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OTR 2014 Shindig Contest

The winning shindig performance took place on stage during the OTR 2014 Awards presentation.  The objective was to perform a song from the 1960's or early 1970's.  Entrants must sing, lip-sync, dance, play an instrument, or all of these during the performance.  Choreography, performance, costuming, and spirit were important factors.

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At the recent TRA Board Meeting Operational Vice President, John Vitela announced that the ongoing weathering and deterioration to the co-ed shower facility may very soon render it unsafe and closed until permanent repairs can be made.

When asked the duration of time it may take to facility repairs his response was “we have a plan but no funds to make the need repairs”

The TRA Fundraising Committee has started raising funds for the project and has asked the TRA Treasurer to place these funds in a restricted account to complete the project.

Vitela announced that although not official the total project plans included an expansion and improvements to the “his and her’s” facility as well as a total rebuild of the co-ed facility. He expects the total project cost is expected to be between $25,000 and $30,000.

At the TRA Board meeting a cry went out for help and two outstanding TRA members and volunteers stepped forward. Both have asked to remain anonymous but both have pledged a combined total of $7500.00 to match all donations made by others for this worthy project.

It is planned to complete this project with 100% donated funds so we need your help to fund this project before it too late.

We are asking our members and guest to help support this worthy project by donating funds

Be on the look out for the eye catching logo shower bag and logo robe that are available at various donation levels.  See the attached donation form for details.

Help support this worthy project by making a tax deductible donation. (Less cost of bag or robe)

If you have questions of John please e-mail him at aberdeencaver@yahoo.com 

Mail this form and check payable to TRA to: Pat Cuttier P.O. Box 10, Calhoun, TN. 37309-0010

Download this file (Shower House flier and form 9-4-14.pdf)Shower-House-Donation-Form.pdf[Use this form to submit your donation to support rebuilding the shower house]171 kB

Gary Cunningham - A Friend and Neighbor

thumb OTR2013-GaryCunningham-8144Gary Dale CunninghamEarlier this week TRA learned that our close neighbor and friend, Gary Dale Cunningham, had suffered a heart attack on Thursday, June 26th, while working on a farm in Moorefield, West Virginia. He succumbed soon after.


Farmhouse for sale

One of our neighbors near OTR is selling their restored 1890 farmhouse and had asked that we let our members know that the house was available if they were interested in the details. Below is a description:


OTR 2014 - Letter from the Chair: Late Spring

Keep on Cavin' OTR 2014 Logo

Only eleven weeks until we bring back the sixties!

How appropriate that CNN decided to do a whole series on the Sixties, just in time to help us remember them by OTR.

Here are some What's Happenin' things to digest:  


Chair's Letter #3

About forty days from this writing, the 65th OTR begins. Seems to come around faster each year. Much has been happening behind the scenes to insure fun for all.



Caving at OTR

Caving at OTR
Although we are all cavers, OTR does not organize caving trips. With that said, one of the big draws for many attendees is to go on caving trips during the OTR weekend and for those who do, the following information is available to help plan your trip.


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