Near Normal Grotto

A chapter of the

National Speleological Society



The Near Normal Grotto is a non-profit organization dedicated to the study, exploration and conservation of caves and cave life.  Our members come from all walks of life – landscapers, camp counselors, carpenters, geologists, mechanics, teachers, and students, to name a few. In other words, people like you.   Our interests may vary from exploration to conservation to photography, but we all share a passion for caving. If this interests you and you would like to know more, feel free to attend one of our monthly meetings!


Description: bat  Where: We are holding meetings at BroMennn Medical Center in Normal, Illinois.  Go in the main entrance at BroMenn, go UP the escalator and turn left. Immediately after the double doors is a small hallway on the left. We meet in the room  (the Multidisciplinary Classroom) at the end of this hallway.

Description: bat  When:   Normally, the second Friday of each month at 7 p.m. If you are not a member of the grotto,  please email  to confirm date and time.

Description: bat $$: Heads UP!  Dues are $15 for the 2020 year.  Dues can be sent to:

Near Normal Grotto

P.O. Box 813

Normal, Illinois 61761-0813


Upcoming Events: Cave Trips and Vertical Practice Days will be announced in the Near Normal Grotto Newsletter


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The Rumble Room – Ralph Sawyer                                         

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Our Constitution and Bylaws


Some past on-line newsletters  July 2007  January, 2007

And now a list of older newsletters!  Check them out HERE



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