Fourteen members of the Bristol Bird Club met Tuesday night to plan major and exciting events for the future of BBC. It was announced that Dave Worley will be the chair of the 2012 joint state meeting between the Virginia Society of Ornithology and the Tennessee Ornithological Society. The co-chair will be Don Leech. Several committees have been appointed to begin the initial planning process which is now well underway. It is rewarding to see members coming forward to take responsibility for the meeting. A window of dates has been set for the meeting. An estimated number of birders to attend has been determined. A venue committee and chair has been appointed and several target hotels and meeting facilities have been chosen. The committee will begin right a way to contact venues and evaluate all aspects of their abilities and costs for handling such an event. The leadership set a zone in which the final venue must fall. Nearly half a dozen national names for the Saturday night banquet speaker have been considered for a potential list. The field trip chairman for the event will formulate field trip destinations as well as a schedule when the final venue is determined. Financial aspects were discussed and tonight's planning group determined who would be responsible for signing contracts. The BBC Annual Banquet is planned for September 17. The club's annual hawk watch field trip to Mendota FT is set for September 18. Members listened to a fascinating list of likely field trips which range both locally and nationally. There is much anticipation. Locations and dates were discussed. Some were established.