Minutes - 2017

Chouteau Minutes – 2017, NOV

Chouteau Grotto Monthly Minutes

November 1, 2017

Call to order: 7:05 pm

President: Rita Worden                                               Vice President:  Alex Roberts (absent)

Treasurer:  Kevin Feltz                                                  Secretary:  BJ Seidel

Members present:  Jim Huckins, Dave Webster, Mike Morgan, Mag Matlock, Roger Brown, Julianne Ramsey. Two guests:  Chris Lewis and Cathy Lewis from SPG

  • Secretary’s Report: minutes were sent to Alex to post.  Nobody had read them, so approval is tabled until the next meeting.  Secretary will run off a copy of the minutes (October and November) to bring to the next meeting.
  • Treasurer’s Report: $2404.68 We made some money from the roasted hog and it was delicious.
  • MSS Director’s Report: the next meeting is January 20th 2018 at 1 pm in Rolla
  • Foresight Editor’s Report: the 2015 report is published. Still need photographs for 2016
  • Quartermaster’s report: all items are present and secured

Old business:

  • Wayfarer sink: (named after the car in the sink). Rita left a message for Corey (landowner) following our last visit on October 14 to evaluate access to the pit
  • Cathy Lewis works for the Master Naturalist Chapter and offered to help with recruiting volunteers when the work begins

New Business:

  • Christmas Party: first Wednesday, December 6, 2017.  Mag has reserved the clubhouse
  • Julieanne Shared her news about the Nunley Mountain project and showed many great photos of the work (digging a new entrance) and beautiful formations. A big Thanks to Julianne!
  • Chris Lewis gave a brief view on his computer about the use of LIDAR. We asked him to come back again and show us more.

Upcoming Events:

  • Allie Spring survey this weekend
  • KCAG extends to Chouteau a Christmas Party Invitation @ 6 pm December 16, 2017. Bring a side dish to share at 16525 Orchard Ln, Stillwell, KS 66085. RSVP: rickhines@aol.com

Trip Report:

  • Carroll Cave Bat Census: visited the carroll river, water barrier, turnpike, lunchroom and Thunder Falls. Dave will write the trip report.

Adjournment:  8:40 pm



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