6001 Pulaski Pike, Huntsville, AL
Give one the best Christmas gift! This isn't a trip. It's an invitation to join one of the coolest outdoor organizations. We are encouraging you to join the National Speleological Society (NSS).
Recently, I (Sherylin) learned of the NSS and became a member. It was very exciting to receive my membership package and learn about all the exciting underground opportunities to take advantage of. The NSS is the national organization devoted to the exploration, scientific study and conservation of caves. This is a great group of cavers, scientists and generally fun people. Each year the NSS hosts a caving convention and this year's convention will be in Ely, Nevada. The Spirit of Adventure will be attending the convention. It will feature a week of caving trips, lectures, photographic exhibitions, map contests, vertical training and equipment sales. There will be several keg parties, a formal banquet, dancing, hot tubs and tours of the Ely area. Most people will be camping at the convention campground. For members of the NSS, there is a considerable discount at the convention.
To join the NSS, visit their webpage at www.caves.org Annual membership is only $35! It opens up a wealth of materials online such as NSS Newsletter, Journal of Cave & Karst Studies, American Caving Accidents publication, Members Manual full of resources, access to their AV library where you can check out videos, slide shows, DVDs, and books. You are notified of field trips, caving projects, instructional sessions in vertical climbing, safety, cave rescue, etc. Finally you receive a $40 coupon to use towards your first caving convention. Coupon expires in 2022 or later. Great opportunity here for only $35!!!
In addition, once the Spirit of Adventure has about 10 NSS members we will apply to become a local chapter of the society. If you sign up for the NSS, please let David Engel know so that we will know how many members we have. If you sign up for this "event" we will know that you are interested in the NSS and caving.