Chouteau Grotto Monthly Minutes – Jan 2, 2020

Chouteau Grotto Monthly Minutes

January 2 , 2020

President:  David Seidel                                                                                        Treasurer:  Kevin Feltz

Vice President:  Rita Worden (Absent, later by phone)                                                             Secretary:  BJ Seidel (Absent)

Other members present:  Mike Morgan, Mag Matlock, Martin Carmichael, Shannon Zaloz, Sandra Galloway, Kris Corbitt, Mandi Alexander, Rebecca Carpenter, Micah Bogart

Meeting called to order:  7:03 pm

Committee Reports:

  • Secretary’s report:  Prior minutes motion for approval passed with two corrections on dates
  • Treasurer’s report: $2495.07
  • MSS Director’s report:  Next meeting is January 25, 2020
  • Foresight Editor’s report:  None – (need more reports and photos as always)
  • Quartermaster’s report:  nothing out, everything accounted for (Rita by Phone)

Old Business:

  • Checked Elbow Cave for Cleanout by Choteau Grotto (Rita)
  • Martin and Kris had briefing on trip to Railroad Cave (Dec 28, 2019)

New Business:

  • Lewis and Clark Cave trip March 21st Proposed
  • Elbow Cave Cleanout – TBA
  • March – rope training and practice proposed – Kevin instructing
  • NCR Cave Rescue – More people needed for training
  • Election of New Officers: Martin Carmichael as President; Rita Worden as VP; BJ Seidel as Secretary; Kevin Feltz as Treasurer (Voted in as stated)

Upcoming events:

  • January 11, 2020– Carroll cave datalogger trip
  • January 25, 2020–MSS meeting at the Missouri Geological Survey in Rolla
  • January 25, 2020–Stark Caverns ridgewalk
  • February 8, Carroll Cave trip -Bat Survey
  • March 21 – Lewis and Clark Cave Trip
  • April 3-5 – Boone Co Family Trip?
  • May 1-3 – Caving – St. Clair, MO – Lost Hill Resort

Adjournment:  8:00 pm