2017 3CT Spring Event
March 31 - April 2, 2017 (Friday, Saturday & Sunday)
Jackson Photo Club
Welcome to the 3CT Spring event hosted by the Jackson Photo Club. We are excited to share the variety of different photographic outings this year. Jackson is one of the gem's of West Tennessee and is the hub of our planned activities. During the weekend event, you will have opportunities to photograph historic sites in downtown Jackson, visit the Hatchie Refuge, visit the Memphis Zoo, or have breakfast with the Generals followed by going to Shiloh National Battleground. Other activities will include a visit to Reelfoot Lake and the West Tennessee Safari Park near Alamo, TN
There are also other events planned as you can see from the itinerary below. So, click on the registration button and get signed up. Don't forget to get your reservations made at the Comfort Suites, 61 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN. Be sure to ask for the 3ct group rate of $112+tax ($128.52 per night All-In).
So, come join us for a weekend of fun, fellowship, new experiences, and plenty of opportunities for photography. See you in Jackson, March 31 - April 2, 2017.
Brief Summary of Events-
To all 3ct Members:
We know you will enjoy the events we have planned. It will be a busy and exciting weekend full of good food, and fun times with old and new friends. Come early if you can and take part in our Friday “Early-Bird” events. Friday night we will get together at the Old Country Store for our dinner and our ‘Meet & Greet” This dinner is the official start of the weekend and we will have all the information you need at that time.
This year our Saturday trips require more travel time so they are “all day” trips. This is different than events where we had morning and then afternoon events. Therefore you will choose only one “big” trip on Saturday. We will be sure to be back in Jackson in time to get ready for dinner and the VERY exciting program that is planned for Saturday night.
We look forward to meeting and seeing you there. If you need anything before then please call me personally @ 731 695 3032. You can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or message me on Facebook.
President / Jackson Photo Club
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, March 31
US Hatchie Wildlife Refuge;
6772 TN-76, Stanton, TN 731-772-0501
2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Friday, March 31
Walk around Historic Downtown
City Hall, 101 E. Main St. www.jacksontn.com
6:00 pm Friday Night March 31 - Dinner / Meet & Greet. Brook Shaw’s Old Country Store
56 Casey Jones Lane
Jackson, TN; 731-668-1223 Buffet $10.99
See full menu: www.caseyjones.com
Reelfoot Lake State Park 2595 US TN-21, Tiptonville, TN 38079
7:00 am Saturday, April 1st, Leave Jackson
Guided Eagle Tour / Lake Tour / Pontoon Ride (weather permitting)
Breakfast with the Generals / Savannah Cherry Mansion
7:00 am Saturday, April 1st, Leave Jackson
From 9:00am - 11:00am
265 Main St., Savannah, TN 731-607-2753
Ticket: $12 for Breakfast and Tour of Mansion (These tickets must be purchased in advance by each person who would like to go. Please call The Hardin Co. Convention and Visitors
Bureau at 731 925 8181 to order yours. Tickets need to be purchased by March 15th.)
(Same group continued)
Shiloh National Military Park (U.S. National Park) & Eagle Viewing
1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd., Shiloh, TN 38367
11:30 Leave Savannah 1:00 - 3:00 pm @ Shiloh
2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN. (Midtown) 38112
8:00 am Saturday, April 1st, Leave Jackson
Tickets – Adults (ages 12-59) $15; Seniors (Age 60+) $14 / Parking $5
(Same group continued)
Memphis Botanical Gardens
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
750 Cherry Rd., Memphis, TN 38117 901-766-0872
Tickets - Adults $10, Seniors $8
Brook Shaw’s Old Country Store
56 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN, 731-668-1223
6:00 pm Saturday Night April 1st Dinner
Saturday Evening Program 7:00 pm
*See below for program details - Dr. Danny Kimberlin - Photographer, World Traveler, Presenter; Program “Monarch of the Skies”
DSLR Sensor Cleaning- for APS-C and full frame cameras, $25 donation to 3CT.org. Cleaning will be performed during the dinner and program Saturday evening. Check-in your camera with 3CT Rep at the dinner and pick up your camera after the program, how easy is that?
“Monarch of the Skies”
by Dr. Danny Kimberlin
In 2003 I scheduled a trip to the Transvolcanic Mountains in SW Mexico to visit the overwintering site of the monarch butterfly. It was to be a fateful year. Two days prior to my departure news flashed around the world that a rare hard freeze had killed over half of the 600 million butterflies present in the sanctuaries that year. I decided to go anyway, to witness, record, and learn from this devastating event.
The monarch is the only butterfly to undertake a 3,000-mile migration south to escape winter, flying from Canada to Mexico in a journey that has been called heroic. For nearly a century scientists searched for their destination; the fabled overwintering site. They enlisted the help of citizen scientists across three countries. The eureka moment finally came in 1975 when an American engineer working in Mexico happened upon a truly staggering phenomenon, a mountaintop “shingled and sparkling” with butterflies. Within a few months, the story was the cover article for National Geographic Magazine and the rest is history.
But the happy ending was not to last. In 1995 the monarch population in Mexico reached an all-time high of one billion. Then, in 2014, the obligatory bust occurred in catastrophic proportions. Monarch numbers fell to 30 million, a 90 percent crash that captured the attention of the world. The three nations involved, Canada, the U.S., and Mexico, initiated valiant measures to save “everyone’s favorite insect.” This program will tell of my trip to Mexico, and the amazing story of the monarch butterfly and its epic migration. We will also explore the causes of the population crash, and what we all can do about it.
US Hatchie Wildlife Refuge
8:00 am Sunday, April 2 Leave Jackson
6772 TN-76, Stanton, TN 38069
Tennessee Safari Park
9:30 am Sunday, April 2: Leave Jackson at
618 Conley Rd., Alamo, TN 38001
$12 Adult / 3-mile trip
Lunch – Olympic Buffet / Alamo
Near the Safari Park
Thank you for attending. Let us know if you need assistance.
Jeff Roush, Regional Director; 731-676-1520; email@example.com
Tommy Azbill, President of the JPC; 731-695-3032; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Shackelford; Treasurer of JPC; email@example.com
Kay Crick, Secretary of the JPC, 731-658-2966; firstname.lastname@example.org
Kay Crick; Historian of JPC; 731-658-2966; email@example.com
Stan Kozlowitz; Vice President of JPC; 731-420-3740; aa5XO@rocketmail.com
Stan Kozlowitz; Program Director of JPC; 731-420-3740; aa5XO@rocketmail.com
Richard Zaher; Member; 731-618-1318
Alice Farough; Member; 731-499-2053; firstname.lastname@example.org
Entertainment, Shopping, and Restaurants in the area:
Casey Jones Village; Historic Casey Jones Home, Gallery, and Museum; 30 Casey Jones Lane; caseyjones.com; 731-668-1222; Adults $6.50, Seniors $5.50; Monday through Saturday, 10:00 am until 5:00 pm, Sun. 1:00 – 5:00, caseyjones.com.
Shopping Nearby: Casey Jones Village; Art in the Village; 40 Casey Jones Lane; Jackson, TN 38305; with 30 artists displaying their handmade items from artists to woodworkers. 731554-2787.
Vann Drive: Many restaurants and shopping. (Across I-40 from the Casey Jones area)
Hotel Rooms / Group Rate / Comfort Suites 61 Casey Jones Lane, Jackson, TN 38305.
The rate is $112 plus tax (Total: $128.52). You are advised to make your reservations by March 1, 2017. We have a block of rooms and the hotel will take away from our block of rooms if they are not selling. You have until March 15 to get the discounted rate. Reservations must be guaranteed by the individual’s valid credit card. The hotel takes all major credit cards. The hotel does not take personal checks. Cash pay up front requires a $150 cash deposit or a valid credit card authorization.
Cancellation of Reservation must be made by 4:00 pm day of arrival to avoid a charge of a one-night stay. The hotel is 100% nonsmoking and no pets.
The hotel offers a continental breakfast with room at no additional charge. Hot eggs, meat, hash browns, waffles, hot and cold cereals, boiled eggs, fruits, juices, and coffee/tea are on the Breakfast Bar.
The hotel offers an indoor pool, hot tub spa, fitness room.
To make a reservation at the GROUP DISCOUNTED RATE:
Call the hotel direct and ask for RESERVATIONS.
Tell the associate you want to make a reservation for:
The Jackson Photo Club Group and give them your date of arrival.
Call 1-877-259-1677 or 731-868-1700
YOUR RESERVATION HAS BEEN PLACED ON A 4 PM HOLD.
PLEASE CANCEL ANY GROUP ROOM RESERVATIONS BY 4 PM LOCAL TIME ON THE DAY OF ARRIVAL TO AVOID A CANCELLATION PENALTY.
This is the only hotel where we were able to get a group rate for all of us. Jackson TN is littered with hotels; a lot of them are new. If you prefer to go ahead and do a search and find the one of your choice.