barn across the street, to and from the Hotel.
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These attractions are included for your information - we are working with the agency to arrange a ‘best’
method to obtain tickets and transportation - these are major attractions in Chattanooga and fun to see.

We want to welcome your event to Chattanooga!
Lookout Mountain Attractions can help you plan the perfect reunion – by providing discount
tickets/coupons for your attendees to visit one of the most beautiful places in the world. Only minutes
from downtown Chattanooga, we can provide atmosphere, a unique experience and FUN -- three
great attractions at your fingertips!

Ruby Falls - Located over 1120 feet beneath the surface, Ruby Falls is the nation’s largest and
deepest waterfall open to the public. Hundreds of gallons of water rush over by the minute and amaze
visitors.
http://www.rubyfalls.com/pages/About-Us/

Rock City Gardens - Rock City will amaze you... it's in our nature! Located atop Lookout
Mountain, just 6 miles from downtown Chattanooga, Rock City is a true marvel of nature featuring
massive ancient rock formations, gardens with over 400 native plant species, and breathtaking "See 7
States" panoramic views. Take an unforgettable journey along the Enchanted Trail where each step
reveals natural beauty and wonders along the woodland path. Experience the magic of Fairyland
Caverns and Mother Goose Village, visit one of our regional gift shops and dine at the Big Rock
Grill. Rock City is splendid year-round - "Each season there's a new reason to visit!"
http://www.seerockcity.com/

Incline Railway - Take a ride on the steepest passenger railway in the world.
Known as “America’s Most Amazing Mile,” The Incline’s trolley-style cars climb through the natural
beauty surrounding historic Lookout Mountain at a breathtaking 72.7% grade – straight up! Sit back,
relax and enjoy the scenic views of the mountains and valleys from the observation windows on the
train as well as the panoramic views from the observation tower at The Incline’s top station.
http://ridetheincline.com/

I look forward to working with you – to make this the best conference ever!
Thank you,         Cookie Rogers
Lookout Mountain Attractions, Director of Business Development
423.475.8990 office            cookie@rockruby.com                Call them direct or contact Cookie


                             BANQUET MENU (Saturday evening)
  Field Green Salad
  A blend of curly endive, chicory, mache, baby oak leaf and radicchio lettuces with seasonal garnishes.
  Served with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing and French bread crostini.

  Grilled Chicken Forestiere
  Premium Ashley Farms free---range chicken gently seasoned and char broiled.
  Topped with a creamy wild mushroom sauce.

  Key West Tilapia
  Tilapia with a coconut, mango and papaya crust. Baked and topped with a sweet and spicy Caribbean glaze.

  Chef’s Vegetable plate

  Double Layered Carrot Cake
  Two layer carrot cake filled with carrots and nuts, topped with cream cheese frosting.           Page 4
                                DAILY AGENDA

                           Wednesday, October 10

1200-2100         Reunion Registration -
1300-2400         Hospitality Suite open -
0900-2400         Attendee Open Time - Local shopping, eating - See Rock City; Ruby Falls
1500-1700         Board of Directors Meeting - Hotel

                           Thursday, October 11

0830-1145         Play Golf
0900-1700         Registration - Hospitality Room
1300-2400         Bar Open
0800-1200         Tour 1: Chickamauga Battlefield
0900-1200         Tour 2: Tennessee Aquarium
1300-1700         Tour 3: Chickamauga Battlefield
1330-1700         Tour 4: Tennessee Aquarium
On your Own?      See Rock City; Ruby Falls, Inclined Railway, etc

1700              Evening Meal and Free Time / Hospitality Suite

                           Friday, Octob

0800-1200         See Rock City; Ruby Falls, Inclined Railway, etc
0930-2400         Hospitality Suite Opens
1200-1700         Tour: 5 Southern Belle (Buses will make round trips - 1st Group departs 12:00; then 1245

1700              Evening Meal and Free Time / Hospitality Suite

                          Saturday, October 13

0830-0845         Remembrance Service -
0900-1100         General Membership Meeting -
Free Time         See Rock City; Ruby Falls, Inclined Railway, etc
1100-1700         Hospitality Suite Opens (will close 1700 - 2130 during banquet)
1400-1700         Memory Book Pictures - Hospitality Room (Your support is appreciated)

1700              Cash Bar - Ballroom
1800-2130         Banquet - Ballroom
2130-2300         Hospitality Room Open

                         Sunday, October 14
            So Long –         Thanks for coming -        See you NEXT YEAR




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                                                  BALLOT
                                        ANNUAL ELECTION of OFFICERS
                                                   2012
 The Army Otter-Caribou Association Nominating Committee presents the following slate of officers and hereby places
 their names in nomination to serve in the office indicated. All nominees have agreed to accept and serve if elected.

 All regular members who are current in their dues are eligible to vote. Members may cast their ballot by return mail (see
 mailing instructions); or by vote during the General Membership meeting at the 27th Annual Reunion, Chattanooga, TN.

                                                                VOTE
                            OFFICE                     NAME                          YES             no


                            PRESIDENT                  Jim Greenquist                ____            ____

                            1st VICE PRESIDENT         Reggie Edwards                ____            ____

                            2nd VICE PRESIDENT         Dennis Toaspern               ____            ____

                            SECRETARY                  John T. Stanfield             ____            ____

                            TREASURER                  Denny Toaspern                ____            ____

                            PARLIAMENTARIAN            Donald S. Seymour             ____            ____

 If any member wishes to nominate any other member for office please write in the name and office - keeping in mind a
 member must agree beforehand to serve before their name can be presented as a candidate for office.

 If not attending the 27th Annual Reunion mail ballot NLT Sep 10, 2012 to:
                           KENNETH W LaGRANDEUR
                           10506 N OVERVIEW DR
                           SPOKANE WA 99217 9730



       Print Your Name____________________________ Sign ____________________________



VOTING INSTRUCTIONS
If you wish to participate in the election of Association Officers at the Chattanooga, TN, Reunion of the Association you have the
following choices:

1. If you ARE NOT attending the Chattanooga, TN Reunion:

a. Mark your ballot, sign it and return it to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee at the address and by the date noted on the ballot.

b. If you choose, you may elect to submit a write in nomination in place of one of the nominees. If you elect to do this you must provide a
letter from your nominee addressed to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee stating that the nominee agrees to accept a nomination
to the position you have designated. Both your ballot and the letter must be returned to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee as
stated in par a. above.

2. If you ARE attending the Chattanooga, TN Reunion:

a. You have all of the same options as listed above in par 1.a & b.
PROVIDED you return your response to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee in accordance with par 1a. above..

b. You may, however, elect to not return your Ballot and vote in person at the Reunion General Membership Meeting.

Please be advised however, that because of the background qualification check required to be performed by the Nominating and Election
Committee, that no nominations other than those listed on the Ballot can be accepted from the floor.

Mail your ballot to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee
kenneth W. Lagrandeur, 10506 N Overview Dr, Spokane, wa                            99217                                       Page 6
                                                                                                        ASSOCIATION USE
      27th Annual              ARMY OTTER-CARIBOU ASSOCIATION                                            Name:_____________
                                                       OCT 10 - OCT 14, 2012
       Reunion !                                    CHATTANOOGA, TN                                      DateRc’d:___________
                                                                                                        AmtRec’d:__________
 NAME: __________________________________________________________________
                   (First)            (MI)          (Last)
 Address: ____________________________________________City _____________________ ___ St____________
             TEL:____________________________________            EMail: _____________________________________
 Name Tags to Read: ________________________ _______________________                _________________________
                                    (Yours)                     (Spouse)                    (Guest)
 Units Served With (for Name Tag) ___________________________________________________________________
 Is this first AOCA reunion? _____ Wedding Anniv? ______ or Birthday?___________
 Anticipated date/time of arrival: _______________Where will you be staying? Choo Hoo Hotel ____ Other ____
 How Arriving? Auto, Plane, etc _______________ (Hotel Reservations in NLT SEP 15, 2012

REGISTRATION and FEES                                                                               Number            Total
Reunion Registration                                                   $30.00          p/person     _________         _________
(At the Door $35.00 per person)    (Registration required for each person attending)

Wednesday 10 Oct             Check in / get settled - Registration - Hospitality Suite

Thursday      11 Oct

0800 - 1145                  Tour 1 Battlefield                          $20.00        p/person     _________         _________

0900 - 1200                  Tour 2 Aquarium                             $35.00        p/person     _________         _________

1300 - 1700                  Tour 3 Battlefield                          $20.00        p/person     _________         _________

1330 - 1700                  Tour 4 Aquarium                             $35.00        p/person     _________         _________

Friday        12 Oct

1200 - 1700                  Tour 5 - Southern Belle                     $40.00        p/person     _________         _________

Saturday       13 Oct

1400 - 1700                  Memory Books - Hospitality Suite            $12.00        p/person      _________         _________

1700 - 2200                  Army Otter Caribou Banquet

    (select) > > >     (1) Key West Tilapia                         _______
                       (2) Grilled Chicken Forestiere               _______
                       (3) Chef’s Vegetable Plate                   _______

                                                                         $35.00        p/person       _________       _________

Sunday         14 Oct        CHECK OUT - say GOODBYE -
                                SEE YOU NEXT YEAR
                                                                                  TOTAL COST                           _________
Special Donations: We offer some monetary assistance to those Special Ladies who may
           wish to attend the reunion - your donation to help this effort is appreciated                   _________

Scholarship Fund: The Assn now supports Scholarships for members children/grandchildren _________

    NOTE: Registration Cutoff - Sept 28, 2012 - NOTE                              TOTAL FUNDS ENCLOSED                 _________

                                                                                         Mail All forms and payment with your check
SPECIAL NEEDS                                                                              (NLT Sept 28, 2012) payable to: AOCA
 (Please Specify/explain):                                                                 Mail to: Mr James W. Kay
[ ] Handicap Room: (Emphasize when you make                                                         1125 COOPER RD
                       Hotel reservation)                                                    ROCK SPRING, G A 30739
[ ] Special Meals, Specify: ________ ___________                                                   Tel: 706-375-2206
                                                                                   Note: Credit Cards not accepted for Reunion Registration
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                                                              US POSTAGE
                                                                  PAID
                                                             PERMIT #1467
                                                            ST PETERSBURG
      Otter-Caribou                                                FL
       Association




Army Otter Caribou Association
       P. O. Box 55284
 St Petersburg, FL 33732-5284




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                                  OCTOBER 10 - 14, 2012

				
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