KOS 2010 Fall Meeting

October 8th-10th Overland Park, Johnson County

Johnson County Community College

12345 College Blvd. Overland Park, KS 66210

Join KOS members for a weekend of paper presentations and birding in Northeastern Kansas.

Saturday and Sunday Program
Call for Papers
Registration Information (PDF)
Registration Form Only (PDF)

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 8th
7:00 p.m.— Informal reception at JCCC in the Dining Down Under in College Commons Building
913-469-8500.  Mingle and eat a few hors d'oeuvres.  http://www.jccc.edu/files/img/maps/map-999x760.jpg

Saturday, October 9th  

7:45 a.m. —Registration begins at JCCC room GEB 233.

10:00 a.m.—Welcome.
10:10 a.m. —Business meeting.
10:30 a.m. - noon —Paper session.
Noon - 1:30 p.m. —Lunch on your own; KOS board will meet in location to be determined.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. —Birdwatchers' Hour.
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. —Paper session. Silent auction ends.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. —Business meeting.
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. —Social.
6:30-9:00 —Banquet –JCCC in the Dining Down Under in College Commons Building.   Our Banquet Speaker will be Timothy Barksdale.  Tim is a cinematographer and bird expert who has been filming birds and other wildlife since 1992.  Tim has worked extensively with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and has amassed the largest collection of footage on North American bird species in the world.  He is now filming and producing a film on Greater Prairie Chickens for PBS due for release in 2011.

Sunday, October 10th
6:30 a.m.—Half-day field trips locations may include: Baker Wetlands, KCP&L Wetlands, Shawnee Mission Park, Marais des Cygnes Wildlife Area, Overland Park Arboretum, Mill Creek Streamway Trail, Olathe Lake, Prairie Center, and Ernie Miller Park.

Noon—Lunch and compilation to be announced at a later date.

Lodging and Dining
KOS has room blocks at three hotels.  We have 40 rooms at the Pear Tree Inn 913-451-0200 10951 Metcalf Ave Overland Park, KS, 15 king and 25 double for $69.95 + tax.  Cutoff date for this rate is September 8th, 2010. 

30 rooms at La Quinta Inn - 913-492-5500.  Address-  9461 Lenexa Dr. Overland Park, KS,  $69.00 + tax.  Cutoff date is September 17th, 2010.

18 rooms at Super 8 Motel - 913-341-4440.  Address- 10750 Barkley St. Overland Park, KSSingle $54.99+ tax and double $64.99+ tax.  Cutoff date is September 15th, 2010.

There are many places to eat in Overland Park especially 95th and Quivira near the Oak Park Mall.

Registration will be $15, the Saturday evening banquet will be $22 and the Sunday box lunch will be $8.  The registration form can be found below.  Students who present a paper do not pay a registration fee.  Students who do not present a paper pay a $5 registration fee.  All participants must sign the liability release on the registration form in order to participate in any portion of this meeting.

Silent auction
Members and guests are strongly encouraged to bring donated items for the Silent Auction. Suitable donations include birding-themed equipment, field guides, bird houses, bird baths and optics. All proceeds go to the KOS Student Research Fund.

Registration Form    KOS Fall Meeting
October 8 – 10, 2010        Overland Park, Kansas

I (we) plan to attend the 2010 KOS fall meeting


Address _______________________________________________________________

City, State, Zip __________________________________________________________

Phone _______________________ E-mail____________________________________

Registration Fee                                                                     $15.00 x ____=  $_________

(High school, college, and graduate students are exempt from the registration fee if presenting a paper. If not presenting a paper then the registration fee for students is $5.00)

Saturday Banquet (includes 20% gratuity)                      $22.00 x ____=   $_________

Sunday Box Lunch                                                                   $ 8.00 x ____=   $_________

Surcharge for payment received after Oct 1                $10.00 x ____=   $_________

Total Amount Due   (Checks payable to KOS)                                                $_________

Number of persons in party: ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­_______ 

Please mail completed registration with full payment to:
Nancy Leo, 4505 W 66th St., Prairie Village, KS 66208   njleo@earthlink.net

In submitting this registration form I (we) understand that KOS is not responsible or liable for any accidents or injury that might be associated with the 2010 KOS fall meeting.

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Overland Park KS

Johnson County Community College