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Richmond Dive Club – October 2022 Membership Meeting

Tuesday, October 11, 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 6:59 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.
  • No items at tonight’s meeting.

DIVER DAYS

  • Thanks to those who assisted with Diver Days
     o   Larry and Bill with Fluvanna Dive Center
     o   Debi Moir

THANK YOU TO RDC CORPORATE SPONSORS

  • Tri City Scuba
  • Lake Phoenix
  • Brunswick Scuba
  • Fluvanna Dive Center
  • The Dive Shop
  • Dive Connections
  • Thank you to the Corporate Sponsors for their generous donations towards the 2022 Member Appreciation Day Raffle.
  • Money from the raffle was used to fund Lake Phoenix entry for 48 divers for next year’s Diver Days.

RDC 2022 HOLIDAY PARTY

  • RDC will be funding 50% of food costs. More details to come.
  • Reef Foundation will again be providing Reef Bingo at the party.

RDC ELECTIONS FOR 2023

  • Elections were held for the open RDC BOD positions for 2023.
  • Nominees were:
        o   President – Larry Antonacci
        o   Vice President – Brian Cohen
        o   Treasurer – Tonya Langenstein
        o   Secretary – Leslie Andrus
  • Debi offered a motion to accept the new BOD members as stated.
  • Vote carried with no objections.

THANK YOU TO THE CURRENT RDC BOD

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

5 MINUTE TIPS

  • Larry Antonacci from Fluvanna Dive Center provided a presentation on drysuits, their use, selection and care.

Business meeting ended at 7:25 pm.

PRESENTATION

        o   Jennifer Idol, the 1st woman to dive in all 50 states, provided an informative presentation on the new Avelo, system. A system that replaces a traditional BC and tank system, with a tank/ bladder system that uses water as ballast to control buoyancy.
  • Presentation ended at 8:17 pm.
The next meeting will be held on November 8, 2022, at O’Toole’s Restaurant and Pub at 7 pm, with the meeting also broadcast virtually on Zoom.


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