Membership Information

Membership in the grotto requires payment of annual dues and entitles you to receive the Electric Caver, partake in all Grotto activities, and use Grotto material. Unless a grotto member is a NSS member, they are considered an Associate member and cannot vote or hold office within the Grotto. Since the Grotto is a local chapter of the Society, NSS membership is strongly advised.

All Greater Cincinnati Grotto (GCG), Dayton Underground Grotto (DUG), Bluegrass Grotto (BGG), and Central Ohio Grotto (COG) members must submit a signed, permanent GSP waiver form.   Click here to download the Waiver form. After completing and signing the form for every member in the family, you may scan it and email it to your Membership Chair.  Otherwise, you can forward the signed forms to your Membership Chair via postal mail. Once submitted, you won't have to sign another permanent waiver, unless you change your address.

If you prefer renewing the "old" way, by postal mail, download the GCG Renewal Form by clicking here, then mailing it, with your check and signed Waivers (page 3 of the renewal packet), if necessary, to the address on the form.

For New Memberships or for further GCG membership information, download the New Member Application Packet.  Then contact the Membership Chair, Gary Bush , to complete your application.

Current members can renew their membership on-line on this page:
About GCG / Renew Your Membership from the menu above.

Regular meetings of GCG are held on the first Friday of every month at 7:30 p.m. on the campus of the University of Cincinnati. The meetings are regularly held in Braunstein Hall, room 201. Check the calendar in case there are changes.

Following each meeting is an informative program. These programs range from slide shows of a member's recent cave trip, or a technical demonstration of some specific apparatus, to a lecture by a guest speaker on subjects appropriate to Speleology.


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