TCMA Activities Newsletter

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The TCMA Activities Newsletter is the official
publication of the Texas Cave Management Association,
a Conservancy of the National Speleological
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, No. 2 November 1993

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TCMA ACTIVITIES NEWSLETTER The TCMA Activities Newsletter is the official publication of the Texas Cave Management Association, a Conservancy of the National Speleological Society. Distribution is free to TCMA members. Current associate membership is $10 lullldy. Li-p, in equal $25 -,is$lm.w-p~to the TCMA Treasurer, 504 Kimbrough, Fort Worth, TX 76108. Additional complim&q copies are distributed on a temporary basis at the discretion of the Editor and Publisher to cave owners, NSS membeImandintlBrd~ . and ~tbm involved in cave conservation projects. ADDRESS CHANGES: Please send address corrections or changes to the Editor, Jay Jorden, 1518 Devon Circle, Dallas, TX 75217-1205; phone (214) 398-9272. Publisher Noble Stidham, P.O. Box 1094, Lubbock, TX 79408; phone (806) 763-8606. SUBMISSIONS: Articles and other Activities Newsletter correspondence should be seat to the Editor or Publisher. Copyright (c) 1993 Texas Cave Management Association except as noted. NSS internal organizations may reprint any item first appearing in the TCMA Activities Newsletter as long as permission is first obtained from the TCMA and a copy of the newsletter containing the material is mailed to the Editor. OFFICERS Carl Ponebshek .......... Board Chairman Mike Warton ........... Executive Director Carolyn Biegert ............... Secrestary Bruce Anderson ............... Treasurer Lee Jay Graves ................ Director Jay Jorden ................... Director Ron Ralph .................... Director Mike Warton .................. Director NEXT MEETING ~l-m~mdfma#notice of the next Texas Cave Management Association meeting to be scheduled. COVER ARTWORK Linda Heslop of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada hasWy~tothemofkhp4ink dmuhp for covers of the TCMA Activities Newsletter. Linda's artwork has graced the papa of the NSS NM and she has also illustrated many other caving publications. Recently, Linda was named a fellow of the National Speleological Society. TABLE OF CONTENTS Minutes of TCMA Board Meeting ......... 1 Proposed TCMA Bylaw Changes ......... 3 ... Minutes of the TCMA General Membership 5 Whirlpool and Lost Oasis Cave ........... 6 Errata ........................... 6 Marigold Cleanup and Restoration ......... 7 National Cave Symposium .............. 7 TCMA Financial Statement ............. 8 FROM THE PUBLISHER This issue of the TCMA Activities Newsletter has been typeset on WP 5.1, also using WP Graphics, Pagemaker, and Cord Draw. Output is to HP 111 Laserjet Printer, thence, off to the copy shop. The cover is an in-house PMT of the artists work. Readers are urged, nay emplored, to submit articles and B & W Photos for submission. Either may be seat to the Editor or the Publisher. TCMA Activities Newsletter belongs to the members. Provide information of interest to your fellow cavers. Your thoughts and your submissions are necessary for the growth of the newsletter and for providing timely news and dates. TCMA Members are the real publishers of the quality and content of future issues of this publication.

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TCMA Activities Newsletter Carl Ponebshek, board chairman, called the meeting to order at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 15, at the 1993 Texas Cavers' Reunion site near Wimberley. A quorum of directors was present. Present: Carl Ponebshek, Bruce Anderson, Jay Jorden, Ron Ralph, Mike Warton. Treasurer Bruce Anderson gave a report on the TCMA financial statement. He said the old bank account is being phased out. Executive Director Mike Warton said a possible work weekend at the Marigold Cave Preserve is the first weekend of December (Dec. 4-5) for planting and other work. Meeting notices were discussed, as well as communications from the Center for Nonprofit Management and a new cave management group. The Dallas-based center advises other 501(c)3 organizations on management issues and other problems. For a modest fee, the center will perform a "legal checkup" which includes review of bylaws and corporate minutes. Additional information will come from the Center, a consulting agency for non-profits. A representative said any bylaws changes must be submitted to the Internal Revenue Service, so it was reasonable and prudent to get the review. The non-profit center also offers other services. i A general TCMA membership meeting was scheduled at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, to discuss bylaws. MJPonebshek, and stJay Jorden on proposed bylaws changes submitted by Anderson and Jorden, unless otherwise noted. The following include Article and Section numbers, proposed changes, amendments in italics, deleted language k-kk& and disposition in voting: 1. "Article in, Section 1. Members. There shall be six classes of members. These classes shall be Regular, Family, Associate, Corporate, Institutional and Honorary. Each shall have one vote in the election of directors. Fees, dues, etc., shall be set by the Board of Directors and Officers." Approved with one abstention: Ralph. 2. "Article in, Section 4. Cost of Membership. Regular membership shall have a fee of $100.00. Each Regular Family membership shall have a fee of $50.00. A maintenance fee of $5.00 a year shall be charged, per primary member, starting 10 years after joining. Associate membership shall have a fee of $15.00 a year. Each Associate Family membership shall have a fee of $7.00 a year. Corporate and Institutional membership fees shall be $100.000 or a donation of equal value accepted by the Board of Directors. These memberships shall have a term of 10 years. Honorary membership shall be by the Board of Directors with no fee involved. This is an unlimited lifetime membership. All classes of membership are with voting privileges." Approved unanimously as amended. 3. "Article IV, Section 1. Number of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist of no less than three (3) members as original Directors, which shall be expandable to seven (7) members by the election of new Directors to the Board as provided by these bylaws. A simpk majority of the Board at any time serving shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. Decisions of the Board at a meeting shall be by a majority vote." Approved unanimously as amended. 4. "Article IV, Section 3. Election of Directors. The Directors shall be elected by a plurality of all voting members. All Directors shall be elected from the membership. Each member in good standing shall have one vote in the election of Directors. The original three Directors shall serve until the first annual meeting. At that meeting, seven (7) Directors

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TCMA Activitie* Newdetter shall be elected. Three shall serve one year, two shall serve two years, and two shall serve three years. Thereafter, the term of each Director shall be three years." Approved unanimously. 5. "Article IY, Section 10. Proxies. Proxies of absent Directors shall be allowed in any meeting of the Board of Directors. Such proxies shall be in writing and good only for the date of said meeting." Approved unanimously as amended. ** 6. "Article V, Section 1. Number and Titles. The Officers of this corporation shall be the Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Secretary and Treasurer. The Chairman of the Board must be an elected Director and will only vote to break a tie vote. The Executive Director may or may not be an elected Director. The Executive Director will only have a vote in Board meetings if helshe is an elected Director. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall each have one vote at Board meetings." Approved unanimously as amended. 7. "Article V, Section 2. Election. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected by a plurality of all voting members. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected from the membership. Each member in good standing shall have one vote in the election of the Secretary and Treasurer. The Secretary and Treasurer shall serve staggered four-year terms, with the Secretary serving a two-year term at first to offset the election dates. MlJorden, slhderson. Approved with one abstention: Anderson. 8. "Article V, new section to insert after Section 2. Elections Committee. At the meeting that nominations are held, the Chairman of the Board shall appoint an Elections Committee of three people. These appointments will be subject to approval by the Directors and Officers. The duties of the Elections Committee shall be to have the ballots printed, mail the ballots, to have a return date for same and to count them by the full Committee. The Committee will then bring forth an election report before the full Board for its approval. The three Committee members shall elect a chairperson, who shall report back to the Board Chair on election results." Approved unanimously. 9. "Article V, new section between Sections 4-5. Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the day-to-day business of the Corporation. The Executive Director will bring new business and goals before the Board to vote on. The Executive Director shall give the Chairman of the Board all issues to be resolved at meetings at least three (3) days prior to any meeting.'' Approved with one abstention: Warton. 10. "Article V, Section 5. Secretary and Treasurer. The Secretary and Treasurer shall perform the following duties: (here pick up old language from '(a) Certify and ... to ... of Directors.') "The Secretary and Treasurer shall also perform the following duties: (here pick up old language from '(a) Have charge . to .. of Directors.')"Approved unanimously. 11. "Article VI, Section 5. Indemnification. (a) The corporation shall indemnify a present or former director, officer, committee member, employee or agent of the corporation who was, is or may be named defendant or respondent in any proceeding as a result of his or her actions or omissions within the scope of his or her official capacity in the corporation. For the purposes of this article, an agent includes one who is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, proprietor, trustee, partnership, joint venture, sole proprietorship, trust or other enterprise. However, the corporation shall indemnify a person only if he or she acted in good faith and reasonably believed that the conduct was in the corporation's best interests. In a case of a criminal proceeding, the person may be indemnified only if he or she had no reasonable cause to believe that the conduct was unlawful. The corporation shall not indemnify a person who is found liable to the corporation or is found liable to another on the basis of improperly receiving a personal benefit. A person is conclusively considered to have been found liable in relation to any claim, issue or matter if the person has been adjudged liable by a court of competent jurisdiction and all appeals have been exhausted. "(b) The termination of a proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction or a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent does not necessarily preclude indemnification by the corporation. '(c) The corporation shall pay or reimburse expenses incurred by a director, officer, committee member, employee or agent of the corporation in connection with the person's appearance as a witness or other participation in a proceeding involving or affecting the corporation when the person is not a named

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TCMA Activities Newsletter defendant or respondent in the proceeding." 12. "Article VI, Section 7. Business Judment Rule. These bylaws invoke the Texas Business Judgment Rule. Officers and directors shall not be held personally liable for mistakes that may damage corporate interests in the following event. Any decisions made in good faith, on an informed basis and with the honest belief that they are in the corporation's best interests will not be subject to attack. 13. "Article VII, Section 1. Adoption. Amendment and Repeal,. These bylaws may be amended or repealed in whole or in part, and new bylaws adopted by vote or written consent of two-thirds of the Directors of this corporation. These changes will then be published by newsher to the membership 45 days in advance of balloting. This vote must then be approved by a majority of the members returning mail ballots. Approved unanimously as amended. *This provision was later amended at the general TCMA meeting on Sunday, Oct. 17. Please see accompanying minutes. The Executive Director's report that followed the bylaws votes mentioned the need for an update from J site managers at Whirlpool and Lost Oasis caves. Warton said the register had been stolen from Whirlpool. The City of Austin has been using Whirlpool for beginners' tours. Jim Wolff and Alex Villagomez have been helping to manage the site. An arson investigation was started at Whirlpool after a brush fire earlier this year. A complete job description is needed for site managers and detailed management plans for both caves. Alex says a new site is needed for riding lawnmower storage. Gill Ediger has offered use of his Bobcat bulldozer to help with work at Whirlpool. MJPonebshek, sfRalph to check out the possibility of TCMA paying $50 dues to the Center for Nonprofit Management as soon as possible. MIRalph, sIPonebshek that Bruce be reimbursed for necessary expenses on acquiring the Austin post office box and membership. On directors' elections, Carl said that Ron and Jay come up for re-election in 1994, with Carl and Lee Jay in 1995. By consensus, the timetable for proceeding with elections for three directors under the expanded system would be 30 days following adoption of bylaws. Directors by consensus decided to continue with the goal of retaining and consolidating TCMA property at one location. MIAnderson, SIJorden that assets are not currently for sale, and also to receive returned inventory. MIAnderson, SIJorden to reimburse $45.73 to Mike Walsh for cleanup at Whirlpool following the fire. Bruce said the new TCMA address in Austin is: P.O. Box 202853, Austin, TX 78720-2853. Please note this address change from New Braunfels. The meeting was adjourned shortly before midnight. Respectfully submitted, Jay Jorden for Carolyn Biegert, secretary from Staff Reports The following are proposed changes to the Texas Cave Management Association bylaws. The proposals were made and approved in a TCMA board of directors meeting on Oct. 15 at the Texas Cavers' Reunion near Wirnberley, Texas, then discussed and approved in a members' meeting on Oct. 17 at the same site. They were subject to review by an attorney for a consulting agency to nonprofit corporations. The proposals now must be voted on by the general membership in balloting to follow the mailing of the TCMA Activities Newsletter. The following include Article and Section numbers and proposed changes: 1. "Article III. Section 1. Members. There shall be six classes of members. These classes shall be Regular, Family, Associate, Corporate, Institutional and Honorary. Each shall have one vote in the election of directors. Fees, dues, etc., shall be set by the Board of Directors and Officers." 2. "Article 111, Section 4. Cost of Membership. Regular membership shall have a fee of $100.00. Each Regular Family membership shall have a fee of

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TCMA Activitiu Newlcttcr $50.00. A maintenance fee of $5.00 a year shall be charged, per primary member, starting 10 years after joining. Associate membership shall have a fee of $15.00 a year. Each Associate Family membership shall have a fee of $7.00 a year. Corporate and Institutional membership fees shall be $100.000 or a donation of equal value accepted by the Board of Directors. These memberships shall have a term of 10 years. Honorary membership shall be by the Board of Directors with no fee involved. This is an unlimited lifetime membership. All classes of membership are with voting privileges. 3. "Article IV, Section 1. Number of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist of no less than three (3) members as original Directors, which shall be expandable to seven (7) members by the election of new Directors to the Board as provided by these bylaws. A simple majority of the Board at any time serving shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business. Decisions of the Board at a meeting shall be by a majority vote." 4. "Article IV, Section 3. Election of Directors. The Directors shall be elected by a plurality of all voting members. All Directors shall be elected from the membership. Each member in good standing shall have one vote in the election of Directors. The original three Directors shall serve until the first annual meeting. At that meeting, seven (7) Directors shall be elected. Three shall serve one year, two shall serve two years, and two shall serve three years. Thereafter, the term of each Director shall be three years. ' 5. "Article IV, Section 10. Proxies. Proxies of absent Directors shall be allowed in any meeting of the Board of Directors. Such proxies shall be in writing and good only for the date of said meeting. Proxies shall not be used to meet a quorum. A proxy may not represent more than one director, or vice versa. ' 6. "Article V, Section 1. Number and Titles. The Officers of this corporation shall be the Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Secretary and Treasurer. The Chairman of the Board must be an elected Director and will only vote to break a tie vote. The Executive Director may or may not be an elected Director. The Executive Director will only have a vote in Board meetings if helshe is an elected Director. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall each have one vote at Board meetings." 7. "Article V, Section 2. Election. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected by a plurality of all voting members. The Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected from the membership. Each member in good standing shall have one vote in the election of the Secretary and Treasurer. The Secretary and Treasurer shall serve staggered four-year terms, with the Secretary serving a two-year term at first to offset the election dates. 8. "Article V, new section to insert after Section 2. Elections Committee. At the meeting that nominations are held, the Chairman of the Board shall appoint an Elections Committee of three people. These appointments will be subject to approval by the Directors and Officers. The duties of the Elections Committee shall be to have the ballots printed, mail the ballots, to have a return date for same and to count them by the full Committee. The Committee will then bring forth an election report before the full Board for its approval. The three Committee members shall elect a chairperson, who shall report back to the Board Chair on election results." 9. "Article V, new section between Sections 4-5. Executive Director. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the day-to-day business of the Corporation. The Executive Director will bring new business and goals before the Board to vote on. The Executive Director shall give the Chairman of the Board all issues to be resolved at meetings at least three (3) days prior to any meeting." 10. "Article V, Section 5. Secretary and Treasurer. The Secretary and Treasurer shall perform the following duties: (here pick up old language from '(a) Certify and ... to ... of Directors.') "The Secretary and Treasurer shall also perform the following duties: (here pick up old language from '(a) Have charge ... to ... of Directors. ')" 11. "Article VI, Section 5. Indemnification. (a) The corporation shall indemnify a present or former director, officer, committee member, employee or agent of the corporation who was, is or may be named defendant or respondent in any proceeding as a result of his or her actions or omissions within the scope of his or her official capacity in the corporation. For the purposes of this article, an agent includes one who is or was serving at the request of the corporation as a director, officer, proprietor, trustee, partnership, joint venture, sole

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TCMA Activities Newsletter proprietorship, trust or other enterprise. However, the corporation shall indemnify a person only if he or she acted in good faith and reasonably believed that the conduct was in the corporation's best interests. In a case of a criminal proceeding, the person may be indemnified only if he or she had no reasonable cause to believe that the conduct was unlawful. The corporation shall not indemnify a person who is found liable to the corporation or is found liable to another on the basis of improperly receiving a personal benefit. A person is conclusively considered to have been found liable in relation to any claim, issue or matter if the person has been adjudged liable by a court of competent jurisdiction and all appeals have been exhausted. "(b) The termination of a proceeding by judgment, order, settlement, conviction or a plea of nolo contendere or its equivalent does not necessarily preclude indemnification by the corporation. "(c) The corporation shall pay or reimburse expenses incurred by a director, officer, committee member, employee or agent of the corporation in connection with the person's appearance as a witness or other participation in a proceeding involving or affecting the corporation when the person is not a named defendant or respondent in the proceeding." 12. "Article VI, Section 7. Business Judgment Rule. These bylaws invoke the Texas Business Judgment Rule. Officers and directors shall not be held personally liable for mistakes that may damage corporate interests in the following event. Any decisions made in good faith, on an informed basis and with the honest belief that they are in the corporation's best interests will not be subject to attack." 13. "Article VII, Section 1. Adoption. Amendment, and Repeal. These bylaws may be amended or repealed in whole or in part, and new bylaws adopted by vote or written consent of two-thirds of the Directors of this corporation. These changes will then be published by newsletter to the membership 45 days in advance of balloting. This vote must then be approved by a majority of the members returning mail ballots. Board chairman Carl Ponebshek called the meeting to order at 8 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 17, at the 1993 Texas Cavern' Reunion site near Wimberley. A quorum of directors was present, along with officers. Present: Carl Ponebshek, Brace Anderson, Jay Jorden, Lee Jay Graves, Ron Ralph, Mike Warton. MIRalph, sfAnderson to accept the previous meeting's minutes as read. Approved unanimously. As in the Board of Directors meeting on Friday, Treasurer Brace Anderson gave a report on the TCMA financial statement. He said the balance was more than $4,000, before taking into account several grants. The current general account funds total a little more than $3,300. MIRalph, stwarton to accept the report. Proposed bylaws changes were explained to the membership, with the plan to publish them in TCMA Activities Newsletter and then give 45 days for the referendum process. Bill Russell explained some concerns. M/Ralph, s/Warton to accept amendments. Approved. The following Article and Section number was changed, with amendment from previous meeting in italics and disposition in voting: 5. "Article IV, Section 10. Proxies. Proxies of absent Directors shall be allowed in any meeting of the Board of Directors. Such proxies shall be in writing and good only for the date of said meeting. Proxies shall not be used to meet a quorum. A proxy may not represent more than one director, or vice versa." Approved unanimously as amended.

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TCMA Activitiu Newletter The Executive Director's report followed the bylaws votes. Jim Wolff, site manager at Whirlpool and Lost \1 Oasis caves, was present for a report. He confirmed the register was taken from Whirlpool and has been missing since June or so. Bill Russell said that he has an extra register from Airman's Cave that can be used. On the blaze, Wolff said that it started outside a stone wall that is at one end of the property and that the arson investigation would likely focus there. On city trips into the cave, he said that was part of the Kids at Risk program and that about 400 youths had toured Whirlpool. He said that in turn, the city was to provide some funding. He said that Goat and Maple Run caves were also popular. The city had promised to provide concrete picnic tables at Whirlpool. Carl asked Jim to help with reorganization of Whirlpool management. Jim said he had been using a push mower at times to keep the property mowed. He said that some lawn damage had occurred, with fire trucks having driven across the property during firefighters' efforts. Reseeding may be necessary. Jim said he had spent some money in Whirlpool upkeep and was asked to give a report at the next meeting. MIWarton to put site funding at easier disposal for emergencies, etc. Alex Villagomez, who is also helping to manage the site, said the riding lawnmower needs a battery and that its engine was almost worn out. Another lawmnower TCMA uses has been leaking oil and won't drive in reverse. He has said the lawnmower needs a new Austin area home for TCMA safekeeping. Jim said the group should get a low trailer for the riding mower. On Lost Oasis, Jim said that Mike Walsh had provided a key and that some people had visited it. Walsh has been picking up trash on the property. Home construction is encroaching and the property is adjacent to a school. A fence is currently only around the cave compound. J Walter Feaster of Odessa gave a report on Amazing Maze Cave and 0-9 Water Well, both TCMAmanaged properties. He mentioned an attempted break-in at Amazing Maze, but said the gate was only slightly damaged and that no one actually entered the cave. He said a work trip was planned in December. He said that the TCMA planned to visit 0-9 again before hunting season begins in November. Bill Russell inquired about the number of visitors to the cave. Warton said that there had been 4-6 trips per year. Both 0-9 and Amazing Maze will be available for preand post-convention trips. Mike Warton said that a cleanup at Marigold Preserve is scheduled for the first weekend in December (Dec. 4-5) in Austin. He said a site cleanup and tree planting would be included. Any TCMA volunteers to help Jim Wolff in management at Whirlpool and Lost Oasis caves should contact him at 1300 Falcon Cove, Austin, TX 78745. The phone is (512) 440-8325. The new TCMA address in Austin is: P.O. Box 202853, Austin, TX 78720-2853. Please note this address change. The meeting was adjourned at 9 a.m. Sunday. Respectfully submitted, Jay Jorden for Carolyn Biegert, secretary WHIRLPOOL CAVE LOST OASIS CAVE from Staff Report* Jim Wolff, site manager for two Texas Cave Management Association properties in the Austin area, has requested members' help with his work. Any TCMA member wishing to aid in site management at Whirlpool and Lost Oasis, both located in South Austin, should contact Jim at (512) 440-8325. His address is 1300 Falcon Cove, Austin, TX 78745. Jim will appreciate your help. ERRATA (a OOB.) Bill Mixon The drawing on the cover of the July, 1993 Activities Newsletter was not a pen-and-ink by Kemy McGee as stated in Vol. 4, No.1. It was, instead, an

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TCMA Activitie* Newdetter August, 1970 drawing by Loren Bolinger based on the entrance to Three Fingers Cave in the Guadalupe Mountains of New Mexico. Our "Thanks" to all of the artists who have contributed their time and talents for the Activities Newsletter. MARIGOLD CLEANUP AND RESTORATION from Staff Report* Mike Warton, Executive Director of the TCMA, has scheduled a work project at the Marigold Cave Preserve, managed by TCMA, for the first weekend in December. The exact dates are December 4,s. Planned activities include cleanup of the property and planting trees, shrubs, etc. Some in-cave work at Marigold is also planned. For exact meeting time and place, please call Mike at (512) 250-0705. His address is 3508 Valley Pike Road, Cedar Park, TX 78613-5208. Please plan to participate in this most worthwhile nrniectsymposium papers while Friday was left open for the participants to enjoy various field trips relating to geology, conservation and cave management. As a wrap-up, cavers spent two hours Saturday listening to additional papers and two more hours participating in panel discussions. Listed below are our own Texas Cavers who shared their talents and their expertise during the symposium. This writer was unable to attend, so please forgive if I have erred in the titles of any papers: Bill Elliott: Air Monitoring During Bat Gate Construction. George Veni: Restoration of a Vandalized Show Cave. Jim Goodbar: Partnerships and Assistance Agreements in Cave Management. Ron Feiseler: Management Practices Combining Cave Protection and Aquifer Recharge Enhancement. Address for the Texas Cave ~anagernent Association which has changed to P.O. Box 202853, Austin, TX 78720-2853. Contact the Publisher of the TCMA Activities Newsletter at the phone numbers in this issue if you have problems receiving any NATIONAL CAVE MANAGEMENT SYMPOSIUM On Wednesday, October 27, over 160 registered participants and 20 volunteers listened intently to 46 technical papers on all phases of cave related subjects. Held in Carlsbad, New Mexico and sponsored jointly by CRF, BLM, NPS, and NFS, the symposium was the largest yet, and the most successful. Andy Grubbs: Endangered Species, Ground Water Protection and the Role of Inventories in Assessing Regional Significance. Mike Warton: Environmental Karst Movement of Central Texas A Five Year Study. Dale Pate: Survey Standards For Cave Management Use. Jay Jordan: Conservation Considerations in Cave Rescue A Case Study. ( Jay was unable to be present, but his paper was read. [Pub.] ) Mike Bilbo: Prehistoric Rock Art and Historic Writing. Walton Koemel: Extreme Low Radio Emissions of Bats in Lair Cave. Lyle Moss, MD: The Prevalence and Significance of Dehydration in Sport Cavers. Merlin Turtle: [title unknown] A Presentation on Bat Conservation. Over twenty-five percent of the presentations were by Texas Cavers or displaced Texas Cavers. Wednesday and Thursday were reserved for

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TCMA Activities Newsletter Beginning balance: Plus deposits: 08/26/93 08/29/93 Total to be accounted for: Less expenditures: 08/02/93 08/13/93 08/13/93 08/22/93 Total expenditures: Ending balance: Bank of America: 0813 1/93 Less outstanding checks: Adjusted balance: Adjusted bank balances: Bank of America 0813 1/93 Central Bank & Trust 08/31/93 Total ending adjusted bank bal. Grant balances: RASS Bat Grant RASS Cave Management Wrey Trust NSS 89 Symposium Buttercup Monitoring Buttercup Landscaping Total grant funds: Balance of funds in general account: -p~p Respectfully submitted by J. Bruce Anderson, Treasurer


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