East Tennessee Grotto
August 2, 2023 at 7:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
Our presentation will be by JP Mclendon on his recent expedition to Vietnam. Please bring a chair and any food or beverages you may want to enjoy during the meeting.July 5, 2023 at 7:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
The presentation will be Caves of Hawaii by Mike Furrey and Cheryl Pratt. We look forward to seeing everyone!June 7, 2023 at 7:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
Our presentation this month will be by Ben Miller of the USGS. The presentation "Karst Studies of the Western Smoky Mountains" will be on his recent work in the Smoky Mountain National Park and surrounding areas. Please remember to bring a chair!January 4, 2022 at 7:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
We will be showing one of the NSS Luminary series videos of a talk by Doug and Hazel Meadville covering about 50 years of exploration in West Virginia, Wyoming, Colorado and Hawaii. Doug and Hazel have done significant caving in the area of the next NSS convention.December 7, 2022 at 7:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
We are having our annual Christmas potluck and December meeting at Cherokee Caverns on Wednesday December 7 at 7PM. This will mostly be a social meeting, with one business item - ELECTIONS. We ask that everyone bring a dish to share with the group. The grotto with provide the meat. Please email if you plan to attend, so we have an idea of how much to purchase.November 2, 2022 at 5:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
The ETG meeting on Nov 2 is fast approaching! Instead of our regular meeting, the grotto will be having a working meeting to provide much needed assistance to Cherokee Caverns.
ETG has had a long tradition of supporting Cherokee Caverns. The Grotto has developed a very close relationship with the Whidby family who have been the caretakers of the cave for many years. The Whidbys are also long-time cavers and supporters of the caving community and ETG. They have graciously allowed ETG to hold special events and our monthly meetings at the cave at ZERO cost to the grotto. We will be giving back to them by helping them with cave and grounds maintenance.
As you will see from the list of tasks below, they range from super easy to very strenuous. There is something for everyone!
Our presentation will be by Art Pettit on caves he recently visited in Europe (Spain and Slovenia).September 7, 2022 at 7:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
This month's presentation will be by Ben Miller on his dye tracing work in karst areas of the Cumberland Plateau.August 3, 2022 at 7:00pm at Cherokee Caverns
This month's meeting will be at 7:00pm.July 6, 2022
There will be no grotto meeting this month due to the holiday. We look forward to seeing you again in August!