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Membership in the grotto requires payment of annual dues and entitles you to receive the Electric Caver, partake in all Grotto activities, stay at the Great Saltpetre Cave Preserve (GSP), and use Grotto material. Unless a grotto member is a NSS member, they are considered an Associate member and cannot vote or hold office within the Grotto. Since the Grotto is a local chapter of the Society, NSS membership is strongly advised.

Dues for 2024 are due on or before January 1st. Current members can renew their membership on-line at:
  About GCG / Renew Your Membership from the menu above.

If you prefer renewing the "old" way, by postal mail, download the GCG Renewal Form by clicking here, then mailing it, with your check and signed Waivers (page 3 of the renewal packet), if necessary, to the address on the form.

For New Memberships or for further GCG membership information, download the New Member Application Packet.  Then contact the Membership Chair, Gary Bush , to complete your application.

All Greater Cincinnati Grotto (GCG), Dayton Underground Grotto (DUG), Bluegrass Grotto (BGG), and Central Ohio Grotto (COG) members must submit a signed, permanent GSP waiver form.   Click here to download the Waiver form. All adults (18 and over) must complete their own form. After completing and signing the form for every member in the family, you may scan it and email it to your Membership Chair.  Otherwise, you can forward the signed forms to your Membership Chair via postal mail. Once submitted, you won't have to sign another permanent waiver, unless you change your address ... or your name.

Meeting Information

The future GCG General Meetings will be held on the first WEDNESDAY of the month at the Corryville Recreation Center (CRC) -and- online on GoToMeeting. The Start Time of meetings has also been changed to 7:00pm. The CRC address is 2823 Eden Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45219. There is FREE PARKING IN THEIR WELL-LIT LOT. This center is only 1 mile from our previous meeting location at U.C. See the map and photo below.

Regular In-person meetings of GCG will now be held on the first WEDNESDAY of the month (except September) at 7:00 pm (ET).
For over 50 years, GCG meetings were held on the campus of the University of Cincinnati (UC). However, construction and parking issues have required us to move our meeting location to the nearby Corryville Recreation Center (CRC). Future General meetings will be held there. See the bottom of the page for details and directions.

Members and Guests can choose to either attend the meeting in-person at the Corryville Recreation Center or attend online via GoToMeeting (link below). So, future meetings will be "hybrid meetings", both in-person and online.
Please note, we are planning to move to Microsoft Teams in the New Year. Watch for details.

The next General Meeting will be on Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 at 7:00pm (EST) at the Corryville Recreation Center.
Free parking is available in their well-lit lot off of Eden Ave. This brief meeting will then move over to Mio's Pizzaria, about 4 blocks away (see map below), for our annual Christmas party. Please bring a dessert to share.

We look forward to meeting with our members, both in-person and online, the first Wednesday of the month! Check the calendar in case there are changes.

Board Meetings are usually held online at 7:00pm (ET) on the Monday of the week BEFORE THE WEEK of the General Meeting.

GCG December General Meeting -- Will be held at the CRC and online.
Wednesday, December 6th, 2023 at 7:00 PM (EST).

Online Log-in Credentials will be provided soon.
Please check back here as the meeting gets closer.
(Please note, we are planning to move to Microsoft Teams in the New Year.)

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Following each General Meeting is an informative program. These programs range from slide shows of a member's recent cave trip, a technical demonstration of some specific apparatus, or a lecture by a guest speaker on subjects appropriate to Speleology.

December 2023 General Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 6th, at 7:00pm (EST)
at the CRC -and- online on GoToMeeting.

After the General meeting, members will move over to Mio's Pizzeria for the after-meeting "party" of beverages and pizza. December's Party will be the annual Christmas Party.
Please bring a dessert to share.

Mio's Pizza is at 2634 Short Vine St.
That's 2 blocks South, then 2 blocks East of the CRC. (See map below)