Board of Directors Meeting Minutes November 2018

Reported by Jono Dove

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

11 members present

Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann)

  • Club Assets: $5,688.25
  • Classes: $2,178.21
  • General Fund: $3,510.04

Membership (Elizabeth Gilroy – not present)

No report

Training (Dennis Hocker)

  • November 24, 8am, Dennis’s House Newark, CA: First Aid, CPR, DAN O2 provider – please contact Dennis at:
  • December 1st, 8am, Dennis’s House, Newark, CA: Emergency First Responder – please contact Dennis at
  • Rescue Diver class to be offered Spring 2019 (CPR and O2 provider required)

Newsletter (Alan Throop)

Contact Alan at if you are not receiving the newsletter. Input due by the 20th of the month.

Web Goddess (Lola Johnston)

Content can be sent to

Social Media (Gayle Hudson)

  • Facebook: Participation is open to the public
  • Meetup: 78 Members. Participation is limited to club members. Meetup instructions are available on our website.

Entertainment (Alan Throop and Dave Chervin)


  • December 8: Holiday Party at La Cabana (Newark, CA)


  • January: “Monterey Dive Sites”, Dennis Hocker
  • February: David McGuire, “Shark Stewards”
  • March: Mike Boom, “Diving the Philippines”
  • April: Marc Shargel, UW photographer, NorCal
  • May: TBD
  • June: TBD
  • July: TBD
  • August: Neil Benjamin, Cavern diving?
  • TBD: Meg Chenat, Monterey Hyperbaric Association, Member’s Night 1 & 2


No report

Old Business

Helga continues to work with CenCal on acquiring insurance

New Business

Matt Warren has offered to train individuals on how to run the audio systems at general meetings

Upcoming Activities

  • Annual Pilgrimage to Cozumel: December 20, 2018 to January 5, 2019
  • 19 January 2019 – Club Night Dive at Breakwater (San Carlos Beach, Monterey, CA) – POC DL Popplewell
  • Chuuk Lagoon 2019 – The waiting list is now open – all spots are sold out
  • August 24, 2019 – Club Dive Weekend – Salt Point Campgrounds (reserve your spots!)
  • Indonesia 2020 – May 8-18 on Explorer Adventures Blue Manta – Spaces are still available


  • Next General Membership meeting: January 10, 2019 (note special date)
  • Board Meeting January 17, 2019

Meeting adjourned at 7:48pm