Board of Directors Meeting Minutes October 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 7:03 pm

10 members present

Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann)

  • No report

Membership (Elizabeth Gilroy – not present)

  • No report

Training (Dennis Hocker)

  • First Aid, CPR, DAN O2 provider class will take place on 1 December 2018 – please contact Dennis at:
  • Rescue Diver class will be offered in 2019 (CPR and O2 provider required)

For more information on training contact Dennis Hocker at (510) 792-5606 or Neil Benjamin at (510) 673-0073

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: 165 Members. Participation is open to the public.
  • Meetup: 65 Members. Participation is limited to club members. Meetup instructions are available on our website.

Entertainment (Alan Throop and Dave Chervin)


  • November: Members Night 2
  • December: No meeting – Holiday Party at La Cabana (Newark, CA)


  • January 8: “Monterey Dive Sites”, Dennis Hocker
  • February: David McGuire, “Shark Stewards”
  • March: Mike Boom, “Diving the Philippines”


No report

Old Business

  • Helga continues to work with CenCal on acquiring insurance
  • Club officer nominations will take place at the November general meeting

New Business

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

Upcoming Activities

  • October 27 Club Dive: Location Lover’s Cove, POC Helga Mahlmann, 9 am
  • November 10 Club Dive: Location TBD, POC Kat Smith
  • Veterans Day weekend of Diving:
    • Saturday Night Dive at Breakwater
    • Sunday Brunch Dive, 9 am at Coral Street
    • Monday, Point Lobos Dive
  • November 10 and 11 – Urchin Removal Project @ Casper Beach (Northern California)
  • 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
  • 24 August, 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: November 8, 2018 (note special date)
  • Board Meeting November 15, 2018

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 pm