The Greater Houston Grotto (www.greaterhoustongrotto.org) is one of approximately 200 local chapters of the National Speleological Society (www.caves.org). We've been around for quite a while, and in 2007, we had 58 members. Our meetings are every third Tuesday of the month, and members generally organize one or two caving trips a month. The best way for a person to get active in our group is to come to the meetings and get to know as many people as possible. Networking often opens up a lot of caving opportunities.
In case you're interested, a typical weekend trip with the Greater Houston Grotto might entail caravaning to the Hill Country, followed by a night of camping, cooking, and socializing. In the morning, we'll hike to a cave and either walk, crawl, climb, or rappel inside. Over the next several hours we'll explore the various nooks and crannies of the cavern. We'll witness breath-taking formations, get a bit dirty, learn a thing or two, and maybe observe some interesting wildlife. That evening after cleaning up, we'll cook a good meal and tell stories late into the night. The next day, we might spend a few hours giving back to our hosts by helping to improve the property or by performing some conservation work. And that's a wrap. Good food, good people, good times.
The current leadership structure of the Greater Houston Grotto is as follows:Greater Houston Grotto Officers
Chairman: Wes Rosenstein
Vice-Chairman: Ray Hertel -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Holly Weinstock -- email@example.com
Treasurer: Lyndon Tiu -- firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman Emeritus: Clint Ladd -- email@example.com