Richmond Dive Club


Richmond Dive Club – July 2022 Membership Meeting

Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Meeting held at O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub Forest Hill Ave. Richmond and Virtually via Zoom.

Club President, Jim Dacey began the meeting at 6:55 pm.

SWAP MEET

  • ·         Jim discussed the scuba gear swap meet being held in the back meeting room of O’Toole’s beginning at 6 pm.

DIVE DESTINATIONS

  • ·         Jim asked members about any recent trips.

DIVER DAYS

  • ·         Discussed the dates of RDC Diver Days for 2022.
    •   Wednesday, 7/13
    •    Sunday, 7/24
    •    Wednesday, 8/10
    •    Sunday, 8/28
    •    Sunday, 9/18
  • ·         Jim asked of the membership to please sign up at least 4-5 days prior to the diver day to allow submittal of                              our manifest to Lake Phoenix on time. Cutoff for registration will be:      
    •    Wednesday Diver Day – Saturday at Midnight. Manifest submitted Sunday AM.
    •    Sunday Diver Day – Wednesday at Midnight. Manifest submitted Thursday AM.

THANKS TO OUR BOD

  • ·         Jim Dacey
  • ·         Bart Drummond
  • ·         Debi Moir
  • ·         Larry Knorr
  • ·         Warren Bowman

THANK YOU TO RDC CORPORATE SPONSORS

  • ·         Tri City Scuba
  • ·         Lake Phoenix
  • ·         Brunswick Scuba
  • ·         Fluvanna Dive Center
  • ·         The Dive Shop
  • ·         Dive Connections

UPCOMING CLASSES AND EVENTS

  • ·         A PSI Tank Inspection Class being held at Tri City Scuba on July 23. Cost is $300
  • ·         Fluvanna Dive Center will be hosting a dive trip to Dominica. Rates are:
    •     Double Diver- $1499 each, plus flights
    •     Double non-diver $1019 each, plus flights
    •     Single Diver- $2029 plus flights
    •     Single non-diver $1589 plus flights.
    •     Round trip airline tickets from Richmond $680
    •     Deposit of $750 per person to reserve your slot.
    •        Final payment due by Sept 1st, 2022

TREASURER’S REPORT

  • ·         $6,471.00 currently in the bank as of 6/30/22
  • ·         Memberships
    •      Corporate: 6
    •      Family: 30
    •      Individual: 60

Board Members Needed For Next Year

  • ·         Jim discussed the next for new members to step up to take on BOD roles for next year.
  • ·         The following positions will need to be filled as the incumbents will not be able to continue after this term ends.
    •      President
    •      Vice President
    •      Treasurer
    •      Secretary
  • ·         Existing BOD is willing to assist those who are willing to take on a role in the Club’s leadership.

5-MINUTE TIPS FROM FLUVANNA DIVE CENTER

  • ·         Console-ation. What gauges and where do you put them?
  • ·         What info do you need?
    •      Gas - SPG
    •       Depth – Depth Gauge
    •      Time – Timing Device
    •      Location – Compass
    •      Some or all – Dive Computer
  • ·         Which platform suits you
    •      Analog
    •      Digital
  • ·         Where to put the gauge to suit you.

Business meeting ended at 7:23 pm.

PRESENTATION

  •        Optical Alchemy – The Magic of Underwater Fluorescence
    •      Dr. Charles Mazel gave a wonderful presentation on the fluorescence of corals and other Sealife when viewed with           blue lights and yellow filters.

Presentation ended at 8:39 pm.

The next meeting will be held on August 9, 2022, at O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub at 7 pm, with the meeting also broadcast virtually on Zoom.




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