General Meeting Minutes September 2020

Reported by Gayle Hudson, Secretary Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the meeting was held via Zoom. Entertainment Arnie Warshawsky presented slides from last December’s Cozumel trip with ATDC. Linda Phillips showed a video from the Monterey Bay Aquarium on their Sea Otter Surrogate Program. Members present: approximately ... More

General Meeting Minutes March 2020

March 5, 2020 Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson Entertainment: Brent Durand: Wandering the West Coast: A look behind the lens Members present: 68 Guests: Aaron and Jill: sent to us by Steeles; they have experienced warm water diving thus far. Shinja: newly certified by Jim Steele. Treasurer’s Report (Helga ... More

General Meeting Minutes February 2020

Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson Entertainment: Reef Environmental Education Foundation () presented by Melanie Moreno. Members present: About 60 Guests: Ginger and Johnny: found us through Meetup when she was an abalone diver.  She and Johnny are getting certified.  They want to go on some fun dives with ATDC. ... More

General Meeting Minutes January 2020

Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson Patti introduced and welcomed our new 2020 President Jono Dove. Jono recognized and thanked the Board officers who served in 2019. Entertainment: General Meeting: Exploration and Ecology of Twilight Zone Fishes by Tyler Phelps from the California Academy of Sciences. Members present: ... More

General Meeting Minutes November 2019

Reported by Debbie Driggers for Secretary Gayle Hudson Entertainment: Members Night Members present: 55 Guests: Barry– certified in 1978 with ATDC, looking to do more diving. Lilianna – certified in Philippines, looking forward to diving in cold water. Steve Campi – we’re counting this lifer as a guest ... More

General Meeting Minutes October 2019

Reported by Debbie Driggers for Secretary Gayle Hudson Entertainment: Alison Young, California Academy of Sciences – Nudibranch Photography Members present: 37 Guests: Barbara – San Lorenzo teacher, her dive buddy got a job so she’s looking for new buddies. Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann) Club Assets: $6,044.6... More

General Meeting Minutes September 2019

Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson Patti asked for a moment of silence to honor the lives lost on the M/V Conception on September 2. 65 Members present Entertainment: Elaine Berger - Aquatic Medicine Guests Joseph and Alma: Joseph was certified November 2018 in Cozumel and was invited to the meeting by Oliver and Jim to ... More

General Meeting Minutes August 2019

Reported by Debbie Driggers (for Secretary Gayle Hudson) 37 members present Entertainment: Neil Benjamin – Cavern and Cave Diving Guests Hope - diving since ’88 started diving to overcome fear of sharks Karla - in class with Jim has done one dive so far, looking forward to more Aaron- 20 dives, joining his father ... More

General Meeting Minutes July 2019

Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson 33 members present. Speaker: Josh Russo, President of Watermen’s Alliance which hosts the recreational urchin removal events. Josh gave us a detailed update on purple urchin removal and abalone restoration. Guests Peter Fisher, who was certified in 1966 by Jim Steele's father and dove one ... More

General Meeting Minutes June 2019

Reported by Debbie Driggers (for Secretary Gayle Hudson) 40 members present. Entertainment: Member’s night Rick Cederstrom: Marshall Islands, FSM and Guam. Bo Peng: Socorro, Mexico and Tiger Beach, Bahamas. Ruth Chofre: Galapagos. Video: Alex Weber: The Plastic Pickup – golf ball collection at Pebble Beach. Gu... More