East Tennessee Grotto
The April meeting took place at the Oak Ridge Civic center at 7:30PM. There was a large turn out of 43 people including eight visitors. The April presentation was by Cory Holiday from the Nature Conservancy Bat Working Group. Cory discussed the native bat species in the area, white nose, and the artificial cave project.
Cherokee Caverns is giving lantern tours through the cave on May 25th from 10AM-4PM. Jim is asking for people to come help out.
The deadline to register for the Cave Carnival is April 30th.
There will be a Highway clean up in Grassy Cove April 27, 2013. Meet at the 2nd Kemmer store in Grassy Coave at 10:00am EST.
Teri Stephens and Tom Loring are looking for people to help them survey in Easterly Cave. Contact either of them for information.
Matt Tomlinson is asking the grotto at large to please create and submit articles for the Speleotype as soon as possible. Submit stunning photography, talk about cave trips come and gone, make drawings-maps-comics-puzzles, discuss how much you dislike White Nose Syndrome, reminisce about wheat lamps... anything. Preferred submission format is full-page layouts in PDF, Word, JPEG, etc documents.
"Tickets are now available for the celebration to be held on August 24, 2013. Please join us at the Tellus Science Museum in Cartersville from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm. The night will include private access to all of the Museum exhibits, a buffet dinner which includes two bar drinks, and a private showing in the planetarium. This once in a lifetime event is open to any and all cavers, current and past DCG members, cavers from other Grottos near and far, and you don't have to be a current NSS member.
Tickets must be purchased in advance and will not be available at the door. Tickets are $35.00 per person and can be ordered from Joe Abbott, 97 Sedgefield Dr. Dallas, GA 30157. For questions email Joe at email@example.com or call 770-445-4220.
Please help us spread the word to cavers that may not be currently active in our community. If you are in contact with past members let them know even if you are not planning to attend. Our goal is to hold a fun filled, memorable event for all. So wash off the mud for one day and come see what your fellow cavers look like in their Sunday best. Some will say that mud is a cavers' Sunday best but you know what I mean."