BLUE RIDGE GROTTO
July 20, 2007
1. Trip Reports:
June 14-23, Marian, Dan, and Carl
Cornett participated in the NCRC Weeklong Training Seminar. Caves included: Tawney’s, Links,
June 16, Pat, Carl, Doug, Dave, Ricky, LeeAnn, John, and Cameron went to Cave Spring for the June BRG trip. Went all the way to the back.
Caverns Restoration – MarySue, Meredith, etc. did lots of restoration in
June 30, Pat, Susan, 7 people went to Goodwins – see article in the Dump.
July 7, Susan, Pat, MarySue, and Trish went to Grand Caverns. Susan was supposed to push a lead but 4-5 charges of microblasting didn’t open it up enough.
The July BRG trip will be to Windy Mouth cave in WV on July 21. Meet at HROM at 9:00 am; kneepads are mandatory. Ricky and Pat are leading the trip.
Grand Caverns August 4-5.
BRG Pool Party August 18 at noon.
BRG September 22 trip to Scott Hollow.
Fall TAG, October 4-7.
Fall VAR/MAR, October 12-14.
2. Program: None (Carl will follow up with Pat Size about photos from NCRC Weeklong for September meeting.)
3. Treasurer’s Report:
Cave Bucks 85.30
Equipment Fund 321.00
Newsletter – July newsletter is out. Socky’s on vacation (@ NSS Convention)
Membership – Sockys on vacation
ROCKS – Sockys on vacation
Safety & Techniques – Dan will get a date at Rocwood in August to work on single-rope pick-offs and other SRT skills. It was suggested that he consider doing a 1-day mock for BRG some time in the future.
Conservation – Vacant
Ways & Means – Vacant
5. Membership Proposals – No current proposals tabled; no new proposals.
6. Old Business:
Dixie Caverns Conservation project – completed.
New Cave Trip Checklist – available for use.
Sign up for BRG Pool Party.
NCRC Thank You Letters – Marian and Mary Sue will provide addresses to Harold Chrimes to send out letters to landowners.
7. New Business:
Would BRG like to host a VAR in Fall ’08 or Spring ’09? Susan checking on possible sites and information.
BRG received a certificate from SECC regarding our “ownership” (due to donations) of “SECC Surface Section F-8” at South Pittsburgh Pit.
Adjourned at 8:09 pm.
Minutes by Marian McConnell