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Archive for October, 2008

Lifetime Membership Fire Sale!

October 22nd, 2008 by NC BTS

At its meeting last summer, the NCBTS Board voted to increase our lifetime membership contribution level from $250 to $500, effective January 1, 2009.

IF YOU ACT NOW you can acquire a life membership for you and your family for only $250! Send in your check or contribute via PayPal between now and December 31 and have a life membership that will help the Society and make future renewals of membership unnecessary.

To sign up for a life membership at this special price, please go to our online store.

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Invitation to the NCBTS Fall Meeting 2008

October 9th, 2008 by NC BTS

Event Date: Saturday, October 25, 2008

NCBTS LogoThe North Carolina Bartram Trail Society will hold its annual fall meeting on Saturday morning, October 25, 2008 at the Jane Woodruff Clinic Community Meeting Room on the campus of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital. The public is cordially invited to attend.

The morning schedule is as follows: 9:30 a.m.: Social (with light refreshments); at 10 a.m., a brief business meeting for team reports of club activities and reports from area college students earning Service Learning credit hours doing trail maintenance. From 11 a.m. until noon: guest speaker; and at noon, an optional bring-your-own picnic lunch. Also, since the BTS was recently featured in a video recording in The Heartland Series of WBIR-TV, Knoxville, the DVD will be shown during the business meeting.

The lecture will be provided by Dr. Gary Wein, Executive Director of the Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust. Dr. Wein’s talk, GPS for Dummies, will attempt to demystify the concepts behind Global Positioning (GPS) Technologies and explain how it works to find one’s location. He will also discuss how GPS is being used to update the maps for the Bartram Trail and how the Society will use the data they collect for better trail maintenance.

Bartram Trail President Tim Warren of Brevard enthusiastically invites the public to attend the annual meeting as well as to access the club’s website at to learn more about the Bartram Trail, its monthly trail work hikes and other community service projects.

The NCBTS is an all-volunteer, non-profit trail club, working with the US Forest Service, to maintain eighty-plus miles of woodland trail in the beautiful Nantahala National Forest.

Driving directions to the Jane Woodruff Clinic: It is located at 209 Hospital Drive on the campus of Highlands-Cashiers Hospital, just off US 64 between Highlands and Cashiers, NC — approximately four miles east of Highlands and eight miles west of Cashiers.

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