Richmond Dive Club

Dive Club Meeting October 8, 2019

Meet and greet 6 till 7.    Mark Vaughn called the meeting to order.

Moment of silence to reflect and remember those lost in the 2001 Belize tragedy.

New members/visitors were welcomed.

Folks have been busy traveling… Egypt, Cozumel, Belize, Guadalupe, Little Cayman, Cabo San Lucas, Bonaire and some to the depths of 130’ (USS Tarpon)!

Mark Vaughn, current President, announced tonight will be his last meeting he has accepted a position in Uganda.  He will be moving in the coming weeks.  Look for a remote presentation on the sardine run!

2020 RDC BOD Elections -the following individuals were elected.   

·       President:  Holly Eve
·        Vice President:  Reenie Kennedy
·        Treasurer:  Debi Moir

·        Secretary:  Jodi Valentine

Membership Totals (75 paid members -93 total individual members)

·       Individuals 48

·       Family 27

Club Accounts total:  $5552


Billy Mercer

Billy reviewed the events from a recent event at Lake Phoenix.  He talked about what could we learn.  Most of us dive at Lake Phoenix, do we know where the AED is kept?  Where the O2 is?  The address should 911 need to be called?   How do you contact 911 when at Lake Phoenix?  Do you take the time to talk about your safety plan prior to each dive?  If not -why not?  We all need to be responsible divers.  Don’t be surprised if you hear more from Billy in the coming year…

Upcoming Meetings:

November 12 -VIMS presentation

December 10 -Holiday Party (sign-up on-line deadline November 30)

Members $10

Non-members $25

Surface Intervals

Richmond Marathon November 16

50/50 winner -Charles Sthreshley $33

Corporate Sponsors have the following opportunities:

Tri-City Scuba

Lake Phoenix

The Dive Shop 

Oct 18 – 20 Morehead

Oct 18 – 20 Morehead

Oct 26 – 27 Fall Fling Lake Phoenix

Nov 13 – 17 DEMA

Dec 5 – 8 Florida Springs

Dec 28 – Jan 4 Florida Keys/West Palm Beach

Jan 23 – 26 Florida Springs

April 4 – 11, 2020 Bonaire

Complete Lake Phoenix Waiver online before attending your first Diver Day! Sunday Morning Breakfast at the Lake -Every Sunday – all you can eat, $12!  

Oct 26 (Sat) 10:00 - 2:00 Pumpkin Carvin Day!  

Nov 11 Veterans Day 10% Discounts for Veterans, Active & Retired and their family for the weekend on regular diving admission.

Oct 17 - 21 Pompano, Fl

Morehead City, NC Weekend Getaways: 

  • ·      Oct 26. - 27

March  8 - 15, 2020 Key Largo

April 5 - 12, Grand Turk

July 18-25 2020 -Coco, View Roatan, Honduras

September 5 - 12, 2020 St. Lucia -Sandals




Lots of classes, stop on in and check them out

Oct 16-17 (Wed-Thu) Gas Blending Course

Dec 7 (Sat) OCCT - Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician

every Friday Enriched Air (Nitrox) class 

Advanced Open Water -any Lake Phoenix wknd

Oct 10 -Project Aware 

Oct 18 -Dry Suit

Oct 26 Zombie Diver

Winter TBD -Equipment Specialist

On Call -EFR

Meeting was adjourned.

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