Board of Directors Meeting Minutes August 2019

Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson Eleven members present. Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann) Club Assets: $5,921.05 Classes $2,478.21 General Fund $3,442.84 Membership (Kat Smith) Approximately 86 members.  Meetup purge is in process.  Kari said she is missing some emails from members so cannot send the newsletter ... 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

MBARI

Aqua Tooter July 2019

The July Aqua Tooter includes a report of our July General Meeting presentation by Josh Russo, a Tech Tidbit by Arnie Warshawsky, and report on the MBARI Open House. More

Good Buddy & Bone Award

Bone Award July 2019

The Bone Nomination is meant in fun, but also to be a dive-learning experience and reminder of what NOT to do. The winner this month was Jeff Tindall. Jono, Sid, and Jeff were nominated for forgetting their pony bottles on their deep dive in Chuuk. More

MBARI 2019

MBARI Open House 2019

A number of Tooters attended the annual open house at Monterey Bay Aquarium (MBARI) on Saturday, July 20. More

Commercial urchin diver

Josh Russo: Purple Urchin and Abalone

At the July 11 general meeting, Josh Russo spoke to us about the purple urchin and abalone problems that California has faced the past several years... More

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes July 2019

Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson Ten members present. Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann) Club Assets: $5,891.26 Classes $2,478.21 General Fund $3,413.05 Helga reported eight associate members, one student, and 100 regular members.  She requested help in reconciling her totals with Membership’s July 11 report of ... 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

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes June 2019

Reported by Secretary Gayle Hudson Six members present. Treasurer’s Report (Helga Mahlmann) Club Assets: $6,326.21 Classes $2,178.21 General Fund $3973.00 Membership (Kat Smith) Kat is working with Kari (Website) and Jenn (Entertainment) to integrate Square on the website in order to simplify payments. Entertainment ... 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