TCMA Activities Newsletter

TCMA Activities Newsletter

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TCMA Activities Newsletter
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TCMA Activities Newsletter
George Veni ( suggested by )
Texas Cave Management Association (TCMA)
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The TCMA Activities Newsletter is the official publication of the Texas Cave Management Association, a Conservancy of the National Speleological Society.
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(October 1996)
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The TCMA Activities Newsletter is the official
publication of the Texas Cave Management Association,
a Conservancy of the National Speleological


Texas Cave Management Association [ PO. Box 202853 Austin, TX 78720-2853 eetin Notice M 8:30 *TI. Sunday, oct. 20 M inutes May 5, 1996 of Last Meeting The annual membership meekg of the Texas Cave Management Association will be held during the TEXAS CAVERS' REUNION weekend at the Flat Creek Ranch next to Perdenales Falls State Park, near Johnson City, Texas. Agenda items include elections for three year director positions on the TCMA Board to each serve from 1997 through 1999. Nominations have been received for Bruce Anderson, Bill Sawyer and Mike Grirnm. Also on the agenda are updates of activities at 5 TCMA sites including Robber Baron's Cave in San Antonio. All members are invited to attend the meeting which will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, October 20 at the San Antonio caver's camp or near the main meeting pavilion, whichever is more convenient, at TCR. A board meeting will be held prior to the membership meeting for appointment of a Vice-president and other business as may be necessary. To get to the TCR and TCMA meeting sites, access from anywhere in the state is via U.S. 290 or U.S. 281, or both, and either FM 2766 from Johnson City or from FM 3232 from the Blanco-Hays County line west of Dripping Springs. After nearing the State Park, just follow the TCR signs. Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs and/or portable shade. Food and beverages should be available at the TCR site. Mail other agenda items to the Secretary, Julie Jenkins at TCMA, P.O. Box 202853, Austin, TX 78720-2853. Her phone number is (5 12) 258-6608. We'll see you there Respectfully, Jay Jorden Directors forming a quorum of Texas Cave Management Association met for a business session during the Texas Speleological Associations' spring convention at the Lone Man Ii Ranch. Present were Jay Jorden of Dallas, acting president. Dan Hogenauer of San Antonio, Ron Ralph of Waco, Bill Russell of Austin, Noble Stidham of Lubbock, Mike Warton of Cedar Park. Absent were Bruce Anderson, Carl Ponebshek, Bill Sawyer and Jim Wolff. Minutes from the last meeting in February were approved as amended with a clarification in board attendance. With the Treasurer in Mexico on business, Jay reviewed financial reports covering the months of February and March. They were approved as read. A report of the Wrey Trust, witKgrant money earmarked for maintenance at Whirlpool Preserve was also approved. In the president's report. Jay Jorden indicated that $500. Which has been held in trust from the 1994 NSS Convention Committee was deposited two weeks prior into a money market for the TSA Endowment Fund. I The TCMA has been in contact with the Land Trust Alliance regarding liability insurance renewals. The alliance and the insurance underwriter assured TCMA that insurance coverage continued even when renewal premium notices and paperwork became backed up at the source. The underwriter agreed to update the current policy to eliminate outdated and/or incorrect information. There has been vandalism in the form of debris dumping at the Buttercup Creek Preserve. Bill Russell reported that site manager, Mike Warton, had caught vandals in the act of throwing rocks over the fence and that promises were made to clean up the messes. Mike will follow up with the neighborhood association at the subdivision. The Treasurer's report was presented and the May balances were $3,798.84 with 2,621.37 in the general fund. Noble Stidham reported that the long awaited brochures were still waiting suitable black and white photos for completion. Respectfully submitted, Juli Jenkins


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