Richmond Dive Club

Dive Club Meeting 10/13/2020 -virtual Zoom meeting

Holly, club president, opened Zoom meeting at 7:00pm

Board members met at O’Toole’s earlier this month to present John O’Toole with donations collected which totaled $1000.  Donations were collected from members as a way to give back to servers affected by club meeting cancelled due to COVID-19.   

Membership

            Individual members:  42

            Family membership:  33
            Corporate memberships:  2  (Lake Phoenix & Tri-City Scuba)     

10/31 Lake Phoenix -Pumpkin Carvin Day!

10/14 Tri-City Scuba -VA Beach Diving (and a whole lotta classes going on)

Club accounts total:  $5162.58

Upcoming speakers:

            November 10: VMFA Treasurers of Ancient Egypt -Sunken Cities
            December 8:  Bimini Dolphin Communication Project

Holly raised the question to members about resuming in-person meetings or a combination in-person/virtual meetings.  Consensuses was not reached; Holly will reach out to VMFA to see if they have space/interest to host a hybrid version for the November club meeting.  If they cannot accommodate us, we will continue to only meet via Zoom.  More details to follow…

2021 Elections:

Holly proposed a COVID amendment to the BYLAWS which allows, current board members, to serve another year in their current role should voting support the outcome.

Proposed slate:

    • President:  Holly Law Eve
    • Vice President/Secretary:  Reenie Kennedy
    • Treasurer:  Debi Moir
Motion was made and seconded to accept slate.  Slate was accepted as no other nominations were offered.  

2021 Elected Board of Directors:  

    • President:  Holly Law Eve
    • Vice President/Secretary:  Reenie Kennedy
    • Treasurer:  Debi Moir

Featured Speaker:  Ron Watkins -Photographer

Ron shared great photos and inspiring tales of travels to Moorea, French Polynesia to snorkel with whales.  Breaching, feeding and parenting -we saw beautiful photos of each part of a whale’s life.  Please we learned about fin-der (the whale dating app) -swipe left…. and the 3 male whales singing on the Voyager soundtrack.  Thanks Ron we LOVED the presentation!!

When you get a chance check out:  SHARKS4KIDS -Shark talk webinars (www.sharks4kids.com/webinars) Ron promised, the kid in all of us will enjoy!

Next club meeting:  

November 10: VMFA Treasurers of Ancient Egypt -Sunken Cities

-stay tuned for details…

Meeting was adjourned.


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