THE PERMIAN BASIN SPELEOLOGICAL SOCIETY


HISTORY:

The Permian Basin Speleological Society was founded by Tony Grieco and Bill Bentley in October 1983 and was chartered as the 300th grotto of the National Speleological Society on January 18, 1984. Early club trips included many trips to the caves of the Guadalupe Mountains of Texas and New Mexico as well as exploration in Comanche Springs Cave and Amazing Maze Cave as new discoveries in early 1984.... The PBSS has grown through the years and has had an average club membership of nearly 50 cavers from all over the Permian Basin... The PBSS is an affiliated Grotto or Caving club with the Texas Speleological Association and the Southwestern Region of the NSS. The PBSS has an on going project of rock and rubble removal at Carlsbad Caverns, when they are not gating a cave somewhere.
The Permian Basin Speleological Society meets at Murry’s Delicatessen at 3211 West Wadley, Midland, Texas at 7:00PM on the third Thursday of each month. For further information call Bill Bentley at 432-697-3079 or Mathew Ormsby at his email.

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  • The National Speleological Society (NSS) is a non-profit organization affiliated with the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The NSS was founded for the purpose of advancing the study, conservation, exploration, and knowledge of caves. More than 10,000 members in 200 grottos conduct regular meetings to bring cavers together within their general area and coordinate activities which may include mapping, cleaning, and gating sensitive caves.

  • The NSS Cave Diving Section is the largest cave diving organization in the United States with members in almost every state. While section members are very active in diving springs in Florida, they also dive mines and swamps in the northern states, conduct high altitude sump diving in the West, perform motorized and stage diving in the South, dive sea caves in the Northeast, survey Bahama Blue Holes, and conduct studies of various caves and springs in Mexico. The section is also active in the development of underwater rescue equipment, and sponsors a comprehensive cave diver and instructor training program. It also holds national technology transfer seminars twice a year and publishes Underwater Speleology.

  • The National Cave Rescue Commission is a volunteer group developed to coordinate cave rescue resources throughout the United States. The NCRC itself is a communications network through which to locate the actual rescue workers and equipment. Most NCRC cavers do perform rescues, but not as part of the NCRC; rather as members of their local rescue squads, civil defense units, or cave rescue groups. The NCRC is a component of the Department of the Executive Vice-President of the National Speleological Society (NSS).


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    Past and Present PBSS Officers
    1984:
    President: Bill Bentley/Bill Greenlee
    Vice-President: Tony Grieco
    Secretary/Treasurer: Pat Murphy
    Newsletter: Tony Grieco

    1985:
    President: Tony Grieco
    Vice President: Bill Greenlee
    Secretary Treasurer: Bill Bentley
    Newsletter: Bill Greenlee

    1986:
    President: Bill Bentley
    Vice President: None
    Secretary Treasurer: Tony Grieco
    Newsletter: Tony Grieco

    1987:
    President: Pat Kambesis
    Vice President: None
    Secretary Treasurer: Bill Bentley/Jim Nance
    Newsletter: Bill Bentley/Jim Nance

    1988:
    President: Kathy Schwehr
    Vice President: None
    Secretary Treasurer: Jim Nance
    Newsletter: Jim Nance/Pat Kambesis

    1989:
    President: Bill Bentley/Chuck Anderle
    Vice President: Will Brinson
    Secretary Treasurer: Don Carlton
    Newsletter: Don Carlton

    1990:
    President: Chuck Anderle
    Vice President: Will Brinson
    Secretary Treasurer: Don Carlton
    Newsletter: Don Carlton

    1991:
    President: Chuck Anderle
    Vice President: Walter Feaster
    Secretary Treasurer: Don Carlton
    Newsletter: Ken Kamon

    1992:
    President: J.D Fincher
    Vice President: Walter Feaster
    Secretary Treasurer: Don Carlton
    Newsletter: Ken Kamon

    1993:
    President: Bill Bentley
    Vice President: Steve Franks
    Secretary Treasurer: Don Carlton
    Newsletter: Ken Kamon

    1994:
    President: Chuck Anderle
    Vice President: Noel Pando
    Secretary Treasurer: Don Carlton
    Newsletter: Bill Bentley

    1995:
    President: Noel Pando
    Vice President: Gralin Coffin
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Bill Bentley

    1996:
    President: Noel Pando
    Vice President: Gralin Coffin
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Walter Feaster
    1997:
    President: Noel Pando
    Vice President: Kerry Lowery
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Walter Feaster

    1998:
    President: Kerry Lowery
    Vice President: Raul Metcalf
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Walter Feaster

    1999:
    President: Kerry Lowery
    Vice President: Raul Metcalf
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Walter Feaster

    2000:
    President: Kerry Lowery
    Vice President: Raul Metcalf
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Walter Feaster

    2001:
    President: Kerry Lowery
    Vice President: Bill Bentley
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Walter Feaster

    2002:
    President: Kerry Lowery
    Vice President: Barry Hayes
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: Walter Feaster

    2003:
    President: Barry Hayes
    Vice President: Lori Hales
    Secretary Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter: ?

    2004:
    President: Barry Hayes
    Vice President: Lori Hales
    Secretary Treasurer: Michael Anderson
    Newsletter: Michael Anderson

    2005:
    President: Barry Hayes
    Vice President: Jacqui Bills
    Secretary Treasurer: Michael Anderson
    Newsletter: Michael Anderson

    2006:
    President: Bill Bentley
    Vice President: Jacqui Bills
    Secretary Treasurer: Barry Hayes
    Newsletter: Cindy Ditullio & Kel Thomas

    2007:
    President: Bill Bentley
    Vice President: Jacqui Thomas
    Secretary Treasurer: Barry Hayes
    Newsletter: Kel Thomas

    2008:
    President: Kerry Lowery
    Vice President: Sharon Long
    Secretary: Karen Perry
    Treasurer: Bill Bentley
    Newsletter: Kel Thomas

    2009:
    President: Jacqui Thomas
    Vice President: Sharon Long
    Secretary: Open
    Treasurer: Bill Bentley
    Newsletter:Kel Thomas

    2010:
    President: Jacqui Thomas
    Vice President: Sharon Long
    Secretary: Open
    Treasurer: Bill Bentley
    Newsletter:Kel Thomas

    2011:
    President: Jacqui Thomas
    Vice President: Patrick Ray
    Secretary: Open
    Treasurer: Bill Bentley
    Newsletter:Open

    2012:
    President: Matthew Ormsby
    Vice President: Patrick Ray
    Secretary: Jacqui Thomas
    Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter:Open

    2013:
    President: Matthew Ormsby
    Vice President: Patrick Ray
    Secretary: Jacqui Thomas
    Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter:Open

    2014:
    President: Matthew Ormsby
    Vice President: Patrick Ray
    Secretary: Jacqui Thomas
    Treasurer: Walter Feaster
    Newsletter:Open
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