General Meeting Minutes October 2018

Reported by Jono Dove

Meeting called to order by Vice President Kari Klaboe at Rickys Sports Bar and Grill in San Leandro, CA at 7:31 pm

Speaker: Paulina Salinas-Ruiz, “Strange Fish in Weird Places”

45 members present

Guests:
Vaqueros Del Mar Dive Club
Vicky and Doug Bell
Gladys and Bill Delameter ($Bill)
Devin (joined ATDC that night)

Entertainment (Gayle Hudson)

2018

  • November 8 Special Night – Members Night #2 – please submit photos on flash drive to Gayle Hudson at least a week in advance
  • December 8 – No Meeting – Club Holiday Party – Purchase dinner and raffle tickets online at www.aquatutus.org

2019

  • January 10 Special Night – Presenter TBD
  • February 7 – David McGuire, Shark Stewards

Please check Meetup and the Aqua Tooter for entertainment updates. If you have any requests or suggestions for future entertainment, let us know at entertainment@aquatutus.org!

Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann)

  • Club Account: $4,663
  • 2,028.21 for classes
  • 3,470.33 for general account

Membership (Elizabeth Gilroy)

94 active members

Training (Dennis Hocker)

  • First Aid, CPR, DAN O2 provider class will commence in first part of December – please contact Dennis at: dennis@rxscuba.com to sign up
  • Rescue Diver class in 2019 (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: 73 Members. Participation is limited to club members. Meetup instructions are available on our website.

Cencal

no report

Special Committee

  • Liability Insurance – the club will be purchasing non-water based liability insurance at $150/year
  • Holiday Party is accepting volunteers – contact Alan Throop
    • Tickets are available at aquatutus.org

Old Business

  • Correction: Helga moved to cover speakers expenses, up to $25 for those coming less than 50 miles, and $50 for 50 miles or more. Seconded by DL Popplewell. Club voted affirmative

New Business

  •  An online survey will be sent to club members – please watch your inbox and complete the survey to assist our club
  • Alan Throop moved that $100 is made available for purchases towards raffle prizes at the Club Holiday party.  The motion was seconded, and approved by the general membership.
  • Helga Mahlman was nominated as Treasurer of the board for next month’s upcoming officer elections

Past Dives

  • Mike Barrett went diving in Catalina
  • Mike Barrett, Bo Peng, and Oliver Edwards went diving off North Monastery; They noted the kelp was patchy and inconsistent.
  • Mike Barrett went diving in Lake Tahoe
  • Gayle Hudson and Baerbel Sterling dove Breakwater wall and then the Metridium field
  • Linda Phillips and DL Popplewell dove Breakwater wall.  They had a calm water entry and a rough water exit.  At least one diver got knocked down and her regulator was filled with sand.
  • Dave Chervin dove Westin Reef outside Point Lobos.  One diver experienced an Out of Gas emergency at 30 FSW.  He made a free ascent to the surface with no reported injuries.

Upcoming Activity and Dives

2018

  • Saturday, October 27, at Lover’s, POC Helga Mahlman, followed by dry tour of Monterey Hyperbaric Chamber At 3 pm
  • Club Dive, November 10, POC Smith – Actually a club dive weekend by Kat: November 10, Night dive, meet at 4:30 pm, at Breakwater; November 11, meet at 9 am at Coral Street; November 12, 9 am at Point Lobos (team reservations required)
  • December 8 at 7:00 pm, Club Holiday Party – La Cabana Restaurant, 7163 Rich Ave, Newark, CA 94560.  Bring presents for your guests, and an appetite for The Hokey Pokey, The Chicken Dance, and other classics
  • Annual Pilgrimage to Cozumel: Before Christmas, 2018 to Friday after New Years 2019

2019

  • Chuuk Lagoon – The waiting list is now open – all spots are sold out.  POC Dennis Hocker

2020

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

Meetings

  • Next BOD meeting: October 18, 2018
  • Next General Membership meeting: November 8, 2018