October 28, 1969


October 28, 1969

The meeting was called to order at 7:06 by President Dale Watkins.

The minutes were read and approved as corrected.

Treasurer Tom Hixon reported that we have $479.17 with 168 members.


Old Business

Mike Kramer has subscriptions to four ski magazines which he is willing to share with members.

Sleeping bag straps were approved for purchase last year, but it is not yet known whether they were ordered.

Six carabineers have been ordered, and twelve more plus three brake-bars will also be ordered.

It was moved, seconded and passed to buy three piton holsters with belts from Eiger.

A committee composed of all interested parties was established to study the various kinds of tents and bring a proposal before the club for the purchase of a tent or tents.

There will be a scuba lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 30, and a pool session Nov.4.


New Business

A letter from Glen Howard, now of Rutgers Outing Club, informed the club of an I.O.C.A. cave trip to Greenbriar Co,. W. Virginia, during Thanksgiving, which promises free camping, big caves, and a photographic tour.


Trip Reports

John Edgerton reported that the Oct. 19th P.A. trip wound up with some rappelling down the Grad. House West stairwell, during which the club gained a few new members.

Russ Parker reported on the trip to Donahue's and Doghill Cave, warning members that special equipment was needed for this cave, including mouthwash, deodorant, medicine for stomach upset, and other paraphernalia, adding that a bathtub was available.

The Oct. 26th P.A. trip was uneventful except for some beginners getting stuck half-way up a climb.

The trip to Buckner's Cave included six hours in the circle route, a side trip to Seymour, and a chance to promote caving by discouraging a group from going on the circle route in Buckner's.


Future Trips

Oct. 31 -- Sloan Valley, Kentucky, caving

Nov. 2 -- climbing, Portland Arch

Nov. 9 -- climbing, Portland Arch

Nov. 9 -- scuba trip for certified members

Nov. 8 -- caving, Bloomington



Membership cards are available for those who do not have them.

The meeting was adjourned, and a program on the Grand Canyon and the West followed the meeting.


Respectfully submitted,

Catherine Lustgarten, Secretary


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