KSS Agenda

November 20, 2019


1) Announcements


- Howard is traveling, Josh is in charge! (HOLD ON!!!!)

2) Reading of previous minutes - Amber



3) Treasurers Report

- Tax Update (complete?)

- Credit Card Discussion



4) Committee Reports 



A)Data Access Report: -  Sarah Arpin

- Update on data committee meeting

- Many things in progress now. Changes are coming to make the data committees work better

- Reduction of total number of committees

- Change from FIlemaker to access database

- Focus on regional coordinators to help supply low tech info to county coordinators

- Update of Survey 123

These are active projects that are being worked on and phased in over the next few months


  1. B) Database Committee- Kalnitz

- See above


  1. C) Data Archives – Arpin

- See above


  1. D) Emergency Response committee - Keltner


  •  No Update



  1. E) Membership Committee – Vanderhoff

- Need membership list for Chris to set up emailer


  1. F) Grant Committee - Yuellig


  1. H) Annual Report – Josh Brewer

- We’ve started putting the Annual Report together!!! 

- CAVERS PLEASE SUBMIT: Articles, Trip Reports, Cave Maps or Cave Art!

- CC Snapshot form

- Grotto/Caving Organization Snapshot form 

- Dec 31st, no exceptions




  1. I)  Advisory Committee Setup (new) – Kalnitz/Tobin
  • No update


  1. J) KSS Survey Initative


  • Campbell Cave – Logan Co - Preston Forsythe/Josh Brewer
  • California Cave Cont – Estill Co Ben - Tobin/Sarah Arpin
  • Short Caves - Green/Taylor County – Steve Gentry/Kimbro Pitman
  • Cindy Cave, Dale Hollow State Park Cumberland Co – Josh Brewer



  1. K) Annual Meeting  (Josh)


September 19-20th, 2020 


5) Old Business:       

  • Regional coordinators 

See data committee report

  • Letters for Advisory committee

No Update


  • Jim Quinlins Slide collection

No update?


  • Ben Tobin – Proposal of intern

Approved last meeting


Next Steps?


6) New Business:

- Yahoo group replacement with Webbased emailer

- Christopher to work on

- Needs emails from Sean




Future work (2019)

  • Update and clarify election bylaws 
  • Advisory board
  • Members List, and Members Guide
  • Members section on website
  • Biota data on survey 123 and in database