Near Normal Grotto
A chapter of the
The Near Normal Grotto is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, exploration and conservation of caves and cave life. Our members come from all walks of life – landscapers, camp counselors, carpenters, geologists, mechanics, teachers, and students, to name a few. In other words, people like you. Our interests may vary from exploration to conservation to photography, but we all share a passion for caving. If this interests you and you would like to know more, feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings!
Where: We are holding meetings at BroMennn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois. Go in the main entrance at BroMenn, go UP the escalator and turn left. Immediately after the double doors is a small hallway on the left. We meet in the room (the Multidisciplinary Classroom) at the end of this hallway.
When: Normally, the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are not a member of the grotto, please email to confirm date and time.
$$: Heads UP! Dues are $15 for the 2015 year. Dues can be sent to:
Near Normal Grotto
P.O. Box 813
Normal, Illinois 61761-0813
Upcoming Events: Vertical Practice and Cave Trips will be announced in the 2015 Newsletters
Bill Roth in an Illinois (you read right, thatŐs CENTRAL Illinois!) cave in February of 2012
The Rumble Room – Ralph Sawyer Sullivan Rise – you never know who you might meet – Ralph Sawyer
Are you a grotto member and want to be informed on coming events, but not on the Yahoo NNG group list?
Then contact NNG group list to be added.
Illinois-Indiana Information – Be aware that caves on Illinois and Indiana federal and state property are closed due to White Nose Syndrome!
BUT – Maquoketa Caves has reopened! Check for conditions and dates at their website.
Heads up! WNS has been verified in Tennessee and Alabama. Decon your cave gear!!!!!
a. Indiana Cave Rescue Number - (812) 337-7050.
c. Illinois Caverns is closed. Current information at: Illinois Caverns Information
And now a list of older newsletters! Check them out HERE
If you go on a cave trip, PLEASE let me know so that I can add a short blurb in the newsletter!
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