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Last Updated: April 4, 2017


Join us at our meeting! Informational programs, new member introduction, cave trip planning, trip reports, and training information. This is the best place to meet other Nittany Grotto members, learn about caving, and get on a cave trip.

Monthly Grotto Meetings: Every Other Wednesdays, 7:00pm

The Nittany Grotto meets jointly with the Nittany Grotto Caving Club (NGCC) every other Wednesday, beginning with the first day of classes of each semester, at 7:00 pm in either Room 114 (Lecture Hall) or Room 117 of the Earth-Engineering Sciences (EES) building. The EES building is located on White Course Drive near the intersection with Atherton Street on the main campus of Penn State University, State College, PA.

Grotto meetings are held year around including both the Fall and Spring semesters as well as during the Summer Months, however they are not normally held during Winter Break and/or Spring Break within the academic year. The general meetings consists of the Caving Club business meeting and an occasional program.

The 2016 Fall Semester meeting schedule is as follows:

    August 24
    October 5
    November 16
    September 7
    October 19
    November 30
    September 21
    November 2 December 14  ( Final Exams Week )

* Note: The December 14th meeting date is subject to cancellation due to being during Final Exams Week

The 2017 Spring Semester meeting schedule is as follows:

    January 11
    February 22 April 5
    January 25
    March 8  ( Spring Break Week )
    April 19
    February 8
    March 22 May 3  ( Finals Exams Week )

** Note: The March 8th and May 3rd meeting dates are subject to cancellation due to being during Spring Break Week and Final Exams Week, respectively.

*** Meetings will also continue every other Wednesday evening throughout the Summer months as usual starting on May 17th.

After the general meeting, the grotto usually moves to a member's residence for the "After Meeting Meeting", commonly referred to as the "AMM". The host generally supplies various snacks and other goodies, while each attendee typically supplies their own favorite beverage.

Annual Membership Meeting

Besides the general meetings held throughout the academic year, Nittany Grotto also holds an annual membership business meeting where officers are elected and to conduct business that may come before the Board. Any business that may occur between the annual business meeting is conducted directly by the Board members. The annual membership / business meeting is open to the public.

The next Annual Nittany Grotto Membership Business Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the Rupert Cave Property, located in McVeytown, PA (Mifflin County). The meeting will start around 6:00 PM and will include a "Potluck Dinner" and social gathering after the meeting. Please consider bringing along your favorite dish to share with attendees.

Business Meeting Minutes
      June 11, 2016   PDF Icon  
    June 13, 2015   PDF Icon  
    June 7, 2014   PDF Icon  
    June 8, 2013   PDF Icon  
    June 9, 2012   PDF Icon  
    June 11, 2011   PDF Icon  
    May 4, 2011   PDF Icon  
    June 12, 2010   PDF Icon  
    July 15, 2009   PDF Icon  
    July 30, 2008   PDF Icon  


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