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Fellowship of cave explorers and cave scientists
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NSS Membership Cards now available online.

Perhaps it’s a small thing, but thanks to the NSS all-volunteer IT Committee, NSS members can now easily access their membership cards online.

https://members.caves.org/my-card
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International Union of Speleology Webinar
Have you ever wondered about international caving projects and how to be a part of them? Our next webinar will be given by George Veni, the President of the International Union of Speleology (UIS). George will explain the UIS, its mission and how you can be involved!

https://caves.org/webinars/Coming_Attractions.shtml
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The NSS and the Land Trust of Northern Alabama announce a partnership to protect and preserve cave resources.

“We are very excited to take these important steps together with the organization that’s helping to save North Alabama’s great natural places for future generations,” said Geary Schindel, NSS president, of San Antonio, Texas. “We’ve identified broad areas of common interests and objectives and look forward to helping each other with management and protection of current cave resources as well as future acquisitions.”

The full press release is available at http://caves.org/committee/pr/releases/2018-08-24%20NSS_LTNA_MOU_Joint_release_final_082418.pdf

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The NSS BOG voted this week to purchase Secret Cave in Cookeville, TN from Dr. Albert and Ethel Ogden. Recognizing Albert’s work to ensure access, conservation, education and exploration, the NSS Landowner Relations Network Committee presented Albert with a Certificate of Appreciation during the Terminal Syphons show on Wednesday night when the purchase was announced. Details regarding access will be available after the purchase of Secret Cave is complete and the management plan is approved. In the interim, support the newest NSS Preserve with a donation to the NSS Acquisition Fund. Photo Credit Chuck Sutherland.
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Did you miss the Webinar on the 2018 NSS Convention in Montana?
Don’t worry, we recorded it for you!

Chairperson Doug Warner provides a detailed look at the first NSS convention to be held in Montana. From registration to local sights and activities, to sessions and parties, Doug gives an exciting preview of what's in store.

Check it out!

https://caves.org/webinars/index-7.shtml#Lions

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Want to have in-depth online discussions about caving without being distracted by politics and cat videos?
Do you want to chat with others interested in specific caving topics (e.g. cartography, equipment, diving, or conservation)?
Do you want to be able to search previous discussions for information already shared by others?
Check out the NSS’s CaveChat discussion board! This is the NSS’s online discussion bulletin board with 1000’s of topics discussed in over 100,000 posts over the last 13 years or so. Check it out!
http://cavechat.org/

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Congratulations to Cindy Wu, Nathan Farrar, Carol Tiderman, and Savannah Sawyer on their election to the BOG! These new directors will join the Board at the Convention meeting in July.

http://caves.org/committee/nominating/Results_2018.shtml
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NSS Director Elections End June 13! Did you vote?

Be part of the solution -- find your ballot and vote today! If you have trouble, email nominating@caves.org. Voting ends at midnight on Wednesday, 6/13.
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For the second year in a row, the National Caves Association (NCA) is celebrating June 6 as the National Caves and Karst Day. The goal is to raise awareness of the crucial roles both play in our lives by encouraging people to get out and visit a cave this summer.
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Join is for a webinar on practical field traction splinting for femur fractures!

Lance Taysom, an award-winning presenter at the 2017 International Technical Rescue Symposium, will present the latest effective and practical techniques for rescue femur fracture splinting.

June 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM CDT/ 9PM EDT/ 7PM MDT/ 6PM.

http://caves.org/webinars/Coming_Attractions.shtml
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