2008 SERA/VAR

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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby caverwoody » Jan 21, 2008 9:48 pm

Thanks John its always nice and helpful to have positive opinion from somebody other than the person doing it.posting.php?mode=reply&f=12&t=6150#
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby Jep » Jan 22, 2008 4:26 pm

They should post this event on the NSS Calendar and everyone is still waiting for the registration form. Jep.
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby Captain Caveman » Jan 25, 2008 7:30 pm

So tell some of us new commer what is expected at these events.
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby mgmills » Jan 25, 2008 8:45 pm

Captain Caveman wrote:So tell some of us new commer what is expected at these events.


Each event tends to be a bit different as different groups plan the events and include different thing.

Basically you can expect
* lots of cavers
* camping
* caving vendors (vendors selling gear for caving)
* usually some sort of entertainment on Saturday night
* door prizes given out before the Saturday entertainment
* some events have a meal you can buy for a fee
* many have a vendor selling food like hot dogs and burgers during the event
* often there are contests (like rope climbing, obstacle courses, squeeze boxes)
* sometimes a bon fire
* often group caving trips are offered complete with a "leader" for the trip.

I'm sure I've forgotten something. The main attraction for me is spending time with fellow cavers and having an opportunity to add to my "'wish list" of caving gear and occassionally having the money to actually buy some new caving gear.
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby caverwoody » Jan 25, 2008 11:40 pm

we will also have the alway popular hot tub as well we are going to have a couple of food vendors with all forms of eats, we are also looking to have karokee set up for open mike night on friday night. there is also a playground for the kids just walking distance from the campground. There are lots other additives in the process I will add them as soon as we get them worked out.
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby Captain Caveman » Jan 27, 2008 2:20 pm

Sound like fun i can wait.
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby CaverScott » Jan 28, 2008 8:15 am

Captain Caveman wrote:Sound like fun i can wait.


Mike - They forgot to tell you something. These caver "events" are HIGHLY addictive. :yikes: Seriously, you may want to give it a second thought. One event, like SERA, could change your life forever. Save yourself! :shhh:







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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby caverwoody » Jan 28, 2008 8:27 am

He's right my first SERA was the start of a new yearly tradition. I have not had that much fun in my life in one weekend. We also forgot to mention that that weekend we will have more caving than anyone can do in one weekend. Anything from vert. to horizontal, from easy to extremly hard. We are in the process of contacting vendors now and will have a list of them up on our web-site soon, this is both caving and food vendors. posting.php?mode=reply&f=12&t=6150#
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby Captain Caveman » Jan 28, 2008 6:00 pm

CaverScott wrote:
Captain Caveman wrote:Sound like fun i can wait.


Mike - They forgot to tell you something. These caver "events" are HIGHLY addictive. :yikes: Seriously, you may want to give it a second thought. One event, like SERA, could change your life forever. Save yourself! :shhh:







:big grin: :laughing: :big grin:



I can understand that i am a Member of a VW Bus Camping club and we do sorta of the same kind aof conventions and there Very Addictive. I can wait. when can we pre register
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby caverwoody » Jan 28, 2008 6:55 pm

as soon as we get the pre registration forms finalized I will post it and let everybody know when they are availible. If you are a vendor please let me know or messege me and I will get you the info you need.

Sorry it is taking so long

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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby mgmills » Jan 28, 2008 8:37 pm

caverwoody wrote:as soon as we get the pre registration forms finalized I will post it and let everybody know when they are availible. If you are a vendor please let me know or messege me and I will get you the info you need.

Sorry it is taking so long

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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby tncaver » Jan 29, 2008 6:07 pm

I hope SERA/VAR will have an emergency phone number available. I know it is hard to believe but everyone does not
own a cell phone these days. My mother passed away while I was at TAG a couple of years ago and I did not
find out until I got home. Thank goodness I did not miss the funeral. Could you image how far under the
doghouse I would have been if I missed my Mom's funeral because of a caving event? :sad:
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby caverwoody » Jan 29, 2008 9:57 pm

tncaver sorry to hear that but we will have access top a phone for emergency use only and will be available for incomming calls for that purpose
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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby caverwoody » Feb 5, 2008 7:20 am

Ok guys and girls it is up. The preregistration form is available on our web-site http://www.caves.org/grotto/meg/

If you have any questions you can contact myself or any of the members with e-mail address on the Mountain Empire Grotto web page.

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Re: 2008 SERA/VAR

Postby Carl Amundson » Feb 5, 2008 10:04 am

OK, I can't find it...

Can you please post a direct link to the pre-registration form.
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