General Meeting Minutes: June 26th 2019

Introductions and In attendance:

Ken Walsh

Mike Broome

Lisa Lorenzin

Rachel Saker

Emily Graham

Michael McBride

Julie Fairbank

Kim Parks

Carlin K


Mark Daugtridge

Zeke Van Fossen

Eric Williams

Giana Pitman

Christy Kim

Jessica Kelly

Mark Doyle


Upcoming Trips and Activities:

July 5th-7th: Beginner’s Vertical Caving Trip, Pigeon Mt. Georgia. See Michael McBride for more info
July 12th-14th: WVACS
July 19th-21st: Caving in WV, see Rachel Saker for Info
July 26th-28th: Perkins Cave Survery trip: See Carlin for more info
Aug 4th: Beginners trip to New River Cave
August 10th: Grotto Trip!
August 31st: OTR
Sept 27-29: Fall VAR
Oct. 5th-7th: Hancock Cave for Karst management symposium
Oct. 10-13th: TAG Fall Cave

Kim Park’s Presentation on White Nose Syndrome:

Kim shared an amazing presentation than included:

–“White-nose Syndrome”: Proposed methods to combat infection

–A review of WNS historically and currently

–UV Light Treatment for selective treatment

–Bat Box Thermoregulation

— Chemical Controls (Cold Press Valencia Orange Oil, Pseudomona fluorescens, Rhodococcus rhodocochrous)

— Feasibility of Treatments

–Immune Activation against WNS during hibernation and Possibility of Vaccination against P. Destructans