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The Richmond Area Speleological Society is a caving grotto based in Richmond, Virginia, though we draw our membership from all over Central Virginia. Come join us to talk about upcoming events, recent trips and trip reports, and other caving stuff. We meet on the first Thursday of every month at the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries' office located at 7870 Villa Park Dr, Richmond, VA 23228, from 7:00 PM to approximately 9:00 PM.

News and Announcements!

The RASS Board meeting will be held this Thursday, December 8th, 7:00 at REI in Short Pump.

The RASS Christmas Party will be Saturday, December 10th., at Maria & Glen's House in Glen Allen.

Use PayPal to join RASS or renew your RASS membership. See the links below. New and renewing members must complete the membership application form and either mail, email or hand deliver to the Membership Chair, Margot Geisler. The link to the Membership Application Form is at the bottom of the "About RASS" page or towards the bottom of this page.

Interested in a Novice Cave Trip? Contact our President, Jason Hart at

Last Webpage Update: 12/5/2016

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RASS: Dedicated to cave conservation, education about caves and caving resources, and the safe exploration of caves.

RASS is a chapter (grotto) of the National Speleological Society. The NSS is the national association for cavers in the US and abroad.

Click here to learn more about the National Speleological Society and the many opportunities to become involved in caving.

To contact a RASS Officer for more information about our organization, click here.
If you are interested in joining RASS, please click here.
You will find the membership application at the bottom of the page.

The RASS By-laws are now available online. You can click here for the document in Word .DOCX format, or here for the document in Adobe .PDF format.

RASS Field Station phone number: 540-996-4188

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