General Meeting Minutes September 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 7:33 pm

Speaker: Linda Hunter, “The Wild Oyster Project”

45 members present

Guests:
Harris Miller
Rich and Matthew
Vita, Dylan, and Lindsey
Brendan and Kara
Blake
Jenn

Entertainment (Gayle Hudson)

2018

  • October 4 – “Strange Fish in Weird Places” Paulina Salinas Ruiz
  • November 8 Special Night – Members Night #2 – please submit photos on flash drive to Gayle Hudson at least a week in advance

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
  • 1,892.12 for classes
  • 3,208.43 for general account

Membership (Elizabeth Gilroy)

No report available

Training (Dennis Hocker)

  • Advanced Open Water class is completed:
    • Linda Phillips
    • Asim
    • Marianna
    • David Schooley
  • If any interest in training agenda: First Aid, CPR, DAN O2 provider- please contact Dennis at: dennis@rxscuba.com
  • Rescue Diver class this Fall (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

September 29/30: Urchin removal event at Ocean Cove: contact DL Popplewell about participating in a cabin rental over the weekend. You will need a fishing license for the event per California Fish and Game rules.

New Business

  • A club photographer was identified as Linda Phillips.
  • Recurring fees for PO Box, Web Hosting – motion to spend $700 on recurring fees, motion by Oliver Edwards, seconded by Neil Benjamin. Club voted affirmatively
  • Helga moved to cover speakers expenses, up to $25 for those coming from within 25 miles, and $50 for 50 miles or more. Seconded by DL Popplewell. Club voted affirmative

Past Dives

  • Larry Dimitri went diving in Hawaii – tethered off boat above 3,000 foot canyon. Larry got inked by a squid and had fun.
  • Matt, Linda, and DL went diving at North Monastery. They found friendly fish and were impressed.
  • Dave Chervin went to the North Coast, Gerstle Cove. Abalone were devastated. So was Dave.

Upcoming Activity and Dives

2018

  • Channel Islands VDM on the Vision September 8/9
  • Club Dive, San Carlos Beach – September 15 – 8:30am
  • Memorial for Joe Timmons, 2 pm, at San Carlos Beach
  • Saturday, October 27, location TBD followed by dry tour of Monterey Hyperbaric Chamber At 3 pm, followed by Ghost Tour of Monterey
  • Club Dive, November 10, POC Smith
  • 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

Meetings

  • Next BOD meeting: September 17, 2018
  • Next General Membership meeting: October , 2018

Meeting adjourned at 9:14 pm