Board of Directors Meeting Minutes September 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)

  • Club Assets: $4,628.64
  • Classes: $1,278.21
  • General Fund: $3,250.43
    • $150.00 paid towards liability insurance
    • $464.91 paid towards Advanced Open Water Class material fees
    • $2.92 Square credit card processing fees

Membership (Elizabeth Gilroy – not present)

  • 82 members
  • 6 associate
  • 8 lifetime members

Training (Dennis Hocker)

  • If any interest in training agenda: First Aid, CPR, DAN O2 provider- 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)


  • October: Paulina Salinas Ruiz, Fish in Strange Places
  • November: Members Night 2
  • December: No meeting – Holiday Party at La Cabana (Newark, CA)


  • January 10 (Note alternate meeting time): Presenter TBD
  • February: David McGuire, Shark Stewards


No report

Special Committee

Holiday Party
The club is soliciting interested individuals wanting to participate in helping with the annual holiday party.  We are looking for donations of raffle items, a disc jockey, and volunteers to help out at the party.

Old Business


New Business

  • Board Retreat scheduled for November 18, 9 am
  • The board discussed general meeting timing and scheduling – comments have been received about meetings being rushed.
  • Kari brought a sample laptop

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
  • Annual Pilgrimage to Cozumel: December 20, 2018 to January 5, 2019
  • Chuuk Lagoon 2019 – The waiting list is now open – all spots are sold out
  • Indonesia 2020 – May 8-18 on Explorer Adventures Blue Manta – Spaces are still available


  • Next General Membership  meeting: October 4, 2018
  • Board Meeting October 18, 2018

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm