January 9th, 2018
New members introduce themselves and told us a little about their diving history.
Thanks to our Corporate Members –check them out for those new certifications you need, amazing travel opportunities and to get your gear serviced.
Richmond Dive and Travel
The Dive Shop and
Holiday Dinner Party 2017
Reenie asked those present for feedback on the 2017 December Holiday Dinner. Feedback was positive. Question was also asked of those present if they would be in favor of contributing to the cost of the 2018 Holiday Dinner to offset the cost -again the reaction was positive. More information to come.
Mike is seeking ideals and volunteers. The February trip to dive in the Baltimore Aquarium is full, however if you are still interested let Mike Nolan know he will work on setting up another trip if there’s enough interest. Sports Backers has asked us back (Monument 10k is coming up). There was a suggestion of whale watching as a surface interval –Mike said he would look into it and add it to the list of possible activities.
Lake Phoenix 2018 Waivers are on-line NOW!
BOD and Member Volunteers will work together to host Diver Days this year.
Memberships can be paid on-line or at a club meeting.
If you are paying at a meeting we are able to accept cash, check or cards.
Jacob Kurtz won 50/50!
Frank Stopa & Mo Hafez –Discovery Deep
Their motto: “bring the ocean out of the ocean so people can experience it.” Frank and Mo shared video of their virtual reality dive of the ship wreck U-352 German U boat. Members put on headset to experience the dive. Mo and Frank talked about future projects and volunteer opportunities available on a select basis. They are also working on mapping cave dives for virtual reality to come.
Next Meeting: February 13, 2018
4800 Forest Hill Ave Richmond, VA 23225
6:00 socializing, 7:00 meeting
Holly Eve, President, adjourned the meeting.