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Mid-Appalachian Region of
the National Speleological Society


PAST FIELD MEETS & EVENTS

A chronological history of former MAR Spring and Fall Field Meets including events from the early MAR years consisting of Summer Cave Rallys, Speleo-go-gos, Annual Regional Field Trips, and Regional Mini-Conventions since the establishment of the MAR in 1953.


LEGEND:   (50) No. of Pre-Registrants,   (100) No. of Total Registrants,   [$25/$30] Pre-Registration / Registration Fees
  (75) Breakfast Attendees
 
2017
  FALL
    There was no Fall MAR Held
 
  SPRING
Philadelphia Grotto
and Central Connecticut Grotto

 
2016
  FALL
    Woodward, PA  (-)(96)  [$30/$35]  (44/46%)
    Woodward Cave and Campground
    Centre County
    September 23-25
    Bald Eagle Grotto's 30th Anniversary   ...
Bald Eagle Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Shade Gap, PA  (44)(90)  [$25/$30]  (51/57%)
    Harper's Memorial Park (Shade Gap Fire Station)
    Huntingdon County
    May 13-15
    Franklin County Grotto's 35th Anniversary  
Franklin County Grotto
 
2015
  FALL
    There was no Fall MAR Held
 
  SPRING
    There was no Spring MAR Held
 
2014
  FALL
    McVeytown, PA  (68)(195)  [$25/$28]  (109/56%)
    Rupert Cave Preserve
    Mifflin County
    October 10-12
    Seven Valleys Grotto's 15th Anniversary   ...
Seven Valleys Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Dailey, WV  (-)(76)  [$28/$30]  (39/46%)
    OTR Site/Campground
    Randolph County
    May 16-18    ................................
Pennsylvania Cave Conservancy (PCC)
 
2013   MAR's 60th Anniversary
  FALL
    Huntingdon, PA  (66)(121)  [$30/$35]  (48/40%)
    Lincoln Caverns & Whisper Rocks
    Huntingdon County
    September 27-29
    Nittany Grotto's 65th Anniversary   ...
Nittany Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Woodward, PA  (51)(112)  [$28/$32]  (65/58%)
    Woodward Cave and Campground
    Centre County
    May 3-5    ................................
Philadelphia Grotto
and Commander Cody Caving Club
 
2012
  FALL
    Kutztown, PA  (81)  [$28/$31]  (47/58%)
    Crystal Cave
    Berks County
    September 28-30    ................................
Greater Allentown Grotto
 
  SPRING
    There was no Spring MAR Held
 
2011
  FALL
    Woodward, PA  (75)  [$25/$30]  (51/68%)
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    September 16-18
    Bald Eagle Grotto's 25th Anniversary   ...
Bald Eagle Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Shade Gap, PA  (74)(112)  [$25/$30]  (44/39%)
    Harper's Memorial Park (Shade Gap Fire Station)
    Huntingdon County
    May 13-15
    Franklin County Grotto's 30th Anniversary  
Franklin County Grotto
 
2010
  FALL
    Hillsboro, WV  (106/269 Total)  [$30/$35]  (-)
    Friars Hole Cave Preserve
    Pocohontas/Greenbrier County
    October 1-3
    Joint MAR-VAR   ..................................
Baltimore Grotto
and DC Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Fairlea, Near Lewisburg, WV   (74)  [$30/$35]  (-)
    WV State Fairgrounds
    May 21-23
    Joint MAR/VAR   ..................................
Bubble Cave LLC
 
2009
  FALL
    McVeytown, PA  (86)  [$25/$30]  (86/100%)
    Rupert Cave
    Mifflin County
    October 2-4
    York Grotto's 50th Anniversary !    ......
York Grotto
 
  SPRING
    There was no Spring MAR Held
 
2008
  FALL
    Woodward, PA  (120)  [$28/$30]  (90/75%)
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    October 10-12
    Nittany Grotto's 60th Anniversary !    ......
Nittany Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Hazelton, WV  (76)  [$28]  (43/57%)
    Pine Hill Campground
    May 16-18    .......................................
Commander Cody
 
2007
  FALL
    Dailey, WV  (94/267 Total)  [$24/$5 MAR]  (-)
    OTR Site
    Randolph County
    October 12-14
    Joint MAR-VAR Field Event
    Philly Grotto's 60th Anniversary !    ........
Philly Grotto & The Triangle Troglodytes
 
  SPRING
    Woodward, PA  (97)  [$25/$30]  (-)
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    May 18-20    .....................................
Buffalo Valley Grotto
 
2006
  FALL
    Bellefonte, PA  (92)  [$25/$30]  (-)
    KOA Campgrounds
    Centre County
    October 6-8
    Bald Eagle Grotto's 20th Anniversary    ...
Bald Eagle Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Williamson, PA   (108)  [$25]  (60/56%)
    American Legion Picnic Grounds
    Franklin County
    May 5-7
    Franklin County Grotto's 25th Anniversary  
Franklin County Grotto
 
2005
  FALL
    Huntingdon, PA  (0)(58)  [$25]  (33/57%)
    Warrior Ridge Campgrounds at Lincoln Caverns
    Huntingdon County
    September 16-18    .............................
Pennsylvania Inner-Earth Grotto
 
  SPRING
    McVeytown, PA   (141)  [$22/$25]  (80/57%)
    Rupert Cave
    Mifflin County
    May 13-15   .......................................
Nittany Grotto and Seven Valleys Grotto
 
2004
  FALL
    Woodward, PA  (17)(79)  [$25/$27]
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    October 1-3    ....................................
Buffalo Valley Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Raystown Lake, PA   (137)  [$20/$22]
    Meadow Group Camp Area of Seven Points Recreational Area
    Huntingdon County
    May 14-16   ......................................
York Grotto
 
2003   MAR's 50th Anniversary
  FALL
    Shippensburg, PA  (80)  [$22/$25]  (45/56%)
    Peiper Cave
    Cumberland County
    September 26-28
    MAR's 50th Anniversary   ......................
Greater Allentown Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Dailey, WV   (70)  [$17/$22]
    OTR Site
    Randolph County
    May 9-11
    Joint MAR/VAR meet   ...........................
DC Grotto &
Potomac Speleological Club

(Bob Gulden)
 
2002
  FALL
    Glengary, WV  (123)  [$25/$27]
    Lazy "A" Campground
    Berkeley County
    September 20-22    ..............................
Commander Cody &
Philadelphia Grotto

 
  SPRING
    McVeytown, PA   (183)  [$17.50/$20]
    Rupert Cave
    Mifflin County
    May 3-5    .........................................
Seven Valleys Grotto
 
2001
  FALL
    Delaware, NJ  (58)  [$30/$35]
    Delaware River Family Campground
    Warren County
    September 14-16    .............................
Central NJ Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Williamson, PA   (105)  [$23]
    American Legion Picnic Grounds
    Franklin County
    May 11-13
    Franklin County Grotto's 20th Anniversary  
Franklin County Grotto
 
2000
  FALL
    Potters Mills, PA   (56)  [$21/$24]
    Seven Mountains Campground
    Centre County
    September 15-17    .............................
Nittany Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Grantsville, MD   (71)  [$22/$25]
    Little Meadows Lake & Campground
    Garrett County
    May 19-21    ......................................
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
1999
  FALL
    McVeytown, PA   (170)  [$20/$25]
    Rupert Cave
    Mifflin County
    October 8-10
    York Grotto's 40th Anniversary    ...........
York Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Glengary, WV  (111)  [$23/$28]
    Lazy "A" Campground
    Berkeley County
    May 14-16    ......................................
Commander Cody
 
1998
  FALL
    Potter Mills, PA   (205!)  [$20/$25]
    Mountain Acres Lodge / Seven Mountains
    Centre County
    October 2-4
    Nittany Grotto's 50th Anniversary !    ......
Nittany Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Kutztown, PA  (153)  [$18/$22]
    Old Dutch Mill Campground
    Berks County
    May 15-17    ......................................
Greater Allentown Grotto
 
1997
  FALL
    Woodward, PA  (153)  [$20/$25]
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    October 10-12
    Philadelphia Grotto's 50th Anniversary !    
Philadelphia Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Williamson, PA   (64)  [$17]
    American Legion Picnic Grounds
    Franklin County
    May 9-11    .......................................
Franklin County Grotto
 
1996
  FALL
    Woodward, PA  (57)  [$18]
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    September 27-29   ...............................
Nittany Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Williamsburg, PA   (58)  [$15]
    Williamsburg VFW
    Blair County
    May 24-26    .......................................
Loyalhanna Grotto
 
1995
  FALL
    Seneca Rocks, WV   (40 / >220 Total)
    Indian Village Campground
    Pendleton County
    Sept. 29-Oct. 1
    Joint MAR/VAR meet   ...........................
Tri-State Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Uniontown, PA   (132)  [$12/$15]
    Laurel Caverns
    Fayette County
    May 19-21    .......................................
Jim Kennedy (Chair) &
John Chenger (Co-Chair)
 
1994
  FALL
    Shippensburg, PA   (31)  [$15]
    Shippensburg Fairgrounds
    Cumberland County
    October 7-9
    Speleo-Cycling Event
    MAR's 40th Anniversary !   ....................
York Grotto
(Bob Keintz)
 
  SPRING
    Williamsburg, PA   (109)  [$13/$15]
    Williamsburg Community Center
    Blair County
    May 13-15    ......................................
Huntingdon County Cave Hunters
(Garrett Czmor)
 
1993
  FALL
    Canoe Creek, PA   (0)     -EVENT CANCELED-
    Canoe Creek State Park
    Blair County
    September 17-19    .............................
Huntingdon County Cave Hunters
 
  SPRING
    Chambersburg, PA   (38)(105)  [$15]
    Hamilton Ruritan Picnic Grounds
    Franklin County
    May 7-9    .........................................
Franklin County Grotto
(Pat Minnick)
 
1992
  FALL
    Valencia, PA   [$10]
    John Weinel's Farm
    Butler County
    September 25-28    .............................
Loyalhanna Grotto
(Paul Damon)
 
  SPRING
    Woodward, PA   
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    May 8-10
    Joint MAR/NRO meet    .........................
Greater Allentown Grotto
(Kim & Ed Kehs)
 
1991
  FALL
    Seneca Rocks, WV   [$16/$18]
    Yocum's Vacationland (Campground)
    Pendleton County
    October 4-6
    Joint MAR/VAR meet
    NSS 50th Anniversary !    .....................
Triangle Troglodytes &
Loyalhanna Grotto

(Billl Bussey and Bill Wolford)
 
  SPRING
    Shippensburg, PA   [$12]
    Shippensburg Fairgrounds
    Cumberland County
    May 10-12    ......................................
Baltimore Grotto
 
1990
  FALL
    Woodward, PA   (74)  [$12]
    Woodward Cave Campground
    Centre County
    September 28-30
    Geology Field Trip with Dr. William White   ..
York Grotto
(Jay Longenderfer)
 
  SPRING
    Dailey, WV   (47/>230 Total)  [$12]
    OTR Site
    Randolph County
    May 4-6
    "Easter Egg Hunt" Event
    Joint MAR/VAR meet   .........................
Loyalhanna Grotto &
GROSS Grotto
(Bill Wolford)
 
1989
  FALL
    Kutztown, PA  (77)  [$7]
    Old Dutch Mill Campground
    Berks County
    October 6-8
    Speleo-Orienteering-Cycle Event   ..........
Greater Allentown Grotto
(Jeff Uhl)
 
  SPRING
    New Alexandria, PA  (46)  
    Kiski Group Camp
    Loyalhanna Reservoir
    Westmoreland County
    May 12-14    ......................................
Loyalhanna Grotto
 
1988
  FALL
    Glengary, WV   (~200)  [$11]
    Lazy "A" Campground
    Berkeley County
    Sept. 30-Oct. 2
    Joint MAR/VAR meet   .........................
Sligo Grotto &
Frederick Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Chambersburg-St. Thomas, PA   [$10/$11]
    Hamilton-Ruritan Picnic Grounds
    Franklin County
    April 22-24
    Pig Roast   .........................................
Franklin County Grotto
 
1987
  FALL
    Huntingdon, PA   (53)  [$8]
    Lincoln Caverns
    Huntingdon County
    September 25-27    ...........................
Nittany Grotto,
Huntingdon County Cave Hunters,
& Lincoln Caverns
 
  SPRING
    Kutztown, PA   (43)  [$6]
    Old Dutch Mill Park
    Berks County
    April 24-26
    Floyd Collins 100th Birthday   ...............
Greater Allentown Grotto
(Jeff Uhl)
 
1986
  FALL
    Shippensburg, PA   [$6]
    Shippensburg Fairgrounds
    Cumberland County
    September 27-29    ...........................
York Grotto &
Bogart Grotto

(Bob Keintz)
 
  SPRING
    Dailey, WV   [$6]
    Hemple-Storrick Survival School
    Adjacent to OTR Site
    Randolph County
    May 2-4    .......................................
Chuck Hemple
 
1985
  FALL
    New Germany, MD  [$6]
    Sleepy Hollow Campgrounds
    Garrett County
    September 27-29    ...........................
York Grotto
(Doug Dotson)
 
  SPRING
    Williamsville, VA   
    Aqua Campground
    Highland County
    April 26-28    .....................................
Franklin County Grotto
(Ken Jones)
 
1984
  FALL
    Hillsboro, WV  [$6]
    Friar's Hole Cave Preserve
    Pocahontas/Greenbrier County
    October 5-8
    Joint MAR/VAR meet   .........................
Sligo Grotto
(Barry Baumgardner)
 
  SPRING
    Red Creek, WV   
    Tucker County
    April 20-22   .....................................
Bob Gulden
 
1983
  FALL
    Red Creek, WV   [$2]
    Tucker County
    September 23-25   ..............................
WVASS
(Bob Gulden & Barry Baumgardner)
 
  SPRING
    Pine Grove Mills/McAlevy's Fort, PA   
    Tanglewood Acreas
    Near Whipple Dam State Park
    Huntingdon County
    May 14-15
    Joint MAR/Nittany Grotto Picnic   ..........
Nittany Grotto
(Kirk Taylor)
 
1982
  FALL
    Mann's Choice, PA   [$1 Reg/ $5 Dinner]
    Coral Caverns
    Bedford County
    October 15-17    ..............................
Steve Hall &
Jack H. Speece
 
  SPRING
    Glady, WV   [$2 Reg]
    Laurel Fork Campgrounds
    Laurel Fork Recreational Area
    Near Sinks of Gandy
    Randolph County
    April 30-May 2   ..................................
Bob Gulden &
Doug Medville
 
1981
  FALL
    Hillsboro, WV
    Friar's Hole Cave Preserve
    Formerly Known as Gordon Mothes' Cave Preserve
    Pocahontas/Greenbrier County
    October 16-18    ..............................
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Franklin, WV   [$4 Reg]
    Thorn Springs Campground
    Pendleton County
    April 5-7   ........................................
Bob Gulden
 
1980
  FALL
    Knauers/Bowmansville, PA   (~40)  [$3.50]
    Frank Herceg Farm (Fairgreen Acreas)
    Lancaster/Berks County
    October 11-12
    "Berks County Caves Fall Sprawl"   ........
York Grotto
(Randy Hutz)
 
  SPRING
Bob Gulden &
Baltimore Grotto
 
1979
  FALL
    Uniontown, PA   (~100)  [$2.50 Reg/$4 Dinner]
    Laurel Caverns
    Fayette County
    September 14-16
    Caver's Time Capsule Placed in Larel Caverns
    Joint MAR/Pittsburgh Grotto Picnic   ......
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Pine Grove Mills/McAlevy's Fort, PA   [$5.50] Tanglewood Acres (Nevin Davis & John Sweet's Property)
    Near Whipple Dam State Park
    Huntingdon County
    May 11-13
    Joint MAR/Nittany Grotto Picnic   ..........
Nittany Grotto
 
1978   MAR's 25th Anniversary
  FALL
    Hillsboro, WV  (~100)
    Friar's Hole Cave Preserve
    Formerly Known as Gordon Mothes' Cave Preserve
    Pocahontas/Greenbrier County
    September 29-October 1
    Disco Dancing in Snedegar's Cave   .......
Bob Gulden
 
  SPRING
    Roaring Spring, PA   (~60)  [$2]
    Shawnee Park
    Blair County
    April 21-23    ....................................
Jack Speece
 
1977
  FALL
    St. Thomas, PA   (~80)  [$2.75 Camp/$3.50 Dinner]
    Cedar Brook Campground
    Franklin County
    Banquet: St. Thomas Fire Company
    October 1-2    ................................
York Grotto
(Daryl Shatzer)
 
  SPRING
    Sinks Grove, WV   [$2.50 Reg]
    Second Creek Campground
    Near Ronceverte, WV
    Monroe County
    April 22-24    ....................................
Sunshine Grotto
(Bob Liebman)
 
1976
  FALL
    New Germany, MD   
    Sleepy Hollow Campgrounds
    Garrett County
    October 29-31    ...............................
Baltimore Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Hummelstown, PA   (~82)
    Indian Echo Caverns
    Dauphin County
    April 23-25    ....................................
York Grotto
 
1975
  FALL
    Pine Grove Mills/McAlevy's Fort, PA   [$0.75 Reg/$0.50 Camp/$2.50 Dinner]
    Tanglewood Acres (Nevin Davis & John Sweet's Property)
    Near Whipple Dam State Park
    Huntingdon County
    September 19-21    ..............................
Nittany Grotto
(Doug Medville / Davis)
  SPRING
    Cabin, WV  [$1.50 Reg/$2 Camp/$1 Dinner]
    Camp Echo
    Grant County
    Speleo Auction Event with Red Heart Shaped Waterbed
    April 25-27    ....................................
Mountain State Grotto
 
1974
  FALL
    Hillsboro, WV  
    Gordon Mothes' Farm
    Currently Known as the Friar's Hole Cave Preserve
    Pocahontas/Greenbrier County
    September 27-29    ............................
Gordon Mothes
 
  SPRING
    Richfield, PA   
    Greybill Reunion Grove
    Snyder County
    April 19-21
    Snyder County Cave Survey    ..............
Philadelphia Grotto
 
1973
  FALL
    Coalton, WV   
    Dick C. Bishop's Farm
    Randolph County
    October 5-7    ...................................
Dick Bishop
 
  SPRING
    Delaware Water Gap, PA/NJ  
    Camp Christopher (formerly Camp Depew)
    Delaware Water Gap Nat'l Rec. Area
    April 27-29    ....................................
New Jersey Grotto
 
1972
  FALL
    - Information Needed -   
 
  SPRING
    Charlestown, WV (Panhandle)  
    Ted Wachter's Farm
    Jefferson County
    April 7-9
    Baltimore Grotto's 20th Anniversary    ...
Baltimore Grotto
 
1971
  FALL
    Red Creek, WV   
    Riverside Retreat
    Tucker County
    October 9-11   ...................................
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Hillsboro, WV   (~150)
    Pete M. Hauer's Farm
    Pocohontas/Greenbrier County
    April 16-18
    Joint MAR/VAR meet    .........................
Peter M. Hauer
 
1970
  FALL
    Chambersburg, PA   (~84)  [$1 Reg/$3 Dinner]
    Roy C. Yeager's Farm
    Franklin County
    Banquet: The Ranch
    October 10-11    .................................
Philadelphia Grotto
(Glen Sarvis)
 
  SPRING
    Sang Run, MD  (~79)
    Sang Run Community Park
    Garrett County, MD
    April 11-12
    Maryland Cave Survey Wknd   ..............
Baltimore Grotto &
Maryland Cave Survey

(Richard Franz & Dennis Slifer)
 
1969
  FALL
    Fishers Ferry, PA   (~61)  [$4.25 Reg/$2 Dinner]
    Lenig's Campground
    Northumberland County
    Banquet: Augustaville Grange Hall
    October 24-26    ...............................
York Grotto
(Dale Ibberson)
 
  SUMMER
    Williamsville, VA   
    Aqua Campground
    Highland/Bath County
    July 12-13
    MAR/VAR Speleo-Go-Go"    ...................
Ed Bauer &
Lew Bicking
 
  SPRING
    Pittsburgh, PA   
    Tomahawk Park (Settlers Cabin)
    Alleghany County
    May 9-10    .....................................
Pittsburgh Grotto &
Saltsburg Grotto
 
1968
  FALL
    Potters Mills, PA   [$3 Reg & Dinner]
    Centre County
    Banquet: Boalsburg Fire House
    October 18-20    .................................
Nittany Grotto
 
  SUMMER
    Williamsville, VA   (~115)
    Aqua Campground
    Highland/Bath County
    July 12-14
    MAR/VAR Speleo-Go-Go"    ...................
Ed Bauer &
Lew Bicking
 
  SPRING
    Bald Eagle (Near Tyrone), PA   
    Bald Eagle Campsite
    Blair County
    May 3-5    .......................................
Shippensburg Grotto &
York Grotto
 
1967
  FALL
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
  SUMMER
    Williamsville, VA   
    Aqua Campground
    Highland/Bath County
    July 7-9
    MAR/VAR Speleo-Go-Go"    ...................
Ed Bauer &
Lew Bicking
 
  SPRING
    Pine Grove Mills/McAlevy's Fort, PA   (~146)  [$1.25]
    Near Whipple Dam State Park
    Huntingdon County
    May 12-14
    Banquet: Chicken Bar-B-Que
    Joint MAR/Nittany Grotto Picnic   ..........
Nittany Grotto
 
1966
  FALL
    Marlinton, WV   (~101)  [$0.50 Reg/ $2.25 Dinner]
    Watoga State Park
    Greenbrier County
    Banquet: Kelley's Restaurant
    October 15-16    .................................
Philadelphia Grotto
 
  SUMMER
    Siglerville, PA   
    Aitken Cave
    Mifflin County
    July 29-31    ........................................
Nittany Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Shippensburg, PA   (~43)  [$0.50 Reg/ $1.25 Dinner]
    Shippensburg Fairgrounds
    Cumberland/Franklin County
    Banquet: Kriner Hall (Shipp. College)
    April 22-24    ......................................
Shippensburg State College Student Grotto
Jack Speece
 
1965
  FALL
    Frostburg, MD   (~78)  [$1.50 Reg/ $2.25 Dinner]
    Sleepwell Campsite
    Garrett County
    Banquet: Hilltop Inn
    October 15-17    ...................................
York Grotto
 
  SUMMER
    Williamsville, VA   
    Aqua Campground
    Highland/Bath County
    July 10-11
    MAR/VAR Speleo-Go-Go"    ...................
Ed Bauer &
Lew Bicking
 
  SPRING
    Uniontown, PA   (~52)  [$0.75 Reg/ $2 Dinner]
    Laurel Caverns (Dulany Cave)
    Fayette County
    April 30-May 2    ...................................
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
1964
  FALL
    Kutztown, PA   [$1 Reg/$0.50 Camp/$2 Dinner]
    Old Dutch Mill Campground
    Berks County
    Banquet: Virginville Grange Hall (Turkey Dinner)
    October 2-4    ......................................
Reading Grotto
 
  SUMMER
    Schoharie, NY   
    LaSalle Park
    Schoharie County
    August 1-2
    Joint MAR/NRO    ...................................
Northern NJ Grotto &
MET Grotto
 
  SPRING
    Chambersburg, PA   [$1.50 Reg/$0.50 Camp]
    Roy C. Yeager's Farm
    Franklin County
    May 1-3    ...........................................
Shippensburg Grotto
 
1963
  FALL
    Potter Mills, PA  [$1 Reg/ $2.50 Dinner]
    John Dunkelberger's Land
    Centre County
    Banquet: Eutah Steak House (Potter Mills)
    October 18-20    .................................
Nittany Grotto
 
  SUMMER     2nd Annual Summer Cave Rally
    Kutztown, PA   (~60)  [$.50 Reg]
    Old Dutch Mill Campground
    Berks County
    July 26-28    ......................................
Unknown Hosts
 
1962
  FALL
    Falling Waters, WV  (~55)  [$1 Reg/ $2 Dinner]
    Leatherman's Campground
    Berkeley County (Panhandle)
    Banquet: Shady Rest Restaurant
    September 29-30    ..............................
York Grotto
 
  SUMMER     1st Annual Summer Cave Rally
    Madisonburg, PA   
    Veiled Lady Cave
    Centre County
    July 8-9    ...........................................
Unknown Hosts
 
1961
  ANNUAL REGIONAL FIELD TRIP
    Grantsville, MD  (~65)  [$1 Reg/ $1 Dinner]
    Hilltop Inn
    Savage River State Forest Park
    October 7-8    ......................................
Nittany Grotto
 
1960
  ANNUAL REGIONAL FIELD TRIP
    Hillside/Brenizer, PA  (~49)
    Bear Cave Hollow
    Westmoreland County
    Banquet: Deans Diner (Blairsville)
    October 8-9    ......................................
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
1959
  ANNUAL REGIONAL FIELD TRIP
    Fayetteville, PA   [$1 Reg and MAR Bulletin 5]
    Log Cabin Inn
    near Caledonia State Park
    Franklin County
    September 26-27    ...............................
Unknown Hosts
 
1958
  ANNUAL REGIONAL MINI-CONVENTION
    Pittsburgh, PA   
    Mellon Institute (Currently Carnegie-Mellon University)
    November 8
    Several Sessions    ................................
5th Annual MAR Meeting
 
1957
  ANNUAL REGIONAL MINI-CONVENTION
    Hagerstown, MD
    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
    November 9-11
    Several Sessions    ................................
MAR Meeting
 
  ANNUAL REGIONAL MINI-CONVENTION
    State College, PA   
    Mineral Science Building
    Penn State University
    March 2-3
    Several Sessions    ................................
4th Annual MAR Meeting
 
1956
  ANNUAL REGIONAL FIELD TRIP
    Riverton, Germany Valley, WV   
    Pittsburgh Grotto Field House
    near Seneca Caverns
    Pendleton County
    July 4-8    ..........................................
Pittsburgh Grotto
 
1955
  ANNUAL REGIONAL MINI-CONVENTION
    Hagerstown, MD
    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
    Banquet: Rocco's Restaurant
    October 15-16
    Several Sessions    ................................
3rd Annual MAR Meeting
 
1954
  ANNUAL REGIONAL MINI-CONVENTION
    Shippensburg, PA   (~50)
    Shippensburg State Teachers College
    Banquet: Toll Gate Tavern
    October 23-24
    Several Sessions    ................................
2nd Annual MAR Meeting
1954 Fall MAR Meet Flyer

1954 Fall MAR Meet Flyer
October 23-24, 1954
Flyer Courtesy of the MAR Library

 
1953
  ANNUAL REGIONAL MINI-CONVENTION
    Shippensburg, PA   (~65)
    Shippensburg State Teachers College
    October 10-12
    Several Sessions, Name Change to MAR
    2nd Meeting of the Eastern Region    .......
1st Annual MAR Meeting
1953 Fall MAR Meet Flyer

1953 Fall MAR Meet Flyer
October 10-12, 1953
Flyer Courtesy of the MAR Library

 
  FIRST EASTERN REGION MEETING
    Hagerstown, MD   (~13)
    Washington County Museum of Fine Arts
    June 13
    Planning Meeting    .................................
1st Meeting of the Eastern Region
 
 

Notes

Attendance  - (if known) for each event is listed in parenthesis next to the event location. Starting as of Spring 2013, the number in red indicates the number of pre-registrants (if available) and the blue indicates the number of total registrants and are given for future planning purposes. Where two numbers are listed within a parenthesis, usually for joint MAR/VAR events, the first number indicates the number of people registered under "MAR" and the second number indicates the total number of registrants, both MAR and VAR, for the event. Attendance (total registrants) for later MAR events are taken from the financial report given at the annual MAR Business meeting. Attendance numbers for earlier events are taken from brief reports printed in the NSS News.

Registration Prices  - (if known) for former MAR events are listed within brackets in green next to the event's attendance numbers (if known) and are given for future planning purposes. The first number indicates the "pre-registration" price for an event and the second number indicates the price after a pre-registration "cut-off" date, or simply refered to as the registration price. These numbers are given for events after Spring 1988. Prices for later events generally are all inclusive, which includes registration, Breakdown fee, Saturday evening's banquet dinner, camping fees, guide book, etc. It was very common in the earlier MAR field events and cave rallies, up to the early 1980's to offer separate prices for registration, camping fees, and the banquet dinner.

Breakfast Attendees  - (if known) for former MAR events are listed within parenthesis in orange are given for future planning purposes. The first number indicates the total number of breakfasts sold. The second number indicates the percentage of breakfast tickets sold versus the total number of registrations for that particular field event. Breakfast numbers are either provided by the breakfast coordinators or are taken from PCC Meeting minutes. For breakfast planning, see the PCC Breakfast Guidelines document.

Example:   (50) No. of Pre-Registrants,   (100) No. of Total Registrants,   [$25/$30] Pre-Registration / Registration Fees
  (75) No. of Breakfast Attendees



  Special Announcement!   

Attention MAR Members and Attendees  -The list of former MAR events, back to the founding year of 1953, is 99.9% complete!

Do you have any historical MAR information that can fill in the few missing blanks? Please help preserve MAR's history by submitting any information and/or corrections of former MAR events to the MAR Webmaster .

Thank You to the following contributors: Jay Herbein, Jim "Crash" Kennedy, Bill Bussey, Bob Gulden, Carol Tiderman, Jonathan Peterson, Judi Stack, Will White, and Dale Ibberson

*  This list is in memory of Dale Ibberson, that passed away in early March 2009. Since, the creation of this list back in 2000, it was the webmaster's intention to completely document the history of the MAR and its former officers and events, including the Spring and Fall field meets, for its 50th Anniversary in 2003. However the lists were far from being complete well into early 2009. As a result of Dale's death, the majority of information needed to fill in the "missing holes" was found by researching Dale's tremendous wealth of information that he had collected and archived over the years. Dale was a true historian and he will be missed by all!

 

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