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2813 Cave Avenue Huntsville, AL 35810-4431
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Fellowship of cave explorers and cave scientists
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A non-profit membership organization dedicated to the scientific study of caves and karst; protecting caves and their natural contents through conservation, ownership, stewardship, and public education; and promoting responsible cave exploration and fellowship among those interested in caves.    

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The Executive Search Committee is looking for candidates to run for NSS Secretary/Treasurer. If you are interested in running or can suggest a good candidate, please send a note to the committee at execsearch@caves.org
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At the 2016 Awards Banquet in Ely, NV in July, Tim Atkinson, of the United Kingdom, was awarded an Honorary Membership.

Congratulations Tim!
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Certificates of Merit were awarded to the following members at the 2016 Awards Banquet:

- Peter Johnson & Derek Bristol, for completion of the bolt climb up Perseverance Dome in Hellhole Cave

- Ron DeLane & Donald Davis, for the publication of the Lechuguilla Trilogy

- Dr. Ronald J. Lipinski, for development of the Fort Stanton Cave simulation program

Photos courtesy of Bill Frantz http://ow.ly/i/m8Vhs http://ow.ly/i/m8Vif
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At the 2016 Awards Ceremony in Ely, NV last month, NSS President Wm Shrewsbury presented the following people with Certificates of Appreciation for their service to the Society:

- Allen Padgett & Bruce Smith, for their work on the best selling book, On Rope
- Dave Bunnell, for 20 years as the NSS News editor
- Cynthia Norris, for serving as a director
- Dean Wiseman, for serving as a director
- Amos Mincin, for serving as a director
- Geary Schindel, for serving as administrative vice-president
- Mike Hood, for serving as a director http://ow.ly/i/m8TUg http://ow.ly/i/m8TUu http://ow.ly/i/m8TUC http://ow.ly/i/m8TUQ http://ow.ly/i/m8TVp http://ow.ly/i/m8TYt
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Congratulations to all of the NSS members who received Fellows awards at this year's Convention!

Craig Ashbrook
Ken Bailey
Gretchen Baker
Stevan Biggers
Phyllis Boneau
Andrea Croskrey
Shane Fryer
Rodolfo Gonzalez-Luna
David Hoffman
Carol Jackson
Lynn Kleina
William Klimack
Kevin Lorms
Bryan McAllister
Jeff Patton
Ben Tobin
Allen Weberg
Janet Williams
Paul Winter
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Please support the National Speleological Society and donate!
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Donate to The NSS. Your financial support is appreciated! Donate via an online donation form. Donate via a PDF that can be completed online and mailed or emailed in. Donate specifically to the NEW NSS HEADQUARTERS via a PDF that can be completed online and mailed or emailed in. Join TEAM 404!
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This year's William J. Stephenson Award for Outstanding Service was presented to Dave Irving.

Thank you Dave, for all of your contributions to the NSS - your work is appreciated!
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Congratulations to Diane Cousineau, winner of the first Steve Hudson Cave Rescue Award, as chosen by the Cave Rescue Section!
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Conservation Division Group Awards were presented to Birmingham Grotto, for their preservation of Manitou Cave, Alabama, and the Lehman Cave Lint and Restoration Camp, Great Basin National Park. http://ow.ly/i/m8VCy
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At the 2016 Awards Ceremony in Ely, NV last month, NSS President Wm Shrewsbury presented the following people with Certificates of Appreciation for their service to the Society:

- Allen Padgett & Bruce Smith, for their work on the best selling book, On Rope
- Dave Bunnell, for 20 years as the NSS News editor
- Cynthia Norris, for serving as a director
- Dean Wiseman, for serving as a director
- Amos Mincin, for serving as a director
- Geary Schindel, for serving as administrative vice-president
- Mike Hood, for serving as a director
- Bill Putnam (not pictured), for serving as a director
- William Mixon (not pictured), for significant assistance to the IT Committee in creating an archive of NSS publications
- Tom Rea (not pictured), for decades of commitment to the Special Publications Committee
- Louis Towles (not pictured), for exceptional service in migrating our recurring donation accounts and creating a dedicates caves.org search engine. http://ow.ly/i/mb6ap http://ow.ly/i/mb6aD http://ow.ly/i/mb6aW http://ow.ly/i/mb6bb http://ow.ly/i/mb6bq http://ow.ly/i/mb6c1
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NSS Members: The August issue of the NSS news is now available online for you! Check it out!
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