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December 16, 2016
Meeting and Party Christmas Ship

Attention Willamette Valley Grotto and Oregon Grotto cavers! (and any other cavers wishing to attend...)

The WVG has secured the "Island Cafe" for one of the nights that the Christmas ships will be coming by!...

You are invited (with your guest/s) to the combined OG/WVG Christmas Party Friday, December 16th (the normal meeting night for the OG), at a very special location!

Our party will be at The Island Cafe on Hayden Island / Jantzen Beach. The owners of the Cafe have graciously allowed us, again, to use their famous restaurant (now closed for the winter season) for our OG/WVG Christmas Party! AND..., this is the same night that Portland's famous Christmas Ships will be performing right in front of the Cafe (just 25' away!).

We will start the party at 7 pm. This is a Potluck Party. Please bring a dish you can share with the group and please bring serving utensil/s for your dish! Also, bring your own drink. We'll supply paper plates, plastic silverware, cups and napkins.

After you've decided what you can bring - please post it on the WVG and OG Group Servers so that we can all see what's being brought - It'll help prevent overlap of food choices. Also, please don't stress out over your food item - bring something nice, if you can & post if you can. It's most important for you to show up and join in the fun!!!

The Christmas Ships will go by, roughly, 7:30 - 8:30pm.

Both Grottos will each have their meetings afterwards (WVG with elections).

And lots of socializing!

And, we will have a Round Robin gift exchange. Max. price $10 - $15, It would be cool if we could each find 'cave related' gifts but that could be tough so just bring a gift that you feel another person would like to have! The official rules for the Round Robin are below.

The Island Cafe
250 NE Tomahawk Island Dr.
Portland OR 97217

It is located within McCuddy's Island Marina (same address) - look for the big blue sign "Harbormaster" on the right. (Approx. 8/10ths of a mile East of Safeway / I-5)

Call Chris Wiley with questions 503-380-7740

gate code = 3 - 2 - 5 (press 3, let go, press 2, let go, press 5 - turn the knob and the gate should open) - The Island Cafe is down the ramp then straight ahead to the end.

We hope to see you there!

Chris Wiley & Oscar Bauman
Illustrious Chairpeople of Portland's Awesome Grottos
The Willamette Valley Grotto and The Oregon Grotto
Trip Leader: OG & WVG

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The Oregon Grotto is a Portland/Vancouver area grotto with members from all over Oregon and Southwestern Washington. The Oregon Grotto is a chapter of the National Speleological Society, and a Federally chartered non-profit organization (501-C3).


We welcome anyone who is interested in caving to attend meetings which are held at 8 P.M. on the third Friday of every month at Round Table Pizza, 616 N.E. 81st Street, in the J & M Plaza, Vancouver, Washington. Use the 78th St. exit from I-5, turn west on 78th Street, and turn right at the first street. You enter J & M Plaza just as the road curves left. Click here for a map and directions.

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 Dennis Glasby passed away April 2nd 2016. A long time caver of the Oregon Grotto and WVG.  Thunder Cave

CHARLIE LARSON - Great caver and wonderful person who gave so much of his life to the cavers.

pass away June 11th.

 This site is dedicated to Charlie Larson life work to cavers, this site, family and friends. 50 years with the Oregon Grotto.


Chairman: Oscar Bauman

Vice Chair: Garry

Library historian: Charlie Larson Died June 11th 2015.

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