Meeting Minutes - December 9, 2019 | Indiana Cave Survey

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Meeting Minutes – December 9, 2019

Indiana Cave Survey December 9, 2019 Meeting Minutes 

President Chris Dick called the meeting to order at 7:42 PM.  

He thanked Bill Baus for hosting the meeting.  

Those in attendance included; Chris Dick (President), John Benton (Vice President), Keith Dunlap (Treasurer), Ray Sheldon (Secretary), Brian Cross (Board Member), Bruce Trotter (Board Member), Dave Black, Bill Baus, Rob Jarboe, Lee Florea, Sarah Burgess and Andrew Coyle. 

The September 2019 meeting minutes were approved. 

Treasurer Report: Dunlap reported $5917.69 in the treasury. Membership stands at 69. 

Benton, Black and other members informed those present of the passing of ICS member Bill Schulze. Bill worked for the Forest Service and was an active caver in Indiana in the 70’s. He was also a past Martin County Director.  

County Director Reports: 

Brown, Shelby, Franklin, Decatur County Director Cross reported no activity. 

Bartholomew, Jackson, Jefferson, and Ripley County Director Sheldon reported no activity. 

Jennings County Director Trotter mentioned work activity at the IKC Lowry Karst Preserve. He congratulated Sheldon on his appointment as Cave Patron. Access information is available on the IKC Website. Dunlap advised members of the donation match available through the end of the year for Lowry Cave acquisition donations.  

Lawrence and Monroe County Director Dick reported 1 new form and 2 updates in Lawrence. . 

Clark and Scott County Director Dunlap reported no activity. 

Dunlap processed the following ICS Report Forms; Crawford – 3, Harrison – 2, Lawrence – 3, Monroe – 3, Owen – 2 and Washington – 4. He passed on that Northern Counties Director Jerry Lewis had no new activity 

Crawford, Floyd, and Harrison County Director Black appreciates Dunlap’s assistance with Report Forms being processed. 

Archivist (Dunlap) Report:  Nothing new to report. 

Public Webmaster (Dick) Report: The ICS Site has moved to the new NSS server. Dues and donations can now be made online using Paypal. 

Private Site Webmaster/Database Custodian (Dunlap) Report: Dunlap had to make numerous code changes to fix the database after the hosting services made a PHP version change. All is good now. Dunlap continues to process forms for County Directors. The reference migration project slowed this past quarter but he expects to get farther along this winter.  

ICS Notebook Report:  

Notebook editor Ty Spatta needs members to submit maps and articles for future editions. Dunlap continues to assist with the delivery and is accepting $20.00 donations for the printing of color covers.  

Old Business: 

Florea advised membership that the Indiana Geological and Water Survey and Indiana Cave Survey Memorandum of Understanding is signed. He expects requests to come in slowly 

Members from the Central Indiana Grotto working for cave access on DNR Division of Forestry properties are making some progress with the permitting process.  Waiting on Forestry to decide where the online permit system will be hosted. 

New Business: 

Dunlap stated no new members this quarter. 

Dick began the 2020 Indiana Cave Symposium discussion. Baus will secure the venue (preferably Bloomington) and date (preferably April 18th and 25th). Dick will organize the presenters and assist with the audio/visual technology. Dunlap will coordinate the food preparation and get other volunteers to grill and serve. Lewis will be the MC and presentation time enforcer. 

2020 Elections: 

President – Trotter 

Vice President – Benton 

Treasurer – Dunlap 

Secretary – Sheldon 

Board Members – Cross & Dick 

Next Meeting: 

ICS member Florea will host the next meeting at 7:30 PM on March 9th, 2020 at his place in western Brown County. See the ICS Website for directions 

Meeting adjourned sometime around 9:05 PM.  

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