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)

2018

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

2019

  • 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 dennis@rxscuba.com or Neil Benjamin at (510) 673-0073 neil.benjamin@lamrc.com.

Newsletter (Alan Throop)

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

Web Goddess (Lola Johnston)

Content can be sent to webmaster@aquatutus.org.

Social Media (Gayle Hudson)

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

Cencal

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

None

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

2018

  • 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

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

2020

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

Meetings

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