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.