Holiday Party – Dec 8

Dear Fellow Cavers,

As was finalized at last night’s meeting, Bill and I are pleased to be hosting the 2018 SFBC Holiday Party on Saturday Dec. 8, 2018.

Location: Frantz residence
16345 Englewood Ave.
Los Gatos CA.
Directions: Google is right on – Call if you need more.
There are numerous ways to get here. All eventually put you southbound on Los Gatos Blvd. Turn left on Shannon Rd. 2nd Right is Englewood. We are the 4th on the right after you turn off of Shannon, last before the speed bump. Oleander hedge in front.

880 south from East Bay, becomes 17 towards SantaCruz. Exit at Lark. Left onto Lark. Right onto LGBlvd.
280 south from SF then 85 south towards Gilroy, exit at LG Blvd.
101 south, then 85 south towards Gilroy, exit at LG Blvd.

RSVP or directions: Peri’s cell 408 464 7141 (Leave a message if no answer, I will return your call)

Time (approx): 6:00 Gather
7:00 PotLuck Supper
8:30 Auction
9:30 GIft Exchange
11:30 End

Activities:
Mostly socializing:
Pot Luck Supper – Bill and Peri will provide a Turkey, gravy & cranberry sauce.
– Call if you want to arrange a side dish, salad or dessert. Things usually work out fine without prior arrangement.
Auction: SFBC’s annual fundraiser. Bring a donation – old caving gear, or whatever.
Gift Exchange – Bring a wrapped gift (approx. value $20) – we will explain rules for this ”Thieving Exchange” before it starts. I’s lots of fun. Make sure it is wrapped.

Bill & I will be out most of the morning & afternoon, so if you need to talk to us, do so in advance.

See everyone on the 8th.

Peri

November Members’ Meeting of the SFBC – Anita Lodge Presenting on Millerton Caves and San Joaquin River Gorge

Dear Members,
ELECTIONS!
Officer elections are this month.
The election is this Tuesday.
The November SFBC Members’ Meeting will take place in the San Carlos Public Library on Tuesday November 27 at 7:30 PM. There is a parking lot in front of the library and plenty of street parking in the area.
*PRESENTATION:*
This month’s presentation, beginning at 7:45, will be:
*Millerton Cave, San Joaquin River Gorge and a Dam *
This month we will hear from Anita Lodge of the Friends of the River about the impending damming of the San Joaquin River Gorge. This impacts one of our favorite caves – Millerton Caves. Come hear about this.
*LOCATION/DIRECTIONS:*
This is the address:
San Carlos Library,
610 Elm St, San Carlos, CA 94070
This link will help you find it on google maps:
*Google Maps <goo.gl/maps/Rryvp1ERZkL2>*
*Google Maps*

This month’s pre-member’s meeting dinner and executive committee meeting will be held at Broiler Express, which is located at 895 Laurel St, San Carlos, CA 94070. This is the link for it on google maps: goo.gl/maps/bxHypZeiDsQ2.
For those who are interested in attending, the after-meeting caver happy hour will be held at St. James Gate, 1410 Old County Road, Belmont, CA 94002.
I hope you can all make it on Tuesday!
Rafael

August Members Meeting

Friendly reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug 25th, at 7:30 pm is the members meeting.

Members Meeting (7:30pm – 9:00pm)

345 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA
This month’s presentation (25min) will be a video on Hidden Cave provided to us by Matt Bowers.
Hidden Cave is an archaeological site which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places, in 1972, as part of Grimes Point. It is located seven miles east of Fallon, NV on the north side of U.S. Highway 50.

The cave itself was formed around 21,000 years ago by the waves of rising Pleistocene Lake Lahontan. In the mid-1920’s, the cave was found by four school boys, the first 20th century humans to do so. The cave has been excavated by archaeologists three times: once in 1940, again in 1951, and finally a large excavation in 1979-1980 by the American Museum of Natural History.  A high proportion of the artifacts found in Hidden Cave were unbroken and arranged in concentrations. That led to the conclusion that 3,500 to 3,800 years ago people used the cave more as a cache (a place to store objects for later) than for habitation.

Agenda:
  • Social / Introductions                      [7:30 PM]
  • Video Presentation
  • Welcome new guests/members     [8:00 PM]
  • Trip Reports | Planning | Sign Ups
  • Business Announcements

Break/Oasis

  • Exec Meeting (all welcome)           [9:00 PM]

Share:

We’ll be sharing recent photos at the meeting!

Whether it’s with the grotto, on your own, or with others; bring photos, cool gear, or anything that you’d like to share. We love hearing about it and we want to hear from you.

Pre-meeting Dinner (6:30pm – 7:15pm)

If you’re interested in catching a bite to eat prior to the meeting, you can find folks here
@ Jason’s Cafe
1246 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 9402

Post-meeting Social (9:00pm)

241 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Photo of the month:
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July Members Meeting — *** Grotto Social and New Location ***

*** Grotto Social and Potluck ***
The members meeting this July will be a social potluck at member Dat’s house in Menlo Park (2 min away from the USGS) on, Tuesday, July 28th, at 7:30 pm.
 
The social is potluck style. Chips, salsa, and snacks will be served. Feel free to bring a main course for yourself and something to share. Bring photos or upload them!
 
*** NEW LOCATION ***
*** NEW LOCATION ***
*** NEW LOCATION ***
1 Heritage Ct, Atherton, CA 94027
 
*Please do NOT park in the house’s rotunda
Green denotes good parking areas for easy reference.
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Members Meeting (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
@ 1 Heritage Ct, Atherton, CA 94027
1 Heritage Ct, Atherton, CA 94027
Agenda:
 
Pre-meeting Stuff
  • Exec Meeting (All Welcome)          [6.30 PM]
  • Grotto Business
Members Meeting
  • Social / Introductions                      [7:30 PM]
  • Welcome new guests/members
  • Announcements                              [8:00 PM]
  • Photo Presentations / Trip Reports
  • Planning | Sign Ups

July Happy Hour

Happy hour time 7/21/2015!
Bring photos and regale us, over a beer, with stories of your latest caving adventures or ask about how to get into caving in California and meet some fun people. If you have photos to share of a recent caving trip, bring a URL, USB drive or a laptop and we’ll show them on the big screen.
Drop by anytime after 7pm. There will be beer, wine and veggie-barley soup.
Street parking in the Mission is free after 6pm, and the house is less than a block from the 24th Mission BART station.
Elaine (& Mark in spirit from some naval base in SoCal)
Contact elaine@verylost.com for location.

June Members Meeting

Friendly reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23th, at 7:30 pm is the members meeting.
Members Meeting (7:30pm – 9:00pm)
345 Middlefield Rd. Menlo Park, CA
This month’s presentation (25min) will be a short preview for the 2015 NSS Convention in Waynesville, MO.
Agenda:
  • Social / Introductions                      [7:30 PM]
  • Announcements
  • Video Presentation
  • Welcome new guests/members     [8:00 PM]
  • Trip Reports | Planning | Sign Ups

Break/Oasis

  • Business items
Share:
We’ll be sharing recent photos at the meeting!
Whether it’s with the grotto, on your own, or with others; bring photos, cool gear, or anything that you’d like to share. We love hearing about it and we want to hear from you.
Pre-meeting Dinner and Exec Meeting (6:30pm – 7:15pm)
@ Jason’s Cafe. All are welcome to join.
1246 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Post-meeting Social (9:00pm)
@ Oasis Beer Garden
241 El Camino Real, Menlo Park

Cathedral Room in Church Cave, CA Photo by Steven Johnson

Cathedral Room in Church Cave, CA
Photo by Steven Johnson

July SFBC Vertical Practice

The vertical practice in July will move to Ron’s place.

The address is:
18 Woodwardia Ave
Felton, CA

and our phone is:

831-335-4812

Instructions on how to get here are at:

http://www.rpbourret.com/personal/maps.htm

Please note that we don’t have much parking at the house; people should use the alternate parking shown on the map. If somebody does come to the house, be aware that Google Maps gets things right but Apple apparently does not, directing you to a bridge that closed a couple of years ago.

We will have a BBQ, so people should bring something for the grill and something to share.