DOGWOOD CITY GROTTO

  • April 27, 2021 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My fellow Cavers:

    On April 27th,  2021, the membership of Dogwood City Grotto came together to discuss, debate & vote on a proposed amendment to the bylaws of the grotto.

    The amendment updated a section on member governance, and was modeled from an article in the bylaws of the NSS.

    The Chair is very pleased to announce that the members present voted overwhelmingly to approve the amendment, which takes effect immediately. We are pleased to be closer in sync with our parent organization, and believe this will benefit the grotto & all its members.

    Keep caving, my friends...

  • April 27, 2021 8:31 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Dogwood City Grotto is currently seeking a grotto publications Editor! The editor collects & assembles content & news from various sources, and publishes it in the Hole Story and Georgia Underground publications. The editor is also a member of the grotto Board of Directors (BoD).

    In order join the BoD as the editor, you must be a full member of DCG, meaning you must also be a member of the National Speleological Society (NSS).

    If you'd like to write about caving for DCG, please reach out to your friendly BoD: ec@dogwoodcitygrotto.org

    We can't wait to discuss it with you!

    All the best,

    Let's go caving!!

  • April 15, 2021 11:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My fellow cavers:

    Our 2021 CaveIn Chair has announced the following CaveIn Advisory Board (CAB) meeting dates:

    April 28th
    June 23rd
    August 25th

    The CAB will conduct the business of planning the Fall TAG CaveIn, and the grotto membership is invited to attend.

    Detailed information can be found in the calendar items on this site.

    Let's Go Caving!!


  • April 03, 2021 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    My fellow cavers:

    Following the special election of March 6th, these cavers answered the call of duty and accepted appointment to the Board of Directors:

    Public Relations: Anna Pearce
    Recording Secretary: Alex Lambie
    Treasurer: Roger Olmsted

    I'm pleased to announce that these officers remain on the Board:
    Vice Chair: Lisa Whitlaw
    Corresponding Secretary: Miki Manning
    Georgia Underground Editor: Rose Thomas

    We have a full Board now, and I've been overjoyed at the level of enthusiasm and initiative that all officers have shown as they took on the job. Together, and with YOUR HELP, we're going to make it a great year!

    Let's Go Caving!!

  • April 03, 2021 1:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Hello my fellow cavers of Dogwood City Grotto,

    After the departure of several officers from the Board of Directors (EC), on March 6th at Cherokee Farms, the grotto voted to entrust me with the Chairmanship of the Board of Directors of this grotto for the remainder of 2021.

    It's an an ineffable honor that this wonderful caving family has bestowed upon me, and I'll spare no effort in my duties to the grotto.

    I joined DCG, roughly ten years ago, because I wanted to go caving. I only knew where one cave was, and I didn't know how to get into it, or even what equipment I needed. Since then, the caving community has gotten me up to speed, and I go every chance I get!

    I can't wait to go caving with everyone!
    Well, what are we waiting for???

    Let's Go Caving!!

  • January 06, 2021 8:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Congratulations to the incoming Board of Directors who were elected during our meeting last night!

    Chair - Sam Moore
    Vice Chair - Lisa Whitlaw
    Treasurer - Joseph (Joe) Brown
    Recording Secretary - Galina Moore
    Corresponding Secretary - Miki Manning

    Public Relations Officer - Brandon Balkcom

    The transition is currently underway and will be complete at the first Board of Directors meeting for the year on the 19th. If you have any questions or want to send a congrats message to any of the folks, their contact information is in the Grotto Directory on the website.

  • January 13, 2019 9:23 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    I am pleased to announce that the following individuals will be your 2019 Grotto Officers. As part of the latest bylaws updates, their term will commence at the January Board meeting when they will officially take office. Between now and then we will be working on the transition and bringing the new officers up to speed.

    Chair: Jon Zetterberg
    Vice Chair: Glenn Fell
    Treasurer: Roger Olmsted
    Recording Secretary: Josh Blanchette
    Corresponding Secretary: Lesley Colton
    Public Relations: Amber Griffith AJ Griffith
    3 year CAB: Matt Blake

    A big thank you to the outgoing board members for your service over the past 1-2 years, and thank you to those who ran for a position but unfortunately may not have been elected for stepping up to serve.

    The grotto is poised for continued success and in the words of our Chair-Elect, “Less Talking, More Caving”


  • April 02, 2018 7:14 PM | Anonymous

    Over the past few years, the DCG has embarked on ways to better engage, better manage, better recruit, and provide better value to our members.  We have made tremendous progress in lots of areas like more trips and alternating meeting locations combined with campouts just to name a few.  Behind the scenes the DCG has been managing the grotto with some technology that was cutting edge when we adopted it more than 2 decades ago.  The board unanimously agreed that we need to move into the 21st Century and make some improvements both in technology and streamlining common processes.  

    I am pleased to announce that the launch of a new member management system called MyDCG. 

    With MyDCG, you will be able to:

    • Receive regular renewal notices
    • Be able to easily Renew your membership at any time from your profile
    • See when your renewal is from your profile.
    • Be Easily alerted when your membership is up for renewal.  
    • Access the immense resources waiting for you in the member section with your own username and password. (No More remembering the universal password)  Such Resources include Back issues of the Georgia Underground and Past Issues of the Hole Story just to name a few.  
    • RSVP For Meetings
    • Sign up for trips that are exclusive only to current members. 
    • Rent and pay for Helmets as part of trip registration or just rent and pay for helmets online.
    • View a real time up-to-date membership roster to contact your closest friends to plan that next epic caving adventure.  

    These are only a few of the new features that you will be able to have with MyDCG. 

    To access:

    go to http://www.dogwoodcitygrotto.org and click “login” at the top of the page.

    You will be receiving an email shortly after this with your password.    Your login will be your email on record.

    You can also just click "forget password" to reset your password.  

    If you are not current with your membership, you won't be able to access all these great resources.    

    This is a new system to all of us and there may be a few hiccups in the meantime.  Please be patient and if there are any issues, let us know at mydcg@dogwoodcitygrotto.org so that we can get it resolved. 

    Dogwood City Grotto & the MyDCG Implementation Team


  • March 28, 2018 7:19 PM | Anonymous

    Greetings Folks! 

    Today, Glenn Fell, the 2018 DCG Grotto Chair named Tamara Lesage as this year's Tag Fall Cave In Chair. Mr Fell stated "Tamara has been around the Cave In for years and has been involved in many many ways. Many people don't even realize the amount of work she has done for the cave in." Addtionally, Mr. Fell stated "I am excited to have her as this years event Chair and I know she is going to put on one gosh-darn-tootin heck of a cave in." 

    More Details about this year's Cave In will come in the near future.

    The TAG Fall Cave In is an Annual Event hosted by the Dogwood City Grotto held in October atop lookout mountain.  The Annual attendance usually surpasses 1000 attendees from all over the world.  Proceeds from the Cave In are given back to the Caving Community in the form of Grants. In the 40 Years of the Cave In History, the DCG has given back close to $200,000 in grants back to the caving community. 

    For more information about the TAG Fall Cave In, visit http://www.tagfallcavein.com

    For more information about grants, or to submit a grant requests, email the grant coordinator at grants@dogwoodcitygrotto.org

  • January 02, 2018 9:00 PM | Anonymous

    At the 2018 Annual Member's meeting, the following people were elected to serve as grotto officers for the year of 2018

    Glenn Fell - Chair

    Clinton Kahl - Vice Chair

    Nancy Rogers - Treasurer

    Abbey Moore - Recording Secretary

    Jon Zetterberg - Corresponding Secretary

    Clint Garner - Public Relations

    Clinton Kahl - 2018-2021 Cave In Advisory Board

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