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2015 TSA Spring Convention
April 24 - 26, 2015
Cave Without a Name , 325 Kreutzberg Rd., Boerne, TX 78006

For more information, contact the TSA Vice-Chair at TSA Vice-Chair

Note:  information is subject to change.

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TSA Bats

The TSA, founded in 1956, has been bringing cavers from around Texas for over 50 years.  TSA Spring convention is a great time for all of us to come together with family and friends to enjoy group meals, presentations, workshops, new works at the Map & Photo Salon, treasures at the TCMA auction, business meetings, and your favorite vendors.

The spring convention is the annual technical meeting featuring presentations on projects and information on the scientific aspects of caving.

TSA Spring Convention Registration Details:

$18.00 for a single caver

$45.00 for a family

$10.00 for a child 12-16

Children under 12 free
This covers both camping and the Saturday night catered meal. 
No exceptions. 
No comp tickets.

The catered meal will be BBQ beef and/or chicken, with sufficient extra vegetable sides to take care of vegetarians.

Hours for registration will be: 6:30p-9:00p Friday evening and 9:00am-12:00p on Saturday morning.
This will cover both those arriving early, and those arriving as events start.

If you have not registered by the time we close at noon on Saturday, you do not get to participate in the catered bbq dinner.  Registration is staying open with more than ample time for everyone to show up and do the responsible thing of paying their way to the convention.

Speakers Schedule

Good morning cavers!

I hope you're getting all your "weekend chores" done around the house for this weekend and next, because next weekend is the TSA Spring Convention and I hope to see all of you there!

The convention begins Friday evening, April 24 at Cave without a Name in Boerne and ends on Sunday, April 26.  The informational talks are held INSIDE the cave on April 25.

Again, this should be a great convention.  Roger Moore, with the support of cave owner Tom Summers, has arranged for great parties (a band on Saturday, a musical party on Friday night) and we will have all the usual fun stuff (the "big feed", kegs of Shiner, the TCMA auction, vertical troubleshooting courtesy of GGG and David Ochel, etc).

I can't wait to see you all next weekend!

Mallory Mayeux
TSA Convention Speaker Coordinator

Shiner Beer will again be graciously providing four kegs of their finest at no charge for our enjoyment during the convention

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CWAN Pavilion for meetings and dinner CWAN Metal Building for Salons In the pavilion looking out

The Spring Convention will be held on April 24 through 26 at Cave Without a Name near Boerne, Texas, owned by Greater Houston Grotto member Tom Summers.  Mr. Summers has cleared additional area to enlarge his campground and constructed an all-weather, crushed limestone loop road through the facility.  The campground expansion will remove any concerns of overcrowded camping for the meeting.  Potable water will be available at or near the campground via Summer's adjacent home.  Mr. Summers has also contracted with an electrician to extend power service to his new pavilion so that it will be available for the food and auction site.  He has offered a large rain-proof metal building between the campground and the cave for use for the Salons.  Don Arbun has agreed to head up the Photo Salon again, and Marvin Miller will take care of the Map Salon.

The paper sessions will be presented in a suitable room of the cave itself, which is often used for such purposes.  Seating (on chairs already stockpiled in the cave) should be sufficient for those who attend the talks.  The cave room is, of course, already supplied with necessary electrical service. 

Site Information

Camping at Cave Without A Name, Boerne, TX (Website)!

If you have any questions about facilities, contact TSA Vice-Chair.

Convention Events

Mallory Mayeux is excitingly lining up presenters so if you have a great topic to present, please contact them.

Facility for Saturday Meeting: Inside Cave Without A Name.

Full use of Cave Without A Name campground facilities for Sunday meetings, auction, and meals.

All pets must remain on leash.

Hope to see you there!

Map Salon

Photo Salon

TCMA Auction!

Recycle your awesome stuff into caves - Get ready for another incredible TCMA Auction! at the TSA Spring Convention. If you have donations please contact auction@tcmacaves.org.