General Meeting Minutes November 2018

Reported by Jono Dove

Meeting called to order by President Kari Klaboe at Rickys Sports Bar and Grill in San Leandro, CA at 7:30 pm

Entertainment: Members Night 2

35 members present

Guest: Lily Sullivan, Shelia Doney’s sister

Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann)

  • Club Assets: $5,622.56
  • Classes: $2,178.21
  • General Fund: $3,444.35

Entertainment (Gayle Hudson)


  • December 8 – No Meeting – Club Holiday Party – Purchase dinner and raffle tickets online at


  • January 10: “Monterey Dive Sites”, Dennis Hocker
  • February 7: David McGuire, Shark Stewards
  • March: Mike Boom, “Diving the Philippines”
  • April: Marc Shargel, UW photographer, NorCal
  • May: TBD
  • June: Members Night

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 for more details
  • December 1st, 8am, Dennis’s House, Newark, CA: Emergency First Responder – please contact Dennis for more details
  • Rescue Diver class this Spring (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)

Meetup: 78 Members. Participation is limited to club members. Meetup instructions are available on our website.


No report

Special Committee

  • Liability Insurance: The club’s check has been cashed by CenCal for general slip and fall insurance.  Helga is following up with Carol Rose to acquire more details of insurance coverage.
  • Holiday Party: Debbie Driggers is coordinating raffle items, contact Debbie if you are bringing gifts for the raffle

New Business

  • Club Officer Elections: A slate of officers was brought forward and the membership elected the following individuals to represent the club as officers for 2019
    • President: Patti Shanon-Hocker
    • Vice President: Devin Martinez
    • Secretary: Gayle Hudson/Debbie Muth Driggers
    • Treasurer: Helga Mahlmann
    • Membership: Kat Smith

Old Business


Past Dives

  • Club Dive met at Lovers Cove – flat calm,great weather, and good conditions. Linda Muth, Jim and Debbie Driggers, and Mike Barrett went diving, among others. The group toured Monterey County Chamber following the dive
  • Oliver met Bill Briscoe and Kari Klaboe for a dive at Monastery. Kari nominated Oliver Edwards for being a good buddy and taking the group out.

Upcoming Activity and Dives


  • November 10/11 Casper Beach, Urchin Removal Project, POC DL Poppelwell
  • November 10 Club Dive: Meet at 4:30 pm at San Carlos Beach for a night dive
  • November 11: 9:00am Butterfly House, POC Kat Smith
  • November 12: Point Lobos
  • Annual Pilgrimage to Cozumel: Before Christmas, 2018 to Friday after New Years 2019


  • January 19, 2019 – Club Night Dive at Breakwater, POC DL Popplewell
  • Chuuk Lagoon 2019 – The waiting list is now open – all spots are sold out
  • August 24, 2019 Salt Point Club Dive


  • Maumere – Komodo – Bima, Indonesia aboard the Explorer Adventure Blue Manta. POC Dennis Hocker


  • Next BOD meeting: November 15, 2018
  • Next General Membership meeting: January 10, 2019