East Tennessee Grotto

November 6, 2019

The November meeting is fast approaching! This Wednesday, Nov 6, at 730pm at the Oak Ridge civic center. We will be viewing a variety of video presentations for the program.

October 22 2019

This months presentation is by Vickie Frazier on the impacts of urbanization to the geochemistry of several Knox-area caves. The meeting will be at 7:30 in the Civic Center.

September 4, 2019

This months presentation is by Matt Tomlinson on J3 at 7:30 in the Civic Center.

August 2019

The August ETG meeting will be a social one, a potluck at Cherokee Caverns. Bring some food to share and a chair.

July 2019

No grotto meeting this month.

June 2019

Our June grotto meeting will be this coming Wednesday at 730pm. It is a potluck & social meeting at Cherokee Caverns. Bring food to share and a camp chair.

There will not be a July meeting this year. There should be another potluck at Cherokee Caverns the first Wednesday of August, but these will likely be our only two at the cave this year.

January 2019

Reminder that dues run the calendar year and the 2019 fees are now due. See Bill Devan.

Our monthly meeting was this past Wednesday, January 2nd. Bill DeVan gave an enlightening presentation on drafting maps using Compass and Adobe Illustrator. Thanks, Bill! We all enjoyed it. Our next meeting will be on Wednesday February 6th. Frank Bogle will be presenting "30 Years of Caving in Mexico". I look forward to seeing everyone there!

Cheryl Pratt will be leading a trip to Blue Spring Cave. The trip will not be a beginners trip, so please plan accordingly and expect to go through the BO Crawl, though the end destination has not yet been decided. This trip will be next Saturday, January 12th. Please contact Cheryl for more details on the trip.

Upcoming Events
January 12th - ETG Cave Trip, Blue Spring Cave
February 6th - ETG Meeting, ORCC, 7:30
February 9th - SERA Winter Business Meeting, Chattanooga, TN
February 22nd - Florida Cave Cavort, Williston, FL