California-Nevada Chapter
Oregon-California Trails Association

The California-Nevada Chapter is one of eleven chapters of the Oregon-California Trails Association, an organization dedicated to the preservation, appreciation and enjoyment of all transmigration trails to the west, the trails that made the United States an ocean-to-ocean nation.

 

California-Nevada Chapter
Meeting & Symposium

 Chico, CA


April 30, May 1, and May 2, 2015
At the Oxford Suites, 2035 Business Lane, Chico California

 

The California-Nevada Chapter of the Oregon-California Trail Association will hold a Spring Symposium in Chico, CA, on April 30, May 1, and May 2, 2015. All meetings will be in the Oxford Suites conference rooms. This will be a smaller than usual symposium due to the National Convention planning workload.

On Thursday the Chapter Board of Directors will meet in the morning. The 2015 OCTA convention planning meeting will begin in the afternoon followed by a no host reception.

On Friday the General Membership Business Meeting will be in the morning. There will be a buffet luncheon in the conference room. The afternoon will be the follow-up of the OCTA convention planning meeting.

On Saturday morning we will have a talk by Historian Dave Freeman on Lassen’s Ranch. This will be followed by lunch on your own, and a tour, at Sierra Nevada Brewery. There will also be an optional tour of the Abbey of New Clairvaux in Vina, CA which includes wine tasting and a tour of some of the Lassen Ranch sites. Self-guided tours of Chico’s downtown area including Diamond Alley, wall murals, and the Chico State Arboretum are recommended as well as a Bidwell Park drive-thru and a tour of the Bidwell Park Mansion.

Each morning water and coffee will be provided in the conference room. Breakfast is included in your Oxford Suites room rate.  With the exception of Friday’s lunch all meals are on your own. There is a restaurant in the hotel.


More Information About the Symposium


Registration Form for the Symposium

Information on Accomodations

Oxford Suites, Chico reservations - (530)899-9090.

 

2015 Activities

Convention Planning Meetings

The Ridge Golf and Country Club
2020 Golf Course Rd.
Auburn, CA
10am -4pm

 

January 19
March 23
June 8
July 13

Convention Planning Meeting

Oxford Inn
Chico, CA

 

May 1

Spring Symposium and General
Meeting

Oxford Inn
Chico, CA

 

 

April 30 & May 2

Convention Planning Meeting

Location to be determined

 

August 17

   

OCTA National Convention

Harveys
Stateline, Nevada

 

September 19 – 25

Beckwourth Mapping Team Field Dates

 

April 13-14
May 11-12
June 15-16
Aug. 10-11
Oct. 19-20

E-Mail canvocta@gmail.com for more information about activities



The latest issue of Trail Talk can now be found in the
members only pages.

New - Spring 2015 Issue

Contact canvocta@gmail.com for the members only password.

 

A Bonanza of Trails

2015 OCTA National Convention
Lake Tahoe, California
September 21st-25th

Video Preview of 2015 Convention



Watch John Winner, Chapter President, describe the Chapter Activities of 2012

California-Nevada Chapter - Activities of 2012

a video by Dee Owens

Watch Frank Tortorich tell the story of Melissa Coray

One Woman - Melissa Coray and the Mormon Battalion

a film by Mark Russell

Watch Larry Schmidt talk about Mark Twain

Mark Twain on the Johnson's Cutoff

a film by Dee Owens

Watch Passport in Time Project

Carson River Route


 

 

 

Updated:1/20/2015

 
 
 
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