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Fall 2016 National Speleological Society Board of Governors Meeting (hosted...

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Welcome to the HEART of T.A.G.

The Sewanee Mountain Grotto of the National Speleological Society, welcomes the directors, officers and committee members of the National Speleological Society to the Fall 2016 Board of Governors meeting in Tennessee. The event is free and open to the caving public.

The Fall 2016 BOG Meeting will be held near the beautiful campus of the Sewanee University. Sewanee was founded in 1857 by clergy and lay delegates from Episcopal dioceses throughout the south. The domain consist of 13,000+ acres of which 10,000 were donated by local landowners and the Sewanee Mining Company. The area is steeped in history as well as architectural character. The buildings on campus were built with sandstone from the region. One of the most notable buildings on campus is the All Saints Chapel which was built in 1905 and later finished in 1957. It is well worth a visit to take a peek inside.

Weather in the Sewanee area during the last weekend of October is generally pleasant, with average high temps in the 60’s and lows in the 40’s. The scenery is gorgeous, the fall colors are popping and the caves are plentiful!


10/28/16 - Friday Welcome Party

Join us in welcoming the BOG members and their guests at the home of John Attaway from 6pm-10pm for a Finger Foods dinner along with home brew from our very own TAG Brewery.

Location: 1549 Old Sewanee Road, Sewanee, Tennessee


10/29/16 – Saturday Board of Governors Meeting

The Fall 2016 Board of Governors Meeting will be held in nearby Monteagle at Tom's Place. Address is 335 W. Main Street, Monteagle, Tennessee 37356.

Lunch: A special lunch menu will be available for BOG members & their guests from one of the local eateries. Cost will range from $10-$15 pp and a menu will be available for your selections when you check in for the meeting. There are several other dining options for cavers to choose from locally.


10/29/16 – Saturday Evening Party 

Join us at nearby Cavers Paradise for a Halloween themed caver party! Dress up or come as you are. The Sewanee Mountain Grotto will be providing the main course and asks guests (other than BOG members) to bring a side dish. Home Brew from the TAG Brewery will be provided.

We will have several special guests Saturday evening. Bill Steele will be giving a talk on the recent explorations in Huautla (Proyecto Espeleologico Sistema Huautla) and Bengy von Cramen will also be showing movies including his 3D piece on Priests Grotto. 

Location: Caver's Paradise, 482 Wild Heart Lane, Sewanee, Tennessee 37375. Camping is available all weekend for $5 per person/night at nearby Caver's Paradise - www.caversparadise.com. Amenities include: bath house, hot tub, sauna and thousands of caves within an hour drive.


10/30/16 - Sunday Caving

The Sewanee Mountain Grotto will have several led caving trip options for BOG members, their guests and visiting cavers.












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