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Membership Information

Membership in the Southern California Grotto is open to anyone and there are no pre-requisites, though membership in the National Speleological Society is strongly encouraged. Southern California Grotto membership is $15 per year, $10 for NSS members, and begins each year on January 1. After June 1 membership is half price. A trial membership is available for $3 and is valid for two months.

Membership in the Southern California Grotto includes activities and benefits such as:

  • Access to the Grotto's Yahoo! group
  • Access to the Grotto's Facebook group
  • Participation in Grotto caving trips
  • Participation in technical practice sessions
  • Use or rental of Grotto equipment
  • Access to the Grotto library, including books and exchange publications
  • Grotto sponsored social events and other activities

Membership in the Southern California Grotto is available in two membership categories: Regular or Subscriber.

The Regular membership includes all benefits and full privileges of membership in the Southern California Grotto, including those listed above.

The Subscriber membership is limited to receiving the monthly newsletter only, and does not include other benefits and privileges. A Subscriber must live at least 50 miles from Pasadena, California.

Grotto members may also elect to join the Western Region of the National Speleological Society for an additional $10. Western Region membership includes the regional publication California Caver, which is published quarterly.

To join the Southern California Grotto, choose one of the options below to complete the membership form and submit payment. Questions? Email the Southern California Grotto Treasurer.


Join Or Renew Now via Mail

Complete the Southern California Grotto Membership Form to join the Grotto, renew your dues, or update your information for the Grotto records. Please check the box to indicate that you are providing updated information when submitting a membership renewal or update.

The form is available as a PDF document. To view and print PDF files, download the free Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

Complete the form, enclose the appropriate dues, and send via mail to the Southern California Grotto address found on the form.


Join Or Renew Now Online (Credit Card or PayPal)

You can submit your membership form and payment online using your credit card or PayPal account via the Grotto's secure PayPal Cart.