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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
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.
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."
The 5,300 acre Chickamauga Battlefield was the scene of the last major Confederate victory of the American
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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!"
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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
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
ANNUAL ELECTION of OFFICERS
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.
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 ____________________________
If you wish to participate in the election of Association Officers at the Chattanooga, TN, Reunion of the Association you have the
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
27th Annual ARMY OTTER-CARIBOU ASSOCIATION Name:_____________
OCT 10 - OCT 14, 2012
Reunion ! CHATTANOOGA, TN DateRc’d:___________
(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
Army Otter Caribou Association
P. O. Box 55284
St Petersburg, FL 33732-5284
ATTENTION TO ORDERS
YOU ARE DIRECTED TO REPORT TO
OCTOBER 10 - 14, 2012