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Volunteers Needed for the 2017 International Cave Diving Conference

At least three more volunteers are still needed for the 2017 NSS-CDS International Cave Diving Conference.  Please sign up and pay in Eventbrite- volunteers will receive a special volunteer t-shirt.   Direct Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-nss-cds-international-cave-diving-conference-tickets-28877714020
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Winter Workshop Underwater Light Dude LD-035-SG-160 Raffle

Winter Workshop Underwater Light Dude LD-035-SG-160 Raffle Purchase tickets from our online store here! The LD-035 is the flagship of the Underwater Light Dude line, retailing at $1,945. The LD-035 packs an awesome 3,500 lumens of brilliant power and will light up the darkest cave or shipwreck. The light features a side gland and the tall…
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Volunteers needed the CDS International Conference in June

Please indicate if you are available for volunteering either at the social Friday evening June 2, Saturday all day June 3 or both.  Volunteers still pay to attend AND will receive a unique conference volunteer shirt if signed up to help by May 1st.  Please email Renee when you can help along with your tee…
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BOD Meeting 12/7/16 @ 7:00 PM

The NSS-CDS Board of Directors will be meeting on Wednesday, the 7th of December, at 7:00 PM. To join the meeting, on your phone or Skype app, call (605) 562-0020.  When you are prompted for a meeting ID, enter 823 965 540 Minutes will be posted on the website under About Us -> Meeting Minutes after…
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NSS-CDS Bylaw Change- Vote Now!

Current members of the CDS may now vote for the proposed changes to the NSS-CDS bylaws (outlined here).  We are using an online system to tabulate votes.  Current members should have received an email from our vendor, Election Buddy at 12:00 AM this morning.  This election runs until January 15th, 2017 12:00 AM EST.  Please…
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Cathedral Right of First Refusal

Joe Citelli, Charman, NSS-CDS Below is text from an email I sent in response to a letter received informing us of a pending sale involving Cathedral and that we had 30 days to exercise our right of first refusal should we wish to do so. Click below to read the full text and join the…
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CDS Conservation Program Announcement

Michael Angelo Gagliardi, Conservation Committee Chair I am please to announce that Cave Conservancy Foundation has sent me an e-mail tonight letting me know that it has granted our request and is awarding the CDS Conservation Program a grant of $3,100.00 to go to the purchase of HoBo water sensors. I can think of no better thanksgiving treat. Click…
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Why Gold Lines?

Why do we have Gold Lines in the caves? What is the history? Gold lines in the caves were started a couple of decades ago in response to a fatality that occurred at Peacock Springs.  A dive team of two was swimming in between Orange Grove Sink and Challenge Sinks when one of the divers…
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Eagles Nest Line To Be Cut Back

As part of the NSS-CDS accident prevention mission and as part of my role as Eagles Nest Safety Officer I have requested that Colt Smith, one of the IUCRR recovery divers, cut back the line that leads to the restriction where we believe the recent tragedy occurred. This is part of an effort to be…
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BOD Meeting 10/19/16 @ 7:00 PM

The NSS-CDS Board of Directors will be meeting on Wednesday, the 19th of October, at 7:00 PM. To join the meeting, on your phone or Skype app, call (605) 562-0020.  When you are prompted for a meeting ID, enter 823 965 540 Minutes will be posted on the website under About Us -> Meeting Minutes after…
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