April 26, 1977


Tuesday, 26 April 1977


President Bob Henry opened the meeting at 7:00 pm with the reading of the minutes by Sec. Veronica.  Truax announce the dates for next year's meetings: 9/6, 9/20 (callout, Stew, Ctr. 206, 7-8:30 pm), 10/4, 10/18, 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/13, 1/24/78 (callout, Stew. Ctr., 206, 7-8:30 pm), 2/7, 2/21, 3/14, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25.


Old Business: A second vote was taken on the appointment of a caving chairman.  It was unanimously passed.  John Rodor was voted as the first Caving Chairman.  Bob suggested his first duty as Caving Chairman would be to fix the equipment.  Joan showed the club the Appalachian Trail Guide Book that the club had purchased.


New Business:  Al Brooks, who is residing in Colo. Springs has offered sleeping space to any of our club members who venture there. Bill Rollins gave a farewell talk.  He has been with us from 1964-1977.  He told of the 1967 Mt. McKinley expedition where one of our most outstanding club members, Jerry Clark, lost his life.  A POC Bookcase was established in his memory and the book Hall of the Mountain King was written on the trip.  The app. Trail Conference Bulletin was discussed.  A vote to join the Club was taken and passed.


Trip Reports:  John Harrell led a party consisting of Dave Ade, Rodor, Putnam, and Homer through the West Laf. caves.  They made it to Camp 2.  A party went climbing at Kick-a-poo and Acker climbed 2 ft. over the lip of the climb he has been working on.

Trips Out: Gros Ventre in the Grand Teton National Park at the end of August.  The club will bring equipment.  Devil's Tower is also on the agenda.  Bob Henry's summer address is: 10045 Delaware Pl., Highland, Ind.  On June 17 there will be a wine and cheese tasting party on top of Cleo's Needle.  The Wine bottle must have a cork and cost over $2.00.  Mark Truax's address: 4146 N 375 W West Laf. 47906.  This weekend, 4/30/77, there will be a trip to Devil's Lake.


Respectfully Submitted,





Odd facts regarding this entry:

$2.00 in 1977 is the equivalent of $7.00 in 2009 due to inflation.

There are no mentions of Red River Gorge in the meeting notes of this era.  Devil's Lake became the popular climbing destination after The Portland Arch closed.

Cleo's Needle:


The constitution was amended to make way for the new position of Caving Chairman.  This was done to meet the requirements of a "Student Grotto Membership" in the National Speleological Society and get the benefits of said membership level.



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