July 12, 2011

The July 12th 2011 meeting was called to order by President Cliff Van Cott at Chan’s Restaurant with 13 members present.

It was moved by Denis and seconded by Julie to approve the minutes for the June meeting as Emailed.

The treasurer, Julie Potter, reported a balance of $1292.40. No bills were submitted.

New members; James and Ray and a new visitor Cameron Pascual were welcomed.

Old Business:

Mary Van Cott was voted in as the club secretary. Thank you Mary!

T-shirts @ 12$ and Sweatshirts @ $28 are for sale.

The Club has purchased DVD’s for members to check out. See Mary.

Brandy reported on the current status of the Marine Protection Act.

Denis reported that the owner of Café Marina is willing to let us display photographs in the lobby of the café. There was discussion of size and methods to display them. It was moved by Donna W. and seconded by Ron that Denis could buy the needed number of frames for the display.

Mary shared Happy Birthday Cake for Cliff with the Club. All joined in with the appropriate song.

New Business:

Cliff reported that the Smith River fish count will be held July 29-31. They want free divers and snorkelers only. See Cliff for more information.

Brandy submitted proof of her World Record Calif. Sheeps Head for a 2011 club game record.

Weight 30.22lbs, length 33 5/8”

She also submitted a scallop shell which was measured by Denis @ 7.390”. Well done Brandi!

A big thank you to the Potter’s for hosting the Blueberry Pancake breakfast before the Blue Lake Crawdad Dive. A fun time was had by all. Jim Davis taking the crawdad record of 4.5”.

Future Events:

July 22nd will be the annual brats/potluck and Cruise Night at Queen Realty in Fortuna.

The south Jetty Dive will be held Sunday, July 31 at 12:30. All members should be at the South Jetty by 11:30 for site evaluation. Everyone will bring their own brown bag lunch. Dave will send out an Email after checking the conditions on Friday.

A Trinidad beach dive is planned for Sunday Aug.28th. Brandi will let us know about the dock renovation. We will plan this dive at the August meeting.

September 17th will be the coastal cleanup dive and campout at Whiskeytown Lake.

It was suggested that a future program might include showing one of our new DVD’s

Brandi will also be sharing her recent dive with us soon.

Cameron is working as the new hyperbaric chamber operator at Mad River Hospital. He is planning to become a diver soon.

The meeting was adjourned by Pres. Cliff.

Respectfully submitted,
Donna White
Recording Secretary Pro Tem

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