It’s official! Windy City Grotto and Louisville Grotto will be hosting the Fall 2016 MVOR. The event will be held at the Lonestar Preserve near Bonneville, Ky, the weekend of September 29th through October 2nd, 2016.
Our Chairperson, Phil Goldman and I presented our proposal at the MVOR business meeting Saturday October 3rd. It was approved with much enthusiasm from the members of the region.
For the benefit of those who may not know, Lonestar Preserve is owned and operated by Louisville Grotto. It is the site for Speleofest, an annual regional caving event. Because Louisville Grotto has the experience of hosting a caving event at Lonestar, it was agreed that the responsibility for our MVOR would be divided into two parts. Site and event. To that end, Phil and I are co-chairs representing WCG, and the ‘event’ , while Dave and Holly McClintock, chairs of LSP and LG respectively will be co-chairs representing their organizations and overseeing the ‘site’.
There is a lot of work to be done between now and our event. We will need the assistance of as many grotto members as possible to help with planning and eventually running the event. One of the first things everybody can help with is spreading the word about the event. I’m sure many of you are tuned into a variety of different caving ‘social media’ sites. Please let your fellow cavers know about the event. We have a website (www.Fall2016MVOR.com ) we intend to use as the principal source for information . However, we will also be posting information on the WCG site as well as the MVOR site and especially the NSS. Right now, the site, like our MVOR is pretty much a work in progress. We will be providing information about what we expect to happen, as well as some things we would really like to happen, budget permitting.
If you would like to get in on the ground floor, so to speak, please contact Phil or myself.
Bill English and Phil Goldman
If you have any questions or comments about Lonestar Preserve, you may contact Dave McClintock at Email Me
More to follow….
To get a copy of the form, download it here and follow the instructions. We will have online registration available soon.