uncle sam2Minnesota Cavers Club Bylaws

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Your Information

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Preferred Username for the Website / Blog*

Address* Address 2

City* State* Zip*



Emergency Contact

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Medical Conditions

Please answer the following questions

  • Diabetes?

  • Asthma?

  • Severe Allergies?

    If "Yes", what are you allergic to?

  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks?

  • Heart Conditions?

  • Claustrophobic?

    Are you sure? Because a lot of people say No, and then they turn out to be claustrophobic.

  • Afraid of heights?

Additional Information

Please list any other conditions that we should know about and be prepared for.

Keep in mind that caving often involves being in places completely inaccessible to emergency personnel.


 Wetsuit Vertical Gear

Activities & Skills

  • Cable Ladder Climbs
  • SRT
  • Wetsuit Caving
  • Cave Surveying
  • Sinkhole Excavation
  • Cave Exploring
  • Dig Projects
  • Trip Leading
  • Cave Photography
  • Cave Restoration
  • Scientific Studies

Agreement & Bylaws

  1. I have read, understand, and agree to adhere to the bylaws of the Minnesota Caving Club.
  2. I understand that to hold office that I must be an NSS member.
  3. If I reside in the state of MN and am an NSS member, I have listed, or will list, the Minnesota Caving Club as my primary grotto.
  4. I understand that the board members are the decision-making body, but that any decision made by the Board can be overruled by a majority vote of the club members.
  5. I will come prepared for caving activities / trips. Failure to do so will result in my inability to participate.
  6. I will abide by the NSS Conservation Policy, which holds that (caving parties will) “provide for a means of removal of waste, limit marking to a few small, removable signs as needed for surveys, and especially, exercise extreme care not to accidentally break soil formations.”
  7. If I lead any caving trips, I understand that I must submit a trip report within two weeks. Failure to do so will result in suspension of club benefits, including eligibility to participate in any other caving trips.
  8. As a member of the Minnesota Caving Club, I pledge to support the preservation, protection, study, conscientious exploration and conservation of the caves of the Minnesota Cave Preserve, as well as other caves in Southeast Minnesota.

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