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Chronological history of past VAR meetings, with attendances

Date

Location

Host(s)

Total Attendance

Pre-Registered

9/29/2019

Friars Hole Cave Preserve, Jacox, WV

Baltimore & DC Grottoes

200+

~75%

4/28/2019

Camp Powhattan Boy Scout Camp, Hiwassee, VA

James River Grotto

170 + 10 kids

132 (73%)

9/23/2018

New River Junction Campground, Blacksburg, VA

VPI Cave Club

180 + 8 kids

162 (86%)

4/29/2018

Hungry Mother Lutheran Retreat Center, Marion, VA

Walker Mountain Grotto

280 (est)

216 (77%)

9/24/2017

Experience Learning, Spruce Knob, WV

Pine Mountain Grotto

150 (est)

 

4/30/2017

Thorn Springs Park, Franklin, WV

Tommy Carpenter

265

150 (57%)

10/2/2016

Poorfarm Festival Grounds, Unus, WV

Greenbrier Valley Grotto

(no report)

 

4/24/2016

Endless Caverns, VA

Tri-State

302

 

10/17/2015

Mt. Jackson, VA (meeting only)

VAR

12

 

4/26/2015

Natural Bridge, VA

BATS

268

211 (79%)

10/12/2014

Rich Mountain Battlefield, WV

Monongahela Grotto

   

4/13/2014

RASS Fieldstation, Bath County, Virginia

RASS

   

9/28/2013

Greenbrier Festival Grounds, Williamsburg, WV

VPI

115 VAR
70 YTR

 

5/19/2013

Boy Scout Camp between Huntersville & Dunmore, Pocahontas Co, WV

Tri-State

184

 

9/23/2012

Lexington, VA

Rolland Moore

108

59 (55%)

9/23/2012

Williamsburg, WV

Tri-State

226

 

11/15/2011

RASS Field Station, VA

RASS

142

 

5/23/2011

Durbin, WV

Front Royal

247

 

10/3/2010

Friars Hole, WV

DC & Baltimore Grottos

263

188 (71%)

5/23/2010

Fairlea, WV

Bubble Cave, LLC

330

223 (67%)

9/27/2009

Strasburg, VA

BATS & Dingo Grotto

101

 
         

3/26/2009

Grottoes, VA (Grand Caverns)

Members of the VAR

221

96 (43%)

10/19/2008

Covington, VA

Blue Ridge & James River Grottos

276

158 (57%)

6/5/2008

Bristol, VA

Mountain Empire Grotto, with Appalachian Cave Conservancy and Flittermouse Grotto

   

10/12/2007

Dailey, WV (OTR site), joint MAR/VAR

Philadephia & Triangle Trogodytes

280

194 (69%)

4/27/2007

Durbin, WV (East Fork Campground)

Front Royal Grotto

280

154 (55%)

9/22/2006

Glen Lyn, VA (Town Park)

VPI Cave Club

180

111 (62%)

4/28/2006

Grottoes, VA (Grand Caverns)

VAR Grand Survey Project

363

143 (39%)

9/23/2005

Bath County, VA (RASS field station)

RASS

283

 

4/29/2005

Fairlea, WV (WV State Fair)

Bubble Cave, LLC

   

10/24/2004

Tucker County, WV (Camp Kidd)

Monongahela Grotto

   

4/23/2004

Grottoes, VA (Grand Caverns)

Tri-State Grotto

   

9/26/2003

Rural Retreat, VA

Front Royal Grotto

   

5/9/2003

Dailey, WV (OTR site)

PSC & DC Grotto

   

9/29/2002

New Market, VA (Endless Caverns)

BATS & FRG

262

 

4/29/2002

Grottoes, VA (Grand Caverns)

WVCC

   

9/28/2001

Bath County, VA (RASS field station)

RASS

   

5/6/2001

Cumberland Gap, TN

Pine Mountain Grotto

116

 

9/24/2000

Maxwellton, VA

WVASS

215

 

5/6/2000

New River, VA

VPI Cave Club

280

 

9/26/1999

Franklin, WV (Thorn Spring)

Front Royal Grotto

   

5/2/1999

Mt. Solon, VA (Natural Chimneys)

Tri-State Grotto

   

9/27/1998

Friar's Hole, WV

Baltimore & Sligo Grottos

   

5/3/1998

Draper, VA (Horseshoe Campground)

New River Valley Grotto

   

10/5/1997

Cumberland Gap, VA

Pine Mountain Grotto

   

5/27/1997

Bath County, VA (RASS field station)

RASS

   

10/20/1996

Franklin, WV (Thorn Spring)

PSC

   

5/19/1996

Mt. Solon, VA (Natural Chimneys)

Blue Ridge Grotto

   

10/1/1995

Seneca Rocks, WV (Indian Village Campground)

Tri-State Grotto

   

5/14/1995

Tucker County, WV (Camp Kidd)

Monongahela Grotto

   

10/2/1994

Glengary, WV (Lazy A Campground)

Tri-State Grotto

   

5/8/1994

Radford, VA (Kiwanis Campground)

New River Valley Grotto

   

9/26/1993

Huttonsville, WV (Bell's Campground)

Western Maryland Grotto

   

5/2/1993

White Sulphur Springs, WV

RASS

   

10/4/1992

New Market, VA (Endless Caverns)

Front Royal Grotto

   

4/26/1992

Anthony, WV (Greenbrier Youth Camp)

Tri-State

   

10/6/1991

Seneca, WV (Yokum's Campground)

Triangle Troglodytes

   

5/5/1991

Radford, VA

New River Valley Grotto

   

10/14/1990

Mt. Solon, VA (Natural Chimneys)

WVSS

   

5/6/1990

Dailey, WV (OTR site)

GROSS Grotto

   

10/1/1989

Natural Bridge, VA

Friends of VSS & WVSS

   

4/30/1989

New Market, VA (Endless Caverns)

Tidewater Grotto

   

10/2/1988

Glengary, WV (Lazy A Campground)

Tri-State, Frederick, & Sligo

   

4/24/1988

Alleghany County, VA (Circle H Camp)

RASS

   

10/25/1987

New River Park, VA

New River Valley Grotto

   

5/3/1987

Dailey, WV (OTR site)

Assorted. DC area cavers

   

10/5/1986

Maxwellton, WV (Gene Turner's)

WVCS

   

4/27/1986

Bowden, WV (Alpine Shores)

Blue Ridge Grotto

   

10/6/1985

Pearisburg, VA (Biological Station)

VPI Grotto

   

5/4/1985

Massanutten Caverns

RASS

   

10/7/1984

Friars Hole, WV

Sligo Grotto

   

4/29/1984

Franklin, WV (Thorn Spring)

DC Grotto & PSC

   

10/9/1983

Grotteos, VA (Grand Caverns)

VAR & CCV

   

4/30/1983

Anthony, WV (Greenbrier Youth Camp)

ESSO & Charleston Grottos

   

10/23/1982

Massanutten Caverns

Madison University Student Grotto

   

4/24/1982

Abingdon, VA (Riverside Campground)

Mountain Empire and Holston Valley Grottos

   

10/24/1981

Franklin, WV (Thorn Spring)

PSC

   

4/25/1981

New River Junction Park, VA

VPI Grotto

   

10/18/1980

New Market, VA (Endless Caverns)

DC Grotto

   

4/19/1980

Bannerman Farm

Charleston & ESSO Grottos

   

10/6/1979

Abingdon, VA

Mountain Empire and Holston Valley Grottoes

   

4/7/1979

Franklin, WV

PSC

   

10/7/1978

Mt. Solon, VA (Natural Chimneys)

Tidewater & RASS

   

4/30/1978

Anthony, WV

WVCS

   

10/9/1977

Raphine, VA

Shenandoah Valley Grotto

   

4/2/1977

Abingdon, VA

Mountain Empire and Holston Valley Grottos

   

10/9/1976

Franklin, WV (Thorn Spring)

Germany Valley Grotto

   

4/3/1976

Camp Albermarle, VA

UVa Grotto

   

10/11/1975

Dublin, VA

VPI & New River Grotto

   

4/12/1975

Franklin, WV (Thorn Spring)

RASS

   

10/12/1974

Organ Cave, WV

Greenbrier Grotto

   

4/20/1974

Neola, WV

DC Grotto

   

10/27/1973

Bowden, WV

Monongahela Grotto

   

4/14/1973

Franklin, WV (Thorn Spring)

PSC

   

10/7/1972

Kingsport, TN

Holston Valley Grotto

   

3/18/1972

Charlottesville, VA

UVa Grotto

   

10/2/1971

Rocky Mount, VA

Blue Ridge Grotto

   

4/3/1971

Blacksburg, VA

VPI Cave Club