August 9, 2011

August 9, 2011 – Minutes   (Chan’s, Arcata)
ATTENDEES:  Ron, Donna, Dave, Donna, Denis, Julie, Frank, Mary & Cliff.

Meeting was called to order by President Cliff at 7:10pm.

WELCOME: By Cliff.

NEWCOMERS: No newcomers this evening – a warm welcome to all in attendance!

MINUTES: Minutes accepted (A-Ron/S-Mary) – with two additions:  Mary’s name as HSD Secretary and the scallop measurement.

TREASURER REPORT: Treasurer Julie reported:  balance in account = $1292.40 (unpaid: receipts totaling $70.17 submitted this evening by Denis Potter for purchase of frames to be used at Café Marina).

OLD BUSINESS: 

SWEATSHIRTS/T-SHIRTS: We still have some! T-shirts $12, sweatshirts $28. Let Cliff know if you’d like to buy one.

HSD SECRETARY: Mary VanCott has officially stepped up to be HSD Secretary for the remainder of the year.

PICTURES AT MARINA CAFE: Thanks to Denis, the club has three frames (2 5×7, 1 8×10) for the purpose of hanging pictures at Marina Café. Denis will work around the older pictures that are hanging there. Subject of photos: North Coast Photography (Monterey and up) – Dive related above/below water. President Cliff will send out an email inviting photo submissions – bring them to the September meeting and the club will vote. If you submit them digitally, Dave will send them in the next newsletter so you can vote (but please come to the meeting, too!).

DIVING VIDEO LIBRARY: Thank you to those who returned the DVDs they watched. We checked out more during this meeting. Please watch these and let Mary know if you liked them or not – we’ll record these comments on our check out list.

Final list of DVDs purchased this month  National Geographic – Really Wild Animals; National Geographic – Diver Down; National Geographic – Drain the Ocean; Discovery – Science of the Deep; The World’s Best Dive Destinations; Nature – Superfish; Diver Dan, Volumes 1 & 2; and Dive Travel Presents Costa Rica.

FORTUNA AUTORAMA: Thank you to Ron & Donna Queen for sponsoring the deliciously wonderful Brat BBQ at the Fortuna Autorama. Great fun, a wonderful turnout and even an interesting car or two.

SOUTH SPIT DIVE: Thank you, Dave for monitoring weather and conditions for the South Spit dive. It had to be cancelled due to safety and weather conditions. Will be rescheduled.

NEW BUSINESS:

TRINIDAD DIVE & PICNIC: August 28. Details will come out by email from Dave. Deconstruction has started on dock which will likely affect dive entry but there’s plenty of spots.

COASTAL CLEANUP DIVE & POTLUCK: September 17 at Whiskeytown. Join us for the Coastal Cleanup and campout at Whiskeytown. Details to be distributed by email from Dave.

ARCATA EXCHANGE: Donna Q said she received a call from Arcata Exchange on the Plaza – they’re interested in having us hang pictures there again. Donna will check to see if December is available with November as a back-up.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:50pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary VanCott, HSD Secretary

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