Board of Directors Meeting Minutes June 2018

Reported by Kari Klaboe

12 members present

Meeting called to order by Vice President Patti Shannon-Hocker at Rickys Sports Bar and Grill in San Leandro, CA at 7:00 pm

Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann)

  • Club Account: $4,881.12
  • Motion for two checks, one for Cencal for $210 and one for Helga for $11.46 for a receipt book. Motion passed.

Membership (Elizabeth Gilroy – Not present)

  • 59 regular members, 5 associate, 9 lifetime members
  • Discuss at next meeting distributing club roster.

Training (Dennis Hocker)

  • Advanced Open Water class
    Academics in August 2, 14, 21, 28th at Dennis Hocker’s House in Newark, and a with weekend at Lake Tahoe Sept 8/9. September 15 – makeup dives in Monterey. Cost of class is $150 for paid club members. Includes registration and certification fee. $200 for non-club members.
  • August 18 is an entry and exit dive for the Advanced Open Water class
  • If any interest in training agenda: First Aid, CPR, DAN O2 provider- please contact Dennis at: dennis@rxscuba.com
  • Rescue Diver class this Fall (CPR and O2 provider required)

For more information on training contact Dennis Hocker at (510) 792-5606 dennis@rxscuba.com or Neil Benjamin at (510) 673-0073 neil.benjamin@lamrc.com.

Newsletter (Alan Throop – Lola Johnston)

  • Contact Alan or Lola at newsletter@aquatutus.org if you are not receiving the newsletter. Input due by the 20th of the month.
  • Alan has taken over the newsletter.

Web Goddess (Lola Johnston)

Content can be sent to webmaster@aquatutus.org

Social Media (Gayle Hudson)

  • Facebook: 145 Members. Participation is open to the public.
  • Meetup: 80 Members. Participation is limited to club members. Meetup instructions are available on our website. Please ensure you are paid for 2018 dues, otherwise you will be dropped from Meetup.

Entertainment

July 12: Back Scatter will present on Shooting compact photo systems
August: Brian Nelson will present on Monterey Bay Sanctuary
September: Wild Oyster Project
October: Members Night 2
November: open
December: Club Holiday Party at La Cabana, Newark, CA

Cencal

no report

Special Committee

  • Liability Insurance: CenCal is public slip and fall insurance and does not cover dive related activities. Cost is approximately $150/year and would cover public club activities (on land)
    – Helga to reach out to Cencal to get insurance policy
    – Discussed developing a standard message to add to club dive descriptions and emails. Dennis to write message
    – Lola to add standard message to website calendar
    – Motion made by Larry for the Board to recommend purchasing the Cencal insurance. Seconded. Passed.

Old Business

  • Entertainment Committee lead for 2019 – Gayle Hudson would like to help train her replacement. Volunteer now… Gayle will help to train.
  • Albion urchin removal event: DL to be POC.

New Business

  • Alan is investigating purchasing a wireless lapel mic for presenters.

Upcoming Activities

2018

May 25-27: Club Dive: North Coast Urchin Removal, POC Bill Chinnock
June 4: Alacosta Divers Meeting – 7:30 pm at the Orinda Public Library Garden Room, walking distance from the Orinda BART station
June 16:
 Club Dive: Breakwater, Monterey, CA 9:00 am POC Kari Kalboe
June 23 and 24: Long Beach Scuba Show – www.scubashow2018.com
June 28-July 8: Papua New Guinea – contact Dennis Hocker
July 14: Club Dive – Del Monte Beach POC – Elizabeth Gilroy
August 18: Club Dive Monterey, CA Location TBD Dennis Hocker POC
Sept 8-12: Reservations open in May for VDM – Northern Channel Islands: Vaqueros Del Mar Dive – $600 for three days on the Conception – contact Bill Delimeter (925) 455-6834
September 15: Club Dive: Monterey Sea Otters – Beach Cleanup Dive, POC Gail Hudson
October: Dive and Ghost Tour, Monterey, CA – Helga Mahlman POC
December 20, 2018 to January 5, 2019:
 Annual Pilgrimage to Cozumel – come for all, part, or even more of the trip.

2019

June 22 – July 6: Chuuk Lagoon 2019: The waiting list is now open – all spots are sold out

Meetings

Next General Membership meeting: July 12, 2018
Board Meeting: July 19, 2018

Meeting adjourned at 8:11 pm